History on Film: Entertainment or Accuracy?

DR TIM BENBOW  Warning: contains spoilers for the film ‘Dunkirk’, and unashamedly subjective opinions on several other films… Historians are, I understand, notorious for offering their opinions (sought or otherwise) on the accuracy of films or television shows that touch on real events.  Astonishingly, these informed views are not always welcomed by the people watching… Read More History on Film: Entertainment or Accuracy?

Film Portrayals of Counterinsurgency and Nation-building in Vietnam

DR JEFFREY MICHAELS AND DR ANDREW GAWTHORPE In a recent article in a special issue of Small Wars & Insurgencies, we considered the contribution Hollywood has made to our understanding of counterinsurgency and nation-building during the Vietnam War. The war has been the subject of so many blockbuster films that it is inevitable that they… Read More Film Portrayals of Counterinsurgency and Nation-building in Vietnam