Announcing the The World War I in Classic Film Blogathon

My WordPress “neighbor” and fellow film buff, the lovely Lea Stans, is co-heading a fascinating blogathon related to World War I-themed movies. Read all about it, and enter if you have a fave WWI film you want to write about.


June 28th of this year marked one of the most important centenaries in our lifetimes.  On that day back in 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated, leading to the outbreak of one of the most cataclysmic events of all time–World War I.

The Great War changed lives, claimed lives, and shook ideologies to their core.  It was the defining period of the 20th century, and life after it would never be the same.

Cinema was there to capture it all–whether literally, with actual footage from the battlegrounds, or figuratively, with the many films featuring a WWI setting.

Since 2014 is a year of many WWI anniversaries, it seemed appropriate that we film lovers commemorate this with an event of our own.

I am pleased to announce the World War I in Classic Film blogathon, co-hosted by Silent-ology and Movies Silently.

When: September 6-7, 2014 (trench warfare began in September 1914).

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