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The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century 

A unique first-person narrative, sewn together from genuine testimonies of frontline soldiers.
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1996  
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Narrator 8 episodes, 1996
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 Narrator (U.S.A Verison) 8 episodes, 1996
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 Kaiser Wilhelm II 5 episodes, 1996
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 Harold Owen / ... 5 episodes, 1996
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 David Lloyd George / ... 4 episodes, 1996
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 Vera Brittain 4 episodes, 1996
Jay Winter ...
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 Jean Jaures / ... 3 episodes, 1996
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 Czarina Aleksandra Romanov 3 episodes, 1996
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 Wilfred Owen 3 episodes, 1996
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 Siegfried Sassoon 3 episodes, 1996
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 Woodrow Wilson 3 episodes, 1996
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 Charles Stockwell / ... 3 episodes, 1996
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 Adolf Hitler / ... 3 episodes, 1996
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 Franz Blumenfeldt 3 episodes, 1996
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 Vera Brittain 2 episodes, 1996
Allan Hendrick
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 Cyril Lawrence 2 episodes, 1996
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 Margaret Randa / ... 2 episodes, 1996
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 Kathe Kollwitz 2 episodes, 1996
Fredrich Solms
Norman Stone ...
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A unique first-person narrative, sewn together from genuine testimonies of frontline soldiers.

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Follows U.S. & the World (1865-1917) (1996) See more »

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The Forgotten War
28 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

This series chronicals the first world war from start to finish. Using first hand accounts(via letters read by voice actors) and rare footage, this documentary is very fair and thourugh. I particularly liked how the makers explained the events of The Great War in the context of history as it related to europe's past and future (WWII). At times, the letters can be quite moving, bringing the viewpoints of unsung heroes and victims as well as political leaders to the forefront in a very personal way.


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