Problem is, it doesn't really answer these questions. Maybe that is the answer, that there is no solution, but some degree of attempting an answer would be good.
So-so plot. Historically inaccurate at times, and many of the battle
scenes seem quite contrived and/or flawed. Could also have been grittier - sometimes felt overly folksy and idealistic. Being made in 1965, however, I guess the producers couldn't be too graphic or tough-minded.
Decent performance by James Stewart in the lead role. However, hardly anyone else gets a word in...