Boy Soldier – A Decent Soviet WWII film

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      Passionate Progressive
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      At times I thought a little overly sentimental, this film was a good watch for a couple of reasons….Though not central to the story, it gave what I thought was an accurate portrayal of working dogs as medic assistants on the battle-field….someone must have done some good research…What I can tell German Shepherds, surplus when their highly honed skills were no longer needed as sheep herders, first did this kind of work in WWI….But as I said, that wasn’t central to the story…

      Excellent portrayals of wars’ (from sanctions to hot wars) impacts on the most vulnerable, good suspense and based on true events….Worth the time to watch…With subtitles and free on youtube.

       

      The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

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      Black LeBaron
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      Thanks for the recommenation.  I just finished watching it and enjoyed it quite a bit.  You’re right, it’s a bit oversentimental at times, but very good.  There is lots about this kid online.  Here’s one article–

      https://www.warhistoryonline.com/world-war-ii/youngest-soldier-of-wwii.html

      Great men are almost always bad men.
      --Lord Acton

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        Yes, some of the plot elements were kind of fantastic…The little boy who was the actor did such a fantastic job.

        The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.....Martin Luther King '63

        It takes all the technical proficiency our system can provide to make up for the woeful lack of popular support and political savvy of most of the regimes that the West has thus far sought to prop up.........Bernard Fall

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