Carve Her Name with Pride Reviews
Wet Sunday afternoons in the 1980s were dominated by B&W war films like this. It kept BBC2 going when there was no snooker on.
This is one of the better ones. A true story and a genuinely inspiring tale of personal courage from a working-class South London woman. I defy you not to be touched by either the poem, or Jack Warner's farewell to his daughter. They don't make them like this anymore.
...and that's where "Carve Her Name with Pride"(based on a true story) should have started. The movie tries to infer that Violette is motivated to volunteer by Etienne's heroism but I feel she would have done so anyway because World War II was a time when ordinary people were called on to do extraordinary things for their country. Rather, I think the movie is structured this way to establish without a doubt the baby was not born out of wedlock(Quelle horreur!) and to set up the emotional payoff, allowing the movie to unfortunately slide into being a cliched soap opera at times. From what I can see here, Violette was extraordinary but the movie, left in a conflicted position of not knowing what to do with a female action hero, was made at a time not long after women were told to return to the safety of their homes to be just mothers.
"The life that I have, Is all that I have, And the life that I have, Is yours.
The love that I have, Of the life that I have, Is yours and yours and yours.
A sleep I shall have, A rest I shall have, Yet death will be but a pause.
For the peace of my years, In the long green grass, Will be yours and yours, And yours."