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Mon Feb 4, 2019, 07:07 PM

They Shall Not Grow Old

Saw it over the weekend. It was both disturbing and riveting. I didn't know that those who survived returned to a country where they were refused employment and incurious citizenry. The conditions they endured were unimaginable. The voice overs were recorded by some of the veterans who made it into the 70's and 80's.

If you're a veteran with PTSD it might not be advisable to see this.

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HerasHeaddress Feb 4 OP
Currentsitguy Feb 4 #1
Squeek Feb 4 #2
Grumpy Pickle Feb 5 #3
HerasHeaddress Feb 5 #4
Cynical Feb 5 #5
HerasHeaddress Feb 6 #6
Cynical Feb 6 #7

Response to HerasHeaddress (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 09:56 PM

1. Amazing film

Regardless of nomination or not it deserves the Academy for Documentary.

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Response to HerasHeaddress (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2019, 11:05 PM

2. Probably

going to see it tomorrow, as Mr S just purchased the DVD. I've seen a lot of WWII movies but can't recall ever seeing any from WWI, so the difference should be interesting.

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Response to HerasHeaddress (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 01:52 AM

3. My great uncle died in WW1 in the Argonne Forrest campaign.....he died on Oct 11, 1918 from a

German shell attack....exactly 1 month before the Armistice.

I've always been interested in WW1.....this documentary sounds fantastic.

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Response to HerasHeaddress (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 06:20 AM

4. Kinda bad form to reply to one's own OP

but I was so disappointed to see only 8 people in the theater. I'm hoping other locales can get bigger crowds.

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Response to HerasHeaddress (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2019, 07:46 PM

5. The trench warfare of WWI was horrific

While WWI is not really a focus of my interest in military history, what I have come across emphasizes the incredible waste of life that occurred.

Essentially the tactics initially used weren't much different then the tactics used in the American Civil War or the European wars that were fought with muzzle loading and single shot rifle technology.

Those tactics, when used against machine guns, modern artillery, poison gasses and trenches, resulted in things like the Battle of the Somme. In 140 days, the Germans, French & British combined suffered 1.1 million men killed and wounded.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Somme



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Response to Cynical (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 07:54 AM

6. I'd like to hear

your thoughts about this doc if you go see it.

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Response to HerasHeaddress (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 6, 2019, 09:02 AM

7. I'll wait for the DVD

However I expect my reaction will be much the same as most people who have watched it. An appreciation of the men* who fought on the Western Front and sadness at the waste of life that happens during war.

*Among the men who served on the Western Front during WWI were the Indian troops, including Gurkhas, in the Indian Corps, as well as the Indian Cavalry, both from the Indian Army. Additionally the French Colonial regiments also fought and both they and the Indian Army troops fought with distinction.

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