The Great War (1964– )

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Series cast summary:
 Himself - Narrator (26 episodes, 1964)
 Douglas Haig (26 episodes, 1964)
Emlyn Williams ...
 Lloyd George (26 episodes, 1964)
Marius Goring ...
 Various (26 episodes, 1964)
Cyril Luckham ...
 Various (26 episodes, 1964)
Sebastian Shaw ...
 Various (26 episodes, 1964)


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Documentary | War





Release Date:

30 May 1964 (UK)  »

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(per episode, approximately, x 26 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Really good series
8 May 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I have just been reading other peoples reviews on this series,and found them very interesting.I was born in 1964 the year this series was put together,i remember it was shown in the late sixties i must have been about 4 or 5 years old,i wouldn't have remembered it when it was first shown obviously.My father used to watch this programme religiously,him being a Korean war vet and his own father being a WW1 vet, he was hooked on this series,the scenes in this documentary used to really frighten me as a child i remember leaving the room and i wouldn't come back in until i heard the haunting music at the end,i still remember some of them horrific images today.When they re showed this series a couple of years ago it didn't seem no where near as bad,I'm pretty sure they cut a lot of photos and a lot of footage out which they may have found a bit to horrific for todays audience,as i can still see some of the horrific images they showed back in the sixties,i wont go into detail,but if any one watched this series back then I'm sure they would agree.Before this series was re shown ,they made a documentary about the making of this series,and it turns out they had to pay a lot of money for most of the footage they got hold of,especially the Russian footage as Russia was Communist then,so the programme ended up going well over their budget.Also they had problems with finding reliable veterans,as a lot of old men they interviewed,from one of the film crews accounts were a bit loopy,one chased a female interviewer around the room,and a lot of the old men just couldn't talk about their experiences when it came to it,some broke down and some got angry.So the men you see portrayed in this series were the ones that could talk about their experiences and give accurate accounts in a calm manner.In all this is a very good series it totally covers the events of WW1,it explains the war from the beginning to the end.Oh yes the unknown soldier you see at the beginning opening credits is from an Ulster Regiment,most probably from the Somme.As a lot of people wonder who he is.

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