British soldiers of the 7 Years War, from Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon (Warner Brothers, 1975).
I can’t say enough about how much I love this movie. It’s so rich and deep and witty, enough to bring me back for at least 4 TV viewings and one big-screen encounter, not to mention two visits to the Kubrick exhibit at the LA County Museum of Art. Some might find it slow-going at times, but I say humbug to that. It’s got epic battles, multiple duels (both pistol and sword!), espionage, highway robbery, gambling, brilliant music, plus loads of ribaldry and seduction — all in the voice of Thackeray filtered through the mind of Kubrick. Heartily recommended by this humble reblogger.