THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD (Theatrical Release USA 2018)

Ben Meyers’ Rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì 

They Shall Not Grow Old uses a unique platform to present its story that emphasizes the human side of World I soldiers from their reasons for enlistment through field engagement to their final return home where they find themselves completely alienated from their families, neighborhoods, and where job opportunities are nearly non-existent. The superlative research has had extensive access to old war records and becomes a work of art as much as a documentation of World War I. The movie relies almost entirely on an innovative narration process that completely dominates the film. 

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This documentary covers World War I from a highly humanitarian perspective. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Peter Jackson for directing efforts. Thank you to Producers Clare Olssen and Peter Jackson for making the film possible. 

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Yes. Overall, this is a terrific documentary that would serve very well in a museum room dedicated to educating the public about World War I and soldiers’ viewpoints about why they enlisted, how they survived, how they felt about the opposing side after the war, and what it was like to return home.

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