A Farewell to Arms

Frederic Henry (Gary Cooper) is an American serving as an ambulance driver in the Italian Army during the first World War. Off duty, he enjoys carousi(...)

British soldiers in the trenches on the Western Front during the first World War. Italy famously changed sides in 1915, entering the war on the side of Britain, France and Russia. Photograph: Reuters

If I were to ask you to name a patriot executed in 1916 by a colonial power for his nationalist beliefs, you might think of Pádraig Pearse, Joseph (...)