Just a little bit...
No! It doesn't feel right.
It does to me.
Mum says I should wait until I'm 18
before I do any funny business.
That's a whole year.
Haven't you ever heard the
best things are always worth waiting for?
Austria-Hungary have accused the Serbs of murder.
Wash your hands.
They issued an ultimatum last night at six o'clock
with the full backing of Berlin.
48 hours to arrest
those responsible for the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand
and deliver them up or face the consequences.
They must also publicly condemn all propaganda
against the Austro-Hungarian people
and remove the same from all Serbian schoolbooks
and public documents.
Can they do that?
Doesn't really matter what they can or can't do,
the point is, they want the Serbs to kiss their arses.
They'll hear worse, if it turns to war.
Will we have to fight?
There won't be a war. Eat your food.
It's no use lying to the boy.
You've only got one good leg, and he's too young,
so there'll be no more talk of anyone going anywhere to fight.
I'm not scared. Well, you should be!
If it comes to it, we'll have to defend ourselves.
If there is a war, then we'll stay on the farm
and grow food to feed the army,
but I will not send them my children.
Michael, can you help your sister, please?
Hello, Tom. Hello, Dad.
你好 汤姆 你好 爸爸
Hello, love. Hello, Mum.
你好 亲爱的 你好 妈妈
If Germany invade France,
they're going to have to go through Belgium.
Looks like they're having none of it.
That's good, isn't it?
Not if they decide to march through anyway.
Do you think there'll be a war, Dad?
Looks like things are moving that way.
But it's not us, is it?
I mean, it's Austria and Germany and that,
but they're miles away over the Channel.
Well, the thing is, Germany might invade Belgium.
And they're our friends,
and you have to stick up for your friends.
If it comes to it, I'll go and fight.
I know you will, son. I'm not scared.
我知道你肯定会的 儿子 我不怕
Course you're not.
But it won't come to that.
If there is a war, it'll be over in a month.
What if I get killed?
You can't let me die before we've done it.
It was in the newspaper this morning
that anyone who signs up to fight now won't see any action.
The war will be over by the time you've finished training.
What if the training kills me?
You're definitely signing up, then?
Do you want me to? Course I do.
Everyone else's boyfriend's going to.
You just don't want to be stuck with a coward?
I didn't say that. No, no, I get it, I get it.
我可没那么说 不 我懂的 我懂的
Two worst things in a boyfriend -
being a coward and a virgin.
So I was thinking....
When I sign up,
I'll get wages.
More than I get working down the farm anyway. So I thought,
if you wanted...
I could buy a ring?
An engagement ring?
You... you didn't answer me!
"His Majesty's government declared to the German government
"That a state of war exists between Great Britain and Germany
"As from 11pm on August 4 1914."
He's too young! He's too young!
The army says he's old enough to volunteer.
So we just handed over our job as parents to the army?
We let them decide what's best for our son? No...
That's what you've just said.
They said he's old enough so it's all right.
Why aren't you asking me what I want?
Because I don't want to hear you telling me
that you've become a man overnight
and that you want to go and join the army
so you can kill other men!
There's a war, we have to fight.
Don't be ridiculous!
You've had one fight in your entire life!
You were nine years old
and you came home crying with a bloody nose!
Don't worry, this time I won't.
Better give Tommy another shout.
Thank you, sir.
Name? Michael Lang, sir.
姓名 迈克尔·朗 先生
Name? Thomas Edwards, sir.
姓名 汤玛斯·爱德华兹 先生
Do you mean 19?
Wait over there.
You have to be 19 to go overseas.
Not much point signing up and not going anywhere is there?
Thomas Edwards. Tommy.
Can't shorten my name.
Not that it matters, everyone calls me Wing Nut.
No idea why.
Here, lad, to you.