children. Set against the backdrop of Remembrance, the controversial and
challenging documentary reveals how, faced with unprecedented opposition to its
wars, the British government is using a series of new and targeted strategies to
promote support for the military.
Armed Forces Day, Uniform to Work Day, Camo Day, National Heroes Day - in the
streets, on television, on the web, at sports events, in schools, advertising
and fashion - the military presence in civilian life is on the march. The public
and ever younger children are being groomed to collude in the increasing
militarisation of UK society.
Interweaving the powerful and moving testimonies of veterans of Britain's
unbroken century of wars with expert commentary, archive and a redolent score,
War School's mosaic of sound and imagery evokes the story of the child soldier
who becomes a peace campaigner, challenging the myth of Britain's benign role in
world affairs and asking if perpetual war is really what we want for future