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Posted by Hannah on Mar 2nd 2020
The film 1917, tells the story of two British soldiers (Lance Corporals William Schofield and Tom Blake) who are called up for the task of delivering a message about an attack during World War I that was doomed to fail, potentially jeopardizing the lives of 1,600 men. Adding gravity to the impending danger, Tom Blake’s brother, Lieutenant Joseph Blake was to be taking part in this offensive against the retreating Germans, which was ultimately leading into a trap.
Inspired by his grandfather’s war stories, the movie was directed, co-written and produced by Sam Mendes, and has received considerable praise including ten nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards, and winner of Best Motion Picture at the 77th Golden Globe Awards, among others.
The Washington Post WWI book includes comprehensive coverage of World War I from the Washington Post beginning with the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo, 6th June 1914, closely followed by Austria's declaration of war against Servia, and beyond. The book can be embossed with the recipient’s name and makes a terrific addition to any library. Get $10 off with coupon code WW1917.