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The production of inaccurate war flicks with unlikely plots is a proud tradition that is alive and well in every film capitol around the globe and not likely to vanish any time soon. Today's film critics seem to have a good deal more patience when reviewing the genre -as compared to the jaded, old ink-slinger who was charged with the task of summing up this silent film from 1918: "On to Berlin".

"The American-made war dramas must be giving the folks back home a swell idea of what The War isn't like...William Fox is accused of producing "On to Berlin"

Perhaps what makes this nasty review all the more fun to read is that it appeared in a weekly newspaper published by and intended for American soldiers who were, themselves, "on to Berlin" and the reviewer delighted in every miscalculation that was made by the ill-informed property and costume departments.

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The First of Many Inaccurate War Movies Reviewed  (The Stars and Stripes, 1918)

The First of Many Inaccurate War Movies Reviewed  (The Stars and Stripes, 1918)

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