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How closely do the events of the First World War relate to those in ‘A Galaxy Far, Far Away’?

In this episode Chris, Jessica, and Angus discuss the historical inspirations of the Star Wars saga from the depiction of body horror and the creation of those who are ‘more machine than man’ via Stormtroopers, cavalry charges, and the cinematic impact of Paths of Glory.

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