They Shall Not Grow Old

One of my favorite lines from any movie or tv show came from an episode of MASH.  Colonel Potter was contemplating his life as a military man in front of the group.  He referenced that he had taken part in “the war to end all wars and then the war after that one”.  This is a documentary that is unlike any that I have ever seen.  I’ve seen a ton of war documentaries – they usually cover the various battles, strategies, victors and loss.  This film had none of any of this.  It instead captured the mindset of very young men as they headed off to war as an escape from their plight at home.  What really stunned me throughout the documentary is just how casual they were about the whole war.  They had no problems going to the war, they didn’t mind it when they were there and many didn’t want it to end.  The doc didn’t directly touch on this but this war was definitely part of the transformation of war in modern society.

While the stories carry the day in this film you will be blown away by the technology that converts old video to look modern.  Simply amazing.

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Movie title: They Shall Not Grow Old

Movie description: A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day, and the end of the war.

Date published: 2019-02-06

Director(s): Peter Jackson

Genre: Documentary, History, War

My Review

One of my favorite lines from any movie or tv show came from an episode of MASH.  Colonel Potter was contemplating his life as a military man in front of the group.  He referenced that he had taken part in “the war to end all wars and then the war after that one”.  This is a documentary that is unlike any that I have ever seen.  I’ve seen a ton of war documentaries – they usually cover the various battles, strategies, victors and loss.  This film had none of any of this.  It instead captured the mindset of very young men as they headed off to war as an escape from their plight at home.  What really stunned me throughout the documentary is just how casual they were about the whole war.  They had no problems going to the war, they didn’t mind it when they were there and many didn’t want it to end.  The doc didn’t directly touch on this but this war was definitely part of the transformation of war in modern society.

While the stories carry the day in this film you will be blown away by the technology that converts old video to look modern.  Simply amazing.

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