Not Rated | | Drama, War
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.
The title of the film, which is the same as the novel on which it was based, was taken from a line in the 18th-century poem "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard" by Thomas Gray: "The paths of glory lead but to the grave."
Narrator of opening sequence:
War began between Germany and France on August 3rd 1914. Five weeks later the German army had smashed its way to within eighteen miles of Paris. There the battered French miraculously rallied their forces at the Marne River and in a series of ...
The French soldiers are shown using a British Vickers machine gun in one of the trench scenes. They should have been using a Hotchkiss weapon, or some other firearm of French design.
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