Testament of Youth

Review: Testament of Youth

01 May 15

How my uncle died

I agree with much of Matt Glasby's review. Apart from Vera, the other characters did not have a lot of depth. However, cinematically much of the film deepened my understanding of fighting on the Western Front, In 1917 my uncle was wounded by shrapnel from a German shell at Messines. His death six hours later would have been at a filthy, overcrowded dressing station such as that shown in the film. I had never thought about this before.