Movie Review: MY BOY JACK

One Great War recently watched and reviewed My Boy Jack a television movie based on a true story of Rudyard Kipling’s family, particularly his son who fought in WWI, for the WWI Reading challenge in 2012.  Here’s a snippet:

A 2007 telemovie based on a play, based on the true story of Rudyard Kipling’s family, particularly his son Jack, who fought in the first world war. Rudyard Kipling was a famous and well-established English poet by the outbreak of war, and along with various others, like Thomas Hardy, was involved in pro-war writing and poetry early in the war. His son Jack had very poor eyesight. Following the outbreak of war, he set his heart on a commission in an infantry regiment, and after failing a succession of medicals, Rudyard Kipling used his influence to get him a commission in the Irish Guards.

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