WWII in cinema by Egantx7

Question 3

The famous opening of this film occurs, chronologically, much later in the film's timeline as evidenced by the title character's four stars, though he only has two stars when we meet him a little later. One of the more odd scenes in this film, when the title character orders his chaplain to write a prayer so that God would stop the bad weather holding up his air cover, is mostly a true story. Co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, and ironically featuring many soldiers from Franco's fascist army of Spain as extras, identify the Oscar-winning film which ended with a description of a Roman triumph and the warning from slaves of long ago, that "glory is ever fleeting".