A semi-autobiographical 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 of an adventure, a total upheaval of order, restrictions and discipline. The liberating effect of the war on the women left behind. And the joy when Hitler blows up your school. Written by
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The epic story of a world at war. And a boy at play.
Did You Know?
The film's title is a shortening of the title of the flag-waving patriotic 1902 nationalist British song, "Land of Hope and Glory", music composed by Edward Elgar
and lyrics by Arthur C. Benson. See more
The ammo-round would not have fired normally while just being gripped in the jaws of a vise; without the round's being contained in a gun-chamber, the powder would have exploded the brass casing. See more
[to her mother as she's boarding a train to safety
I'm going to miss the whole war, and it's all your fault!
Featured in The 100 Greatest War Films
Serenade in G K.525 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik)
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart See more