The film begins showing how many young men were signed up during the war - under the influence of the men they looked up to, their teachers. Rallied into believing the war was good for both their countries and their reputations, privates were signed up en mass, unaware of the horrors in front of them.
Finally, I should probably mention the ending, which is as uninspiring towards war as the rest of the film. It is shocking, and leaves you thinking while the film simply says "The End". Even the credits don't roll as they are at the start.
For simply leaving me with a whole new respect for those at war now, the film can have no other rating than the full five stars.