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Film REVIEW – 1917

Film Review – 1917

A story of the lives of soldiers in the World War I trenches. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission.

In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will put a stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers – Blake’s own brother among them. 1917 is directed by Oscar-winning English filmmaker Sam Mendes. The film is based in part on an account told to Mendes by his paternal grandfather, Alfred Mendes.

It chronicles the story of two young British soldiers during World War I. It warns of an ambush during a skirmish soon after the German retreat to the Hindenburg Line during Operation Alberich.

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