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Walter's War (2008)

TV Movie | 60 min | Biography, Drama, War

The substantially true story of Walter Tull, a black man whose grandfather was a slave but who was born in Folkestone, Kent, in England, and who, in the years prior to the First World War, was a professional football player for Tottenham ...See moreThe substantially true story of Walter Tull, a black man whose grandfather was a slave but who was born in Folkestone, Kent, in England, and who, in the years prior to the First World War, was a professional football player for Tottenham Hotspur. However, despite the odd flashback the film focuses solely on his prowess in the war. In 1916 he is a non-commissioned officer, heroically attempting to save comrades and is recommended for training as an officer at a military school in Scotland where he encounters prejudice because of his colour, as well as impressing and dating a local girl. His single-mindedness and desire to be the best impresses the fair-minded Captain Coombes and he ultimately attains his commission. However, he is killed in 1918 and a postscript informs us that, whilst he was recommended for the Military Cross, it was never bestowed upon him. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Anthony Combes (as Anthony Coombes)
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Nov 9, 2008 (United Kingdom)

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Paul Westwood
Lieutenant Harper Lieutenant Harper   See fewer
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Zac Fox
Young Soldier Young Soldier   See fewer
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Kwame Kwei-Armah
Daniel Tull Daniel Tull   See fewer
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Glen Shaw
Young Walter Young Walter   See fewer
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Chris Young
Young Edward Young Edward   See fewer
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Julian Forsyth
Reverend Dr Stevenson Reverend Dr Stevenson   See fewer
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Michael Wildman
Edward Tull Edward Tull   See fewer
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Ewan Stewart
Sergeant Fuller Sergeant Fuller   See fewer
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Dugald Bruce-Lockhart
Captain Coombes (as Dugald Bruce Lockhart) Captain Coombes (as Dugald Bruce Lockhart)   See fewer
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David Oakes
Private Oswald Hennessey Private Oswald Hennessey   See fewer
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Christian Roe
Private William Cooper Private William Cooper   See fewer
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Chris Starkie
Private Sebastian Willis Private Sebastian Willis   See fewer
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Hamish MacDougall
Private Christopher Hummins Private Christopher Hummins   See fewer
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Jonathan Cullen
Lieutenant Colonel Baxter Lieutenant Colonel Baxter   See fewer
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Samara MacLaren
Connie MacPherson Connie MacPherson   See fewer
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Jenny Hulse
Joanne McSween Joanne McSween   See fewer
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Mark Wingett
Team Manager Team Manager   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 51 votes