Yes, we know! Giant supermarkets aren’t exactly in keeping with Christian social doctrine! But it’s Christmas, so it’s the Season of Goodwill to all men – even stinking rich capitalists. And this was a beautifully filmed evocation of real events, very much as my grandfather (a regular soldier before the start of the First World War, and so there from the start) told me it was.
Say a prayer for them all – and for the lads their age on the frontline right now in Donbass, whether Russian volunteers or Ukrainian conscripts, because they’ve all got loved ones at home.