The Great War: Documentary

by Sasu | created - 11 Mar 2012 | updated - 11 Feb 2014 | Public
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1. Kitchener's Great Army in the Battle of the Somme (1916)

74 min | Documentary, War

Documentary (with some re-enacted footage) of the British army's participation in the Battle of the Somme in France during World War I.

Director: Geoffrey Malins | Star: General Beauvoir De Lisle

Votes: 303

2. The Great War (1964– )

40 min | Documentary, War

One of the greatest achievements of television -broadcast from 1964 in 26 episodes. Use of extensive archive footage and sound effects, linked with contemporary classic music of that area. ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Emlyn Williams, Marius Goring

Votes: 511

3. The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (1996– )

Documentary, Biography, History

A unique first-person narrative, sewn together from genuine testimonies of frontline soldiers.

Stars: Judi Dench, Salome Jens, Jürgen Prochnow, Michael York

Votes: 280

6. For King and Empire (2001– )

Documentary, History, War

A documentary series about the Canadian Army's participation in World War I.

Stars: Norm Christie, R.H. Thomson, Stefan Preisenhammer, Matthew Sharp

Votes: 42

7. The First World War (2003)

500 min | Documentary, History, War

A comprehensive survey of the history of World War I.

Stars: Jonathan Lewis, Voja Tankosic, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Andrée Bernard

Votes: 986

8. World War 1 in Colour (2003– )

372 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary using computer colorized footage from World War I to give the audience the feel of how it really looked back during the war.

Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Arthur Barraclough, Arthur Halestrap, Harry Patch

Votes: 550

9. The Somme (2005 TV Movie)

102 min | Drama

Drama-documentary recounting the events of the 1st July 1916 and the Battle of the Somme on the Western Front during the First World War. Told through the letters and journals of soldiers who were there.

Director: Carl Hindmarch | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Ed Stoppard, Paul Popplewell, Patrick Kennedy

Votes: 206

11. Blood and Oil: The Middle East in World War I (2006 Video)

112 min | Documentary, History, War

Marty Callaghan's Synopsis: Except for the Dardanelles/Gallipoli campaigns, the extensive combat operations in the Middle East during World War I have been largely overlooked in documentary... See full summary »

Director: Marty Callaghan

Votes: 124

13. 14-18, le bruit et la fureur (2008 TV Movie)

148 min | Documentary, History

A documentary of World War I, exploring how soldiers accepted their conditions in the trenches when no clear reason had been given for the fight.

Director: Jean-François Delassus | Star: Alexandre Astier

Votes: 90

14. The First World War from Above (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, History, War

The history of World War I as depicted with archival and modern aerial footage.

Director: Mark Radice | Star: Fergal Keane

Votes: 131

16. War Horse: The Real Story (2012 TV Movie)

46 min | Documentary

Documentary about the roughly one million horses that were used by the British army during the first world war.

Director: George Pagliero | Star: Russell Boulter

Votes: 27