My Boy Jack

Daniel Radcliffe is Jack Kipling in “My Boy Jack”, 2007.

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Jack Kipling, the 17 year old son of poet Rudyard Kipling, is desperate to fight for his country, despite failing medical examinations for both the Army and the Navy due to his poor eyesight. However, his influential father secures Jack a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Irish Guards, and he leaves home to begin his training.

Jack’s 18th birthday finds him in France, preparing to lead his platoon out of the trenches, and on to the battlefields of Loos – an attack from which he won’t return, leaving his family to piece together what happened to their missing son.