Letter: Going to war

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The Independent Culture
Sir: One of the benefits of living in Belgium is that one can watch American, British, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish television. The local TV magazines are therefore both thick and full of material for sociological theses.

Is there a sociologist somewhere in the UK who can explain why, on Saturday 4 September, BBC2 is running an almost uninterrupted diet of war films starting with Reach for the Sky in the morning and closing on Sunday morning with Stalag 17?

Unless one counts The Charge of the Light Brigade, an exhaustive analysis of all the other channels uncovers only a French resistance film on one French channel and an American film about the famous Red Baron tucked away on a German channel after midnight.


Tervuren, Belgium