McGillicuddy Humanities Center to screen ‘They Shall Not Grow Old’

The University of Maine’s Clement and Linda McGillicuddy Humanities Center will show “They Shall Not Grow Old,” a documentary about British troops in World War I, 6–8 p.m. April 16 in Room 100, Nutting Hall.

Director and producer Peter Jackson uses state-of-the-art technology to restore original archival footage of the men who were there.

The film explores the reality of war on the front line and the soldiers’ day-to-day experiences, including: attitudes toward the conflict; how they ate, slept and formed friendships; and what their lives were like away from the trenches during periods of downtime.

Programming will include a talk by Howard Segal, a professor of history at UMaine.