Oh! What a Lovely War DVD|
The tragedy of World War I is redefined in bawdy music-hall terms presented as the ""new attraction"" at the Brighton Amusement Pier complete with syrupy cheer-up songs shooting galleries free prizes and a scoreboard toting up the dead The Story focuses mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) whose five sons enlist and end up as cannon fodder. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching songs of the soldiers and many scenes portray some ofrom£3.30 | RRP:
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Richard Attenborough&39;s directorial debut OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR is a riotous thought-provoking satire on the follies of war based on the stage musical of the same name Set during World War I the story revolves around the Smith family whose five sons enlist in the army only to end up as cannon fodder Told through the words and music of soldiers&39; marching songs the harsh reality of war is offset by a distinctly irreverent British humour And who said war had to be depressing?
Classic World War One musical directed by Richard Attenborough. The movie revolves around the words of the marching songs of the soldiers, and many scenes portray some of the more famous (and infamous) incidents of the war, including the assassination of Duke Ferdinand, the Christmas meeting between British and German soldiers in no-mans-land, and the wiping out by their own side of a force of Irish soldiers newly arrived at the front, after successfully capturing a ridge that had been contested for some time.
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