5 Things You Didn't Know About Tolkien's Service During World War I

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By Jon Arvedon | More Articles
March 19, 2019  05:10 PM


At the beginning of March, Fox Searchlight released the first full-length trailer for the upcoming J.R.R. Tolkien biopic, which is appropriately titled, Tolkien.

Starring Nicholas Hoult, the film centers on the formative years of the legendary fantasy author, which includes the time he spent fighting for Britain in World War I prior to crafting such works as The Silmarillion, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. However, while many of us know that Tolkien fought in WWI, not everyone knows a whole lot about the details of his military career.

Of course, the film will surely fill in some of those gaps. In the meantime, though, we here at Epicstream have compiled a list of five things you didn’t know about Tolkien’s service during World War I:

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