Sergeant Michael Dunne fights in the 10th Battalion, AKA The "Fighting Tenth" with the 1st Canadian Division and participated in all major Canadian battles of the war, and set the record for highest number of individual bravery awards for a single battle. Written by
A group of extras (Military members among them) camped near the Tsuu T'Ina battlefield set in what became known as "Camp Hornburg", named for Corporal Nathan Hornburg who was killed in Afghanistan, September 24th, 2007 - close to the filming dates. See more »
The position of the German's bayonet over Dunne's chest during the scuffle. See more »
Finally: a Canadian film about Canadian heroes: our soldiers !
Most of us have one or more great-grandfathers, other relatives or even friends ( I knew a WW1 Veteran as a small child, he was a pensioner with my great-grandmother) who fought with the Canadian Corps in Europe.
It was a brutal & dirty war where our soldiers paid in blood for Canada to be recognized as a nation. Moreover, they got the job done, without fanfare or banners: farm boys and clerks from a colony became the elite fighting formation of the western front.
The film depicts all of the above, the price each paid, in physical and emotional pain, in lives lost and friendships made.
Paul Gross has dome it again. A beautiful movie, without fanfare or banners that says it all, in subtle moments and firm assertions.
Thank you, Mr Gross.
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