- 1. Blake.
- 2. Sorry, Sarge.
- 3. Pick a man, bring your kit.
- 4. Yes, Sarge.
- 5. Don't dawdle.
- 6. No, Sarge.
- 7. Did they feed us?
- 8. No. Just mail.
- 9. Myrtle's having puppies.
- 10. You get anything?
- 11. No.
- 12. I'm bloody starvin', aren't you?
- 13. Thought we might get
some decent grub out here.
- 14. It was the only reason
I decided against the priesthood.
- 15. What you got there?
- 16. Ham and bread.
- 17. Where did you find that?
- 18. I have my uses.
- 19. Here.
- 20. Tastes like old shoe.
- 21. Cheer up. This time next week,
it'll be chicken dinner.
- 22. Not me.
- 23. My leave got canceled.
- 24. They say why?
- 25. No idea.
- 26. It's easier not to go back at all.
- 27. Coming through!
- 28. Something's up. Did you hear anything?
- 29. No.
- 30. Has to be the push, right?
- 31. Ten bob says we're going up.
- 32. I'm not taking that bet.
- 33. Why? 'Cause you know I'm right?
- 34. No, because you haven't got ten bob.
- 35. In your own time, gentlemen.
- 36. - Is there any news, Sarge?
- News of what?
- 37. The big push.
It was supposed to happen weeks ago.
- 38. They told us we'd be home by Christmas.
- 39. Yes, well, sorry to disrupt
your crowded schedule, Blake,
- 40. but the brass hats
didn't fancy it in the snow.
- 41. More's the pity, Sarge.
I could've done with some turkey.
- 42. Well, I'll make sure to relay
your displeasure to command.
- 43. So, what's on the cards then,
- 44. The Hun are up to something.
- 45. Any idea what?
- 46. No. But it's about to ruin our weekend.
- 47. Now, listen.
- 48. Erinmore is inside, so tidy yourselves up.
- 49. Never know, might be mentions
in dispatches for this one...
- 50. if you don't bugger it up.
- 51. Must be something big
if the general's here.
- 52. Lance Corporals
Blake and Schofield, sir.
- 53. Which one of you is Blake?
- 54. Sir.
- 55. You have a brother,
a lieutenant in the 2nd Devons?
- 56. Yes, sir. Joseph Blake. Is he...
- 57. Alive. As far as I know.
- 58. And with your help,
I'd like to keep it that way.
- 59. Sanders tells me
you're good with maps. That true?
- 60. Good enough, sir.
- 61. So...
- 62. we are here.
- 63. The 2nd Devons are advancing here.
- 64. How long will it take you to get there?
- 65. I don't understand, sir.
- 66. - Sir, that land is held by the Germans.
- Germans have gone.
- 67. Don't get your hopes up.
- 68. It appears to be a strategic withdrawal.
- 69. They seem to have created a new line,
nine miles back here by the looks of it.
- 70. Colonel Mackenzie
is in command of the 2nd.
- 71. He sent word yesterday morning
he was going after the retreating Germans.
- 72. He is convinced he has them on the run,
- 73. that if he can break their lines now,
he will turn the tide.
- 74. He is wrong.
- 75. Colonel Mackenzie has not seen
these aerials of the enemy's new line.
- 76. Come around here, gentlemen.
- 77. Three miles deep,
field fortifications, defenses,
- 78. artillery the like of which
we've never seen before.
- 79. The 2nd are due to attack the line
shortly after dawn tomorrow.
- 80. They have no idea
what they're in for.
- 81. And we can't warn them.
- 82. As a parting gift,
the enemy cut all our telephone lines.
- 83. Your orders are to get to the 2nd
at Croisilles Wood,
- 84. one mile southeast
of the town of Écoust.
- 85. Deliver this to Colonel Mackenzie.
- 86. It is a direct order
to call off tomorrow morning's attack.
- 87. If you don't,
it will be a massacre.
- 88. We will lose two battalions,
1,600 men, your brother among them.
- 89. Do you think
you can get there in time?
- 90. Yes, sir.
- 91. Any questions?
- 92. - No, sir.
- 93. Over to you, Lieutenant.
- 94. Supplies, gentlemen.
- 95. Map, torches, grenades,
and a couple of little treats.
- 96. Leave immediately. Take this trench west
up on Sauchiehall Street.
- 97. Then northwest on Paradise Alley
at the front.
- 98. Continue along the front line
until you find the Yorks.
- 99. Give this note to Major Stevenson.
- 100. He's holding the line
at the shortest span of no-man's-land.
- 101. You'll cross there.
- 102. It'll be daylight, sir.
They'll see us.
- 103. There's no need to be concerned.
- 104. You should meet no resistance.
- 105. Sir, is... is it just us?
- 106. "Down to Gehenna or up to the Throne,
He travels the fastest who travels alone."
- 107. - Wouldn't you say, Lieutenant?
- Yes, sir, I would.
- 108. Good luck.
- 109. Blake, let's talk about this
for a minute.
- 110. Why?
- 111. Blake!
- 112. We just need to think about it.
- 113. There's nothing to think about.
It's my big brother.
- 114. - We should at least wait until it's dark.
- Erinmore said to leave immediately.
- 115. Erinmore's
never seen no-man's-land.
- 116. We won't make it ten yards.
- 117. If we just wait...
- 118. You heard him.
He said the Boche have gone.
- 119. Is that why he gave us grenades?
- 120. - Watch where you're going.
- 121. All I'm saying is that we wait.
- 122. Yes, you would say that
'cause it's not your brother, is it?
- 123. Look, the last time I was told
the Germans were gone, it didn't end well.
- 124. You don't know, Blake.
You weren't there.
- 125. Excuse me. Excuse me.
- 126. Excuse me.
- 127. You're going up the down trench,
you bloody idiot.
- 128. Orders of the general, sir.
- 129. All right,
say the Boche have gone.
- 130. Nine miles would take us,
what, six hours?
- 131. Eight at the very most.
- 132. So, we've got time to wait
until the sun sets.
- 133. - It's enemy territory.
- Otherwise we'll be wide open.
- 134. We've got no idea what we're walking into.
- 135. Blake, if we're not clever about this,
no one will get to your brother.
- 136. I will.
- 137. We're here. This is the front line.
- 138. Now we need to find the Yorks.
- 139. Sorry, mate.
- 140. - Watch who you're shoving.
- Get out of the way.
- 141. Who the fuck do you think you are,
pushing wounded soldiers?
- 142. I didn't know. Let go of me!
- 143. Arsehole knocked down our sergeant.
The man's fucking wounded!
- 144. All right, I'm sorry.
All right? I'm sorry!
- 145. - We're on commission.
- Just let me through.
- 146. - Orders from the general.
- Just let me through.
- 147. Get out of the way.
- 148. All right.
Just watch where you're going.
- 149. It's bloody quiet.
- 150. Was it like this before Thiepval?
- 151. Don't remember.
- 152. You don't remember the Somme?
- 153. - Not really.
- Hey, mind us. Come on.
- 154. Well, you did all right out of it.
- 155. At least wear your ribbon.
- 156. Don't have it anymore.
- 157. What? You lost your medal?
- 158. Heads down, boys.
- 159. Come on, lads. Keep digging.
- 160. Stay low.
- 161. For God's sake, careful there.
- 162. You're stepping on the dead.
- 163. That's our sergeant.
- 164. Be better washing them out of this dugout
with a bloody hose.
- 165. Do you know where the Yorks are?
- 166. The next bend,
you'll be standing on top of half of them.
- 167. Shot to hell two nights ago.
- 168. Yorks?
- 169. Yes, Corp.
- 170. Where's Major Stevenson?
- 171. Was killed.
Couple of nights ago, Corporal.
- 172. Lieutenant Leslie has command.
- 173. Where can we find him?
- 174. Next dugout.
- 175. Here.
- 176. Sir?
- 177. - Lieutenant Leslie, sir?
- What is it?
- 178. We have a message
from General Erinmore.
- 179. - Are you our relief?
- No, sir.
- 180. Then when the fucking hell are they due?
- 181. We don't know, sir,
but we've got orders to cross here.
- 182. That is the German front line.
- 183. We know, sir.
- 184. If you'll just take the letter.
- 185. Settle a bet. What day is it?
- 186. Friday.
- 187. Friday? Well, none of us was right.
- 188. - This idiot thought it was Tuesday.
- Sorry, sir.
- 189. Are they out of their fucking minds?
- 190. One slow night, the brass think
the Hun have just gone home?
- 191. Do you think they're wrong, sir?
- 192. We lost an officer and three men
two nights ago.
- 193. They were shot to bits patching up wire.
- 194. We dragged two of them back here.
Needn't have bothered...
- 195. Sir, the general is sure
the enemy have withdrawn.
- 196. - There are aerials of the new line...
- Shut up.
- 197. We fought and died
over every inch of this fucking place.
- 198. Now they suddenly give us miles.
It's a trap.
- 199. But chin up.
There's a medal in it, for sure.
- 200. Nothing like a scrap of ribbon
to cheer up a widow.
- 201. All right.
- 202. Where's the nearest way through, sir?
- 203. Our wire's a mess,
but there is a path through of sorts.
- 204. Rushworth, let him look.
- 205. Straight ahead to the left,
past the dead horses.
- 206. There's a gap directly behind them.
- 207. Useful because if it's dark,
you follow the stench.
- 208. When you get to the second wire,
look out for the bowing chap.
- 209. There's a small break just beside him.
- 210. The German line
is 150-odd yards after that.
- 211. Watch out for the craters.
They're deeper than they look.
- 212. If you fall in, there's no getting out.
- 213. This way.
- 214. Wake up, Kilgour.
- 215. Bloody waste of space.
- 216. Any cover, sir?
Anywhere to jump off from?
- 217. No. The sap trench
was blown to hell weeks ago.
- 218. It was full of bodies, anyway.
- 219. Your best bet is to pop over here.
- 220. If you do get shot,
try to make it back to the wire.
- 221. We won't come after you,
not till it's dark.
- 222. And if by some fucking miracle
you do make it, send up a flare.
- 223. Don't have any, sir.
- 224. Well, get him one, Kilgour.
Make yourself useful.
- 225. Yes, sir.
- 226. Through this holy unction,
may the Lord pardon you your faults
- 227. and whatever sins
thou has committed.
- 228. I do hate losing these to the Hun.
- 229. So, when they start shooting at you,
could you be so kind as to throw it back.
- 230. There's a good chap.
- 231. Cheerio.
- 232. You sure?
- 233. Yes.
- 234. Age before beauty.
- 235. You all right?
- 236. Look for cover.
- 237. Sap trench.
- 238. Stay still.
- 239. They're ours.
- 240. Keep going. We're halfway.
- 241. There's a gap. In the wire.
- 242. Sco.
- 243. There. That's the front line.
- 244. Fuck me.
- 245. They really have gone.
- 246. Your hand all right?
- 247. Put it through an effing German.
- 248. Patch it up.
- 249. You'll be wanking again in no time.
- 250. Wrong hand.
- 251. They're not long gone.
- 252. No good.
- 253. Blocked.
- 254. This might be a way through.
- 255. Jesus.
- 256. Look at this.
- 257. It's massive.
- 258. They built all this.
- 259. Here's our way through.
- 260. Sco.
- 261. How 'bout this?
- 262. Bloody hell.
- 263. Even their rats are bigger than ours.
- 264. What do you think's in the bags?
- 265. You cannot be that hungry.
- 266. Look at him.
Cocky little bastard.
- 267. You could eat this, though.
- 268. What is it?
- 269. Boche dog meat.
- 270. What's in the other boxes?
- 271. - What's wrong?
- Trip wire.
- 272. Don't move.
- 273. Where is it?
- 274. Goes from here to the door.
- 275. - Oh! Jesus!
- Oh, no!
- 276. Sco!
- 277. Sco?
- 278. Sco!
- 279. Sco! Sco.
- 280. Sco!
- 281. Sco. Sco?
- 282. Wake up. Wake up!
- 283. Sco! Sco!
- 284. Stand up! Stand up!
- 285. Come on. Stand up!
- 286. Up! Up! Up!
- 287. Come on!
- 288. Stand up!
- 289. The whole thing's coming down.
- 290. You keep hold of me!
- 291. We need to keep moving.
- 292. Come on!
- 293. I can't see. I can't see!
- 294. Stop! Stop, stop, stop, stop! Stop!
- 295. It's a mine shaft.
- 296. We'll have to jump.
- 297. All right, come on.
- 298. You're going to have to jump.
- 299. - I can't. I can't see!
- You need to trust me.
- 300. Jump!
- 301. Don't let go of me! Don't let go!
- 302. Light! There's light.
- 303. Stop, stop.
- 304. Just let me stand.
- 305. Dirty bastards!
- 306. Careful. They may have left other traps.
- 307. Jesus.
- 308. Dust. So much dust in my eyes.
- 309. Here.
- 310. Have some of mine.
- 311. I wish I'd shot that rat now.
- 312. I wish you'd picked
some other bloody idiot.
- 313. - What?
- Why in God's name did you choose me?
- 314. - I didn't know what I was picking you for.
- No, you didn't.
- 315. You never know.
That's your problem.
- 316. All right, then go back.
- 317. Nothing's stopping you. You can go
all the way bloody home if you want.
- 318. Don't.
- 319. Just don't.
- 320. I didn't know what I was picking you for.
- 321. I thought they were going to send us
back up the line or for food or something.
- 322. I thought it was going to be
something easy. All right?
- 323. I never thought it would be this.
- 324. So, do you want to go back?
- 325. Just fire the fucking flare.
- 326. Up yours, Lieutenant.
- 327. Do you know where we are?
- 328. Uh... Écoust is directly southeast.
- 329. And if we keep that bearing...
- 330. we should make it.
- 331. Come on, then.
- 332. Look at that.
- 333. They destroyed their own guns.
- 334. They destroyed their own trenches, too.
- 335. What do you mean?
- 336. Think they wanted us to go that way.
- 337. They wanted to bury us.
- 338. You bastard rats.
- 339. Hey, did you hear that story
- 340. - How he lost his ear?
- I'm not in the mood.
- 341. Keep your eyes on the trees.
Top of the ridge.
- 342. Bet he told you it was shrapnel.
- 343. What was it, then?
- 344. Well, you know
his girl's a hairdresser, right?
- 345. And he was moaning about the lack of
bathing facilities when he wrote to her.
- 346. You remember
those rancid Jakes at Arras?
- 347. Yeah.
- 348. Anyway, she sends him over this hair oil.
- 349. Smells sweet. Like Golden Syrup.
- 350. Wilko loves the smell, but he doesn't
want to cart it around in his pack.
- 351. So he slathers it all over his barnet,
goes to sleep,
- 352. and in the middle of the night
he wakes up,
- 353. and a rat is sitting on his shoulder,
licking the oil off his head.
- 354. Wilko panics, and he jumps up.
- 355. And when he does, the rat bites
clean through his fucking ear
- 356. - and runs off with it!
- 357. He made a hell of a fuss,
- 358. The best of it was,
he'd put so much bloody oil on himself
- 359. that he couldn't wash it off.
- 360. He was like a magnet.
- 361. Rats left us alone,
but they couldn't get enough of him.
- 362. Poor bastard.
- 363. Heading back home.
- 364. I wonder what they saw.
- 365. Watch the ridgelines.
- 366. Well, that's your medal sorted, then.
- 367. What do you mean?
- 368. "Lance Corporal Blake showed unusual valor
rescuing a comrade from certain death."
- 369. Blah, blah, blah.
- 370. You reckon?
- 371. I do.
- 372. Well, that'd be nice,
since you lost yours.
- 373. I didn't lose mine.
- 374. What happened to it, then?
- 375. Why do you care?
- 376. Why do you not?
- 377. I swapped it with a French captain.
- 378. - Swapped it?
- 379. For what?
- 380. Bottle of wine.
- 381. What did you do that for?
- 382. I was thirsty.
- 383. What a waste.
- 384. You should have
taken it home with you.
- 385. You should have given it
to your family.
- 386. Men have died for that.
- 387. If I got a medal,
I'd take it home.
- 388. - Why didn't you just take it home?
- Look, it's just a bit of bloody tin.
- 389. It doesn't make you special.
- 390. Doesn't make any difference
- 391. Yes, it does.
- 392. And it's not just a bit of tin.
- 393. It's got a ribbon on it.
- 394. I hated going home.
- 395. I hated it.
- 396. When I knew I couldn't stay...
- 397. when I knew I had to leave
and they might never see m...
- 398. Jesus.
- 399. They chopped them all down.
- 400. Cherries.
- 401. Lamberts.
- 402. They might be dukes.
- 403. Hard to tell when they aren't in fruit.
- 404. What's the difference?
- 405. Well, people think there's one type.
- 406. But there's lots of them.
- 407. Cuthberts, Queen Annes, Montmorencys.
Sweet ones, sour ones.
- 408. Why on earth
would you know this?
- 409. Mum's got an orchard back home.
- 410. Only a few trees.
- 411. This time of year,
it looks like it's been snowing.
- 412. Blossom everywhere.
- 413. And then in May,
we have to pick them.
- 414. Me and Joe.
- 415. Takes the whole day.
- 416. So, these ones all goners?
- 417. Oh, no. They'll grow again
when the stones rot.
- 418. You'll end up with more trees
- 419. It looks abandoned.
- 420. Let's hope so.
- 421. We have to make sure.
- 422. I'll take front, you take back.
- 423. Anything?
- 424. Nothing.
- 425. Did you find any food?
- 426. No.
- 427. I don't like this place.
- 428. Map says get over that ridge
and it's a straight shot to Écoust.
- 429. Good.
- 430. Is that our friends again?
- 431. Looks like it.
- 432. Dogfight.
- 433. Who's winning?
- 434. Us, I think.
- 435. Two on one.
- 436. They got him.
- 437. - We should put him out of his misery.
- No. Get him some water. He needs water.
- 438. It's all right. It's all right.
- 439. Steady. Stay still.
- 440. Stop. Stop!
- 441. No. No, no!
- 442. You bastard!
- 443. You bloody bastard.
- 444. Oh, God, no.
- 445. Oh, God, no!
- 446. Jesus. Jesus, no!
- 447. We have to stop the bleeding.
- 448. Stop. Stop it! Stop it!
- 449. It's all right.
It's going to be all right.
- 450. We're going to stand up.
- 451. - Okay, yes. Yes.
- 452. No, I can't, I can't. Ow!
- 453. - We have to get to an aid post.
- I can't.
- 454. - I'll carry you. It isn't very far.
- Just bring a doctor here.
- 455. We can't. We have to go together.
- 456. We're going to get up.
- 457. - Stop!
- Come on.
- 458. Please stop!
- 459. Put me down!
Put me down, you bastard, please!
- 460. Put me down!
- 461. Oh!
- 462. You have to try to keep moving.
- 463. Let's just sit.
- 464. - Let me sit.
- No, we can't.
- 465. We have to find the 2nd, remember?
- 466. Your brother. We have to go now.
- 467. You can start on without me.
I'll catch up.
- 468. No. You can't stay here.
- 469. We have to move. All right?
- 470. We have to move. Now, come on.
- 471. Come on!
- 472. Come on. That's it.
- 473. Come on, come on. Come on.
- 474. Your brother.
We have to find your brother.
- 475. You'll recognize him.
- 476. He looks like me.
- 477. And he's a bit older.
- 478. What are they?
- 479. Are we being shelled?
- 480. They're embers. The barn is on fire.
- 481. I've been hit.
- 482. What was it?
- 483. You were stabbed.
- 484. Am I dying?
- 485. Yes.
- 486. Yes, I think you are.
- 487. - This?
- 488. Will you write to my mum for me?
- 489. I will.
- 490. Tell her I wasn't scared.
- 491. Anything else?
- 492. I love them.
- 493. I wish that...
- 494. Talk to me.
- 495. Tell me you know the way.
- 496. I know the way.
- 497. I'm going to head southeast
until I hit Écoust.
- 498. I'll pass through the town
- 499. and out to the east
all the way to Croisilles Wood.
- 500. It'll be dark by then.
- 501. That won't bother me.
- 502. I'll find the 2nd.
- 503. I'll give them the message,
- 504. and then I'll find your brother.
- 505. Just like you, a little older.
- 506. You all right, mate?
- 507. Hey, it's all right. It's okay.
- 508. Come on. Help him.
- 509. Jesus.
- 510. What happened to him?
- 511. Was it the plane?
We saw the smoke.
- 512. Yeah.
- 513. Go and fetch his things.
- 514. - Sir.
- 515. A friend?
- 516. What are you doing here?
- 517. I have an urgent message
for the 2nd Devons.
- 518. Orders to stop
tomorrow morning's attack.
- 519. And where are they stationed?
- 520. Just beyond Écoust.
- 521. Come with me.
- 522. Come with me, Corporal.
That's an order.
- 523. We're passing through Écoust.
We can take you some of the way.
- 524. Sir.
- 525. Oh, come on, Sergeant.
- 526. Put more men at the base.
- 527. At the trunk!
It'll be heavier there.
- 528. Might be a tight squeeze.
- 529. No, you're not
going to be able to just lift it.
- 530. Pivot the front end to the left.
- 531. Jesus, they don't
make things easy, do they?
- 532. They could at least have retreated
with a bit of grace. Bastards.
- 533. Sir.
- 534. - You're not one of mine.
- No, sir.
- 535. He has an urgent message
to deliver to the 2nd Devons, sir.
- 536. Can you get past it?
- 537. - No, sir.
- Oh, for God's sake.
- 538. Just move it!
- 539. There's room in the casuals' truck, sir.
- 540. - He has orders.
- Yes, yes, all right.
- 541. Come on, now.
You can get through there sideways.
- 542. How did you get here, sir?
- 543. Crossed no-man's-land
just outside Bapaume.
- 544. Took us the whole night.
- 545. Bumped into a couple of Hun stragglers
on the way
- 546. who made a nuisance of themselves.
- 547. - You going up to the new line?
- Attempting to.
- 548. The Newfoundlands have pushed forwards
and requested reinforcements.
- 549. I'm sorry about your friend.
- 550. May I tell you something
that you probably already know?
- 551. It doesn't do to dwell on it.
- 552. No, sir.
- 553. Hop on.
- 554. Make some space there.
- 555. Come on. In you get!
- 556. All right. Here we go again, boys.
- 557. Welcome aboard the night bus
to fuck knows where.
- 558. Is that a dead dog?
- 559. - You got a fag?
- Yeah. There you go.
- 560. - Butler, oi. Carry on with that story.
- Oh, yeah.
- 561. Right, so, when we get off the train,
- 562. Beaufoy comes up to us
and he's having a right go.
- 563. "Lance Corporal, whatever one does,
one never lets standards slip."
- 564. Then Scott comes out the latrine.
- 565. He wipes his hand
on the back of Beaufoy's jacket.
- 566. Shit all down his back.
- 567. - Was that meant to be Captain Beaufoy?
- Piss off, you. You can't do any better.
- 568. "Men, your rifle stocks
are an embarrassment
- 569. to the entire expeditionary force!"
- 570. - Nah.
- 571. You're both bloody awful.
- 572. You don't know.
You barely even speak the bloody language.
- 573. He's got a better grasp of it
than you, Cooke.
- 574. Go on, Jondalar. Give it a go.
- 575. - Let's hear it, Jonny.
- Let's hear it. Go on.
- 576. "Rossi!
Never in my 200 years as a soldier
- 577. have I seen such a sorry excuse
for a latrine pit!"
- 578. Shite. That is total shit.
- 579. - Could've taken my teeth out with that.
- You could do with a new set.
- 580. You got somewhere
you need to be?
- 581. - No.
- Arsehole needs driving lessons.
- 582. - He should reverse.
- 583. Try it in reverse.
- 584. Reverse!
- 585. No. Stop. Stop!
- 586. Everyone needs to get out.
- 587. All out!
- 588. - Come on!
- All right, all right.
- 589. Keep your bloody hair on.
- 590. Right.
- 591. One, two, three!
- 592. We need to get some wood,
put it under the wheels.
- 593. No, we haven't got the time.
We all need to push.
- 594. Come on. Come on!
- 595. Come on!
- 596. Please! I have to go now. Please.
- 597. All right, come on, lads.
- 598. Come on, boys.
- 599. One, two, three.
- 600. Come on, boys!
One last push, yeah?
- 601. One, two, three!
- 602. Back in. Get back in. Go.
- 603. Are you all right?
- 604. Here, driver, how about you try to keep it
on the bloody road for a change?
- 605. Oh, piss off!
- 606. So, where are you going?
- 607. I have to get to the 2nd Devons,
just past Écoust.
- 608. Why?
- 609. They're attacking at dawn.
- 610. I have orders to stop them.
- 611. How come?
- 612. - They're walking into a trap.
- How many?
- 613. Sixteen hundred.
- 614. Jesus.
- 615. Why did they send you
on your own?
- 616. They didn't.
- 617. There were two of us.
- 618. So, now it's down to you.
- 619. Yes.
- 620. You'll never make it.
- 621. Yes, I will.
- 622. Thank you.
- 623. Look at it.
- 624. Fucking look at it.
- 625. Three years fightin' over this.
- 626. We should've just
let the bastards keep it.
- 627. - I mean, who machine-guns cows?
- Huns with extra bullets.
- 628. Bastards.
- 629. Clever.
- 630. They know if they don't shoot the cow...
- 631. you will eat it.
- 632. Still bastards.
- 633. Yeah, it's not even
our bloody country.
- 634. - How long gone do you reckon they are?
- 635. - Worried we'll catch up with them?
- 636. Right. Be a bloody miracle at this rate.
- 637. Yeah, they're probably
right round the next corner.
- 638. Piss off. No, they're not.
- 639. Why don't they just
bloody well give up? Eh?
- 640. - Don't they wanna go home?
- They hate their wives and mothers.
- 641. And Germany must be a shithole.
- 642. They're retreatin'.
- 643. They're miles back.
- 644. Got 'em on the ropes, at least.
- 645. No. We don't.
- 646. Oh, bollocks. What's up now?
- 647. - Not another bloody tree.
- The bridge is down.
- 648. Oh. That's a shame.
- 649. Looks like I'll be getting out here.
- 650. Good luck.
- 651. Keep some of that luck
for yourself, pal.
- 652. - Think you'll be needing it.
- Good luck, mate.
- 653. Good luck, guv.
Don't balls it up.
- 654. I hope you get there.
- 655. Thank you.
- 656. The next bridge is six miles.
We'll have to divert.
- 657. I can't, sir. I don't have the time.
- 658. Of course.
- 659. Best of luck.
- 660. Thank you, sir.
- 661. Corporal?
- 662. If you do manage
to get to Colonel Mackenzie...
- 663. make sure there are witnesses.
- 664. - They are direct orders, sir.
- I know.
- 665. But some men just want the fight.
- 666. Thank you, sir.
- 667. Driver! Move off!
- 668. Anglais.
- 669. Not German.
- 670. Friend.
- 671. I'm a friend.
- 672. This place, this town...
- 673. Écoust?
- 674. Others?
- 675. No. Just me.
- 676. Only me.
- 677. I need to be somewhere.
- 678. I need to find a wood to the southeast.
- 679. Uh, trees.
- 680. Croiset?
- 681. Croisilles?
- 682. Yes.
- 683. River.
- 684. River. It go there.
- 685. Trees. Croisilles.
- 686. Shh.
- 687. Thank you.
- 688. A girl?
- 689. What is her name?
- 690. Who is her mother?
- 691. I have food.
- 692. Here.
- 693. I have these.
- 694. But you can have them.
Here, take them all.
- 695. For you and the child. Here.
- 696. Milk?
- 697. Merci.
- 698. Bonjour.
- 699. Bonjour.
- 700. Children? You?
- 701. Shh.
- 702. It's all right.
- 703. Continuez.
- 704. "They went to sea in a Sieve, they did..."
- 705. In a Sieve they went to sea:
- 706. In spite of all their friends could say...
- 707. On a winter's morn, on a stormy day,
- 708. In a Sieve they went to sea!
- 709. Far and few, far and few,
- 710. Are the lands where the Jumblies live;
- 711. Their heads are green,
and their hands are blue...
- 712. "And they went to sea in a Sieve."
- 713. Stay. Stay. Please.
- 714. I have to go.
- 715. Please.
- 716. I'm sorry.
- 717. Shh.
- 718. Baumer?
- 719. Baumer?
- 720. Baumer.
- 721. Baumer!
- 722. D Company, move out!
- 723. You all right, pal?
- 724. Where you from?
- 725. - He's probably got the wind up.
- He's not one of ours.
- 726. He's bloody soaked.
- 727. Fuck it. Let's just pick him up
and take him with us.
- 728. Have to find the Devons.
- 729. What's he saying?
- 730. What's that, mate?
- 731. The Devons.
- 732. I have to find the Devons.
- 733. We're the Devons.
- 734. You're the Devons?
- 735. Yes, Corp.
- 736. Why haven't you gone over?
- 737. - We're the second wave.
- They don't send us all at once.
- 738. Yeah, we're D Company.
- 739. We spent the night diggin' in.
We go last.
- 740. Are you all right?
- 741. Mackenzie.
- 742. Where's Colonel Mackenzie?
- 743. Well, he's down at the line.
- 744. - Which way?
- This way.
- 745. We're headed up there now.
- 746. Steady on, mate.
Where you going?
- 747. Move!
- 748. Let me by!
- 749. Let me through!
- 750. Remember, follow your platoon commander.
- 751. Stay spread out
and watch for his orders.
- 752. - Where is your commanding officer?
- He's in the holding pen.
- 753. Raise your signal flags
or fire the signal flares
- 754. when you've taken your section
of the Hun line.
- 755. B Company, stand to.
Now listen and listen well.
- 756. On the first mark,
A Company will advance.
- 757. B Company will then move
to the front line.
- 758. Sir. I have a message
from General Erinmore.
- 759. - Who the fuck are you?
- The attack has been called off.
- 760. General Erinmore
has called off the attack.
- 761. Balls, man. We're about to go over.
We've got them on the run!
- 762. You don't.
Please don't send your men over.
- 763. Get out of the way!
- 764. These are direct orders from army command!
Where is Colonel Mackenzie?
- 765. Jesus Christ, man!
Go and see the captain!
- 766. Now, I want us up there quickly,
- 767. - Do you understand?
- Yes, sir!
- 768. NCOs collect flares and signal flags.
Keep to your stations.
- 769. Oi. Oi!
- 770. Nine and ten section at the ready!
- 771. We will advance
on the first whistle blast!
- 772. The man next to you falls, keep moving.
- 773. Your orders are to break the lines.
- 774. - Where is the captain?
- He's over there.
- 775. Sir! Sir!
- 776. Captain, I have a message.
- 777. This attack is called off.
- 778. You have to stop.
You have to stop.
- 779. Where is Colonel Mackenzie?
- 780. Where is Mackenzie?
- 781. Back! Hold fast!
- 782. Sir, I have orders to stop this attack!
- 783. What?
- 784. Where is Colonel Mackenzie?
- 785. He's further up the line.
- 786. How far?
- 787. Three hundred yards.
He's in a cut-and-cover.
- 788. You'll have to wait
until the first wave goes over.
- 789. No. No, I can't.
- 790. Seven platoon, 30 seconds!
- 791. You can't possibly make it that way, man!
Are you bloody insane?
- 792. What the hell are you doing,
- 793. No! No, no, no, no!
- 794. Get ready!
- 795. - Colonel Mackenzie!
- He's in there.
- 796. Two minutes!
- 797. Let me through!
- 798. Hey! Hey!
- 799. Let me through! I have to get through!
- 800. I have to see Colonel Mackenzie!
- 801. - What are you doing?
- I have to stop this attack!
- 802. Colonel, we've seen flares.
- 803. Men on the left flank
have made it to the German line.
- 804. - Colonel! Colonel!
- Hold him! Hold him!
- 805. Listen to me.
Listen to me. I have a letter.
- 806. I need to see Colonel Mackenzie.
- 807. There's no bloody way
you're gettin' in there!
- 808. Sergeant, send the next wave!
- 809. No!
- 810. Second wave, prepare yourselves!
- 811. - Colonel Mackenzie!
- Concentrate everything there.
- 812. This attack is not to go ahead!
- 813. You have been ordered to stop!
You have to stop!
- 814. Who the hell are you?
- 815. Lance Corporal Schofield, sir, 8th.
- 816. I have orders from General Erinmore
to call off this attack.
- 817. You're too late, Lance Corporal.
- 818. Sir, these orders are from army command.
You have to read them.
- 819. - Shall we hold back the second wave, sir?
- No, Major. Hesitate now and we lose.
- 820. - Victory's only 500 yards away.
- 821. Please, read the letter.
- 822. I have heard it all before.
- 823. I'm not gonna wait until dusk or for fog.
- 824. I'm not calling back my men only
to send them out there again tomorrow,
- 825. not when we've got the bastards
on the run.
- 826. - This is their last stand.
- The Germans planned this, sir.
- 827. They've been planning it for months.
They want you to attack.
- 828. Read the letter.
- 829. - Major?
- Yes, sir?
- 830. Stand them down.
- 831. - Yes, sir.
- Call up the orderlies.
- 832. Tend the wounded.
- 833. Hold the line
in case they counter.
- 834. Yes, sir!
- 835. Stand down! Stand down!
- 836. Stand down!
- 837. - Cease fire! Cease fire!
- Stand down!
- 838. I hoped today
might be a good day.
- 839. Hope is a dangerous thing.
- 840. That's it for now, and then next week
command will send a different message.
- 841. "Attack at dawn."
- 842. There is only one way this war ends.
- 843. Last man standing.
- 844. Have someone see to your wounds.
- 845. Now, fuck off, Lance Corporal.
- 846. Bearers! Stretcher bearers!
- 847. Bearers! Stretcher bearers!
- 848. Well done, lad.
- 849. Thank you, sir.
- 850. Do you know where
Lieutenant Blake is, sir?
- 851. Blake?
- 852. There were two of us.
- 853. I was sent here with his brother.
- 854. Ah.
- 855. Well, knowing Lieutenant Blake,
he would have gone over with his men.
- 856. He was in the first wave.
- 857. How could I find him, sir?
- 858. You can try the casualty clearing station
behind the line.
- 859. Otherwise...
- 860. Thank you, sir.
- 861. Major Hepburn, sir!
- 862. Just keep movin'.
Keep movin', keep movin'.
- 863. Sergeant, I have to find Lieutenant Blake.
Do you know where he is?
- 864. No.
- 865. Clear the way.
- 866. - Sir, is Lieutenant Blake here?
- No idea.
- 867. Move along, Corporal.
- 868. If you can walk, move to the triage area.
- 869. Help me!
- 870. Lieutenant Blake!
- 871. Sir, he's out.
- 872. Out of the bloody way!
- 873. Blake?
- 874. Has anyone seen Lieutenant Blake?
- 875. He's hemorrhaging.
Go quickly. He needs a surgeon.
- 876. Amputation. Straight to surgery.
- 877. My leg!
- 878. I need some help here! Quickly!
- 879. I need something now!
- 880. Coming through!
- 881. All right, come on, boys.
- 882. He's taken one in the leg.
He's lost a lot of blood.
- 883. Sir.
- 884. - Lieutenant Blake?
- 885. Do you need medical assistance?
- 886. No, sir. I'm from the 8th.
- 887. What the hell are you doing here?
- 888. - I was sent here to deliver a message.
- The 8th?
- 889. You must know my brother.
- 890. - I was sent here with him.
- Tom's here? Where is he?
- 891. It was very quick.
- 892. I'm sorry.
- 893. What's your name?
- 894. Schofield, sir.
- 895. Sorry, what?
- 896. It's Schofield, sir.
- 897. William Schofield.
- 898. Will.
- 899. Well, you need some food.
Get yourself to the mess tent.
- 900. If I may...
- 901. I'd like to write to your mother.
- 902. Tell her that Tom wasn't alone.
- 903. Of course.
- 904. He was...
- 905. He was a good man.
- 906. Always telling funny stories.
- 907. He saved my life.
- 908. I am glad you were with him.
- 909. Thank you, Will.