They Shall Not Grow Old – Film Review

From the Legion Magazine.


First World War 5-Volume Set
Front lines
Youth’s thousand-yard stare speaks volumes in WW I documentary

Youth’s thousand-yard stare speaks
volumes in WW I documentary

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

For all the talk of the talking in director Peter Jackson’s First World War documentary They Shall Not Grow Old, it’s a scene in which those featured in the film don’t say anything that resonates perhaps more than any other.

It comes at the storyline’s transition from the war’s outbreak in 1914 and the enthusiastic queues of volunteers and recruits-in-training, rendered entirely in restored black-and-white, to the battlefront trenches of France, where the old footage emerges in full-colour, its detail and currency jarring to those who’ve only seen the time through the filters of scratched and faded monochrome.

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Military Milestones
King George VI dies

King George VI dies

King George VI, his health eroded in part from the stresses of the Second World War, died on Feb. 6, 1952. He served in both world wars and was the first British sovereign to have seen action in battle since William IV, whose coat was pierced by a bullet while he was observing the bombardment of Antwerp in 1813 from a church steeple.

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The Royals | The Fight to Rule Canada
This week in history
This week in history

February 3, 1916

The Parliament Buildings in Ottawa are destroyed by fire.

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Revera
Legion Magazine

A copy of the documentary was being shared via Google Drivehttps://drive.google.com/open?id=10kwo9-LsW9g2LXOJy6H9pX_ILTP8JIix recently, so you can view it at

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