19 Apr

George Simmers, at the excellent Great War Fiction blog, is not happy with the latest BBC drama to touch upon the war.

…must the writer labour so hard to make sure we realise that war is a terrible thing? The only characters in favour of fighting the War are the  mindless brutes and bullies. All the nice characters are against the War. Joe, who went off optimistic in the first episode, has come back ravaged by what he has seen. Nobody shows any sense of why Britain is at war; it’s all futility and pointless suffering, so that grim rural life gets even grimmer.

Well worth reading, and lots more in the comments that follow.  It should go without saying that spoilers may lurk therein.


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