History Film / Deathwatch2002

10th Jun '17 4:37:30 PM lolface123
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* EldritchLocation: Wherever the squad have gone, it's taken a match to the rule book of physics and flips off such a thing as night and day, changing from one to the other and back unpredictably and quickly.
20th Feb '17 12:47:35 AM Alceister
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* AnachronismStew: Not very overt, but there are some inconsistencies, especially with the weapons. The Lee-Enfield rifles wielded by the soldiers are WWII-era variants of the rifle (the WWI rifle being harder to come by at the time). But the most obvious example by far is the surprisingly small radio receiver they find and repair. No country had military or civilian radios that small and advanced during WWI. It would fit better in the 1920s. In addition, most of the German rifles are actually WWII-era [=Kar98k=]'s, instead of the Gewehr 98s they should have been using.

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* AnachronismStew: Not very overt, but there are some inconsistencies, especially with the weapons. The Lee-Enfield rifles wielded by the soldiers are WWII-era variants of the rifle (the WWI rifle being harder to come by at the this time). But the most obvious example by far is the surprisingly small radio receiver they find and repair. No country had military or civilian radios that small and advanced during WWI. It would fit better in the 1920s. In addition, most of the German rifles are actually WWII-era [=Kar98k=]'s, instead of the Gewehr 98s they should have been using.
8th Nov '16 9:44:57 PM TheWildWestPyro
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* AnachronismStew: Not very overt, but there are some inconsistencies. The Lee-Enfield rifles wielded by the soldiers are a later, WWII-era version of the model (the WWI version being harder to come by). But the most obvious example by far is the surprisingly small radio receiver they find and repair. No country had military or civilian radios that small and advanced during WWI. It would fit better in the 1920s. In addition, most of the German rifles are actually WWII-era [=Kar98k=]'s.
%%* AxCrazy: Quinn (Andy Serkis) is about as Axe Crazy as a character can get.

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* AnachronismStew: Not very overt, but there are some inconsistencies. inconsistencies, especially with the weapons. The Lee-Enfield rifles wielded by the soldiers are a later, WWII-era version variants of the model rifle (the WWI version rifle being harder to come by).by at the time). But the most obvious example by far is the surprisingly small radio receiver they find and repair. No country had military or civilian radios that small and advanced during WWI. It would fit better in the 1920s. In addition, most of the German rifles are actually WWII-era [=Kar98k=]'s.
[=Kar98k=]'s, instead of the Gewehr 98s they should have been using.
%%* AxCrazy: Quinn (Andy Serkis) is about as Axe Crazy as a character can get. The [[CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns Bergmann MP-18]] also makes an appearance. Its correct for the time period, as the SMG started being introduced in small numbers in 1916, but should be using the "snail drum" instead of a stick magazine.
3rd Jun '16 11:48:02 PM Doug86
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Set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, a group of British soldiers "go over the top" in an assault against German lines. However, in the middle of the battle, a mysterious fog descends upon the battlefield and the night suddenly turns into day. Hours later, they finally stumble upon the German trenches only to find a mere 3 German soldiers, petrified and pointing their guns down their own trenches. The British soldiers call for them to surrender, but the Germans are more scared of something in the trench than them. After murdering two of them and torturing the third, the British troops begin exploring the trench, only to find the bodies of more Germans, seemingly killed by friendly fire. Even stranger, the trenches seem to lead nowhere, simply doubling back on themselves. With a prisoner babbling about demons, impenetrable fog, and a broken radio, they quickly form a defensive position and wait for reinforcements that never come.

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Set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, a group of British soldiers "go over the top" in an assault against German lines. However, in the middle of the battle, a mysterious fog descends upon the battlefield and the night suddenly turns into day. Hours later, they finally stumble upon the German trenches only to find a mere 3 German soldiers, petrified and pointing their guns down their own trenches. The British soldiers call for them to surrender, but the Germans are more scared of something in the trench than them. After murdering two of them and torturing the third, the British troops begin exploring the trench, only to find the bodies of more Germans, seemingly killed by friendly fire. Even stranger, the trenches seem to lead nowhere, simply doubling back on themselves. With a prisoner babbling about demons, impenetrable fog, and a broken radio, they quickly form a defensive position and wait for reinforcements that never come.



* FogOfDoom: Hey, it's UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne. Fog of Doom is already all over the damn place.

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* FogOfDoom: Hey, it's UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Fog of Doom is already all over the damn place.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Unabashedly cynical in it's portrayal of TheSquad, whose members are mostly [[HumansAreBastards bastards]] at best and [[AxCrazy violent]] [[SociopathicSoldier psychos]] at worst. Needless to say, the image of the [[IronWoobie tragic]] [[StiffUpperLip yet cheerful]] "Tommies" seen in British UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne propaganda [[{{Deconstruction}} gets completely shattered]]...

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Unabashedly cynical in it's portrayal of TheSquad, whose members are mostly [[HumansAreBastards bastards]] at best and [[AxCrazy violent]] [[SociopathicSoldier psychos]] at worst. Needless to say, the image of the [[IronWoobie tragic]] [[StiffUpperLip yet cheerful]] "Tommies" seen in British UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI propaganda [[{{Deconstruction}} gets completely shattered]]...
26th Nov '15 5:17:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent[=/=]WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Is Bradford supposed to be Canadian or British ?
26th Nov '15 5:16:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[RiverOfInsanity Trench Of Insanity]]
26th Nov '15 5:15:38 AM Morgenthaler
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** Regards the SMLE, the UsefulNotes/WW1 version (the No.1 MkIII or MkIII*) is not difficult to come by at all: the Australians went on making them until after World War 2.
* AxCrazy[=/=]BloodKnight: Quinn (Andy Serkis) is about as Axe Crazy as a character can get.

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** Regards the SMLE, the UsefulNotes/WW1 version (the No.1 MkIII or MkIII*) is not difficult to come by at all: the Australians went on making them until after World War 2.
* AxCrazy[=/=]BloodKnight:
%%* AxCrazy: Quinn (Andy Serkis) is about as Axe Crazy as a character can get.



* PsychologicalHorror[=/=]SurrealHorror: It's implied that, [[spoiler: rather than 'crazy unexplained barbed-wire magic', [[YourMindMakesitReal the cause of the company's fate may have been collective madness]] - wandering into a maze-like trench filled with dead Germans without contact from your superiors for weeks is bound to do this kind of thing to you.]]
** Or to give the writer a little more credit:[[spoiler: They all died in the initial attack, the trench is a form of Purgatory, and the German is an angel[=/=]demon who's purpose is to test the morality of their characters. Those that fail die and stay in the trench, those that succeed get to leave it. Notice that this makes a lot more sense, given what's mentioned in the Foreshadowing entry.]]



** UpperClassTwit[=/=]TheNeidermeyer: Captain Jennings. Particularly [[{{Narm}} narmy]] when he definitely [[GoMadFromTheIsolation goes off his nut]].

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** UpperClassTwit[=/=]TheNeidermeyer: %%** UpperClassTwit: Captain Jennings. Particularly [[{{Narm}} narmy]] when he definitely [[GoMadFromTheIsolation goes off his nut]].



** And if you accept the purgatory interpretation, HellIsWar.
26th Nov '15 5:13:52 AM Morgenthaler
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** UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: private [=McNess=], token stereotypical Black Watch (Highland Regiment) soldier.



* UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne: The setting is the western front, presumably in the later stages of the war (cca 1917). And it's as muddy and [[{{Mordor}} grim]] as ever...
26th Nov '15 5:12:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* ADateWithRosiePalms: All Starinski wanted...

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* CluelessAesop

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* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: Starinski, almost. But only with himself.]]

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* %%* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: Starinski, almost. But only with himself.]]



* GainaxEnding
* GenreBlindness: Both played straight and averted.

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* OnlySaneMan: [[KidHero Charlie]] and, to a questionable extent, private Chevasse and doc Fairweather.
* OurGhostsAreDifferent

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* %%* OnlySaneMan: [[KidHero Charlie]] and, to a questionable extent, private Chevasse and doc Fairweather.
* %%* OurGhostsAreDifferent



* PsychoPartyMember: Overtly Quinn, and later [[spoiler: Bradford]].

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* %%* PsychoPartyMember: Overtly Quinn, and later [[spoiler: Bradford]].



* TheReveal: [[spoiler:The German soldier at the end.]]

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** SergeantRock: sergeant Tate

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** %%** SergeantRock: sergeant Tate



** TheEngineer[=/=][[spoiler: TheFundamentalist[=/=]BewareTheNiceOnes]]: [[CanadaEh private Bradford]]
** PsychoForHire: private Quinn
** ColdSniper: private Starinski
** TheMedic[=/=]MauveShirt: Doc Fairweather

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** %%** TheEngineer[=/=][[spoiler: TheFundamentalist[=/=]BewareTheNiceOnes]]: [[CanadaEh private Bradford]]
** %%** PsychoForHire: private Quinn
** %%** ColdSniper: private Starinski
** %%** TheMedic[=/=]MauveShirt: Doc Fairweather



** RedShirt[=/=]SacrificialLamb: private Chevasse

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** %%** RedShirt[=/=]SacrificialLamb: private Chevasse



* WarIsHell: Oh yes. By miles.

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* %%* WarIsHell: Oh yes. By miles.



* WorldOfHam: All of the soldiers, with the possible exception of the German.

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* %%* WorldOfHam: All of the soldiers, with the possible exception of the German.
26th Nov '15 5:07:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: GainaxEnding]]

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* [[spoiler: GainaxEnding]]GainaxEnding



* [[spoiler:OurGhostsAreDifferent]]

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* [[spoiler:OurGhostsAreDifferent]]OurGhostsAreDifferent
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