There’s no denying the terrors of war. It’s dangerous, it’s risky, and it’s straight up scary. For centuries, humans have gone to war with one another for a multitude of reasons, and every battle has molded human history in some way. Despite the ways in which people can resolve problems without blood being shed and lives being sacrificed, we always seem to resort to violence. When will we realize that we’re all human, and though we may be different in some ways, we’re all just trying to do the best we can to live a happy, healthy life?
War is intense enough to think about, so one can only imagine how terrifying it must be to actually be in battle. Soldiers sacrifice so much when fighting for their country. They watch friends and comrades get killed or seriously hurt, and often witness innocent lives get taken away. It can be incredibly traumatic for them. This veteran was very deeply impacted by his war experience, even after decades had passed.
Ken Sturdy is 97 years old and was involved with the Battle of Dunkirk. He recently went to a screening of Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” Nolan is known for his blockbuster hits including “The Dark Knight” trilogy, “Interstellar,” and “Inception,” and “Dunkirk” has received incredible reviews from critics.
The newly-released war film was based on Germany’s invasion of the French beach, and the realism of the movie was too much for Ken to handle. It took him right back to his youth, as if he was re-experiencing the fight all over again, making him very emotional. He went on to say that participating in war is one of the dumbest things a human being can do. Watch this clip for yourself to get an understanding of his full reaction to Nolan’s latest film. Then, share this video with your friends and leave a comment below telling us whether or not you agree with Ken!