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WW1 Movie and TV Show Recs

Finding books about World War One can be pretty easy. Finding movies and TV shows on it, however, can be difficult. After struggling to find good movies about one of my favourite eras to learn about, I finally decided to amass some of my absolute favourites for the others that are having the same problem as me.

My Boy Jack

The first one that I want to talk about is a pretty underrated movie called My Boy Jack. This is a British movie starring Daniel Radcliffe, David Haig, Kim Cattrail, and Carey Mulligan. It is about Rudyard Kipling and his 18 year old son, Jack, who goes off to fight during the first world war. He goes missing, and the family (Rudyard Kipling, his wife, and their daughter) searches for him. This is a beautifully shot movie, and it was so heartrending. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who is interested in this era, since it shows the war as well as the people left behind, and the costumes are perfectly accurate.

Testament of Youth

This is one of my favourite movies of all time. Based on Vera Brittains autobiography about her time as a nurse on the front lines, this movie has stunning choreography, beautiful costumes, as well as a gorgeous, horribly sad story line. It stars Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain, Kit Harington, Taron Egerton, and Colin Morgan. This is a movie that I have watched over and over again.

Parades End

This is the only one that I have not seen out of this list, but I have heard and seen some great things about this mini series starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Adelaide Clemens. It is about the relationship between a suffragette (Clemens), a British aristocrat (Cumberbatch), and his wife Sylvia. It is set over a number of years and is based off of the novel by Ford Maddox Ford.

Anzac Girls

I will forever love this TV series about the often forgotten ANZAC girls, or the nurses from New Zealand and Australia. Starting off in Egypt, the story line follows a few nurses through a few years of the war. This is based on a true story, and I absolutely loved every second of it.

War Horse

I watched this one a while ago, but it still leaves a huge impact on me. The story is about a boy and his horse, who both end up being conscripted for the war. The story follows them both as they lose each other and find each other again. This is such a classic, and would recommend it to anyone.

The Crimson Field

The last one on my list, Crimson Field is a TV series about the nurses near the front in France. It talks about the challenges that these women faced, and I wish that they had been able to produce another season. If you liked Anzac Girls, you would also like this one, and vice versa.

If you have any recommendations, let me know! Im always on the lookout for new good period dramas

iamnmbr3  asked:

People don't talk enough how much Steve has lost. His father died in WWI, meaning he grew up fatherless in a time when it was much more difficult for a single mother to support and provide for herself an her child. When he was only 18 (and chronically ill himself) he lost his mother to a horrific disease. He saw the love of his life die horribly right in front him. He lost every person he'd ever known and woke up alone in a strange time. I feel like many ppl really gloss over Steve's trauma.

Right! And I feel like people gloss over it because the films gloss over it. Like, Tony stans literally do not shut up about everything Tony has gone through, everything Tony has lost, the issues that left Tony with - but they have 3 films that address that. The entire purpose of IM3 was to address Tony’s PTSD and Anxiety.

But with Steve, it’s just brushed passed. Steve is an orphan. When we first meet him in catfa he’s an orphan. He probably watched his mother die slowly, and rather horrifically in front of him. He never would have really known his father as Steve was born at the end of WW1 and his father died in it. When he enters the war he’s got 1 person, and that’s Bucky. He picks up people along the way - like Howard, like the Howlies, like Peggy - and however you see these relationships, there’s no doubt all of those people meant something to Steve, he cared about them. And then he watches Bucky fall, and that’s his world right there, it’s always been SteveandBucky, ever since they came home from school joint at the hip the first time. As long as he can remember, it’s been him and Bucky, and he’s watching half of his heart fall away from him. Then, all the rest happens and he wakes up in 2011, and it’s 70 years on nearly, and everyone he knows is dead. Literally every single person he knew is gone, it’s just him. And sure Peggy is still alive but she’s not really there, she’s also pretty much gone. And not only has he lost people, he’s lost his world. Steve Rogers literally woke up one morning in 1945, fell into a sleep he never planned on waking from, but when he did he was in 2011. Every single thing he knew, was gone, or different or changed somehow.

And the films literally never address that. They never address the extent of how much loss Steve has dealt with. They sorta briefly hint at the fact he could potentially have PTSD in regards to the war, and the shit he saw as a soldier, when he goes to visit Sam at the VA. But even that’s like subtext. But Steve lost everything, and he consistently displays reckless behaviour with little to no regard for his own safety or potential survival, which to me indicates that he’s probably severely depressed. And whilst he might not actively be suicidal, he’s also incredibly careless with his own existence, almost in a “I’m not trying to die but if I did, it’d be okay” way. Steve Rogers is going through so much shit, and the films do not do a god job at showing how much he’s mourning, how much he’s hurting and how much suffering he’s dealing with, and I don’t think fandom really does either.

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Three Years On

Today is the 103rd anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, which means I’ve now been doing this for three full years.  Although much has happened in the last year–the tragedy of the Somme, the fall of the Czar in Russia, the resumption of unrestricted submarine warfare and American entry into the war–its conclusion still seems almost as distant as ever.

Thanks once again to all my readers!  Here are the highlights of the first three years of the war, as chosen by you:

10: British Capture First Fokker with Synchronization Gear (4/8/16)

9:  Mata Hari Arrested (2/13/17)

8:  Deadliest Zeppelin Raid of the War (10/13/15)

7: The Czar Abdicates (3/15/17)

6: Mass Deportations of Armenians Begin (4/8/15)

5: Austrians Attempt to Retake Pelagosa Islands (7/27/15)

4: United States Declares War on Germany (4/6/17)

3: Kirk Douglas Born (12/9/16)

2: Verdun: The First Day (2/21/16)

1: The Only Christmas Truce of 1915 (12/25/15)

Honorable mentions as well to these two posts, which I didn’t include in the list above as they don’t fit the regular mold:

“Bloody April” (April Fools’ Day ‘17)

State of the War: End of 1916 


Springfield M1903 MkI rifle

Manufactured by the Springfield Arsenal c.1903-1918 and converted to use the Pedersen device - manufactured by Remington - c.1918 for the planned WW1′s 1919 Allied Spring Offensive - serial number 1172141.
.30-18 Automatic/7,65x20mm 40-round 45° removable stick magazine, originally a bolt action - bolt replaced by a semi-automatic pistol fitting snugly in the rifle’s barrel.

A clever device brought to us by John Douglas Pedersen, lauded by Browning as the greatest gun designer [sic]. Springfield M1903 rifles were converted to MkI’s by removing the bolt, replacing it by what was basically a pistol, and cutting an ejection port in the left side of the frame. This turned the rifle into a pistol-caliber semi automatic rifle to give greater firepower to American soldiers.
The converted rifles however were never used, as WW1 ended before they were shipped over. They were later destroyed in large number to avoid them falling into the wrong hands, but the cartridge had a second life as the 7,65x20mm Longue for French service pistols of the interwar era.

via The Telegraph // Recently released promotional poster for WW1 drama #JourneysEnd! Starring Asa Butterfield, Sam Claflin & Paul Bettany! | To get more information or to read the article that goes along with this media, check out the link below!


Charley’s War; By Pat Mills

Whenever I see works that try to depict the ‘horror’ and ‘grittiness’ of war they always, and will inevitably fail. Ultimately the human mind cannot comprehend the true lack of hope and sadness that wars, in this case, World War One, wears on the human mind.

I used to be very invested in games like Call of Duty and Medal of Honor, my entire knowledge of War came from those games and how they glammed up War into a great, if violent and horrific adventure. It was around this time that I first found the comic book ‘Charley’s War’ by Pat Mills, printed in hardback on a library shelf.

For the first time I saw media that shunned the constant action and violence that videogames and movies depicted. When horror was shown it was in a vague, nebulous, often surreal manner

There’s a lot to unpack and really talk about, from the depiction of how Conscientious objectors were often treated (One very vivid scene is how one of the principle characters is left tied to a post barely out of range of the area where shells land until he finally breaks and commits to serving in the army. To the depiction of death and how sudden it was.

Part of this was probably how the comic wasn’t printed as part of a horror comic, or some semi-adult work such as 2000AD, which at the time was transitioning towards full fledged adult sci-fi. It masqueraded as a war tales comic, but part of Pat Mills’ message (Which he achieved through meticulous research and interest in the history of the war) was how it affected people, civilians and soldiers alike.

Whilst the above panel seems a little corny nowadays, to a young teen’s eyes ,and indeed to those who would’ve read the comic in in the early to mid 80s this would have been barely thinkable. Ginger was the supporting character for almost the entirety of the comic’s early run, Joining Charles Bourne, the title character, on the front line, and often being used as an example of how camaraderie and friendship blossomed even in those trying times.

The following panels are indeed, some of the best script and panel set work I’ve seen in a long while, as Charley traipses down along a trench carrying the remains of his friend in a sack, which we are, mercifully spared the sight of.

The emphasis on class divides and the brutal and senseless manner in which discipline was carried out, and regimens of fitness and cleanliness were enforced in manners which were utterly pointless at best, and laughable at worst in the trenches. We see how attitudes change in real time, from the first months of the war when it was considered a ‘great adventure’, and zeppelins were ogled in the streets to the final years when a sense of depression and madness was all that accompanied it.

The real horror didn’t come from gruesome depictions of wounds or intense wordplay, but from the simple senseless nature of the war that Mills communicates, most pointedly, I think, in his depiction of the deadly nature of mud filled shell holes. These were notorious death traps that soldiers could be trapped and drown in, all whilst comrades tried to pull them out fruitlessly, or remained by their side to feed them as the process of being sucked down into the mud could take minutes, or days.

In fact the only ‘good’ shown in the war is when people act against orders, or choose to desert it all together. One of the longer storylines involves a brutal training camp designed to keep soldiers fit in between their time on the front, and one of the most frustrating rules being the presence of a beach nearby, and explicit orders never to use it, despite the boiling weather and dusty terrain.

Pointless orders, pointless executions and pointless violence all make up the strip’s intense and devastating depiction of the first world war. Whilst recent media such as ‘Wonder Woman’ (2017), attempt to echo it, with admirable authenticity. Before World War 2, and the horrors of the holocaust and all the wars that followed it, World War One was known as ‘the war to end all wars’, perhaps pointlessly, it was the first time a phrase that seems so fruitless now was used.

“Never again”

I’d originally planned to make a post like this in order to commemorate armistice day on November 11th, however I felt it was pertinent to write it now, given the recent surge of interest in World War One due to the aforementioned media.

However sad it is to know, perhaps it is inevitable that as the time passes, from ten years, to fifty, to a hundred, that people’s memories and view of the war passes from it’s horror to a reduction of it to sheer numbers, I feel it is important to remember what the end of the ‘War To End All Wars’ should be a call for, and perhaps understand why.

I greatly urge any readers to look at material that details further the reaction to both the beginning and the end of WW1, and the time period that followed, especially another work by the French comic book artist Jacques Tardis that also helps emphasise, perhaps in more ‘pleasing’ graphic detail, the horror of the war.

ask-siblingsgrancolombia  asked:

So how's the war going.

But don’t tell the other countries I told you that, my allies still think I’m able to keep fighting with them. It’ll be our little secret, okay?


French Red Cross medals

Originally known as the Société française de secours aux blessés militaires - French society of help for wounded military peeps, shortened as SSBM or SBM - the French Red Cross was founded in 1864and issued several different medals during the various wars its home country was involved in.

  • First row : Medals issued to French female nurses associations c.1879 -left- World War 1 -right.
  • Second row : Medals issued for meritory conduct to SBM personnel c.1914-1940.
  • Third row : Commemorative medals issued to all active SBM personel at the end of WW1, with the special Lyonnaise variation on the right.

via MTV International // Asa Butterfield, Sam Claflin & Tom Sturridge talking about their upcoming film #JourneysEnd! They also discuss the life on set!

Joker Game Timeline

So this is a tentative timeline for Joker Game. Corrections and new info might end up being added in the future… and, of course, everyone is very welcome to let me know if they’ve corrections or new info!

Some dates were found by doing some math. Some other dates might not be that relevant as they’re dates referring to the identities the spies take.

To find out all the dates I’ve used the official timeline for the anime, the anime itself (dates appear often on newspaper in addition to the ones mentioned in dialogues), the novel and… well, history.

I didn’t use D no Maou as it follows its own timeline.

So… let’s start…

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