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Try to make sure you see this, Sir Peter Jackson restored this footage of Soldiers from WW1, which by the way ended 100 years ago, The restoration project was painstakingly done, colour and sound added, This really is how the WW1 was seen at the time


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Barbara K (61)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 1:46 pm
Thanks, my dear friend. I come from a long line of Military people. Just a few years ago, my granddaughter was wounded in Iraq. I hope they end these hideous wars now or sooner.

Janine V (105)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 1:55 pm
Thank you, dear Wendy. So important to acknowledge. I echo your comments, Barbara. Sorry to hear that your granddaughter was wounded.

TomCat S (128)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 1:58 pm
Thanks Wendy! 😻

wendy k (163)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 2:09 pm
Thank you all, this film is so impressive, and restored as a tribute, and the hope we humans will one day see the light, and futility of war, i wear a purple poppy alongside my red poppy, remembering the animals of war & conflict,
they are so let down by the services today, no heroes welcome for retired service dogs, who helped sniff out mines, 100's are destroyed on retirement, due to mostly no long term homes, found for them, what a way to thank them, makes me weep for them.
But we must never forget their sacrifice, along side our relatives, both of my grandfathers served in both world wars Lest we forget xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Martin H (8)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 3:25 pm
Thank you, Wendy.

Animae C (508)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 3:36 pm
WOW!!!! The restored footage is amazing, WTG Peter Jackson!!!
i hope it will be screened in Australia!

So sorry to hear about your granddaughter Barbara!

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun & in the morning
We will remember them. 🌹

Today marks 100 years since the moment on November 11th, 1918
when the guns on the Western Front fell silent and World War 1 was over.
(It's the 11th here)

Thanx so much Wendy

Animae C (508)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 3:37 pm

wendy k (163)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 3:57 pm
Yes Animae, it's quite remarkable, and becomes very real, i so hope you get to see it in full, Amazing when you know you are watching soldiers , people from 100 years ago, looking as if they were here right now, - well they are thanks to Peter Jackson
Forgot to say sorry to hear that Barbara, and thanks again care2 comrades xxxxxxxx

Animae C (508)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 4:16 pm
i can't wait to see it in full & have been searching the net for Aussie screenings but nothing yet!
Probably next year for us!

Nita L (127)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 4:25 pm
Thank you Wendy. I looked the film up and it will be released here in the US in December. I'm marking my calendar to go and see it.

Animae C (508)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 4:30 pm
Oh my goodness i found it, it's screening today (being the 11th here) throughout Australia!!!!

MmAway M (520)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 5:16 pm
Brilliant My father did 4 tours as a paratrooper Marine into Iwo Jima, No wonder he never talked about that WAR!
Found out only 2,000 Marines were there rest were NAVY WOW so much horror to all of these young men.,

Winn Adams (179)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 5:21 pm

Sally A (64)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 5:48 pm
Thanks Wendy. Great vid. We should never forget the animals as well who served along side.

MmAway M (520)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 5:53 pm
YES POST Those Animals! OMG I won't post, but Wendy post the Animals....please darling

TY Sally for the Animals on Veterans Day! I will look for a video but will leave this mostly too Wendy!

Lucy S (46)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 6:12 pm
Thanks to all who shared additional information for others to read. Nita!, thanks for the info about when this film will be released in the US. I will definitely see it. Thanks to Wendy for the post! My dear father, who passed on Dec.30th 2017, was a pilot in WWII. He lived 98 years and a fairly happy life, but the scars from that war were with him to his last day.

Shanta B (47)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 6:18 pm
Shared with as many as I could and also on my FB wall. Thanks Wendy for this amazing clip.
Barbara any war is awful for the civilians . They serve the purpose of the warmongering politicians and the arms manufacturers and dealers only. Hope your granddaughter is better now.

Colleen L (3)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 6:24 pm
Excellent video. Sir Peter Jackson did a remarkable job restoring such heart touching footage of these soldiers.
My father served as did other members of my family. Sorry to hear of your granddaughter, Barbara, getting injured. Bless all who have ever served.
Thanks Wendy

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 7:11 pm
My grandad Stan was in the RAF. I still think about him. Noted. Thank you.

Shirley S (187)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 8:02 pm
Thank you Wendy for the video which I have shared. My father survived that war minus his left thumb. He never spoke about the horrors & always retained his good humour . My older brother was a gunner in the 2nd war. May they both RIP.

Sue L (73)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 8:13 pm
Thank you for sharing Wendy. God bless all who have served-human and animal alike. i wish there could be a permanent ending to war.

Giana P (398)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 9:14 pm
Thank you Wendy for sharing. No more wars!! I wish there could be some truth in this but human nature overrides our emotions...

Millie O'Connor (153)
Saturday November 10, 2018, 11:14 pm
Thanks, Wendy dear. Sir Peter Jackson is such an amazing director. Looking forward to seeing this in December. Thanks for that info, Nita! My dad fought in WWII. He never really talked about it, at least not the horrendous things he must have seen. He had his share of scars. Barbara, I'm sorry to hear your granddaughter was wounded in Iraq. Hope she's doing fine now.

Melisa B (0)
Sunday November 11, 2018, 12:44 am
Thanks for this

wendy k (163)
Sunday November 11, 2018, 4:31 am
Sally & Marilyn did you see my first comment, re- the animals, ? War Horse is a great film, so many animals were "used" to help the war effort, pigeons, had their own gas masks, Dogs saved so many lives, in search & rescue, The dogs in the army today, provide comfort to serving soldiers, helping them relax bringing moments of happiness and normality to the soldiers.- far from home.
But the reason i posted about this film, it is so much more than a "great vid"
Peter Jackson trawled through 100 hours of film footage, bringing in specialists to lip read the conversations happening then in the trenches by the soldiers, he then synced voices to match the men talking, even adding regional accents, This film is much much more than a restoration, this film brings the men back to life, we are hearing and watching , the actual people at that time 100 years ago.
Sorry to go no, but the skill of this "Docu/film" cannot be praised enough, Some of the people talking are someone's, Father/ Brother/Uncle/Brother/ Son. Like many who have commented, my GrandFather's went through both wars, My Father served in ww2, my uncle's as well, Not forgetting my Mother who was left here, but went into the factories, like many thousands of women.
If anyone has a film about the animals who served and serve in wars, do post, i will look to see has one been made, love hugs have a peaceful Remembrance Sunday,
Animae so glad you found out it is being shown in Australia today / yesterday for you :) xxxxxxxxxxx

Animae C (508)
Sunday November 11, 2018, 4:44 am
Screenings in Australia ;

Joan How (118)
Sunday November 11, 2018, 6:38 am
My father-in-law lied about his age and joined up to serve in WW1 at the age of 15. He received the Military Medal when he was 18 for saving and carrying off the field of battle (Somme) his officer when he was wounded. He died aged 64 years of TB which was a result of being gassed.
We have watched the moving ceremony this morning, my husband always watches and has also attended. It isn't about the leaders, politicians etc but the 'common man' who fought for democracy. It is due to these that I have the freedom I have today.

Sadly animals have always been used by man during wars, and will probably continue to be used...the purple poppy designed in commemoration stands for 'those who have no choice.' I wear a large 'silve' poppy with a purple animal pawprint at its heart and I wear it every day....for all animals 'who have no choice; those in laboratories, those held captive, etc. I will continue to wear it daily until such time as there will be need to any longer.
kind regards, Joan

Roberto MARINI (88)
Sunday November 11, 2018, 8:26 am
noted thanks

wendy k (163)
Sunday November 11, 2018, 9:23 am
Just realised here in the U K - , it's being shown, on BBC2 9:30 pm tonight Sunday 11 November which also means if by chance you cannot view it tonight, it will be on "Iplayer" - I believe the info i just wrote is correct, but please do check it out, thanks again everyone xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Knud Thirup (53)
Sunday November 11, 2018, 10:57 am

Dawn M (141)
Sunday November 11, 2018, 1:03 pm
Thank you Wendy!

Terrie Phenicie (37)
Sunday November 11, 2018, 2:42 pm
Thank you Wendy for sharing this remarkable film, It is truly awesome.

Walter F (128)
Sunday November 11, 2018, 3:34 pm
Thanks Wendy that is an amazing restoration My grandfather survived the war but came back with a ruined body and died several years later.Four other family members did not.They walk now in at our side ,they have become divine.Their names shall live forevermore.

Past Member (0)
Sunday November 11, 2018, 3:42 pm
My mum just told me that about her uncle and my grandad. Grandad Stan fought in Burma. I think he is more likely had been in the army and not the RAF. As mum can't remember. As she was only 12/13 at the time. I had missed the film. Thank you again for posting. Hugs.

MmAway M (520)
Sunday November 11, 2018, 3:45 pm
Saw your post and I am trying to put up, but getting kicked around!

Sue L (73)
Monday November 12, 2018, 3:09 am
I really want to see this documentary and my husband does too. It doesn't appear to be playing here yet.

Joan How (118)
Monday November 12, 2018, 8:26 am
It has been so interesting to read the family connections and the stories relating to WW1. The film is truly remarkable and I do hope all will be able to access it.

kind regards, Joan

Sheryl G (359)
Monday November 12, 2018, 10:11 am
Thank you Nita for telling those of us who live in the US the film will be shown in Dec. as this clip said a one day viewing was on Oct. 16th. I saw this same clip aired on the TV news show but they didn't mention it would be playing in Dec.

I posted a link that explains the color of poppies and where you can obtain them, including the purple for the animals. If anyone would like to see it and perhaps order the other poppies to have for next year the link is here THE DIFFERENT COLORS OF POPPIES EXPLAINED AND WHERE TO OBTAIN THEM

Sara P (53)
Monday November 12, 2018, 11:03 am
Dear Wendy, thanks a lot for sharing this precious documentary, to help us to remember humans and also animals during this terrible war. Honoring and remembering who sacrifice their lives for the freedom. Peace and Love!!!! xOx

penny C (83)
Monday November 12, 2018, 1:55 pm
Thanks Wendy.

wendy k (163)
Monday November 12, 2018, 4:56 pm
I watched this last night, wow wow, it is hard to believe it was not made in colour to start off, (no way does this look colourised) .
700 hundred computers did their job, it is a work of art, at times you cannot believe, you are watching a film - filmed 100 years ago,
it isn't at times an easy watch, but then this is a film of war, in all it's truth.
Really do watch,
Peter Jackson has done his Grandfather / our grandfathers / relatives proud .

Animae C (508)
Monday November 12, 2018, 5:20 pm
Thanx for the review Wendy, not that i doubted it would be anything but FANTASTIC from the trailer!!!
i can't wait to see it!!

Pat B (356)
Tuesday November 13, 2018, 3:05 am
Thank you, Wendy for this information.
Will go view this when it's here in the US.
Great comments also!!

TOM TREE (247)
Tuesday November 13, 2018, 9:56 am
Thank You for Sharing .....

Diane E (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2018, 12:34 pm
Thank you. I can absolutely understand now the horrors that my older relatives went through and why some of them were left with profound shock and changes to their personalities. One great-uncle came back barely able to communicate as he had developed a disabling stammer through shock and trauma.

Heather L (3)
Wednesday November 14, 2018, 12:29 pm
My sister saw this in the theatre in the UK last weekend and said it was amazing. Unfortunately, my local theatre didn't show it, hopefully it will air on tv or online soon.

Sara G (104)
Thursday November 15, 2018, 7:27 am
Thanks Wendy

Monica R (28)
Saturday November 17, 2018, 12:35 pm
Noted. Thank Wendy

Bobby M (5)
Sunday November 18, 2018, 6:35 am

Sunday November 25, 2018, 4:41 am
Thanks for sharing.

Kay M (46)
Tuesday December 18, 2018, 9:45 pm
Good evening THANK YOU WENDY K. for forwarding this notice of article to me last month- I am sorry it took so long to note and comment on this -due to health and computer problems- CARE 2 NEEDS TO HELP ME -get my accounts emails -comments and group postings sent directly to email in box daily --- sincerely KAY M

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Monday January 14, 2019, 3:21 am
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