Yep, takes some beating. I also like the end of Hamburger Hill. I like the way that there's no celebration or speeches, just some lads looking back the way they came.
My favourite war film ending is where they're attacking a machine gun post, they blow it up, and that's the end. It's an old film, can't remember the name.
i remember watching one of those "100 greatest blah blah blah" progs a while ago which had then end to "ice cold in alex" on it. John mills was a very frail old gent in the interview but he went on to say that the beer poured is real heineken and that it took quite a few shots to get right (something to do with the pull of the pint and the amount of condensation that forms on the outside of the glass). Anyway, by the time they nailed it he was 3 sheets to the wind! Great stuff.
I agree about the end of blackadder too. I think i must have been a teenage boy when i saw it and it was a big lump in the throat and tear in the corner of the eye moment. Funnily enough on the recent doc about the series i felt the same. The futility and the sacrifice captured perfectly in a comedy. Tv gold and probably why the series is held in such high esteem.