Four Extraordinary Heroes, One Regiment: Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman, Claude Rains and Herbert Marshall in World War I

PoppySource: Four Extraordinary Heroes, One Regiment: Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman, Claude Rains and Herbert Marshall in World War I

Here is a wonderful piece on four of everyone’s favourite leading men and their efforts in World War I as members of the London Scottish Regiment.  These accounts are all the more moving for the self-effacing honesty, the admissions of fear, and the heartfelt sadness expressed by these soldiers/actors.

Big thanks to sistercelluloid for this fascinating post.

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3 thoughts on “Four Extraordinary Heroes, One Regiment: Basil Rathbone, Ronald Colman, Claude Rains and Herbert Marshall in World War I

  1. sistercelluloid November 5, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing it! And yes, I love your comment above. Their humanity really shines through. Of everything I’ve written on my site, this is the piece I’d love for people to know about the most. These four men were extraordinary.

    • spinenumbered November 5, 2015 / 7:56 pm

      It’s beautifully written – you should be proud. Thanks again!

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