Watching War Films with My Dad

  • by Al Murray
  • Narrated by Al Murray
  • 7 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Al Murray's (AKA The Pub Landlord) musing on his childhood where his fascination with history and all things war began
Have you ever watched a film with someone who, at the most dramatic scene, argues that the plane on screen hasn't been invented yet? Or that the tank rumbling towards the hero at the end of the film is the wrong tank altogether? Al Murray is that someone. Try as he might, he can’t help himself.
Growing up in the 1970s, Al, with the help of his dad, became fascinated with the history of World War Two. They didn’t go to football; they went to battlefields. Because like so many of his generation whose childhood was all about Airfix, Action Man and Where Eagles Dare, he grew up in the cultural wake of the Second World War.
Part memoir, part life obsession, this is Al Murray musing on what he knows best. And he’s sure to tell you things about history that you were never taught at school.

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Really interesting way of learning about the war

What did you like best about Watching War Films with My Dad? What did you like least?

Gave some great stories about the war , the techy side was really interesting and I learnt a lot of stuff I didn't know
His pretense to be a jellied eel salt of the earth sort of guy ,rings hollow considering he's a public school boy though :/
Books worth a read


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- andrew

More enthusiasm than expertise.

What made the experience of listening to Watching War Films with My Dad the most enjoyable?

Al Murry narrated the work. He brought a lot to his material.


What did you like best about this story?

The antidotes. Al Murry made the peice personal in a way more conventional historians never do. I appreciated that. Though at times the history was a little thin when it needed to be fatter. Though he was honest about not being an expert.


Which character – as performed by Al Murray – was your favourite?

Al Murry- Funnily enough


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It was very funny and I laughed. Plus he got to go up in a spitfire and I was 'well jell'


Any additional comments?

Exactly what it says on the tin. Good fun.

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- Dallas Winston 9

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-11-2013
  • Publisher: Random House Audiobooks