Film Review: THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD (UK 2018) ***** TOP 10

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A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.


Peter Jackson

Un-reputedly the best documentary of 2018,  hands down, THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD arrives right between Remembrance Day and Christmas, an appropriate time for good cheer to celebrate the heroism of man, less we forget.  The setting are the front lines, as the closing credits proudly declare – shot on location on the Western Front between 1914 and 1918 during the First World War WWI.

The film was created using original footage of World War I from the Imperial War Museums’ archives, most of it previously unseen, alongside audio from BBC and IWM interviews of British servicemen who fought in the conflict.  The first 30 minutes  of the film is black and white, turning then into colour,  with most of the footage colourised…

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