The Cruel Sea (1953) is Charles Frend's gripping adaptation of Nicholas Monsarrat's novel depicting the lives of a group of Royal Navy sailors fighting the Battle of the Atlantic during World II, starring Jack Hawkins and Donald Sinden. The classic Ice Cold in Alex (1958), with John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews and Sylvia Syms is the story of an ambulance crew enduring the harsh North African deserts on their retreat from Tobruk. Finally, Sam Peckinpah's Cross of Iron (1977) views the bitter end of the German campaign against Russian forces in 1943 via the class conflict between a newly-arrived, aristocratic Prussian officer, played by Maximillan Schell, and James Coburn's cynical, battled-hardened infantry NCO.
Full reviews of all three films can be read HERE.
COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED - congratulations to the winner Salam Ramzan
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