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Trivia Questions

  1. Which 1977 war film is based on the events of World War II's failed Operation Market Garden?
  2. At the end of Schindler's List what did Liam Neeson place on the grave of Oskar Schindler?
  3. In which film did Robert Duvall get an Oscar-nomination for just eleven minutes of screentime as Colonel Kilgore?
  4. What was the code name for the beach that Captain John H. Miller lands on in scenes from Saving Private Ryan?
  5. Which 2009 film follows an Iraq War Explosive Ordnance Disposal team? And can you name the Oscar winning director?
  6. In which film is Crazy Earl killed by a booby trap, leaving Cowboy in command?
  7. Who is the narator at the end of the film Zulu? And how many defenders received the Victoria Cross for the defence of Rorke's Drift?

  8. If Steve McQueen was 'The Cooler King' and Richard Attenborough 'Big X', what was James Garner?
  9. In a 1955 film directed by John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy who plays Mister Roberts?
  10. What was the name of the United States Navy SEAL sniper played by Bradley Cooper in American Sniper? And who directed this film?
  11. Which 1962 American epic war film about the D-Day landings was based on Cornelius Ryan's 1959 non-fiction book of the same name?
  12. In The Dirty Dozen, who played the part of Archer J. Maggott?
  13. Who made his acting debut as Alex in Christopher Nolan's 2017 war film Dunkirk? And who plays Corporal "Tubby" Binns of the British Expeditionary Force in the 1958 version of the film?
  14. Colonel Saito was a character in which film?
  15. Michael Morpurgo wrote a children's novel after meeting war veterans in the Devon village of Iddesleigh, this novel was adapted into a film of the same name - can you name this film?
  16. The Deer Hunter takes place in Vietnam and also an American working-class town on the Monongahela River south of which city?
  17. The bar scene from which film was used around forty years later in a Carlsberg commercial?
  18. Pork Chop Hill is a 1959 American film starring Gregory Peck and George Peppard during which war?
  19. "By God, sir, I've lost my leg!", is a quote from which film?
  20. Which 1981 West German war film written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen is an adaptation of a 1973 German novel of the same name?
  21. In the 1957 American anti-war film Paths of Glory which actor plays the part of Colonel Dax?
  22. A 1943 romantic drama war film derives its title from which David Low comic strip?
  23. The Red Badge of Courage is a 1951 film set during which war? And which actor played the lead role?
  24. Hans Landa is a fictional character and the main antagonist in which film?
  25. "Were we better than the Japanese, or just luckier?" is a quote from which 1970s film? And which character said this?
  26. Black Hawk Down is a 2001 war film about the U.S. military's 1993 raid in which city?
  27. Sergeant Oddball and Supply Sergeant "Crapgame" are characters in which film?
  28. Which film's main character is a fictionalised version of sniper Vasily Zaytsev during World War II?
  29. In the 1955 film The Dam Busters, Michael Redgrave played which scientist and inventor?
  30. Which 1976 British war film starring Larry Hagman as Colonel Clarence E. Pitts is based on a 1975 novel by Jack Higgins?


  1. A Bridge Too Far
  2. Roses (everyone else places stones)
  3. Apocalypse Now
  4. Omaha Beach
  5. The Hurt Locker. Kathryn Bigelow (who with this film, and as of 2021, became the first and only woman to win the Academy Award for Best Director)
  6. Full Metal Jacket
  7. Richard Burton. Eleven Victoria Crosses.
  8. The Scrounger
  9. Henry Fonda
  10. Chris Kyle. Clint Eastwood was director.
  11. The Longest Day
  12. Telly Savalas
  13. Harry Styles. Sir John Mills.
  14. The Bridge on the River Kwai
  15. War Horse
  16. Pittsburgh
  17. Ice Cold in Alex
  18. Korean War
  19. Waterloo
  20. Das Boot
  21. Kirk Douglas
  22. Colonel Blimp
  23. American Civil War. Audie Murphy.
  24. Inglourious Basterds
  25. Midway (1976 film). It was said by Admiral Chester Nimitz (played by Henry Fonda)

  26. Mogadishu
  27. Kelly's Heroes
  28. Enemy at the Gates
  29. Sir Barnes Neville Wallis
  30. The Eagle Has Landed