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Orde Saunders <ODS101@York.ac.uk>
Fantastic film of WW1, superb acting - a taste of WW1 Airwar.
I really enjoyed this movie. Helps if you are interested in WW1 Airwar of course.
Good story, well told by excellent acting. Also brings home the harshness of war and the fragility of life.
Malcolm MacDowell is the seasoned veteran Major running a squadron of mainly recruits with a few old hands, it shows the two sides of WW1 the public side showing a brave face to the public at large and then contrasts this with reality of being on the front line.
Some of the aircraft are not quite authentic but made to look so, still doesn't really detract from the action and period.
Very well done.
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