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In this series, inspired by real events during World War II, the kind, intelligent and worrisome Albert Foiret runs both a café, which is the only notable public house in a small Belgian ... See full summary »
Violette Bushell is the daughter of an English father and a French mother, living in London in the early years of World War 2. She meets a handsome young French soldier in the park and ... See full summary »
The British Raj: though their position seems secure, thoughtful English men and women know that "their" time in India is coming to an end. The story begins with an unjust arrest for rape, ... See full summary »
Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along ... See full summary »
Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage ... See full summary »
A Woman of Substance charts the life of Emma Harte, from kitchen maid at the beginning of the 20th Century, to respected business woman and Grandmother in the 1980's. From humble beginnings... See full summary »
A semiautobiographical project by John Boorman about a nine year old boy called Bill as he grows up in London during the blitz of World War 2. For a young boy, this time in history was more... See full summary »
Absolute rubbish to say Toplis was at the supposed mutiny, as his Regiment was on its way to India at the time of the Etaples disturbance. He may have had a colourful life, but was a rapist, thief and coward. He spent many months in various jails and prisons, say little if any front line action, and shot at unarmed policemen to ensure his freedom when cornered or in danger of capture by the authorities. Worthy of a movie, or plaudits? I would say there are many more events, characters and unsung heroes far more deserved of book/celluloid immortality. The film is a fantasy in the true Hollywood/Walt Disney style, entertaining but complete fiction. Watch in the same manner as Blackadder Goes Forth!
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