To Serve Them All My Days

To Serve Them All My Days

Volume 1

DVD - 2003
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Based on R. F. Delderfield's novel, this engrossing story of life at an English boarding school between the two World Wars, tells the story of a shell-shocked war veteran for whom teaching provides the means to heal his scars. It is an unlikely job for a Welsh miner's son without a degree, but David Powlett-Jones (John Duttine) proves to be a rare schoolmaster, as passionate about learning as he is about teaching. Through two tumultuous decades, Powlett-Jones inspires his students with his courage and idealism, qualities that help prepare him to send another generation of young men off to fight yet another war.

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Mar 12, 2015

This is a wonderful story of a man who dedicates his life to the boys of an English private school.

The catalog's above summary of the plot is totally inadequate. It finishes with "Over the course of his 20-year rise through the ranks of the school, he finds and loses love with several women" - as though that is the sole focus of the man's life. Actually, Delderfield is a master storyteller who gives us a clear picture of dedication, honesty, and service. A story you will never forget.

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