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Rebecca De Mornay,
It's New Year's Eve in Thatcher's de-industrialising Britain. The scene is set at a seedy bar in Liverpool where a group of Irish Protestant and Irish Catholic pensioners will gather to clash and bash the new year in.
Percy Toplis was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, on August 22, 1896 and died, shot dead while on the run, on June 6, 1920. Accused of murder, he was the first person in modern English history to be found guilty in his absence by inquest. He had his tongue cut out before burial, and was buried in an unmarked grave in Penrith's Beacon Edge Cemetery on June 9. See more »
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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