Caslon5billion saidDid anybody else who saw it have trouble following it?
I tried watching it last night and it seems so disjointed. I had a hard time following the characters even.
I found it uneven, but overall I liked it because I thought the war scenes were very well done (if a bit graphic). From what I have read and heard from relatives who were there, World War I was especially brutal for the fighting soldiers. I remember my Grandfather (he commanded an artillery gun crew) telling me how he lost his hearing in his left ear because his crew did not wake him up when they started firing again. He had been awake for 60 straight hours and they felt sorry for him. It was typical though of those that served, that they never talked about their war experiences. He did not talk about them until his 90th birthday in 1978. It gives an indication of how traumatic the memories were.
It is hard for people alive today to imagine what an impact World War I had on Canada. For a country with only 8 million people (about the same population as Chicago), to lose 60,000 military personnel is equivalent to the USA losing about 2.28 million people in the Iraq war.