Sunday, February 8, 2009

Multimedia addition

One more school/WW related post...for now anyway.
Little L went to bed early the past two nights after missing her nap both days, and the rest of us watched this:

I thought it was a great addition to our reading and we all learned a little something from it. I really liked the role of his conversion and how his strong belief in the Bible affected him and was represented in the movie (something that would never be shown in a film today, at least not positively). The first hour of the movie is building his character and showing who he is and where he came from with the second half delving into the war and related events. It doesn't have the speed or graphics of modern films (it was made in 1941 I believe) but in my opinion, is all the better for it!!!

Any more WWI related resources you might be aware of that we could look into?


  1. this was Nathan's favorite movie for a good 4 or 5 years when he was a younger boy. It's a WONDERFUL movie. Gary Cooper is such a doll. The turkey hunt is a favorite scene in our family.

  2. Brock & Bodie Thoene's (Christian authors) Shiloh Legacy Series starts off in WWI and works its way into the Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression, I believe. It's a series of 4-5 fictional books relating the lives of 3-4 guys who meet in the trenches. They do a great job of keeping all the history factual, while adding in characters that you can relate to. I loved the books and it really brought history to life. I own the books if you'd like to borrow them.