Commando Attack!

One for a quiet afternoon. Commando Attack. A Spaghetti war film from 1970, which is sometimes called Churchill’s Leopards.

Crazy plot but fun and entertaining in its way. Certainly better than most of the films in its genre made in Italy at that time.

Hollywood imagines Paris under Occupation, 1943

I always find Hollywood and British propaganda films from the WW2 years fascinating.

Film-makers were particularly keen to tell heroic stories about life in Nazi-Occupied countries, showing how people resisted: the courage of the oppressed over the foolishness and barbarity of the oppressor.

Here is one I had not seen until recently: Paris After Dark, from 1943.