The term "trench warfare" conjures up grisly images of WWI soldiers hunkered down in filthy, damp, vermin-infested depressions in the battlefield, anticipating attack from opposing forces, dreading its arrival, and yet perversely hoping something, anything, would happen to relieve the numbing monotony. In this tension-filled drama, we agonize along with young Billy MacFarlane (played by EastEnders' Paul Nicholls) and his squad 48 hours before the catastrophic Battle of the Somme in 191A chilling evocation of war's devastating effects, both physical and psychological. Directed by novelist William Boyd (A Good Man in Africa, Brazzaville Beach). 1-1/2 hours. DVD.