Gilbert's War is an animated short film about one young man's extraordinary rescue from no-man's land on a french battlefield during the First World War. An uplifting tale of the power of the human spirit amid the horror of the trenches, Gilbert's War will reinforce your faith in humankind.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I'm a big fan of tanks, as my family will testify. I have several books on the subject of armoured vehicles and mobile artillery. One of my favourite 'rhomboid' design vehicles is the british Mark IV, which saw action in the battle of Cambrai on November 20, 1917.
This is the kind of vehicle mentioned in Conan-Doyle's account, and would have featured heavily in my grandad's memories of that battle, lumbering on at a stately 3.7 MPH. Somehow I'm going to recreate these steel beasts for 'Gilbert's War'.