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Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Movie Review 128: Passchendaele
Mood:  a-ok

With Canada mired so much in Afghanistan, the movie Passchendaele takes on extra significance.

The film doesn't totally succeed as a love story, but it definitely succeeds as an heroic war story. Without a doubt, the Canadians (i.e. the stormtroppers) are up to the task of giving everything on the grim battlefields of World War 1.

The battle scenes swing between barbarianism and humanitarianism on both sides. In the end, it's the Canadians' sense of duty that seems to win the day.

The story appeals to my patriotic pride in the men and women who serve their country in time of need. Three stars.

More reviews can be found here. 

The poem below originated in War World One.

In Flanders Fields by John McCrae

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


Posted by qualteam at 9:34 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, 24 February 2009 10:30 PM EST

Thursday, 26 February 2009 - 8:38 AM EST

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Tuesday, 31 March 2009 - 5:42 PM EDT

Name: "Barron"

Thanks for visiting.

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