1943 Micheal Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Following events around General Clive Wynne-Candy told in chapters of his life from the Boer War at the turn of the 20th century to the Second World War in the 40's. An officer and a gentleman who believes there are rules to war and things must be done a certain way, the Germans are not playing by the rules this time.
Not a traditional war film at all, there are hardly any tanks and the biggest fight scene is probably in the restaurant where Candy bribes the orchestra the play Strauss because he knows it will annoy a German officer he knows.
A sombre sobering film with a very english under current of humour. Top Hole Old Boy.
Can't find an official trailer.