Films about National Wars in the 19th Century

This collection provides information on selected movies, TV productions and documentaries on the themes of gender, military and war in the period covered by the Oxford Handbook.

The most important wars included for this period are:

  • Mexican American War (1846–48)
  • European Civil Wars (1848–49)
  • Wars of Italian Independence (1848–49, 1859, 1866)
  • Crimean War (1853–56)
  • American Civil War (1861–65)
  • German Wars of Unifications (1864, 1866, 1870–71)
  • Russo-Japanese War (1904–05)

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Director(s): Green, Misha
Year of Publication: 2016
Major Wars:

Underground centers on a group of slaves planning a daring 600-mile escape from a Georgia plantation in the years before the American Civil War. Along the way, they are aided by a secret abolitionist couple running a station on the Underground...

Director(s): Rossellini, Roberto
Year of Publication: 1961
Major Wars:

Commissioned by the Italian government, this film celebrates the 100th year anniversary of the Italian unification, or the Risorgimento, by examining General Giuseppe Garibaldi's (1807–1882) military campaigns in Sicily and Naples....