A movie about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of the Smith family who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching songs of the soldiers, and many scenes portray some of the more famous (and infamous) incidents of the war, including the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, the Christmas meeting between British and German soldiers in no-man's-land, and the wiping out by their own side of a force of Irish soldiers newly arrived at the front, after successfully capturing a ridge that had been contested for some time. Written by
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Opening credits prologue: The principal statements made by the historical characters in this film are based on documentary evidence and the words of the songs are those sung by the troops during the First World War See more »
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major players. An all time favorite film because of the satire and
today its nothing new same old thing. Each War seems to be worse than
the last-lessons are never learned. Its the rich versus the poor-the
officers who only got their commissions because they were born
privileged. The film is obviously Anti War and wastes no opportunity to
make pointed comments at the Masters of War. The cavalier attitude to
Death is emphasised when one leader reads out the figures of
"Casualties-201447 privates and officers killed yesterday.Ground
gained-NIL" This movie says more about the futility of War than any
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