The Rifleman pays stark witness to the horrors and brutality of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of an innocent 17-year-old farm-boy turned soldier. Though he is underage, and his dad, a former marksman, is overage for the army, they are both conscripted into one of Latvia’s first national battalions. The thrill of training is soon followed by reality, as shells burst around them in the endless mud. He grows up on the battlefield, fighting at the side of his father and brother, their lives are constantly in jeopardy.
REVIEW BY: OLEKSANDRA GUMENIUK
The Rifleman: Banned WWI True Story Captures the Intensity of War
Based on a novel that was forbidden in the Soviet Union, The Rifleman shows us the heartbreaking events and brutal realities of WWI through the innocent eyes of a young Latvian boy..
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