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7th Jun '17 8:20:30 PM jormis29
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*** A few good war films in the 50s, most notably Creator/SamuelFuller's ''The Steel Helmet'' (which earned its director an invitation to the Pentagon), ''Fixed Bayonets'' as well as Anthony Mann's ''Men in War'' is set in the Korean War.

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*** A few good war films in the 50s, most notably Creator/SamuelFuller's ''The Steel Helmet'' ''Film/TheSteelHelmet'' (which earned its director an invitation to the Pentagon), ''Fixed Bayonets'' as well as Anthony Mann's ''Men in War'' is set in the Korean War.
5th Jun '17 11:10:02 AM JamesAustin
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*** ''Film/ThePromise'', financed by the late Kirk Kerkorian, is the first major Hollywood film drama about the Armenian Genocide, taking place as it began in 1915.

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*** ''Film/ThePromise'', ''Film/ThePromise2016'', financed by the late Kirk Kerkorian, is the first major Hollywood film drama about the Armenian Genocide, taking place as it began in 1915.
31st May '17 6:28:37 AM dangerdan97
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*** ''Film/RedTails'' covers the above, as well, with a little more focus on Italy.
27th May '17 1:31:17 AM Omeganian
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* With the Ancient Greeks, Athens and Sparta are featured, along with some of their neighbors. The thousand or so colonies scattered around the whole Mediterranean? Hardly ever.
16th May '17 9:47:40 AM nombretomado
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** In the AlternateHistory of the Literature/ThursdayNext novels, the Crimean War is still going on in the 1980s, against a still-TsaristRussia. Thursday's brother died there, and she met her husband while they were both on compulsory military service.

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** In the AlternateHistory of the Literature/ThursdayNext novels, the Crimean War is still going on in the 1980s, against a still-TsaristRussia.still-UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia. Thursday's brother died there, and she met her husband while they were both on compulsory military service.
1st May '17 7:07:35 PM PaulA
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** While not Crusades-related per se, ''The Cross-Time Engineer'' sci-fi series by Polish-American author Leo Frankowski set in Medieval Eastern Europe. In it, a modern-day Polish engineer is transported back to 13th-century Poland to fight off the Mongol horde and various other threats to the Kingdom with superior technology.

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** While not Crusades-related per se, ''The Cross-Time Engineer'' sci-fi series by Polish-American author Leo Frankowski Creator/LeoFrankowski set in Medieval Eastern Europe. In it, a modern-day Polish engineer is transported back to 13th-century Poland to fight off the Mongol horde and various other threats to the Kingdom with superior technology.
30th Apr '17 12:40:17 PM mrnickname
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** ComicBook/{{Slaine}} pretty much covers all the bases of medieval and ancient Irish history.
25th Apr '17 12:28:57 PM mrnickname
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*** "The Hunt" from ComicBook/{{Northlanders}} takes place in 11th century Sweden. The characters in "The Plague Widow" might as well be Swedes, but it's not certain.

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*** "The Hunt" from ComicBook/{{Northlanders}} takes place in 11th century Sweden. The characters in "The Plague Widow" might as well be Swedes, but it's not certain.spelled out.
23rd Apr '17 10:37:01 AM JulianLapostat
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* UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic is presented as the GloryDays of UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome and unambigously invoked as GoodRepublicEvilEmpire. Yet we almost never ''see'' the Republic in its glory days, leave alone the Pyrrhic War and the UsefulNotes/PunicWars. Most fiction deals with the Twilight of the Republic, the Third Servile War (aka [[Podcast/TheHistoryOfRome Spartacus Rocks, starring Spartacus]]), the First and Second Triumvirate, the career of UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, Mark Antony, Creator/{{Cicero}}, Catilina, Brutus and Augustus. Missing are {{Cincinnatus}}, and Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus, both of whom invent street politics, egalitarian reform, protest marches only to get killed by the aristocratic senate. The names Gracchus are invoked in many late republican-early empire stories, but you never see the real thing, since it directly touched on how thoroughly unequal and oppressive the old Republic really was,

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* UsefulNotes/TheRomanRepublic is presented as the GloryDays of UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome and unambigously unambiguously invoked as GoodRepublicEvilEmpire. Yet we almost never ''see'' the Republic in its glory days, leave alone the '''The Pyrrhic War War''' and the UsefulNotes/PunicWars.'''The UsefulNotes/PunicWars'''. Most fiction deals with the Twilight of the Republic, the Third Servile War (aka [[Podcast/TheHistoryOfRome Spartacus Rocks, starring Spartacus]]), the First and Second Triumvirate, the career of UsefulNotes/JuliusCaesar, Mark Antony, Creator/{{Cicero}}, Catilina, Brutus and Augustus. Missing are {{Cincinnatus}}, and Tiberius and Gaius Gracchus, both of whom invent street politics, egalitarian reform, protest marches only to get killed by the aristocratic senate. The names Gracchus are invoked in many late republican-early empire stories, but you never see the real thing, since it directly touched on how thoroughly unequal and oppressive the old Republic really was, was,
** Even in the Twilight of the Republic phase, a lot of interesting figures are OvershadowedByAwesome. '''Quintus Sertorius''' is often cited as a Roman who should have become a major HistoricalDomainCharacter and spun-off in many media. He started out from relatively poor stock, joined up with Gaius Marius in his wars against Gothic and Germanic Tribes, and was cited for his ability to infiltrate tribes, by blending in, wearing their clothes, imitating their habits and speaking their language. One can imagine ''Film/TheDeparted'' [[RecycledInSpace in the Ancient World]]. Sertorius later became a Statesman and General opposed to Sulla Felix's dictatorship and he became the longest-lasting remnant against Sulla and the Republic, escaping his proscriptions and running what some consider a GovernmentInExile in Hispania until after Sulla's death, repelling all his generals, including Pompey Magnus. Sertorius in Hispania started Romanizing many Lusitanian and Hispanic tribes, opened schools that allowed them to learn and integrate, and was in the opinion of some GoingNative. He finally dies as a result of treachery at the banquet where he's murdered by his own men.


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** Creator/WilliamShakespeare's ''Theatre/{{Coriolanus}}'' based on a rather obscure incident in Livy and Plutarch about a renegade general marching on Rome.
17th Apr '17 9:59:11 PM mrnickname
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*** Sweden under the rule of [[UsefulNotes/NotableSwedishMonarchs Olof Skötkonung]] is playable in the Viking scenario DLC in [[VideoGame/Civilization Civilization IV]]

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*** Sweden under the rule of [[UsefulNotes/NotableSwedishMonarchs Olof Skötkonung]] is playable in the Viking scenario DLC in [[VideoGame/Civilization [[VideoGame/{{Civilization}} Civilization IV]]
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