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1
Release Date:
10 November 1996 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A unique first-person narrative, sewn together from genuine testimonies of frontline soldiers.
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

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Judi Dench ... Narrator (8 episodes, 1996)

Salome Jens ... Narrator (U.S.A Verison) (8 episodes, 1996)

Jürgen Prochnow ... Kaiser Wilhelm II (5 episodes, 1996)

Michael York ... Harold Owen / ... (5 episodes, 1996)

Tim Pigott-Smith (4 episodes, 1996)

Ian Richardson ... David Lloyd George / ... (4 episodes, 1996)

Natasha Richardson ... Vera Brittain (4 episodes, 1996)
Jay Winter ... Himself (4 episodes, 1996)

Rene Auberjonois ... Jean Jaures / ... (3 episodes, 1996)

Leslie Caron ... Czarina Aleksandra Romanov (3 episodes, 1996)

Ralph Fiennes ... Wilfred Owen (3 episodes, 1996)

Rupert Graves (3 episodes, 1996)

Jeremy Irons ... Siegfried Sassoon (3 episodes, 1996)

David Keith ... Himself (3 episodes, 1996)

Jeroen Krabbé (3 episodes, 1996)

Martin Landau ... Woodrow Wilson (3 episodes, 1996)

Malcolm McDowell ... Charles Stockwell / ... (3 episodes, 1996)

Liam Neeson ... Adolf Hitler / ... (3 episodes, 1996)

Kai Wulff ... Franz Blumenfeldt (3 episodes, 1996)

Helena Bonham Carter ... Vera Brittain (2 episodes, 1996)

David Hayter (2 episodes, 1996)
Allan Hendrick (2 episodes, 1996)

Udo Kier (2 episodes, 1996)

Paul Mercurio ... Cyril Lawrence (2 episodes, 1996)

Helen Mirren ... Margaret Randa / ... (2 episodes, 1996)

Marion Ross ... Kathe Kollwitz (2 episodes, 1996)
Fredrich Solms (2 episodes, 1996)
Norman Stone ... Himself (2 episodes, 1996)
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Series Directed by
Carl Byker (3 episodes, 1996)
Isaac Mizrahi (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Writing credits
Blaine Baggett (8 episodes, 1996)
Jay Winter (8 episodes, 1996)
Carl Byker (2 episodes, 1996)

Robert Graves (unknown episodes)
Käthe Kollwitz (unknown episodes)
Wilfred Owen (unknown episodes)
Siegfried Sassoon (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Blaine Baggett .... executive producer (8 episodes, 1996)
Carl Byker .... series producer / producer (8 episodes, 1996)
Michele Morgan .... series associate producer (8 episodes, 1996)
Jay Winter .... co-producer (8 episodes, 1996)
Teresa Fitzgerald .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1996)
Adrienne Cooksey .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1996)
Alexandria Levitt .... associate producer (4 episodes, 1996)
David Mrazek .... associate producer / co-producer / ... (4 episodes, 1996)
Margaret Koval .... producer / co-producer (3 episodes, 1996)
Carol Sennett .... series producer: BBC (3 episodes, 1996)
Isaac Mizrahi .... producer (2 episodes, 1996)

Stephen Haggard .... episode producer: BBC (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Mason Daring (8 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Cinematography by
Mitch Wilson (8 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Film Editing by
Stosh Jarecki (5 episodes, 1996)
David Mrazek (3 episodes, 1996)
Carl Byker (2 episodes, 1996)
Douglas Cheek (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Casting by
Ellie Kanner (8 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Production Management
Bettina Bennewitz .... production manager (8 episodes, 1996)
Jack Combs .... unit manager: Europe (8 episodes, 1996)
Stephen Kulczycki .... executive in charge of production (8 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Art Department
Linda Emme .... graphics (8 episodes, 1996)
Clive Harris .... graphics (3 episodes, 1996)
Gary Shorland .... graphics (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Sound Department
Mark Korba .... audio post production (8 episodes, 1996)
Paul Schremp .... audio post production (8 episodes, 1996)
Darren Barnett .... audio post production (4 episodes, 1996)
Cliff Rossiter .... dubbing mixer (3 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
George Ellis .... assistant camera (6 episodes, 1996)
Gabriel Padilla .... assistant camera / electric / ... (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Casting Department
Laura Cinco .... casting associate (8 episodes, 1996)
Debbie Savitt .... casting associate (8 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Editorial Department
Robert S. Douglas .... on-line editor (8 episodes, 1996)
Teresa Fitzgerald .... avid manager (8 episodes, 1996)
Stosh Jarecki .... on-line editor (8 episodes, 1996)
Jim Beebe .... on-line editor (4 episodes, 1996)
Marilyn Moore .... assistant editor (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Location Management
Claire Harrison .... location fixer (6 episodes, 1996)
Catherine Alen-Buckley .... location fixer (2 episodes, 1996)
Mary Davies .... location fixer (2 episodes, 1996)
Evelyn Druyt .... location fixer (2 episodes, 1996)
Lili Francklyn .... location fixer (2 episodes, 1996)
Asegül Gokce .... location fixer (2 episodes, 1996)
Binnur Karaveli .... location fixer (2 episodes, 1996)
Isabelle Roumeguérre .... location fixer (2 episodes, 1996)
Raoul Saesen .... location fixer (2 episodes, 1996)
Sarah Woodford .... location fixer (2 episodes, 1996)
 
Series Music Department
Jeanine Cowen .... music editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Arthur Barbeau .... historical adviser (8 episodes, 1996)
V.R. Bushnell .... historical adviser (8 episodes, 1996)
Felix Cadena .... production controller (8 episodes, 1996)
Owen Comora .... publicist (8 episodes, 1996)
Laura Downs .... historical adviser (8 episodes, 1996)
Barbara Goen .... publicist (8 episodes, 1996)
David M. Kennedy .... historical adviser (8 episodes, 1996)
Laurel Lambert .... publicist (8 episodes, 1996)
Arthur Link .... historical adviser (8 episodes, 1996)
Julio Martinez .... publicist (8 episodes, 1996)
Linda McCauley .... legal (8 episodes, 1996)
Michael O'Toole .... researcher (8 episodes, 1996)
David Orenstein .... researcher (8 episodes, 1996)
Alf Penn .... archival researcher (8 episodes, 1996)
Harriet Rowe .... u.k. coordinator / production assistant: BBC / ... (8 episodes, 1996)
Norman Saul .... historical adviser (8 episodes, 1996)
Ronald Schaffer .... historical adviser (8 episodes, 1996)
Glenn Schroeder .... legal (8 episodes, 1996)
Peter Simkins .... historical adviser (8 episodes, 1996)
Casey Spira .... production controller (8 episodes, 1996)
Louise Tilly .... historical adviser (8 episodes, 1996)
Jeffrey Verhey .... archival researcher (8 episodes, 1996)
Robin Wilder .... archival researcher (8 episodes, 1996)
Jay Winter .... series historian (8 episodes, 1996)
Robert Wohl .... historical adviser (8 episodes, 1996)
Karen Wyatt .... archival researcher (8 episodes, 1996)
Lili Francklyn .... archival researcher (4 episodes, 1996)
Laura Chino .... production assistant: KCET (3 episodes, 1996)
Anne Marie Ehrlich .... archival researcher (2 episodes, 1996)
 

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Follows "The Civil War" (1990)See more »

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
the great war, 10 January 2013
Author: vollenhoven from The Netherlands

I found this DVD boxset by accident as I was looking into information concerning WOI which is in the Netherlands not that much of a big deal history wise as we were neutral (and were left to our selves by the Germans).

It does give some serious insight into the history of the first big War and does place it well into context, doesn't fall into the trap of focusing to much in one particular battle but tell enough, so that if the viewer is interested he/she can go and find out more themselves on the specifics.

The shocking bits are the actual images of real footage from that war, that make it so much more dark.

A very well balanced documentary on one of the largest wars of the last 100 years. Should be considered watching for all.

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