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Chris’ Picks for November 2023: Military Film Month



Elizabeth’s Books, in the heart of the Town of Lunenburg’s bookselling district, boasts a rental library of more than five thousand DVDs. The shop usually opens around 6 p.m. each evening, never closing earlier than 10 p.m. Each month, proprietor Chris Webb recommends films for your consideration.

Chris was born in South London during World War II at a time Britain faced Nazi air raids. He grew up thinking he would face conscription, but narrowly avoided National Service when it ended in 1960. He completed a five-year apprenticeship at Portsmouth Royal Dockyard working on warships before joining a reserve regiment in Great Britain’s Special Air Service for two years. 

For November, the month when on Remembrance Day we honour those who gave their lives to serve our country, Chris has selected these five military films.

  • The Cruel Sea (1953)
  • The Dam Busters (1955)
  • The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
  • Hope and Glory (1987)
  • The Ship That Died Of Shame (1955)

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