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A list of films that are based on war books. If a book has been turned into both a film and a TV series (or TV film), then the TV series is included.

For earlier conflicts, see the List of films based on war books — 1775–1898.

Spanish–American War

1898

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Stars and Stripes Forever Henry Koster USA Marching Along John Philip Sousa 19?? Memoir - - -
2 The Private History of a Campaign That Failed ♠ * Peter H. Hunt USA &

West Germanymarker
"The Private History of a Campaign That Failed" "Mark Twain" 1885 Story/Memoir - - -
2 "The War Prayer" "Mark Twain" 1916 (posthumous) Story - - -
  • ♠ This adaptation combines a story of the US Civil War with a later story of the Spanish-American War.
  • * TV movie.


Cuban War of Independence

1895–1898

Bulletin ... Film currently in development: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Martin Scorsese

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Sampson-Schley Controversy Edwin S. Porter USA History of the Navy (uncredited) E.S. Maclay (uncredited) 1901? Non-fiction - - -
2 A Message to Garcia Richard Ridgely USA A Message to Garcia Elbert Hubbard 1899 Essay - - -
3 A Message to Garcia George Marshall USA A Message to Garcia Elbert Hubbard 1899 Essay - - -
4 Yellow Jack George B. Seitz USA Yellow Jack Sidney Howard &

Paul de Kruif
1934 Play - - -
4 Microbe Hunters (uncredited) Paul de Kruif (uncredited) 1926 Non-fiction - - -
5 The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt Martin Scorsese USA The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt Edmund Morris 1979 Non-fiction - - -
  • ♠ For the details of the bitter controversy between admirals, see Winfield Scott Schley.
  • ♣ Hubbard was killed when the RMS Lusitania was torpedoed by a U-boat in 1915.
  • ♦ The story of Walter Reed fighting yellow fever.


Philippine Insurrection

1899–1913
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Real Glory Henry Hathaway USA The Real Glory Charles L. Clifford 1937 Novel - - -


Boxer Rebellion

1899–1901

Thousand Days War

1899–1902

Second Boer War

1899–1902
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Michael Powell &

Emeric Pressburger
UK ? David Low 193? Cartoons - - -
2 Young Winston Richard Attenborough UK My Early Life: A Roving Commission Winston Churchill 1930 Memoir - - -
2 London to Ladysmith via Pretoria (uncredited) Winston Churchill 1900 Memoir - - -
2 Ian Hamilton's March (uncredited) Winston Churchill 1900 Memoir - - -
3 'Breaker' Morant Bruce Beresford Australia 'Breaker' Morant Kenneth G. Ross 1978 Play - - -


Classics never filmed

# Source

work
Author Date Type Country
1 The General "C. S. Forester" 1936 Novel UK


Ilinden Uprising

August 1903

US interventions in Latin America

1903–1934

Russo-Japanese War

1904–1905
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Breath of the Gods Rollin S. Sturgeon USA The Breath of the Gods Sidney McCall 191? Novel - - -
2 Mount Hakkoda

八甲田山
Shiro Moritani Japanmarker Death March on Mount Hakkōda

八甲田山死の彷徨
"Jirō Nitta" 197? Novel - - -


Frequently filmed: La Bataille

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Thunder in the East Nicolas Farkas & Viktor Tourjansky Francemarker & UK La Bataille Claude Farrère Farrère interceded in the assassination of French President Doumer by a Russian exile in 1932, and was twice wounded.

French Wikipédia: « Le 6 mai 1932, s’interposant entre le président Doumer et son assassin Paul Gorgulov, il est blessé de deux balles dans le bras. »
1909 Novel - - -


Russian Revolution of 1905

1905
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Mother Vsevolod Pudovkin USSRmarker The Mother (Мать) "Maxim Gorky" 1907 Novel - - -


Mexican Revolution

1910–1920
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Patria Leopold & Theodore Wharton, Jacques Jaccard USA The Last of the Fighting Channings Louis Joseph Vance 191? Novel - - -
2 Viva Villa! Jack Conway USA Viva Villa! Edgecumb Pinchon & O.B. Stade 192? Non-fiction - - -
3 El compadre Mendoza Juan Bustillo Oro & Fernando de Fuentes Mexicomarker "El compadre Mendoza" Mauricio Magdaleno 193? Story - - -
4 ¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa! Fernando de Fuentes Mexicomarker ¡Vámonos con Pancho Villa! Rafael F. Muñoz 193? Novel - - -
5 Los de abajo Chano Urueta Mexicomarker The Underdogs Mariano Azuela 1915 Novel - - -
6 Las mujeres de mi general Ismael Rodríguez Mexicomarker "La soldadera" Joselito Rodríguez & Celestino Gorostiza 19?? Story - - -
7 Viva Zapata! Elia Kazan USA Zapata the Unconquerable Edgecumb Pinchon 192? Non-fiction - - -
8 La escondida Roberto Gavaldón Mexicomarker La escondida Miguel N. Lira 1948 Novel - - -
9 Reed, México insurgente Paul Leduc Mexicomarker Insurgent Mexico John Reed 1914 Non-fiction/

Memoir
- - -
10 Los de abajo Servando González Mexicomarker The Underdogs Mariano Azuela 1915 Novel - - -
11 Krasnye kolokola, film pervyy - Meksika v ogne Sergei Bondarchuk Italymarker, USSRmarker, Mexicomarker Insurgent Mexico John Reed 1914 Non-fiction/

Memoir
- - -
12 Old Gringo Luis Puenzo USA Gringo Viejo Carlos Fuentes 1985 Novel - - -
  • Red Bells, Part 1 - Mexico on Fire (Campanas rojas, México en llamas) is the first of Bondarchuk's films based on the books of John Reed.


Pancho Villa Expedition

1916–1917
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 They Came to Cordura Robert Rossen USA They Came to Cordura Glendon Swarthout 1958 Novel - - -

Classics never filmed

# Source

work
Author Date Type Country
1 The General from the Jungle "B. Traven" 1940 Novel Germanymarker (probable), Mexicomarker


Italo-Turkish War

1911–1912

Libyan resistance to Italian occupation

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Lo squadrone bianco Augusto Genina Fascist Italy L'Escadron blanc Joseph Peyré 193? Novel - - -


First Balkan War

1912–1913

Classics never filmed

# Source

work
Author Date Type Country
1 The Bridge on the Drina

Дрини ћуприја
Ivo Andrić 1945 Novel Yugoslaviamarker


Second Balkan War

1913

Classics never filmed

# Source

work
Author Date Type Country
1 The Bridge on the Drina

Дрини ћуприја
Ivo Andrić 1945 Novel Yugoslaviamarker


World War I

1914–1918

Politics and Diplomacy 

Central Powers

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 My Four Years in Germany William Nigh USA My Four Years in Germany James W. Gerard 1917 Non-fiction - - -
2 Beware!

aka Germany on Trial
William Nigh USA "Beware!" James W. Gerard 1919? Story? - - -
  • ♠ The former US ambassador to the Kaiser's Germanymarker.
  • ♦ The sequel to My Four Years in Germany.


Entente Powers

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Paris 1919 : Un traité pour la paix * Paul Cowan Canada & Francemarker Peacemakers: The Paris Peace Conference of 1919 and Its Attempt to End War

aka Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
Margaret MacMillan 2001 Non-fiction - - -
  • * TV movie.


Land operations – Western Front

Bulletin ... Film currently in development: Birdsong by Rupert Wyatt

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Better 'ole; or, The Romance of Old Bill George Pearson UK The Better 'Ole Bruce Bairnsfather 1917 Play - - -
1 Fragments from France Bruce Bairnsfather 1914 Comic strip - - -
2 The Big Parade King Vidor USA The Big Parade Joseph Farnham 192? Play - - -
3 The Better 'Ole Charles Reisner USA The Better 'Ole Bruce Bairnsfather 1917 Play - - -
3 Fragments from France Bruce Bairnsfather 1914 Comic strip - - -
4 Journey's End James Whale UK Journey's End R. C. Sherriff 1928 Play - - -
5 All Quiet on the Western Front Lewis Milestone USA All Quiet on the Western Front ♠♠ Erich Maria Remarque 1929 Novel All Quiet on the Western Front * 1979 UK & USA
6 Westfront 1918 Georg Wilhelm Pabst Germanymarker Vier von der Infanterie Ernst Johannsen 192? Novel - - -
7 Wooden Crosses Raymond Bernard Francemarker Les Croix de bois Roland Dorgelès 1919 Novel/Memoir - - -
8 Peace on Earth ♦ α Hugh Harman USA Gospel of Luke Luke the Evangelist before 100 Scripture - - -
9 Sergeant York Howard Hawks USA ? Alvin York 1940 Diary - - -
10 This is the Army Michael Curtiz USA This is the Army Irving Berlin 1942 Musical - - -
10 Yip Yip Yaphank Irving Berlin 1918 Musical - - -
11 Thomas l'imposteur Georges Franju Francemarker Thomas the Impostor Jean Cocteau 1923 Novel - - -
12 Oh! What a Lovely War Richard Attenborough UK Oh, What a Lovely War! Joan Littlewood 1963 Musical - - -
12 Oh, What a Lovely War! Charles Chilton 196? Play - - -
12 The Donkeys (uncredited) Alan Clark (uncredited) 1961 Non-fiction - - -
12 The Good Soldier Schweik ♥♥ (uncredited) Jaroslav Hašek (uncredited) 1923 Novel - - -
13 Give 'em Hell, Harry! ♦♦ Steve Binder & Peter H. Hunt USA Give 'em Hell, Harry! Samuel Gallu 197? Play - - -
14 My Mother's Castle ♣♣ Yves Robert Francemarker Le Château de ma mère & Le Temps des secrets Marcel Pagnol 1957 & 1959 Novels/Memoirs - - -
15 Truman ♦♦ ** Frank Pierson USA Truman David McCullough 1992 Non-fiction - - -
16 My Boy Jack * Brian Kirk UK My Boy Jack David Haig 1997 Play - - -
16 My Boy Jack Rudyard Kipling 1915 Poem - - -
17 The Great War † ** Brian McKenna Canada ? Talbot Papineau 1914–1917 Letters - - -
17 "In Flanders Fieldsmarker" Lt. Col. John McCrae 1915 Poem - - -
17 Peter Ibbetson George du Maurier 1891 Novel - - -
n Over the Top ♠♠♠ Wilfrid North USA Over the Top Arthur Guy Empey 1917 Novel/Memoir - - -
n Once an Eagle ♦♦♦ ** Richard Michaels & E.W. Swackhamer USA Once an Eagle Anton Myrer 1968 Novel - - -
n Roots: The Next Generations ** John Erman

et al.
USA Roots: The Saga of an American Family Alex Haley 1976 Non-fiction (purported) /

Novel

(admitted)
- - -
n Erziehung vor Verdun. Der große Krieg der weißen Männer ** Egon Günther East Germanymarker Education Before Verdun

Erziehung vor Verdun (uncredited)
Arnold Zweig (uncredited) 1935 Novel - - -
  • ♠♠♠ Empey starred in the film version of his own book, making him a First War equivalent of Audie Murphy.
  • ♠ Bairnsfather was the producer/director/writer of the ambitious Canadian Great War film, Carry on, Sergeant! (1928).
  • ♠♠ Remarque's novel is the anti-war German classic. The pro-war German classic is Storm of Steel (In Stahlgewittern) by Ernst Jünger.
  • ♦ A post-apocalyptic cartoon about anthropomorphic squirrels, which happens to include realistic Western Front combat scenes.
  • ♦♦ The films about Pres. Truman cover his infantry experience in World War I but his command decisions in World War II (and Korea).

    Truman was a genuine War President, unlike that unmissed farce of more recent memory.
  • ♦♦♦ The wide-ranging miniseries covers World War I, the interwar years, the Sino-Japanese War, and World War II (Pacific theatre).

    The novel also includes a fictionalized Vietnam War.
  • ♥ Cf. Capt. Dale Dye's line of dialogue, "It's a lovely fucking war", in Platoon.
  • ♥♥ See main section on The Good Soldier Schweik.
  • ♣ The film includes a sequence of trench warfare.
  • ♣♣ Sequel to My Father's Glory. In a brief but memorable scene, a main character lies dead on the Western Front.
  • † Dramatized documentary, featuring descendants of Canadian (and Newfoundland) veterans, covers Ypres, the Somme, Vimy Ridge.
  • * TV movie.
  • ** TV miniseries.
  • α Animated film.


Frequently filmed: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Debout les morts! André Heuzé, Léonce Perret, Henri Pouctal Francemarker Los cuatro jinetes del apocalipsis Vicente Blasco Ibáñez 1916 Novel - - -
2 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Rex Ingram USA Los cuatro jinetes del apocalipsis Vicente Blasco Ibáñez 1916 Novel - - -
3 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Vincente Minnelli USA Los cuatro jinetes del apocalipsis Vicente Blasco Ibáñez 1916 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The 1962 version updates the story to World War II, in France under Nazi occupation.


Frequently filmed: Kœnigsmark

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Koenigsmark The main character, Aurore, was inspired by Countess Maria Aurora of Königsmarck.

A 1920 German film, Die Abenteuer der Marquise von Königsmarck (The Adventures of the Marchioness of Königsmarck), appears to be about this historical figure.

aka The Secret Spring
Léonce Perret Francemarker Kœnigsmark « [Le livre] a été choisi en 1953 pour devenir le premier ouvrage de la collection du Livre de Poche. » (French Wikipédia)

Koenigsmark was the very first novel to appear under the well-known French paperback imprint, the Livre de Poche, ahead of Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which is much better known in English.

As some people may recall, Saint-Exupéry is the favourite author of fictional news reporter Les Nessman:

Herb Tarlek: So, who's your favorite author, Les?

Les Nessman [wildly enthusiastic]: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Herb Tarlek [now confused]: Yeah. He's good.
Pierre Benoit 1918 Novel - - -
2 Königsmark

aka Crimson Dynasty
Maurice Tourneur Francemarker Kœnigsmark Pierre Benoit 1918 Novel - - -
3 Koenigsmark Solange Térac Francemarker & Italymarker Kœnigsmark Pierre Benoit 1918 Novel - - -


Military justice and Courts-martial 

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Paths of Glory Stanley Kubrick UK & USA Paths of Glory Humphrey Cobb 1935 Novel - - -
2 King & Country Joseph Losey UK Return to the Wood (uncredited) & Hamp J.L. Hodson & John Wilson 196? & 196? Novel & Play - - -
3 Roots: The Next Generations ** John Erman

et al.
USA Roots: The Saga of an American Family Alex Haley 1976 Non-fiction (purported) /

Novel

(admitted)
- - -
4 The Wars Robin Phillips Canada The Wars Timothy Findley 1977 Novel - - -
5 Le Pantalon ♠ * Yves Boisset Francemarker Le Pantalon Alain Scoff 1982 Non-fiction - - -
6 A Very Long Engagement Jean-Pierre Jeunet Francemarker & USA Un long dimanche de fiançailles "Sébastien Japrisot" 1991 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The film is based on the case of French soldier Lucien Bersot who was not issued trousers because the quartermaster was out of stock. Freezing in the trenches, he demanded proper clothing. When he was offered trousers from a corpse, he declined. He was executed in January 1915 for refusing to obey.
  • ** TV miniseries.
  • * TV movie.


Land operations – Eastern Front 

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Forest of the Hanged Liviu Ciulei Romaniamarker Pădurea spânzuraţilor Liviu Rebreanu 1922 Novel - - -
2 His Majesty's Deserters Janusz Majewski Polandmarker C.K. Dezerterzy Kazimierz Sejda 1985? Novel - - -
n Hangmen, Women and Soldiers

Henker, Frauen und Soldaten
Johannes Meyer Nazi Germany Ein Mannsbild namens Prack Fritz Reck-Malleczewen 1935 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The film concerns a Transylvanian Romanian officer serving in the Austro-Hungarian Army on the Romanian front.


Frequently filmed: The Good Soldier Schweik

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Dobrý voják Švejk Karel Lamač Czechoslovakiamarker Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války Jaroslav Hašek 1923 Novel - - -
2 Švejk na frontě Karel Lamač Czechoslovakiamarker Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války Jaroslav Hašek 1923 Novel - - -
3 Švejk v ruském zajetí Svatopluk Innemann Czechoslovakiamarker Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války, IV. tome Jaroslav Hašek 1923 Novel - - -
4 Švejk v civilu Gustav Machatý Czechoslovakiamarker, Austriamarker Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války, IV. tome Jaroslav Hašek 1923 Novel - - -
5 Dobrý voják Švejk Martin Frič Czechoslovakiamarker Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války Jaroslav Hašek 1923 Novel - - -
6 Schweik's New Adventures Carl Lamac UK Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války Jaroslav Hašek 1923 Novel - - -
7 Dobrý voják Švejk Jiří Trnka Czechoslovakiamarker Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války Jaroslav Hašek 1923 Novel - - -
8 Dobrý voják Švejk Karel Steklý Czechoslovakiamarker Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války Jaroslav Hašek 1923 Novel - - -
9 Poslušně hlásím ze jsem opet zde Karel Steklý Czechoslovakiamarker Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války Jaroslav Hašek 1923 Novel - - -
10 Die Abenteuer des braven Soldaten Schwejk ♦ * ? West Germanymarker Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války Jaroslav Hašek 1923 Novel - - -
11 Der brave Soldat Schwejk Axel von Ambesser West Germanymarker Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války Jaroslav Hašek 1923 Novel - - -
12 Schwejks Flegeljahre Wolfgang Liebeneiner Austriamarker Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války Jaroslav Hašek 1923 Novel - - -
13 De avonturen van de brave soldaat Schwejk * Anton Peters Belgiummarker Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války Jaroslav Hašek 1923 Novel - - -
14 Die Abenteuer des braven Soldaten Schwejk * Wolfgang Liebeneiner West Germanymarker Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války Jaroslav Hašek 1923 Novel - - -
15 Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka * Stanislav Látal Czechoslovakiamarker Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války Jaroslav Hašek 1923 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The story is updated to World War II. The narration is provided by Jan Masaryk, the Foreign Minister of Czechoslovakia.
  • ♦ Updated to World War II.
  • * TV movie.


Land operations – Italian and Serbian Fronts

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Marš na Drinu

Марш на Дрину
Živorad 'Žika' Mitrović Yugoslaviamarker "Na Drinu"

"На Дрину"
Stanislav Binički 1914? Song - - -
2 Uomini contro Francesco Rosi Italymarker & Yugoslavia Un anno sull'altipiano Emilio Lussu 1938 Novel - - -
3 Die Standarte aka Battle Flag ♠♠ Ottokar Runze West Germanymarker, Austriamarker, Spainmarker Die Standarte Alexander Lernet-Holenia 1934 Novel - - -
4 Capitaine Conan Bertrand Tavernier Francemarker Capitaine Conan "Roger Vercel" 1934 Novel - - -


Land operations – Dardanelles Front

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Tell England Anthony Asquith & Geoffrey Barkas UK Tell England: A Study In A Generation Ernest Raymond 1922 Novel - - -
2 The Lions of Gallipoli

Çanakkale Aslanları
Turgut Demirdağ & Nusret Eraslan Turkeymarker Çanakkale Aslanları (?) Fahri Celal Göktulga 196? Story - - -
3 Gallipoli Peter Weir Australia Tell England: A Study In A Generation (uncredited) Ernest Raymond (uncredited) 1922 Novel - - -
3 The Broken Years: Australian Soldiers in the Great War (uncredited) Bill Gammage ♠ (uncredited) 1974 Non-fiction - - -
3 Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918 Volumes I & II (uncredited) C.E.W. Bean (uncredited) 1921 & 1924 Non-fiction - - -
4 All the King's Men Julian Jarrold UK & USA All the King's Men: The Vanished Battalion Nigel McCrery 199? Non-fiction - - -
  • ♠ Gammage was credited as an advisor, not as an author.


Land operations – Levantine and Mesopotamian Fronts

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Drum ♠ ♦ Sinclair Hill UK "The Drum" F. Britten Austin 192? Story - - -
2 Lost Patrol Walter Summers UK Patrol Philip MacDonald 1927 Novel - - -
3 The Lost Patrol John Ford USA Patrol Philip MacDonald 1927 Novel - - -
4 The Last Outpost Charles Barton & Louis J. Gasnier USA "The Drum" F. Britten Austin 192? Story - - -
5 Lawrence of Arabia David Lean UK Seven Pillars of Wisdom (uncredited) T.E. Lawrence (uncredited) 1922 Memoir - - -
6 A Dangerous Man * Christopher Menaul UK Seven Pillars of Wisdom (uncredited) T.E. Lawrence (uncredited) 1922 Memoir - - -
  • ♠ British officers save a Kurdish village from attack.
  • ♦ The film's long title is Thrilling Stories from the Strand Magazine: #1 - The Drum.
  • ♣ The British Army on the Mesopotamian front against the Turks.
  • * TV movie.


Air operations 

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Eagle and the Hawk Stuart Walker USA "Death in the Morning" John Monk Saunders 192? Story - - -
2 Lafayette Escadrille William A. Wellman USA Go, Get 'em! The True Adventures of an American Aviator of the Lafayette Flying Corps (uncredited) William A. Wellman (uncredited) 1918 Memoir - - -
3 The Blue Max John Guillermin UK The Blue Max Jack D. Hunter 1964 Novel - - -
4 Aces High Jack Gold UK Journey's End

(uncredited) (unconfirmed)
R. C. Sherriff (uncredited)(unconfirmed) 1928 Play - - -
4 Sagittarius Rising

(uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Cecil Lewis (uncredited)(unconfirmed) 1936 Memoir - - -
5 Billy Bishop Goes to War ? Canada & UK Billy Bishop Goes to War John Gray &

Eric Peterson
1978 Musical - - -


Naval operations 

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 No Man's Land Will S. Davis USA No Man's Land Louis Joseph Vance 1910 Novel - - -
2 Hell Below Jack Conway USA Pigboats Edward Ellsberg 1931 Novel - - -
3 Brown on Resolution Walter Forde UK Brown on Resolution "C. S. Forester" 1929 Novel - - -
4 Veille d'armes Marcel L'Herbier Francemarker La Veillée d'armes Claude Farrère

& Lucien Nepoty
1917 Play ? - - -
5 The Spy in Black Michael Powell UK The Spy in Black J. Storer Clouston 1917 Novel - - -
6 The African Queen John Huston UK & USA The African Queen "C.S. Forester" 1935 Novel - - -
7 Shout at the Devil Peter R. Hunt UK Shout at the Devil Wilbur Smith 1968 Novel - - -
8 Moonzund

Моонзунд
Aleksandr Muratov USSRmarker Moonzund Valentin Pikul 1975 Novel - - -
  • ♠ A USN submarine based in Italy confronts Austro-Hungary in the Adriatic in 1918.
  • ♦ The story is set in Tanganyika and Zanzibarmarker.


Resistance movements 

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Le héros de la Marne

La Famille Lefrançois
André Hugon Francemarker La Famille Lefrançois (?) Paul Achard 193? Novel - - -
2 Guerrilla Brigade

Всадники
Igor Savchenko

Игорь Савченко
USSRmarker Vsadniki Yuri Yanovsky 193? Novel - - -
  • ♠ Within a French farm family, each member finds his own way to resist German occupation.
  • ♦ Peasants employ scythes, shotguns and clubs against the German Army in the Ukrainian forest.


Military intelligence and Espionage 

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Case of Colonel Redl Karl Anton Germanymarker & Czechoslovakiamarker Der Fall des Generalstabschefs Redl Egon Erwin Kisch 1924 Non-fiction - - -
2 Secret Agent Alfred Hitchcock UK Ashenden; or, The British Agent W. Somerset Maugham 1928 Novel Ashenden 1991 UK
3 Secret Document: Vienna

Fusillé à l'aube
André Haguet Francemarker Fusillé à l'aube "Maurice Dekobra" 1931 Novel - - -
4 Colonel Redl István Szabó Hungarymarker & Austriamarker A Patriot for Me John Osborne 1965 Play - - -


Frequently filmed: The Thirty-Nine Steps

The famous 1935 Alfred Hitchcock version is set during the interwar years.
# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Thirty Nine Steps Don Sharp UK The Thirty-Nine Steps John Buchan 1915 Novel - - -
2 The 39 Steps * James Hawes UK The Thirty-Nine Steps John Buchan 1915 Novel - - -
  • * TV movie.


Frequently filmed: The Great Impersonation

# Film Date Director Country Source
work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Great Impersonation George Melford USA The Great Impersonation E. Phillips Oppenheim 1920 Novel - - -
2 The Great Impersonation Alan Crosland USA The Great Impersonation E. Phillips Oppenheim 1920 Novel - - -
3 The Great Impersonation John Rawlins USA The Great Impersonation E. Phillips Oppenheim 1920 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The 1942 film updates the setting to the Second World War.


Military hospitals 

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 A Farewell to Arms Frank Borzage USA A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway 1929 Novel - - -
2 A Farewell to Arms Charles Vidor USA A Farewell to Arms Ernest Hemingway 1929 Novel - - -
3 Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man Martin Ritt USA Nick Adams stories Ernest Hemingway 1920s Stories - - -
4 Johnny Got His Gun Dalton Trumbo USA Johnny Got His Gun Dalton Trumbo 1939 Novel - - -
5 Testament of Youth ? UK Testament of Youth Vera Brittain 1933 Memoir - - -
6 The Return of the Soldier Alan Bridges UK The Return of the Soldier Rebecca West 1918 Novel - - -
7 In Love and War Richard Attenborough USA Hemingway in Love and War Henry S. Villard & James Nagel 199? Non-fiction - - -
8 Regeneration Gillies MacKinnon UK & Canada Regeneration Pat Barker 1991 Novel - - -
9 The Officers' Ward François Dupeyron Francemarker The Officers' Ward Marc Dugain 1998 Novel - - -


Involuntary confinement 

POWs 

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Case of Sergeant Grischa Herbert Brenon USA The Case of Sergeant Grischa This novel forms part of Zweig's novel cycle Der große Krieg der weißen Männer, in English, The Great War of the White Men.

Source: German Wikipedia, article on Arnold Zweig.

1927 erschien Zweigs bekanntestes Werk, der Roman Der Streit um den Sergeanten Grischa. [...] Der Roman gehört zu dem Zyklus Der große Krieg der weißen Männer über den Ersten Weltkrieg, dessen weitere Teile Junge Frau von 1914 (1931), Erziehung vor Verdun (1935), Einsetzung eines Königs (1937), Die Feuerpause (1954) und Die Zeit ist reif (1957) sind.

Der Streit um den Sergeanten Grischa
Arnold Zweig 1927 Novel - - -
2 The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp Michael Powell &

Emeric Pressburger
UK ? David Low 193? Cartoons - - -
3 Der Streit um den Sergeanten Grischa * Helmut Schiemann East Germanymarker The Case of Sergeant Grischa

Der Streit um den Sergeanten Grischa
Arnold Zweig 1927 Novel - - -
4 Die Frau und der Fremde Rainer Simon East Germanymarker Karl und Anna Leonhard Frank 1927 Novella - - -
  • ♠ This film's section on World War One involves German POWs in a British camp.
  • * TV movie.


Atrocities 

Adolf Hitler disapprovingly mentions the Armenian Genocide, and the world's complacency about it, in his manifesto Mein Kampf.
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Ravished Armenia aka Armenia Crucified Oscar Apfel USA Ravished Armenia; the Story of Aurora Mardiganian ... Aurora Mardiganian & Henry Leyford Gates 1918? Non-fiction - - -
2 40 Days of Musa Dagh Sarky Mouradian USA Die vierzig Tage des Musa Dagh Franz Werfel 1933 Novel - - -
3 Ararat Atom Egoyan Canada An American Physician in Turkey: A Narrative of Adventures in Peace and War Clarence Douglas Ussher 1917 Non-fiction - - -
  • ♠ The US Ambassador to the Turkish Sultan, Henry Morgenthau, played himself.


Refugees 

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Austeria

Austeria
Jerzy Kawalerowicz Polandmarker Austeria Julian Stryjkowski 1966 Novel - - -


Occupation 

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country


Home front 

Bulletin ... upcoming film: The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Seven Days' Leave Richard Wallace USA The Old Lady Shows Her Medals J.M. Barrie 19?? Play - - -
2 Waterloo Bridge James Whale USA Waterloo Bridge Robert E. Sherwood 192? Play - - -
3 Waterloo Bridge Mervyn LeRoy USA Waterloo Bridge Robert E. Sherwood 192? Play - - -
4 Mountain of Diamonds * Jeannot Szwarc Italymarker, Francemarker, Germanymarker The Burning Shore Wilbur Smith 1985 Novel - - -
  • ♠ An elderly woman "adopts" a soldier son.
  • * TV movie.


Twice filmed: Les Thibault

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Les Thibault * Alain Boudet & André Michel Francemarker Les Thibault : Le Cahier gris (unconfirmed) Roger Martin du Gard 1920 Novel/

Roman fleuve
- - -
1 Les Thibault : Le Pénitencier Roger Martin du Gard 1922 Novel - - -
1 Les Thibault : La Mort du père Roger Martin du Gard 1929 Novel - - -
1 Les Thibault : l'Été 1914 Roger Martin du Gard 1936 Novel - - -
1 Les Thibault : Épilogue Roger Martin du Gard 1937 Novel - - -
2 Les Thibault * Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe Francemarker Les Thibault : Le Cahier gris Roger Martin du Gard 1920 Novel/

Roman fleuve
- - -
2 Les Thibault : Le Pénitencier Roger Martin du Gard 1922 Novel - - -
2 Les Thibault : La Belle Saison Roger Martin du Gard 1923 Novel - - -
2 Les Thibault : La Consultation Roger Martin du Gard 1928 Novel - - -
2 Les Thibault : La Sorellina Roger Martin du Gard 1928 Novel - - -
2 Les Thibault : La Mort du père Roger Martin du Gard 1929 Novel - - -
2 Les Thibault : l'Été 1914 Roger Martin du Gard 1936 Novel - - -
2 Les Thibault : Épilogue Roger Martin du Gard 1937 Novel - - -
  • * TV miniseries.


Enlistment

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Two Soldiers Aaron Schneider USA Two Soldiers William Faulkner 1942 Story - - -


Protest

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 War Brides Herbert Brenon USA War Brides Marion Craig Wentworth 19?? Play - - -
  • ♠ Women refuse to bear children for war until they have the right to vote. (See Lysistrata under Peloponnesian War.)


Neutral powers

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Füsilier Wipf. Aus der schweizerischen Grenzbesetzung 1914/1918 Leopold Lindtberg & Hermann Haller Switzerlandmarker Füsilier Wipf. Eine Geschichte aus dem schweizerischen Grenzdienst Robert Faesi 1917 Novel - - -
  • ♠ A hairdresser is called up for the border patrol of the Swiss Army. The story continues on to 1938.


Demobilization 

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Bolshevism on Trial Harley Knoles USA Comrades Rev. Thomas F. Dixon Jr. 1909 Novel - - -
2 The Road Back James Whale USA The Road Back Erich Maria Remarque 1931 Novel - - -
3 Three Comrades Frank Borzage USA Three Comrades Erich Maria Remarque 1937 Novel - - -
4 The Razor's Edge John Byrum USA The Razor's Edge W. Somerset Maugham 1944 Novel - - -
5 My Name is Bill W. Daniel Petrie USA My First 40 Years. An Autobiography by the Cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous "Bill W."

(Bill Wilson)
19?? Memoir - - -
  • ♠ A father sets up a commune on a Florida island for his soldier son.
  • ♦ An ambitious US Army veteran with a drinking problem creates Alcoholics Anonymous.


Frequently filmed: Victoria and Her Hussar

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country


Memorial 

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown? ♠ α Bill Melendez USA "In Flanders Fieldsmarker" Lt. Col. John McCrae 1915 Poem - - -
2 Life and Nothing But

La vie et rien d'autre
Bertrand Tavernier Francemarker ? (uncredited) Didier Daeninckx (uncredited) 198? Book - - -
2 Journey Into Fear (uncredited) Eric Ambler (uncredited) 1940 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The Peanuts gang visit the surviving trenches in .
  • α Animated film.


Unclassified

Films with insufficient detail at the IMDb to be immediately classifiable.

(But if someone can locate the source ...)
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Brother Officers Harold M. Shaw UK Brother Officers Leo Trevor 191? Play - - -
2 Der Marquis von Bolibar Friedrich Porges Austriamarker The Marquis of Bolibar Leo Perutz 1920 Novel - - -
3 Mumsie Herbert Wilcox UK Mumsie (?) Edward Knoblock 192? Play - - -
4 Bolibar Walter Summers UK The Marquis of Bolibar Leo Perutz 1920 Novel - - -
n The War of Wars; Or, The Franco-German Invasion Will S. Davis USA The Conquerors Paul M. Potter 191? Play - - -
n The Test of Womanhood Director unknown USA The Conquerors Paul M. Potter 191? Play - - -
n Junge Frau von 1914 * Egon Günther East Germanymarker Young Woman of 1914 [tr.]

Junge Frau von 1914
Arnold Zweig 1931 Novel - - -
  • * TV movie.


Classics never filmed

Certain books are so elemental within their subject area

that it can be surprising to learn that there is no film adaptation.
# Source

work
Author Date Type Country Category
1 Under Fire: The Story of a Squad

Le Feu
Henri Barbusse 1916 Novel France Western front
2 Civilisation Georges Duhamel 1918 Novel France Western front
3 Three Soldiers John Dos Passos 1920 Novel USA
4 The Enormous Room e e cummings 1922 Novel/

Memoir
USA Internment
5 Storm of Steel Ernst Jünger 1920/

1924/

1934/

1961
Novel Germanymarker Western front
6 The Spanish Farm Trilogy R. H. Mottram 1924–1926 Novels UK Western front
7 Parade's End Ford Madox Ford 1924–1928 Tetralogy UK Western front
8 Soldat Suhren Georg von der Vring 1927 Novel Germanymarker Military base,

Eastern front
9 Good-Bye to All That Robert Graves 1929 Memoir UK Western front
10 The Middle Parts of Fortune

aka Her Privates We
Anonymous

(Frederic Manning)
1929/

1930
Novel/

Memoir
Australia, UK Western front
11 Memoirs of an Infantry Officer Siegfried Sassoon 1930 Memoir UK Western front
12 1919 John Dos Passos 1932 Novel USA
13 Journey to the End of the Night

Louis-Ferdinand Céline 1932 Novel France Western front,

Demobilization
14 The General "C. S. Forester" 1936 Novel UK Western front
15 Barometer Rising Hugh MacLennan 1941 Novel Canada Home front

(Halifax Explosionmarker of 1917)
16 The Bridge on the Drina

Дрини ћуприја
Ivo Andrić 1945 Novel Yugoslaviamarker Serbian front
17 The Zimmermann Telegram Barbara W. Tuchman 1958 Non-fiction USA Politics and Diplomacy

(Zimmermann Telegram)
18 The First Day on the Somme Martin Middlebrook 1971 Non-fiction UK Western front
n Life in the Tomb

Η ζωή εν τάφω
Stratis Myrivilis 1923–1924 Novel Greece Macedonian front
n Simon Called Peter Robert Keable 1921 Novel/

Memoir
UK Military hospitals

(affair of priest and nurse)
n Winged Victory V. M. Yeates 1934 Novel UK Air operations
n Return of the Brute Liam O'Flaherty 1929 Novel Irish Free State Western front
n La Main coupée "Blaise Cendrars" 1918/

1946
Memoir Switzerlandmarker,

France
Western front
n Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man Siegfried Sassoon 1928 Novel/

Memoir
UK Prelude
n August 1914 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 1971/

1984
Novel USSRmarker Eastern front

(Battle of Tannenbergmarker)
n November 1916 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 1985 Novel USSRmarker Home front
  • ♠ Duhamel's first novel Vie des martyrs (1917) was also well-regarded in its day.
  • ♣ Mottram provided the introduction for the English-language edition of Jünger's novel.
  • ♦ Three of four novels were produced for Theatre 625, a BBC programme, in 1964, but may no longer survive.
  • ♥ The scandalous bestseller's sequel, Recompense, was filmed in 1925.


What if … 

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Battle Cry of Peace J. Stuart Blackton & Wilfrid North USA Defenseless America Hudson Maxim 1916 Non-fiction - - -
2 The Fall of a Nation Rev. Thomas F. Dixon Jr. USA Fall of a Nation Rev. Thomas F. Dixon Jr. 1916 Novel - - -
3 Patria Leopold & Theodore Wharton, Jacques Jaccard USA The Last of the Fighting Channings Louis Joseph Vance 191? Novel - - -
4 Bílá nemocSkeleton on Horseback Hugo Haas Czechoslovakiamarker The White Disease Karel Čapek 1937 Play - - -
5 The Land That Time Forgot ♠♠ Kevin Connor USA The Land That Time Forgot Edgar Rice Burroughs 1918 Novel - - -
6 The Land That Time Forgot C. Thomas Howell USA The Land That Time Forgot Edgar Rice Burroughs 1918 Novel - - -
  • ♣ Also known as A Call to Arms Against War, An American Home, The Battle Cry of War.

    Pacifist America is conquered by a foreign dictator.
  • ◊ The book apparently was published after the film's release. Maxim, the author, appears in the film. His brother invented the Maxim gun.
  • ♠ The sequel to D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation, in which pacifist America is conquered from Europe.
  • ♥ Japan and Mexico plot to invade the USA.
  • ♦ A pandemic resembling leprosy strikes the world during a war, much as the Spanish flu did in 1918.

    Čapek is best known, in English, for coining the word "robot" in his play R.U.R.
  • ♠♠ A German U-boat copes with dinosaurs of unstated nationality.


Invasion literature

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Riddle of the Sands Tony Maylam UK The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service Erskine Childers 1903 Novel - - -
2 Das Rätsel der Sandbank * Rainer Boldt West Germanymarker The Riddle of the Sands: A Record of Secret Service Erskine Childers 1903 Novel - - -
  • * TV movie.


Easter Rebellion

1916
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Plough and the Stars John Ford USA The Plough and the Stars Seán O'Casey 1926 Play - - -


Yaqui-Mexican War

1916–1927
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 100 Rifles Tom Gries USA 100 Rifles Robert MacLeod 196? Novel - - -


Russian Revolution

1917

February Revolution

March 1917
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Nicholas and Alexandra Franklin J. Schaffner UK Nicholas and Alexandra: An Intimate Account of the Last of the Romanovs and the Fall of Imperial Russia Robert K. Massie 1967 Non-fiction - - -


October Revolution

November 1917
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Scarlet Dawn William Dieterle USA Revolt Mary C. McCall Jr. 192? Novel - - -
2 Lyubov Yarovaya

Любовь Яровая
Yan Frid USSRmarker Lyubov Yarovaya Konstantin Trenyov 1926 Play - - -
3 Animal Farm α John Halas & Joy Batchelor UK Animal Farm: A Fairy Story "George Orwell" 1945 Novel - - -
4 An Unusual Summer

Первые радости
Vladimir Basov Vladimir Basov USSRmarker Pervye radosti Konstantin Fedin 192? Novel - - -
5 Doctor Zhivago David Lean USA Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternak 1957 Novel Doctor Zhivago 2002 UK
6 Lyubov Yarovaya

Любовь Яровая
Vladimir Fetin USSRmarker Lyubov Yarovaya Konstantin Trenyov 1926 Play - - -
7 Nicholas and Alexandra Franklin J. Schaffner UK Nicholas and Alexandra: An Intimate Account of the Last of the Romanovs and the Fall of Imperial Russia Robert K. Massie 1967 Non-fiction - - -
8 Dauriya Даурия Viktor Tregubovich USSRmarker Dauriya Konstantin Sedykh 1942–1948 Novel - - -
9 No Ordinary Summer *

Первые радости
Grigori Nikulin USSRmarker Pervye radosti Konstantin Fedin 192? Novel - - -
  • ♠ Orwell's clever retelling, in anthropomorphic terms, of the events of the October Revolution, and Stalin's triumph over Trotsky.
  • * TV movie.
  • α Animated film.


Frequently filmed: Ten Days that Shook the World

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 October Sergei Eisenstein & Grigori Aleksandrov USSRmarker Ten Days that Shook the World John Reed 1919 Non-fiction/

Memoir
- - -
2 Reds Warren Beatty USA Ten Days that Shook the World (uncredited) John Reed (uncredited) 1919 Non-fiction/

Memoir
- - -
3 Krasnye kolokola, film vtoroy - Ya videl rozhdenie novogo mira Sergei Bondarchuk Italymarker, USSRmarker, Mexicomarker Ten Days that Shook the World John Reed 1919 Non-fiction/

Memoir
- - -


Frequently filmed: And Quiet Flows the Don

The novel begins with the Great War, continues through the Revolution, then on into the Civil War.
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Tikhiy Don

Тихий Дон
Ivan Pravov & Olga Preobrazhenskaya USSRmarker And Quiet Flows the Don ¤ Mikhail Sholokhov 1928/1934 Novel - - -
2 And Quiet Flows the Don

Тихий Дон
Sergei Gerasimov USSRmarker And Quiet Flows the Don Mikhail Sholokhov 1928/1934 Novel - - -
3 Quiet Flows the Don Sergei Bondarchuk Russiamarker, UK, Italymarker And Quiet Flows the Don Mikhail Sholokhov 1928/1934 Novel Тихий Дон 2006 Russia, UK, Italy
  • ♠ Bondarchuk produced a 3-hour English film from a 6-hour Russian miniseries.


Russian Civil War

1917–1921
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Storm Over Asia

Потомок Чингисхана
Vsevolod Pudovkin USSRmarker "Potomok Chingis-khana" Ivan Novokshonov 192? Story - - -
2 Chapaev

Чапаев
Georgi Vasilyev &

Sergei Vasilyev
USSRmarker Chapaev Dmitri Furmanov 192? Novel/Memoir - - -
3 Unforgettable 1919

Незабываемый 1919-й
Mikheil Chiaureli USSRmarker Nezabyvaemyy god 1919 Vsevolod Vishnevsky 1949 Play - - -
4 An Unusual Summer

Необыкновенное лето
Vladimir Basov USSRmarker Neobyknovennoye leto Konstantin Fedin 192? Novel - - -
5 The Colt

Жеребёнок
Vladimir Fetin USSRmarker "Zherebyonok" Mikhail Sholokhov 192? Story - - -
6 Commissar

Комиссар
Aleksandr Askoldov USSRmarker "In the Town of Berdichev" Vasily Grossman 1934 Story - - -
7 The Flight

Бег
Aleksandr Alov & Vladimir Naumov USSRmarker Flight Mikhail Bulgakov 1928 Play - - -
7 The White Guard Mikhail Bulgakov 1924 Novel - - -
7 Black Sea

Чёрное море
Mikhail Bulgakov 192? Play - - -
8 Dni Turbinykh

Дни Турбиных
Vladimir Basov USSRmarker The Days of the Turbins Mikhail Bulgakov 1926 Play - - -
8 The White Guard Mikhail Bulgakov 1924 Novel - - -
9 No Ordinary Summer *

Необыкновенное лето
Grigori Nikulin USSRmarker Neobyknovennoye leto Konstantin Fedin 192? Novel - - -
10 Corto Maltese: La Cour secrète des Arcanes Pascal Morelli Francemarker, Italymarker, Luxembourg Corto Maltese en Sibérie

Corte Sconta detta Arcana
Hugo Pratt 1974–1975 Bande dessinée - - -
  • * TV movie.


Politics

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Stalin's Wife ♠ **

Жена Сталина
Oleg Massarygin &

Mira Todorovskaya
Russiamarker The Only One

Единственная Source: ср DVD opening credits and OZON.ru - Книги | Единственная. Жена Сталина | Ольга Трифонова .

This film's listing at the IMDb currently (as of December 2009) does not credit the novel.
Olga Trifonova

Ольга Трифонова
199? Novel - - -
  • ♠ The film is about Stalin's second marriage and the eventual suicide of his wife Nadezhda Alliluyeva, following a public spat with her husband.
  • ** TV miniseries.


Operations

Frequently filmed: And Quiet Flows the Don

(See above)


Frequently filmed: Pogodin Trilogy

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Man with the Gun

Человек с ружьём
Sergei Yutkevich USSRmarker Chelovek s ruzhyom Nikolai Pogodin 1937 Play - - -
2 ?

Кремлевские куранты
Viktor Georgiev USSRmarker Kremlevskiye kuranti Nikolai Pogodin 1940/1942 Play - - -
3 ?

Третья Патетическая
? USSRmarker Tretya Patyeticheskaya Nikolai Pogodin 1958 Play - - -


Classics never filmed

# Source

work
Author Date Type Country
1 The Rout Alexander Fadeyev 1927 Novel USSRmarker


What if ...

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Aelita: Queen of Mars Аэлита Yakov Protazanov USSRmarker Aelita Alexei Tolstoy 1923 Novel - - -
  • ♠ Soviet adventurers succeed to spreading revolution to the proletarian masses of Mars.


Finnish Civil War

1918
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Nuorena nukkunut Teuvo Tulio Finlandmarker The Maid Silja Frans Eemil Sillanpää 1931 Novel - - -
2 Silja – nuorena nukkunut

Silja – nuorena nukkunut
Jack Witikka Finlandmarker The Maid Silja Frans Eemil Sillanpää 1931 Novel - - -


Classics never filmed

# Source

work
Author Date Type Country
1 Meek Heritage Frans Eemil Sillanpää 1919 Novel Russian Empire,

Finlandmarker


Estonian War of Independence

1918–1920

Latvian War of Independence

1918–1920

Lithuanian Wars of Independence

1918–1920

Tambov Rebellionmarker

1919–1921

Polish–Soviet War

1919–1921
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country


Classics never filmed

# Source

work
Author Date Type Country
1 Red Cavalry Isaac Babel 1926 Stories USSRmarker

Polish–Lithuanian War

1920

Kronstadt Rebellion

1921

Hungarian Revolution of 1919

1919

Hungarian-Romanian War

Silesian Uprisings

1919–1921

Anglo-Irish War

1919–1921
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Informer Arthur Robison UK The Informer Liam O'Flaherty 1925 Novel - - -
2 The Informer John Ford USA The Informer Liam O'Flaherty 1925 Novel - - -
3 Shake Hands with the Devil Michael Anderson Irelandmarker & USA Shake Hands with the Devil Rearden Conner 19?? Novel - - -
4 The Dawning Robert Knights UK The Old Jest Jennifer Johnston 1979 Novel - - -
5 Troubles * Christopher Morahan UK Troubles J.G. Farrell 1970 Novel - - -
6 The Treaty * Jonathan Lewis Irelandmarker Peace By Ordeal: An Account from First-Hand Sources of the Negotiation and Signature of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921

(uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Lord Longford (uncredited) (unconfirmed) 1935 Non-fiction - - -
  • * TV movie.


Irish Civil War

1922–1923
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 Juno and the Paycock Alfred Hitchcock UK Juno and the Paycock Sean O'Casey 1924 Play - - -
2 The Last September Deborah Warner UK The Last September Elizabeth Bowen 1929 Novel - - -


Classics never filmed

# Source

work
Author Date Type Country
1 "The Sniper" Liam O'Flaherty 1923 Story Irelandmarker,

Irish Free State


Greco-Turkish War

1919–1922
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 1922 Nikos Koundouros Greecemarker To noumero 31328

Το νούμερο 31328
Ilias Venezis 1931 Novel - - -


Classics never filmed

# Source

work
Author Date Type Country
1 "On the Quai at Smyrna" Ernest Hemingway 1930 Story USA


Chanak Crisis

1922
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The King Chronicle ♠ * Donald Brittain Canada Diaries William Lyon Mackenzie King 19?? Diaries

(unpublished)
- - -
1 A Very Double Life: The Private World of Mackenzie King (uncredited) C.P. Stacey (uncredited) 1976 Non-fiction - - -
  • The King Chronicle, Part 1 — Mackenzie King and the Unseen Hand.
  • * TV miniseries.


Rif War

1920–1926
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 La Bandera Julien Duvivier Francemarker La Bandera "Pierre Mac Orlan" 1931 Novel - - -
2 Renegades Victor Fleming USA Le Renégat André Armandy 192? Novel - - -


Frequently filmed: The Desert Song

# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Desert Song Roy Del Ruth USA The Desert Song Oscar Hammerstein II (book) &

Otto Harbach (lyrics)
1926 Musical - - -


Beer Hall Putschmarker

8–9 November 1923

Cristero War

1926–1929
# Film Date Director Country Source

work
Author Date Type TV Date Country
1 The Fugitive John Ford USA The Power and the Glory Graham Greene 1940 Novel - - -
2 The Power and the Glory ♥ * Marc Daniels USA The Power and the Glory Graham Greene 1940 Novel - - -
  • ♠ The novel does not take place precisely during the Cristero War, but during a later anti-Catholic period of the Maximato.
  • ♦ The 1947 film is set in an unnamed Latin American country, rather than Mexico.
  • ♥ The 1961 film restores the location to Mexico.
  • * TV movie.


For later conflicts, see the List of films based on war books — 1927–1945.

References

Notes

  1. Source: IMDb review by "Theo Winthrop", 2005.
  2. Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1980.
  3. Recipient of the National Book Award in 1980.
  4. Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1953.
  5. Recipient of the Ariel Award for Best Picture (Ariel de Mejor Película) in 1991.
  6. Fuentes was awarded the Cervantes Prize in 1987.
  7. Recipient of the highly coveted Mussolini Cup for Best Italian Film of 1936 at the Venice Film Festival.
  8. Andrić was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1961.
  9. Recipient of the Duff Cooper Prize in 2001.
  10. Recipient of the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2002.
  11. Recipient of the Governor General's Award in 2003.
  12. Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 1992.
  13. Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 1990.
  14. Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 2008.
  15. Nominated for the Tony Award in 1965.
  16. Recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1993.
  17. Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907.
  18. Recipient of a Pulitzer Prize Special Award in 1977.
  19. Other works mentioned in the miniseries are the poem "'Hope' is the thing with feathers", by Emily Dickinson, and the song "Abdul Abulbul Amir", by Percy French.
  20. For the controversies assailing Roots, see Alex Haley.
  21. Source: IMDb reviews by "Varlaam", 1998, and "Cartune Revue", 2008. Varlaam's is the original IMDb review of Harman's film.
  22. Source: Once-An-Eagle.com
  23. The French title Debout les morts! could be translated roughly as Get Up, Dead Guys! or perhaps as The dead! Arise!
  24. Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 1995.
  25. Recipient of the Governor General's Award in 1977.
  26. Recipient of the Prix Interallié in 1991.
  27. Source: IMDb review by "Jurma", 2006.
  28. Recipient of the Prix Goncourt in 1934.
  29. Recipient of the Prix Goncourt for 1916.
  30. Source: IMDb, but further corroboration is lacking. Turkish Wikipedia then repeats this claim. Retrieved 2009-9-10.
  31. Source: Responses to War 1997, David M. Hart, Department of History, University of Adelaide. Retrieved 2009-9-10.
  32. Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 1991.
  33. Recommended by John Keegan. Source: Keegan (q.v.).
  34. Inducted into the US National Film Registry in 1994.
  35. Source: IMDb plot summary by Les Adams.
  36. Source: IMDb plot summary by Les Adams.
  37. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954.
  38. Barker's sequel, The Ghost Road, was the recipient of the Booker Prize in 1995.
  39. Recipient of the Prix des Deux Magots in 1999.
  40. Zweig was awarded the Lenin Peace Prize in 1958, for his antiwar novels.
  41. Hitler reasons that if the world can so easily ignore a slaughter of Christians by Moslems, then who will oppose his policies? No one, Hitler believes.
  42. Source: IMDb review by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, 2004. This is the original, and only, IMDb review of the film. A great deal of the information on this series of pages, in general, derives from MacIntyre's detailed reviews.
  43. Source: IMDb review by "D.B. Dumonteil", 2003.
  44. Martin du Gard was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1937.
  45. Source: IMDb review by "D.B. Dumonteil", 2006.
  46. Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1949.
  47. Source: IMDb review by "Wesconnorsehny", 2009.
  48. Faesi was awarded the Gottfried-Keller-Preis in 1943.
  49. Source: a March 2001 interview of Bertrand Tavernier (and Philippe Noiret) by journalist Michel Boujut, available on the DVD. These two books are mentioned as ones which provided some story ideas for the screenplay. The unnamed book by Daeninckx was one the preface of which alerted Tavernier to the issue of Great War casualties.
  50. This title has been translated by "Varlaam", the page editor, in lieu of an official, formal translation.
  51. Recipient of the Prix Goncourt in 1916.
  52. Recipient of the Prix Goncourt in 1918.
  53. Recipient of the Hawthornden Prize in 1924.
  54. German Wikipedia makes a false claim for the significance of this novel — Der Roman behandelt die Erlebnisse eines Soldaten im Ersten Weltkrieg und gilt als erster deutscher Kriegsroman, noch vor 'Im Westen nichts Neues von Erich Maria Remarque. — but describes the book like so, Der Stil des Romans ist eher lyrisch und ironisch. Retrieved 2009-9-14.
  55. Recipient of the Prix Renaudot in 1932.
  56. Listed in the 100 livres du siècle, from a poll organized by FNAC and Le Monde in 1999.
  57. Recipient of the Hawthornden Prize in 1928.
  58. Recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1928.
  59. Solzhenitsyn was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1970.
  60. Source: IMDb.
  61. Source: controversial IMDb review by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, 2003.
  62. Source: IMDb plot summary by Jim Beaver.
  63. Source: A Short History of the Yaqui Indians, Edith te Wechel, and Yaqui: A Short History, Edith te Wechel.
  64. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1958, under controversial circumstances.
  65. Recipient of the Stalin Prize in 1941, following the publication of the final part.
  66. Recommended by Sebastian Faulks. Source: Faulks and Hensgen (q.v.).
  67. Sholokhov was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1965.
  68. Sillanpää was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1939.
  69. Recipient of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1925.
  70. Recipient of the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 1971.
  71. Recipient of the Hawthornden Prize in 1925.
  72. Recipient of the Hawthornden Prize in 1941.
  73. Source: IMDb review by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, 2003.


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