After doing a quiz based on World War II films, I had to show that there was more to war on film than those that depict the 1939 – 1945 conflict. Covering various different battles, the films below cover a wide range in tone, style and narrative. How many do you have? Do you have a favourite among them? if you can work out mine, feel free to give yourself an extra point.
To commemorate 100 years since the start of World War I, an exhibition entitled “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” was created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and theatre designer Tom Piper. It has truly captured the heart of a nation, having been visited by more than four million people, equating to about 70,000 people a day. While a spectacular vision, it also masks the tragedy of war. Each of the 888,246 poppies represents a British or Colonial soldier’s life lost in World War I. With today being the Armastice, it seemed fitting to put the photos up that my mum took when she visited recently.