History Film / PathsOfGlory

10th Feb '17 11:50:07 AM CumbersomeTercel
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10th Feb '17 11:50:06 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FakeShemp: Timothy Carey was fired from the film for being difficult to work with, so a double was used for the [[spoiler:execution]].



* MoralEventHorizon: Mireau crosses it [[spoiler:when he orders the artillery to fire their own positions]]
6th Feb '17 11:55:52 PM Statzkeen
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1st Jan '17 11:25:02 PM morane
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* IDontLikeTheSoundOfThatPlace: The Anthill


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Colonel Dax and artillery captain Rousseau.
1st Jan '17 3:25:03 PM morane
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* MakeAnExampleOfThem: The execution of three innocent conscripts.


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* YouHaveFailedMe: General Mireau on his men.
1st Jan '17 12:06:12 PM morane
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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A9raud_R%C3%A9veilhac General Reveilhac]], on whom the character of General Broulard is based, ''was'' even worse in the RealLife.

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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A9raud_R%C3%A9veilhac General Reveilhac]], on whom the character of General Broulard Mireau is based, ''was'' even worse in the RealLife.



* MoralEventHorizon: Broulard crosses it [[spoiler:when he orders the artillery to fire their own positions]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: Broulard Mireau crosses it [[spoiler:when he orders the artillery to fire their own positions]]
1st Jan '17 11:41:08 AM morane
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* ArmiesAreEvil: The army orders a hopeless attack, and when it fails, randomly selects three men and sentences them to death in a KangarooCourt.

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* ArmiesAreEvil: The army orders a hopeless attack, and when it fails, randomly selects three men and sentences them to death in a KangarooCourt. To add insult on the injury, the three soldiers were [[{{conscription}} conscripts]] - basically forced to fight against their will.


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* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: Both the attack to The Anthill, and Colonel Dax's defence in the court-martial.


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** [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A9raud_R%C3%A9veilhac General Reveilhac]], on whom the character of General Broulard is based, ''was'' even worse in the RealLife.


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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The film is based on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Souain_corporals_affair Souan Corporals' Affair 1915]], when four innocent soldiers were executed to encourage the others.
1st Jan '17 11:30:13 AM morane
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* MoralEventHorizon: Broulard crosses it [[spoiler:when he orders the artillery to fire their own positions]]



* ScrewTheWarWerePartying: The generals' ball in the chateau at the same time when the enlisted men wallow in the mud in trenches.



%%* ShotAtDawn

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%%* ShotAtDawn* ShotAtDawn: The three innocent conscripts.



* ShotAtSunrise: Played straight.
1st Jan '17 11:04:54 AM morane
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* CannonFodder: How the generals treat their men.



* {{Conscription}}: French army in the WWI was based on ''levee en masse''.



* FridgeHorror: All French enlisted men and junior officers are [[{{conscription}} conscripts]] - they are forced to fight against their will.
* ForegoneConclusion: The French top brass wants to have the three innocent conscripts shot at any price. No matter what colonel Dax had dane, he would not have managed to save his men from execution.
* GeneralFailure: Both Mireau and Broulard.
* GeneralRipper: Mireau



* ShotAtSunrise: Played straight.




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* ZergRush: The usual WWI tactics on ''both'' sides. Fails miserably against fortified positions, such as The Anthill.
19th Dec '16 12:29:48 AM GonzoLink
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-->'''Dax:''' I apologize... for not being entirely honest with you. I apologize for not revealing my true feelings. I apologize, sir, for not telling you sooner that you're a degenerate, sadistic old man. And you can go to hell before I apologize to you now or ever again!

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-->'''Dax:''' I apologize... for not being entirely honest with you. I apologize for not revealing my true feelings. I apologize, sir, for not telling you sooner that you're a degenerate, sadistic old man. And you can go to hell HELL before I apologize to you now or ever again!
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