Without knowing the historical background and no translation, this movie becomes a very good stand-in for any 19th century Imagi-Nations you may have.
Amphibious landings, cliff scaling, flag kissing, bugles and drums …
Lots of marching around, impressive uniforms, stirring soundtrack and Soviet era uplifted face shots for added heroism.
very imPart 3 ends with a Soviet tank parade as a memorial or anniversary is marked.
The historic background of Russo Turkish War in 1877 is set out briefly here in three minutes.
Without knowing the background, this could all be something straight out of Branwell Bronte’s head and the family Imagi-Nations of Gandalf, Angria nod Glasstown.
This post was inspired by Ross MacFarlane at Battle Game of The Month blog https://gameofmonth.blogspot.com/2018/12/meanwhile-for-your-19thc-centraleastern.html
Blogposted by Mark, Man of TIN 11 January 2019