Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory was a powerful anti-war motion picture made in 1957.  It depicts the horrors of trench warfare in World War I, and it illustrates the dehumanizing effects of warfare.  The story describes the travails of members of a French battalion on the front line during the third year of the Great War.  The […]

In Flanders Fields

Every Memorial Day and every Veteran’s Day (November 11th) veterans stand outside certain commercial establishments selling poppies. Why the poppies?  As the years go by, fewer and fewer people understand the significance of poppies and November 11th. November 11th commemorates the anniversary of World War I’s armistice.  At eleven a.m. on the eleventh day of […]