Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.

Albert Narracott: We'll be alright Joey. We're the lucky ones, you and me. Lucky since the day I met you.
Rose Narracott: [to Ted] I might hate you more, but I'll never love you less.
Emilie: And you've never done a brave thing in your life?
Grandfather: Maybe there are different ways to be brave. Did you know the French have the best carrier pigeons? And this could be the difference in the war - our messages getting through.
Emilie: I don't want to hear about the birds.
Grandfather: They are released at the front and told to go home - this is all they know. But to get there they must fly over war. Can you imagine such a thing? Here you are flying over so much pain and terror - and you know you can never look down. You have to look forward or you'll never get home. I ask you - what could be braver than that?
Michael: The food in Italy is good, yeah?
Gunther: [nods] Yes, very good.
Michael: And the women?
Gunther: Not as good as the food...
Michael: From eating too much of the food?
Gunther: Well look at you!
Maj. Jamie Stewart: Be brave! Be brave!
Base Camp Officer: [capturing Maj. Stewart and his soldiers] What? You think a garrison on open grounds would go UNDEFENDED? Look at yourself! Who do you think you are?
Rose Narracott: [stopping her husband from taking a drink] Some days are best forgotten. Today ain't one of them.

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