The movie 1917 was filmed in multiple locations around the United Kingdom, including: Wiltshire and Hankley Common, both in Surrey; Govan, Scotland; Low Force Waterfall on the River Tees in Teesdale; as well as Shepperton Studios, to the southwest of London.
The Govan Docks, in Scotland, were used in the scene where Schofield crossed the destroyed bridge.
The trench and French Farmhouse scenes were shot on the Salisbury Plains, in Wiltshire England.
Where did the events of 1917 actually take place?
The events of the movie 1917 all took place in the spring of 1917 in Northern France.
At this time, WWI has been raging for almost 3 years — beginning on July 28, 1914. And the war would continue for more than a year and a half after, ending on November 11, 1918. The US Armed forces joined WWI in the Spring of 1917.
The German army never “retreated” but only withdrew to a better, more fortified position that also shortened the front line by 25 miles, freeing up 13 divisions for reassignment. They made their withdrawal during the cover of night, and left behind booby traps and snipers to make the Allied advancement slow and costly.
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