Orde Wingate (1976)

Run Time - 174 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The 1976 BBC miniseries Orde Wingate brings to life the military experiences of the title figure (portrayed here by Barry Foster), a British Major General known for building and commandeering two elite military units during the Second World War. The program places its strongest emphasis on exploring the young man's Zionist enthusiasm (which he cultivated during Palestinian service), and dramatizing his development of guerilla tactics, also in Palestine, that would later be employed by the Israeli Defense Force. The three-hour program co-stars James Cosmo, Arnold Diamond, and Denholm Elliott.