'Theirs is the Glory: Arnhem, Hurst and Conflict on Film' tells the story of the wartime conflict movies of Belfast-born film director Brian Desmond Hurst.
Published in 2016 by Helion and Company
'Theirs is the Glory' is the story of the Battle of Arnhem. Directed by Belfast-born Brian Desmond Hurst, it features veterans of the battle who returned to the Netherlands to film in the summer of 1945. It became the biggest-grossing U.K. war film for a decade.
Hurst directed 30 films between the 1930s and 1960s. Among them were many that featured conflict including several set during the Second World War. The book details each conflict film, hinging on the centrepiece ‘Theirs is the Glory’. Find out more about his movies, his life, and how he became a renowned enigmatic director and master of the genre.