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For those suffering,
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The reviewers have described the film's historical and biographical background, I will mention the healing effect this film could have on others who have suffered, like the Kiplings, the loss of someone close to them, particularly in war and particularly when they feel in some way responsible for that death. I'd also strongly recommend that you watch one of the special features, the interviews of those who acted in the film. Doing so certainly deepened my appreciation.
Finally, as someone who has written on the Great War, I will note that the film is true to both the zeal with which the young men of 1914 enlisted and the horrors that greeted them when they reached the trenches. Many only made sense of that horror by regarding it, in the words of H. G. Wells, as "the war to end all war." In that they would be sorely disappointed. More than perhaps any other war, the unfinished business of the First World War lay the foundation for the Second.
Of course, not everyone felt that way. G. K. Chesterton, whose brother would die at the war's end, warned that telling the later waves of soldiers, more reluctant than the first, that they were fighting to end war itself made no more sense that telling a workman reluctantly about to depart for his day's labors, that he was about to engage in the "work to end all work." Wars can only prevented one at a time, he stressed, by displaying the same wisdom, foresight and courage that is necessary to win a war. In 1932 he would go still further and warn that unless something was soon done, Germany would drag Europe into war that would make the first look like nothing. He laid particular blame on the "young men of 1914" who'd criticized their elders for not preventing the Great War. Those young men, he pointed out, were now the "old men" in charge. What, he asked, were they doing to prevent another war? The answer would prove to be "almost nothing."
Chesterton's solution was not a League of Nations tasked with the impossible, preventing all wars everywhere. His solution was the same NATO-like alliance targeting a specific foe that prevented the Third World War. Germany would turn east, he warned, and try to conquer the smaller new nations created in the aftermath of WWI. He even predicted in 1932 that the next war would begin over a border dispute between Poland and Germany, precisely what happened in 1939. Only by protecting countries such as Poland and Czechoslovakia, could Britain and France protect themselves.
--Michael W. Perry, Chesterton on War and Peace: Battling the Ideas and Movements that Led to Nazism and World War II