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Oh What a Lovely War (1969)

Oh What a Lovely War (1969)

Oh What a Lovely War (1969)

“Oh! What a Lovely War” (directed by by Richard Attenborough) depicts the events of World War I satirically as the “Great Game of War.” Famous incidents from the war are depicted with both a musical-hall lightness and farcical savagery. A fascinating and tuneful twist on the futility of war.

Based on Joan Littlewood’s original London stage musical and re-imagined in 1969 it boasts an absolutely star-studded cast including Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier, John Gielgud, Dirk Bogarde and Vanessa Redgrave.

This traditional annual Remembrance Day dawn screening is provided free of charge and is proceeded by a rooftop bugler, who will play Reveille and the Last Post across the rooftops of Fordingbridge.

With the film starting promptly at 7:00am we advise to arrive at 6:40am to ensure you catch this magical moment!

“Few British films have been as flamboyantly ambitious as this all-star vaudeville”


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