Passchendaele: The Movie

7 10 2009

Norman Leach, the historical consultant for the 2008 Canadian film Passchendaele, was recently interviewed for the Canadian Forces YouTube channel. Leach discusses the film, the actual battle, and the battle’s wider historical context.

Here is the trailer for the movie.





Hollywood and History

25 09 2009
Home of Distinguished Historians

Home of Distinguished Historians

I just discovered this list of the top ten historical inaccuracies in films. It was published in the Times in August. I was shocked to learn that Hollywood was not a reliable source of historical knowledge.

The image above is from the Wikimedia Creative Commons.