'1914' tells the story of the 21st Battalion as they prepare for the battle of Courcellette in World War I. Taking place in real time, the film follows Sgt. Reid as he must get his men ready for the impending battle. Not only must he prepare his battalion Sgt. Reid must also deal with the day to day difficulties of Life in the trenches, including terrible injuries to his men, exhaustive supply issues, and an underage recruit who has joined the army in search of adventure. Entirely representative of the generation of young men pitched into the slaughter of World War I. Here they will encounter the bloody carnage of the Western Front. The war to end all wars, this is the story of the human cost of war on a scale the World had never seen before; this is an intimate and powerful depiction of World War I.