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3 months ago
An unofficial trailer for Peter Watkins' 1966 nuclear war film 'The War Game'. The War Game has a fascinating history from the way it was made, to Watkins' skill as a filmmaker to the story of its apparent suppression by the British government. Listen..
4 months ago
This week we tackle a truly harrowing film. Arguably director Peter Watkins' finest work, 1966's 'The War Game'. An anti-nuclear war film that takes Watkins' pseudo-documentary style to its pinnacle to tell the story of what a Britain during a nuclear war
4 months ago
A quick look at a 1956 British Civil Defence pamphlet on Nuclear Weapons. We'll look at this in more detail in a future full length video! Check out the Fighting On Film episode on The War Game (1966) here - https://fightingonfilm.com/the-war-game/ ...
4 months ago
David Niven brings up the PIAT! We return to the Projector, Infantry, Anti-Tank’s long and storied on-screen career. This time we are examining a scene from ‘Paper Tiger’ (1975). It's an interesting film, and certainly not one you'd expect a PIAT...
4 months ago
Join us for the second edition of our Show & Tell series were we look at the escape and evasion epic 'The 12th Man' (2017) and a modern last stand movie 'The Outpost' (2020)! Also available on other platforms and apps - find them here:...
4 months ago
A quick short looking at a new acquisition for the TAB reference collection. A WW2 Ministry of Information poster about the weapons of the Home Guard, in this case the 29mm Spigot Mortar or Blacker Bombard! Thank you! Check out Rich's video looking at.
4 months ago
My friend Martin and the guys at Lead, Thread & Bread Reenactment Supplies on Malta have very kindly put together a couple of 3D models of the PIAT bomb and shared them with us. They're available for TAB Patreon supporters to download here -...
4 months ago
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...
4 months ago
While doing some archival digging in the IWM's online image collection I came across a couple of intriguing photos. Featuring the UK's WW2 Deputy Prime Minister Clement Attlee examining a STEN MkII with an intriguing ad hoc front grip! Be sure to check..
4 months ago
I came across some intriguing newsreel footage while doing some archival digging that shows an Allied M3 medium tank pitted against a German Panther! What do you think? Be sure to check out our accompanying article for this video on website below. TAB..
4 months ago
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...
4 months ago
Big thank you to Alex VR, a viewer, who very generously sent us these brilliant manuals and handbooks. Looking forward to taking a closer look at these in future videos! Thanks Alex! Where to find TAB: https://ko-fi.com/armourersbench...
4 months ago
Today we have a bit of an interesting unpacking/unwrapping video. I've saved up a few parcels with some new additions to the TAB reference collection and I thought I'd bring you along for the ride. The manuals we'll be taking a look at span about 60 years
4 months ago
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
4 months ago
This week marks the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Imjin River, the Korean War battle perhaps most closely associated with the UK's involvement in the conflict. Sadly, Korea remains a largely forgotten war and only one film has ever been made about
5 months ago
The 1942 British Thompson Submachine Gun manual. Let's take a look inside. It's essential for soldiers to know how to use and maintain their weapons properly. We've been collecting training manuals, pamphlets and handbooks to give us a wider...
5 months ago
Here's a behind the scenes look at the filming Matt did at @The Tank Museum for the upcoming 'Rhineland 45 - Decision in the West' documentary being produced by the guys behind @The Great War! Be sure to check out the project here - ...
5 months ago
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.
5 months ago
A little bit of behind the scenes footage from the filming Matt did @The Tank Museum for the upcoming #Rhineland45 documentary being produced by the guys behind @The Great War! On Saturday we filmed an amazing Vickers Gun segment with the @Vickers MG...
5 months ago
Just a quick look at some of the weapons the lads of 6th Airborne would have carried. Don't forget to check out our latest Fighting on Film podcast on A Bridge Too Far. - https://linktr.ee/fightingonfilm Special thanks to the @Vickers MG Collection &...