1917

1917

Blu-ray Disc - 2020
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jimg2000
Aug 19, 2020

(Schofield sang to a baby girl to the poem The Jumblies By Edward Lear; sieve is a boat that floats called the coracle)

They went to sea in a Sieve, they did,
In a Sieve they went to sea:
In spite of all their friends could say,
On a winter’s morn, on a stormy day,
In a Sieve they went to sea!
And when the Sieve turned round and round,
And every one cried, ‘You’ll all be drowned!’
They called aloud, ‘Our Sieve ain’t big,
But we don’t care a button! we don’t care a fig!
In a Sieve we’ll go to sea!’
Far and few, far and few,
Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
Their heads are green, and their hands are blue,
And they went to sea in a Sieve.

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jimg2000
Aug 19, 2020

The mission:

As a parting gift, the enemy cut all our telephone lines. Your orders are to get to the 2nd at Croisilles Wood, one mile southeast of the town of Écoust. Deliver this to Colonel Mackenzie.
...
Leave immediately. Take this trench west up on Sauchiehall Street, then northwest on Paradise Alley at the front. Continue along the front line
until you find the Yorks. Give this note to Major Stevenson. He's holding the line at the shortest span of no-man's-land. You'll cross there.
-It'll be daylight, sir. They'll see us.
There's no need to be concerned. You should meet no resistance.
-Sir, is... is it just us?
"Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne, He travels the fastest who travels alone."

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jimg2000
Aug 19, 2020

Erinmore's never seen no-man's-land. We won't make it ten yards.
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I-I didn't know what I was picking you for. I thought they were going to
send us back up the line or for food or something. I thought it was going to be something easy.
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I hoped today might be a good day. Hope is a dangerous thing. That's it for now, and then next week, command will send a different message. "Attack at dawn." There is only one way this war ends. Last man standing.
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If I may, I'd like to write to your mother. Tell her that Tom wasn't alone.
-Of course.
He was... He was a good man. Always telling funny stories.

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"They're walking into a trap. Your orders are to deliver a message calling off tomorrow morning's attack. If you fail, it will be a massacre."

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dmasterson
May 11, 2020

"I hoped today would be a good day. Hope is a dangerous thing."


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