Saving Private Smith: The WWI tale to put Hollywood in the shade

August 1, 2014

UNITED KINGDOM, Barnard Castle : Private Wilfred Smith lost all five of his brothers during World War I before an unprecedented royal order saw him brought home to his grieving mother. It's a real-life drama with echoes of the WWII epic 'Saving Private Ryan', recalled 100 years on by Wilfred's surviving daughter and grand-daughter.