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Propaganda at it's best
on 13 January 2009
OK I recognise this film is pure propoganda but given that it was made in 1941 dose that suprise you. In a "true story" 1914 Alvin York Starts the film as a rebel rousing drunk who to win the heart of his girl he tries to buy better land than the farm he comes from. To afford the land he undertakes many jobs and finishes at a hunting compitition, Alvin wins but is cheated out of the land. As he plots revenge he has a conversion to Christianity, but by then it is 1917 When the USA entered World War 1. Alvin tries to avoid The Army due to his beliefs but is taken any way. The Officers at his training camp give him a book, The History of the Unighted States to try and convise him that some times war is necersary. Following some soul searching Alvin agrees to go to war and is sent to France. His Unit goes into Action andAlvin becomes the higgest decorated American Soldier in all of WW1.
This is a great film with good action and a great story.