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1914-1918 

The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (original title)
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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Series cast summary:
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 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 Allan Hendrick 2 episodes, 1996
Udo Kier ...  Armin Wegner / ... 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 Fredrich Solms 2 episodes, 1996
Norman Stone Norman Stone ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1996
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A unique first-person narrative, sewn together from genuine testimonies of frontline soldiers.

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Language:

English

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1996 (USA) See more »

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1914-1918 See more »

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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the great war
10 January 2013 | by vollenhovenSee all my reviews

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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