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How I Won the War


How I Won the War (1967) ORIGINAL TRAILER [HD 1080p]


John Lennon's Scenes in How I Won the War


John Lennon in How I Won the War - on Blu-ray 20 May | BFI


How i won the war (John Lennon Scenes) part 3 of 3 [Final]


"How I Won the War" Trailer (stock footage / archival footage)

How I Won the War is a black comedy film directed and produced by Richard Lester, released in 1967, based on a novel of the same name by Patrick Ryan. The film stars Michael Crawford as bungling British Army Officer Lieutenant Earnest Goodbody, with John Lennon, Jack MacGowran, Roy Kinnear and Lee Montague as soldiers under his command. The film uses an inconsistent variety of styles—vignette, straight-to-camera, and, extensively, parody of the war film genre, docu-drama, and popular war literature—to tell the story of 3rd Troop, the 4th Musketeers and their misadventures in the Second World War. This is told in the comic/absurdist vein throughout, a central plot being the setting-up of an "Advanced Area Cricket Pitch" behind enemy lines in North Africa, but it is all broadly based on the Western Desert Campaign in mid-late 1942 and the crossing of the last intact bridge on the Rhine at Remagen in early 1945. The film was not critically well received.