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In November last year, the Peter Jackson documentary “They Shall Not Grow Old” leaped from the art house cinema world to a long run in U.S. commercial theaters. Using remarkably restored historical footage, it tells the story of the British men who served and died in World War I.

It bears a profound similarity to Shigeru Mizuki’s graphic novel “Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths,” first translated into English in 2011. Like “All Quiet on the Western Front,” it tells the story of a conscript army in a bloody war of attrition, subjected to unrelenting hunger, danger and physical misery.

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