WWI ended 100 years ago this year, on the 11th day of the 11th month at 11am.
Originally called Armistice Day, we now call it Veteran’s Day in honor and recognition of all who have served our nation in the armed forces.
There are not as many movies about the First World War as there are the Second, but below are a few that our collections librarian, Esther, recommends watching to commemorate the anniversary. Each of these is available for checkout at the Rolfing Library.
- Although it is one of the saddest movies that I have ever seen, Testament of Youth (2014), based on a memoir, provides a woman’s perspective on WWI.
- Sergeant York (1941) is the true story of an American WWI hero who was drafted into the War even though fighting was against his religious beliefs.
- War Horse (2011) shows that not only did many men lose their lives in the Great War, but so did 8 million horses.
- All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) is about the horrors of being a soldier (on the German side) during WWI, and is based on the devastating but great classic book bearing the same title.