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by surprise_i'm_armed
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:06 pm
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Topic: "They Shall Not Grow Old"
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Re: "They Shall Not Grow Old"

I saw it yesterday, 2/5/19, at the Wind River Cinema in Denton.

The raw material consisted of 100 hours of WWI video, and 600 hours of WWI veteran interviews.

The director had a huge job to produce this super film.

Although England's legal age to join the army was 19, they were taking boys of 15-18, and fudging their ages in the records.

A surprising fact from the movie was that the initial version of tanks were produced in large numbers. One battle included 320 of these new armored beasts.

I''m hoping that the director will make further films about WWI air forces, as well as naval forces.

Keep in mind that if he moves ahead to WWII, there will be even more high quality video available.
Of course, one of our family's favorites was the "Victory at Sea" series (1950's? 1960's). That was also awesome, especially because we won. :-)

A sad lesson that should have been obvious earlier was that massed infantry attacks against entrenched machine guns were sheer folly.

Everybody that can do so: this movie is highly recommended. Also stay for the last part, where the director explains how he and his team made this happen. Technology is wonderful.

SIA

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