Monday, March 2, 2009

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori


A couple months ago I watched a film called Johnny Got His Gun. It was an adaptation of an anti war novel by Dalton Trumbo, which I've not read. I'd been meaning to watch it for a long time. 

It's about a young man who fought in World War One and was hit by an exploding artillery shell. He woke up in hospital, horribly mutilated, with no arms, no legs, no face, no jaw and no senses except the sense of touch but with his mind fully intact.

The full film is on YouTube in ten parts. The first one can be found here

This film had a pretty profound effect on me.



xChrisx said...

Landmines has taken my sight
Taken my speech
Taken my hearing
Taken my arms
Taken my legs
Taken my soul
Left me with life in hell yeeeeeeah

DERRY said...

Wilfred Owen.