(Director Paul Gross on historical content in the movie Passchendaele)
Paul Gross discusses Passchendaele
|One of many brutal war scenes from Passchendaele. Mud, a defining feature of the actual battle, was well illustrated in the movie (source: passchendaelethemovie.com)|
|Sergeant Dunne comforts David Mann on the battlefield following an asthma attack (source: passchendaelethemovie.com)|
|The real Sergeant Michael Dunne, c 1918 (source: the Dunne family).|
|A bronze sculpture, made by British artist Francis Wood in 1919 and entitled Canada's Golgotha, depicts the crucified soldier at the heart of the 2nd Battle of Ypres legend and referenced in Passchendaele (source: public domain).|
|A lone soldier on the battlefield following the Battle of Passchendaele. Gross' movie brilliantly captures the horror and reality of muddy trench warfare (source: Library and Archives Canada/PA-002156).|
Gross' Passchendaele," Canadian Military History 19 (3), 2010: 51-55.
History 18 (4), 2009: 75-78.