Fun Size Review: The Lost Battalion (1919)

Real-life celebrity or notoriety could result in a career in the movies, however brief. In this case, American soldiers who were trapped (not lost) in a French forest and pinned down by German fire lived to tell the tale– on the silver screen. Real military veterans mix in with professional actors to tell the story of the Lost Battalion.

It’s an interesting exercise but ultimately fails due to an overstuffed cast and a plot that meanders and never really understands what it’s trying to say. Still, military history buffs will likely want to check this one out.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

The cavalry arrives to save the day, thanks to a carrier pigeon.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Cake with Artificial Flowers. Not the most appetizing.

Availability: Released on DVD.


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