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Military history and military present, with Colonel Matthias Rogg

The times they are a-changin’

Matthias Rogg 1No doubt about it, he says: “The best war film of all time is All Quiet on the Western Front. He’s referring to the classic anti-war movie that won Lewis Milestone a best director Oscar in 1930. “Almost as good,” he quickly adds, “is Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory. And then there’s the famous opening sequence of Saving Private Ryan.” It’s still unusual to be talking about war in this way – with a German. But then the man offering me his expert opinion is Colonel Matthias Rogg – soldier, academic and director of the Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Dresden. He’s also my latest guest on Talking Germany.

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June 23, 2014

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Matthias Rogg’s Movie Pick

Colonel Matthias Rogg has plenty of interesting things to say about war movies (see blog). But his FMOAT is something very different: The Graduate from 1967, starring Dustin Hoffman and the magnificent Anne Bancroft. Matthias Rogg likes everything about the movie – especially the music.

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June 23, 2014

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