By now we have all heard of or seen the trailer for the blockbuster movie, 1917. The story of two British soldiers in World War I who were selected to deliver an urgent message to a British regiment to stop an attack against the Germans. If the message is not delivered in time and the British army proceeded with the attack, they would be led into an ambush and 1,600 British soldiers would be massacred. To make the mission more personal, one of the soldiers to deliver the message, Lance Corporal Blake has a brother in the regiment that is about to be ambushed. The suspense-filled movie is a race against time through WWI trenches, "no man's land", and enemies, to deliver an important message to save thousands of lives.
To ensure that I don't introduce spoilers for the movie, I won't mention any specifics that would alter the way the story is told. But it is worth noting that World War I was a devastating war. Also known as The Great War, because it was so terrible. It was known at