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Fighting On Film

Fighting on Film
35 episodes
Fighting On Film is a brand new podcast about classic, current and obscure war movies featuring Robbie McGuire (of RM Military History) and Matthew Moss (of Historical Firearms & The Armourer's Bench). Join them as they uncover forgotten gems and diamonds in the rough! Find us on twitter @FightingOnFilm

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

Men In War (1957)

This week we return to Korea. Following on from our look at ' A Hill In Korea ' a couple of weeks ago, in this episode we discuss ' Men in War ' (1957) starring Robert Ryan and Aldo Ray. Based on Van Van Praag's 1949 novel ' Day Without End ' and directed by Anthony Mann, ' Men in War ' follows a p…

633 Squadron (1964)

Join us this week as we slip on our flight suits, climb into our cockpits and fire up our Mosquitos for 1964's 633 Squadron . The squadron is tasked with a secret mission to destroy an enemy factory. The film is based on a book by Frederick E. Smith and stars Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris, Harr…

A Hill In Korea (1956)

This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Imjin River. To commemorate this we look the only film to be made about the British Army's experience during the Korean War 1956's A Hill In Korea (Also known as Hell In Korea ). The film features a stellar cast including Stanley Baker, H…

Peter Watkins - The Diary of an Unknown Soldier (1959) & The Forgotten Faces (1960)

This week we look at two of acclaimed British director Peter Watkins' formative amateur films: The Diary of an Unknown Soldier (1959) & The Forgotten Faces (1960). Perhaps best known for his later 1964 film Culloden and 1965's ground-breaking nuclear war film The War Game . These two early f…

A Bridge Too Far (1977) Ft. Al Murray

This week we tackle a true classic, Richard Attenborough's ' A Bridge Too Far ', with some help from renowned comedian and history buff Al Murray . Al joined us to talk about one of his (and our) favourite war films. With a truly stellar cast the film takes on the epic story of Operation Market Ga…

The Dogs of War (1980)

Merc Month concludes with Dogs of War (1980) directed by John Irvin and stars Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger as a band of mercs tasked with launching a coup in Zangaro! We're joined by a special guest Vic Tuff, a small arms expert and co-founder of The Armourer's Bench with Matt.  Don't …

Commando (1985)

Zip up your combat jackets & load up your ammo belts! Today, we dive into 1985's Commando starring none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger! The cult classic is chock full of action and macho bravado. It still entertains over 30 years later!  Enjoy this bonus Merc Month Episode. Also be sure t…

SAS: Red Notice (2021)

Merc Month continues with SAS: Red Notice as brand new film about mercenaries who highjack the 'Eurostream' train. Based on a book by SAS veteran Andy McNab it stars Sam Heughan, Ruby Rose and Andy Serkis. We watched it so you don't have to, be warned there is some exasperated swearing. This was …

Dark of the Sun (1968)

We continue Mercenary Month with a classic, 'Dark of the Sun'. Jack Cardiff's 1968 action movie that follows a band of Congolese commandos attempting to retrieve a huge diamond haul before the Simbas arrive. An artistic but visceral film staring Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux, Jim Brown, Peter Carsten …

Code Name: Wild Geese (1984)

Join us as we kick off Mercenary Month with 'Code Name: Wild Geese' . A 1984 action movie directed by Antonio Margheriti following a group of mercs tasked with destroying opium farms in the Golden Triangle. The film stars Lewis Collins, Lee Van Cleef, Klaus Kinski and Ernest Borgnine.   Don't …

Journey's End (2018) Ft. Historical Advisor Taff Gillingham

Join us as we discuss a modern adaptation of R.C. Sherriff's classic First World War play 'Journey's End' . The 2018 adaptation stars Asa Butterfield, Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge and Toby Jones.  We're lucky enough to be joined by a very special guest, Taff Gillingh…

The Way Ahead (1944)

Join us for as we examine the Carol Reed-directed 1944 British classic 'The Way Ahead' starring David Niven, Stanley Holloway, William Hartnell, Peter Ustinov and John Laurie. We're joined by special guest Richard Fisher of the Vickers MG Collection and Research Association. The film follows a …

Pitch Perfect

Join us for something a little bit different this week as we discuss some listener pitches of war movies they'd like to see made! We share our own ideas and look at what you guys suggested recently over on twitter.  If you're not following us on twitter, find us at twitter.com/FightingOnFilm …

Bravo Two Zero (1999) & The One That Got Away (1996)

Join us as we take a special look at not one but two films - both looking at the ill-fated SAS mission - Bravo Two Zero. Gulf War films are rare and with the 30th Anniversary of the war upon us we thought it was a good time to take a look at 'The One That Got Away' (1996) and 'Bravo Two Zero' (1999…

The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)

Join us on the week of the 53rd anniversary of the start of the Tet Offensive as we take a look at the 1989's 'The Siege of Firebase Gloria' starring R. Lee Ermey, Wings Hauser & Albert Popwell. Directed Brian Trenchard-Smith its a Vietnam last stand movie that riffs on its predecessors. Don'…

Bataan! (1943)

Join us this week as we look at 1943's 'Bataan!' starring Robert Taylor, Robert Walker, Lloyd Nolan, Kenneth Spencer and Desi Arnaz. Its one of the few films to look at the brutal Battle of Bataan. It's a classic last stand movie. Don't forget to leave a comment/review/rating and let us know …

Go For Broke (1951)

Join us as we examine 1951's 'Go For Broke!' , written & directed by Robert Pirosh and starring Van Johnson - who had worked together on 'Battleground' (FoF Episode 6). The film tells the unique story of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, a US Army unit made up of Japanese-Americans who became the mos…

Go For Broke! - Trailer

In our next episode we'll look at the 1951's  'Go For Broke!' . Join us as we examine a film which tells the story of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, a unique US Army unit made up of Japanese-Americans who became the most decorated unit of its size of World War Two! Out Wednesday! Find us on twitter…

An Ungentlemanly Act (1992)

Join us for a special episode where we chat with director Stuart Urban and some of the cast ( Hugh Ross & Ian McNeice ) of the 1992 BAFTA-winning film 'An Ungentlemanly Act' . A unique war movie which looks at the first 36 hours of the Falklands War and the battle to defend the island from Inv…

Show & Tell #1 - The Rifleman (2019) & Sea of Sand (1958)

In this first episode of Show & Tell  we chat about a new Latvian World War One movie ' The Rifleman ' and a British classic from 1958 - ' Sea of Sand ' also known as ' Desert Patrol '.  Don't forget to leave a comment/review/rating and let us know what you thought of the film via twitter @Fight…

Kelly's Heroes (1970)

Join us for our New Year Special as we examine the 1970 cult-classic 'Kelly's Heroes' with a very special guest, renowned historian Peter Caddick-Adams ! Don't forget to leave a comment/review/rating and let us know what you thought of the film via twitter  @FightingOnFilm

The Wild Geese (1978)

Join us for our Christmas Special as we examine the 1978 cult-classic 'The Wild Geese' with a very special guest - Paul Woodadge, of WW2 TV ! Don't forget to leave a comment/review/rating and let us know what you thought of the film via twitter @FightingOnFilm

The Wild Geese - Trailer!

Join us on tomorrow for our Christmas Special as we examine the 1978 cult-classic 'The Wild Geese'  with a very special guest - Paul Woodadge of WW2 TV ! Don't forget to leave a comment/review/rating and let us know what you thought of the film via twitter  @FightingOnFilm

Battleground (1949)

Join us as we examine an Oscar winning war movie that handles the brutality of the Battle of the Bulge right. We discuss William A. Wellman's 1949 classic 'Battleground' .   Don't forget to leave a comment/review/rating and let us know what you thought of the film via twitter #FightingOnFilm F…

Battleground - Trailer

In our next episode we'll look at the 1949 classic 'Battleground' . Join us as we examine a Battle of the Bulge movie done right! Out tomorrow! Find us on twitter  @FightingOnFilm  for updates!

The Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Join us as we discuss that questionable classic from 1965 - 'The Battle of the Bulge' . We unpack why epic 3-hour war movie fails to do the story of the actual battle justice despite a decent cast. Don't forget to leave a comment/review/rating and let us know what you thought of the film via twitt…

Battle of the Bulge - Trailer!

A teaser for our next episode where we'll look at that questionable classic from 1965 - 'The Battle of the Bulge' . Join us as we examine why a decent cast couldn't keep this bloated epic's head above water and explore why the film failure to do the story of the actual battle justice. Out soon! …

The Hill (1965)

In this episode we examine the Sidney Lumet classic 'The Hill' which sees standout performances from a brilliant cast of character actors and the late, great Sean Connery. The film follows a group of British Army prisoners who are pushed to their breaking point in a military prison under the baki…

The Hill - Trailer

On Friday (27 Nov.) our next episode will look at the Sidney Lumet classic 'The Hill' which sees standout performances from a brilliant cast of character actors and the late, great Sean Connery. The film follows a group of British Army prisoners who are pushed to their breaking point in a military …

Miss Grant Goes To The Door (1940)

In this episode we look at Miss Grant Goes To The Door (1940), a Second World War Ministry of Information film, that sees Britain invaded and tells audiences how to deal with marauding Fifth Columnists and paratroops! Join Robbie and Matt for a look at one of director Brian Desmond Hurst's less…