I'm from English descent and from Military heritage, my Grandfather being in the Anglo Boer War and Family members in WW 1 & WW 2, with friends serving in Korea. I have been a keen follower of the British Forces in the days of Empire building. I love the pomp and splendour and training of the beautifully uniformed troops. This is still prominent in my appreciation of such things as the Trooping of the Colour. C. Aubrey Smith was this films biggest asset, his absolute belief that there was no room for a coward in Britain. June Duprez was perfect in her role, but at first John Clements seemed rather weak for his role, but he gradually redeemed himself. I would recommend this fine film to anyone interested in this time in history, especially us oldsters. I'm sorry to say that this film would not be enjoyed by the younger generation. However, the latest version of this film would also not be accepted by most, young or old. I have this film and have only watched it twice.