Before 1917: revisiting the greatest first world war movies
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The release of Sam Mendes’s Oscar-tipped first world war thriller places it in a limited subset of films covering a harrowing and violent period of time

About 35 minutes into Peter Weir’s Gallipoli, Archy (Mark Lee) and Frank (Mel Gibson), two champion-level sprinters from Australia, are trudging their way through 50 miles of desert in a desperate effort to make it to Perth and enlist to serve their country in the first world war. Along the way, they encounter a grizzled camel driver who doesn’t...

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