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  • London Film Review: 'Testament of Youth'

    "Inspirational stories for the damned" is the label given by one blinded soldier to survival tales like his in "Testament of Youth" -- it's also an apt description of this rousing, robust adaptation of Vera Brittain's landmark First World War memoir. Deftly balancing restrained sentimentalism with tough-minded human tragedy, this impressive, unashamedly classical feature debut by TV helmer James Kent has the populist heft one expects from producer David Heyman, while preserving the solemn intimacy of Brittain's account of lives and loves severed by the conflict. Sumptuously appointed and attractively cast -- with Swedish up-and-comer Alicia Vikander a luminous Brittain -- "Youth" may be lower in profile and star wattage than a comparably skilled wartime weeper like "Atonement," but should be appreciated by much the same audience.
  • Respect Veterans With School Holiday

    With Americans again in harm's way in Iraq and Syria, it would make sense to repeal a 1995 Connecticut law that allows school on Veterans Day in Connecticut. It has been said by the Norwalk superintendent of schools that more instructional time is...

    In Wales, a Bethlehem pilot is honored for World War II sacrifice

    In Wales, a Bethlehem pilot is honored for World War II sacrifice
    Douglas Brown graduated from Lehigh University in 1941, about six months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor plunged America into World War II. The only son of a Lehigh professor of European history and an English mother, he belonged to an...

    Delray city workers may get Veterans Day off

    Delray city workers may get Veterans Day off
    Delray Beach City Hall will be closed an extra day as employees may get another paid day off — and a celebration to go along with it. After finding out that Delray Beach is the only city in Palm Beach County open for business on Veterans Day,...

    Pictures in the News | Aug. 22, 2014

     
    Pictures in the News presents a glimpse of our world today.