Did Tolkien's Job in the Trenches Influence his Imagination?
Fantasy and the signal battle of 1916
If you watched the biopic of John Ronald Ruel Tolkien’s life made a couple of years ago, you saw a fair, if compressed version of his life. Barring a structural issue in the third act, it is not bad. However, the vision of his time in the trenches during the most infamous British offensive of the First World War is a complete fantasy.
Plenty has been sa…