From the Battle of the Somme (1916) through to American Sniper (2014), war and military history has been a staple of the film industry. This study details fifty of the greatest war films, including classics such as In Which We Serve (1942) and The Dambusters (1955), and Hollywood epics such as The Dirty Dozen (1967) and Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970).