🎬 1917

Watched 1917 from imdb.com

April 6th, 1917. As an infantry battalion assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.

I recently watched two recent films associated with the portrayal of war. The first was the 2019 film Midway. In the fourth segment of Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History series on Japanese involvement in World War Two, he dives into the intricacies of the battle at Midway. I am not sure Midway captures the same sense of nuance. To me it strips everything back too far. It has all the parts, but none are really drawn out.

In contrast, 1917 captures a particular moment where two soldiers cross enemy land to deliver a message to stop a 1600 men being slaughtered. The two soldiers cross no-man’s land, survey the way in which the German army retreated and life in towns near the fronts. I felt that this account provided a more captivating recount of life in war.

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