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A must for anyone interested in the American Civil War,
This review is from: Glory [VHS]  (VHS Tape)
This is a fabulous film portraying the struggles of Black Americans for the right to fight for their country. It charts the 54th Massachusetts Regiment from it's politically motivated formation to some of the bloody battles in which it fought - with bravery and distinction.
Matthew Broderick is brilliant as the young Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, on whose letters home the script is derived, and Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman give the performance of their lives as soldiers who finally realise that what they are in fact fighting for, as with any soldier, is the only family they have ever had...their Regiment.
A historical masterpiece which I could watch time and time again.