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Our World War 

Three true stories of British soldiers fighting in World War 1. Each one takes place at a different time and place in the war, focuses on a different unit and shows a different aspect to the war.
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2014  
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Nicki Vickery ...  Soldier 3 episodes, 2014
Rob Townsend Rob Townsend ...  British Soldier 2 episodes, 2014
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Three true stories of British soldiers fighting in World War 1. Each one takes place at a different time and place in the war, focuses on a different unit and shows a different aspect to the war. In Episode 1 it is 1914 and we follow an infantry company defending a bridge in the Battle of Mons. In Episode 2 it is 1916: a soldier is on a firing squad, formed to execute a deserter after the Battle of the Somme. In Episode 3 it is 1918 and we follow a tank crew at the Battle of Amiens. Written by grantss

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Action | Drama | War

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Not Rated

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The actor who played Paddy Kennedy in the second episode went on to do the voice of Finch, one of the tank crew on the Through Mud and Blood story in Battlefield 1 See more »

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Invaders Must Die
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Performed by The Prodigy
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Excellent! Makes the viewer realize that these weren't grainy, black and white men enjoying themselves in a 'Great War'.
21 November 2017 | by jmer-35004See all my reviews

I take a little umbrage to those who would prefer a more classic portrayal of this war. I have seen it. Yawn.

As for the music, would you rather have the more period specific backing the battle scenes? The music helps put the viewer in the scene by providing a modern touch point of what would probably be playing in the back of the mind of today's soldier if put into a similar situation. Those soldiers had that day's music in their heads; by scoring period music it forces the viewer to distance themselves from the story being told, rather than emotionally putting themselves into the middle of it. The same goes for the GoPro/game play cinematic style.

As far as the Mohawk helmet modification being absolutely unprecedented/not allowed on the WWI battle field, I submit exhibit A: http://tinyurl.com/ybww9dw6 - it did not take long to do a simple Google search debunking this statement.

This is an emotional telling of three distinct periods of a very brutal war.


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English

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3 June 2014 (UK) See more »

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