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Turns a Statistic into a Human Story,
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This review is from: In Which We Serve (Special Edition) [DVD]  (DVD)
This film was made and released in 1942, at the height of World War 2, a crucial year in the battle of the Atlantic.
It tells the story of a ship, from its construction to its sinking. We see the home lives of the crew, from the dinner parties of the captain to the kitchen sinks of the crew. Some are killed, and some survive. It reminds us of the very human tragedy of loss of life in the war, which can seem like just a statistic sixty odd years later. The sense of duty and camaraderie amongst the crew is truly touching.
The picture quality is not the best, but it is perfectly watchable. The film shows us the sacrifices that previous generations made to keep us free.