History Film / PathsOfGlory

24th Mar '16 1:20:55 PM eroock
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->"''Patriotism [...] the last refuge of a scoundrel, sir''"
-->'''Colonel Dax''', quoting Creator/SamuelJohnson.

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->"''Patriotism ->''Patriotism [...] the last refuge of a scoundrel, sir''"
-->'''Colonel
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-->--- '''Colonel
Dax''', quoting Creator/SamuelJohnson.
Creator/SamuelJohnson



* OpeningNarration: Exposing the early stages of WWI and the stalemate after the battle of the Marne and as of 1916.

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* OpeningNarration: OpeningMonologue: Exposing the early stages of WWI and the stalemate after the battle of the Marne and as of 1916.
10th Feb '16 2:13:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Expy : of Charles De Gaulle and Philippe Pétain, presumably. You have a (De Gaulle was not actuallly Colonel at the time, ok) decent young Colonel facing an old, terrible and despisable General.
26th Jan '16 5:20:16 PM CaesarTropus
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* Expy : of Charles De Gaulle and Philippe Pétain, presumably. You have a (De Gaulle was not actuallly Colonel at the time, ok) decent young Colonel facing an old, terrible and despisable General.
14th Oct '15 3:54:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* SillyRabbitCynicismIsForLosers: Colonel Dax turns General Broulard's dismissal of Dax's idealism back on the General with a single resigned remark.
-->'''General Broulard:''' We're fighting a war, Dax, a war that we've got to win. Those men didn't fight, so they were shot. You bring charges against General Mireau, so I insist that he answer them. Wherein have I done wrong?
-->'''Colonel Dax:''' Because you don't know the answer to that question... I pity you.
17th Apr '15 2:02:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* GaulsWithGrenades: Virtually all of the characters in the Film are French Military. [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Considering this is an anti-war movie, that gives you a good idea of how this will go.]]



* WorldWarOne

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* WorldWarOne
18th Mar '15 12:42:07 PM JujuP
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* CourtMartialed: Three soldiers are court-martialled for cowardice and disobeying orders after refusing to participate in a suicidal attack. It was going to be 100 men but the general is talked into only charging three, one from each company.
16th Feb '15 11:18:29 AM Aquila89
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* WarIsHell: The movie carries a deep anti-war message. The French generals are portrayed as hypocrites with little (if any) regard for the lives of their soldiers, the whole campaign is absurd and the so-called military justice is a joke.

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* WarIsHell: The movie carries a deep anti-war (and anti-military) message. The French generals are portrayed as hypocrites with little (if any) regard for the lives of their soldiers, the whole campaign is absurd and the so-called military justice is a joke.
1st Jan '15 9:41:05 PM redandready45
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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Colonel Dax does everything in his power to save his men from the gallows and expose Mireau for the self-serving git he is. Broulard thinks Dax is just another opportunist after Mireau's job, and is stunned when he angrily refuses, and thinks of Dax as just the village idiot.
21st Dec '14 8:06:04 PM damus2300
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* CoversAlwaysLie: Posters like the page image tries fooling viewers into believing this is an action flick when really its more a courtroom drama.
10th Aug '14 12:55:57 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: The three innocent men are executed. When Dax returns to his troops, he's informed that they're ordered to return to the front immediately.]]

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: The DownerEnding: [[spoiler:The three innocent men are executed. When Dax returns to his troops, he's informed that they're ordered to return to the front immediately.]]



* [[spoiler:ShotAtDawn]]

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* [[spoiler:ShotAtDawn]]%%* ShotAtDawn
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