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Watch That War: Films Showing WWII in the Pacific

World War II: Pacific POWs and Friends List

River_Kwai_PosterDon’t let Col. Nicholson have the last word! A well informed list on the Internet Movie Database: twenty-four major films about the Pacific theatre and its prisoners of war (more or less) – the classic and the lesser known, fiction and documentary.

No film can capture battle or the slower suffering of prisoners of war. But these offer a variety of attempts, many of them worthwhile even when they’re not strictly accurate.