Casualties of War Infographic

Here is an interesting infographic on the casualties of war. Giving us a very good idea of how many people that lost their lives to War. What are your impressions after seeing these numbers?

When you put a number on things it definitely changes our perspective.

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Real Name Tag from WW1 Used as Prop

An interesting fact from the film is that we used an authentic name tag from a German soldier that fought in World War 1.

In Reverie authentic prop

The WW1 Name Tag

This came about from the director, Aleksandra Gordon, while she was doing research for the film. Here it is in her words:

“One day I was doing research online while writing the script. I was looking up what the name tags looked like as in the script we have Stanislaw research for his follow comrade’s name using his name tag. While I searched, I came across name tags being sold online, real WW1 name tags and one of them was a German soldiers, just as I needed. At the time I still hadn’t found a name for the soldier in my script, however once I saw this name tag I knew it had to be used in the film and the character’s name will be the name of the soldier who the name tag once truly belonged to, Friedrick Goedeke. So thats how I found the name for our soldier that Stanislaw desperately tries to save.”

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The Trenches of Verdun, France in 1916

Our film takes place in Verdun, France and so we thought it would be nice to look into it’s history and see what it really looked like back in 1916.

 

The Battle of Verdun is considered the greatest and lengthiest in world history. Never before or since has there been such a lengthy battle, involving so many men, situated on such a tiny piece of land. The battle, which lasted from 21 February 1916 until 19 December 1916 caused over an estimated 700,000 casualties (dead, wounded and missing). The battlefield was not even a square ten kilometres. From a strategic point of view there can be no justification for these atrocious losses. The battle degenerated into a matter of prestige of two nations literally for the sake of fighting. (Except from Battle of Verdun Website)

 

Here is a look into the trenches of Verdun in 1916:

Verdun is still littered with so many bodies, arsenic and unexploded shells that nothing grows after 100 years.

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Interesting Facts About WW1

Today we thought we’d bring you some interesting facts about World War 1 that perhaps you didn’t know before. It’s important to keep educating ourselves and to be more aware. These days we get so wrapped up in ourselves and it the little things in life, so in keeping up our own education it is a great way to pay respects for those before us that fought for a better world.

 

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Here are 12 interesting facts:

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