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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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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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...  Narrator 8 episodes, 1996
...  Narrator (U.S.A Verison) 8 episodes, 1996
...  Kaiser Wilhelm II 5 episodes, 1996
...  Harold Owen / ... 5 episodes, 1996
4 episodes, 1996
...  David Lloyd George / ... 4 episodes, 1996
...  Vera Brittain 4 episodes, 1996
Jay Winter ...  Himself 4 episodes, 1996
...  Jean Jaures / ... 3 episodes, 1996
...  Czarina Aleksandra Romanov 3 episodes, 1996
...  Wilfred Owen 3 episodes, 1996
3 episodes, 1996
...  Siegfried Sassoon 3 episodes, 1996
...  Himself 3 episodes, 1996
3 episodes, 1996
...  Woodrow Wilson 3 episodes, 1996
...  Charles Stockwell / ... 3 episodes, 1996
...  Adolf Hitler / ... 3 episodes, 1996
...  Franz Blumenfeldt 3 episodes, 1996
...  Vera Brittain 2 episodes, 1996
2 episodes, 1996
Allan Hendrick 2 episodes, 1996
2 episodes, 1996
...  Cyril Lawrence 2 episodes, 1996
...  Margaret Randa / ... 2 episodes, 1996
...  Kathe Kollwitz 2 episodes, 1996
Fredrich Solms 2 episodes, 1996
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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the great war
10 January 2013 | by See 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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