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Announcing the WW2 Blogathon

This year is the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War. To mark this important anniversary, myself and my friend, Jay from Cinema Essentials, are teaming up together to host a WW2 themed blogathon.    

ww2 2For this blogathon you can write about any film or TV series set during WW2. You can also write about any WW2 documentaries. You can also write about the experiences of actors or filmmakers who served during the war. You can write more than one entry if you wish to do so.

We are not going to allow any duplicates. However, if a film or series has already been claimed for a full review, there is nothing to stop someone writing briefly about it in a list/article of favourite/best WW2 films or series. 

The blogathon will run between the 1st and the 3rd of September, 2019. I will be your hostess on the 1st. Jay will be your host on the 2nd and 3rd. Please have your posts ready on or before those dates. 

Please take one of Jay’s awesome banners from below to put on your site to help advertise the event. Check the participation list to see who is writing about what. 

Participation List

Maddy Loves Her Classic Films: Danger UXB (TV series) and Battle Of Britain

Cinema Essentials: The Eagle Has Landed and The Guns Of Navarone

Palewriter: Mrs. Miniver and O.S.S

Vinnieh: Carve Her Name With Pride

Thoughts All Sorts: Kelly’s Heroes

Back Story Classic: Demi-Paradise

The Stop Button: The Big Red One

Poppity Talks Classic Film: La Grande Vadrouille

MovieMovieBlogII: Schindler’s List

Realweegiemidgetreviews: A Bridge Too Far

Cinematic Scribblings: Army Of Shadows

Down These Mean Streets: Hangmen Also Die

Back To Golden Days: Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo and The Great Escape

dbmoviesblog: Letters From Iwo Jima

Make Mine Film Noir: Cornered

Caftan Woman: Corvette K-225

Silver Screenings: Tora Tora Tora!

Critica Retro: The Seventh Cross 

The Midnite Drive-In: Patton, Von Ryan’s Express & Five Came Back: A Story Of Hollywood And The Second World War

In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood: From Here To Eternity

Mike’s Take On The Movies: Sahara

Dubsism: Fighter Squadron

Pop Culture Reverie: The Dirty Dozen

Taking Up Room: Buck Privates, The Mortal Storm, Wake Island

Overturebooksandfilms: The Hollywood Canteen

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60 thoughts on “Announcing the WW2 Blogathon”

      1. Hi Maddy. All good…just got so much on the go with work at the moment…not enough hours in the day 🙂 And just been busy…early mornings, late nights…but trying to be at least a little active here…for me…

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  1. That’s a great idea. Will it be “appropriate” for me to review Clint Eastwood’s “Letters from Iwo Jima” (2006)? I know it is a film from the perspectives of the Japanese, but I guess Eastwood wanted to make an anti-war movie about the futility of wars in general no matter what side one fights on.

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  2. Would it be possible to write an entry for the World War II Blogathon that discusses a film like Cornered (1945), about the immediate aftermath of the war as experienced by Dick Powell’s character Laurence Gerard? And if I need to pick a date, can it be September 3? (I left this same request at Cinema Essentials.)

    Many thanks for hosting!
    Marianne
    Make Mine Film Noir

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  3. The problem is narrowing it down to three! (one each day…) OK. The first one has to be “Patton”. I finally got to see that on the big screen this year, but haven’t written it up yet. That covers the fighting theater. For a POW movie I’d like “Von Ryan’s Express” (my second favorite POW movie, behind “The Great Escape” which I’ve already done as a post). Third I’d like to get a little light-hearted and do a piece about the home front and cover Steven Spielberg’s somewhat mis-maligned “1941”.

    Quiggy (The Midnite Drive-In)
    https://midnitedrive-in.blogspot.com

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      1. Would it be possible to alter that entry to allow for a book report instead? I’m reading a fine book on the war experiences of five directors: Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens and William Wyler. The title is “Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the second World War” by Mark Harris. I’d substitute it for “1941”….

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  4. Awesome idea Maddy and Jay. It’s a bit way off to commit myself just now but I’m sure I’ll join in later if you’ll have me. I have a list of WW2 films I need to get to so I’m sure I’ll find one which hasn’t been taken yet. All the best Mikey

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  5. Hi Maddy. I’ve just returned from my vacation, and one of the first things I saw was this announcement. Could I please write about “From Here To Eternity” ( 1953 ) please? During my stay in Hawaii, I visited Hanoma Beach Cove and Blowhole, where Deborah Kerr and Burt Lancaster filmed the iconic kissing scene on the beach. I also went to Pearl Harbour on the same day, so I think its rather fitting that I claim that. Thanks in advance.

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  6. There’s so much to choose from on this topic, but this seems like a great chance to do a deep dive on a 1948 Edmund O’Brien vehicle “Fighter Squadron.”

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