The Great War is a 26-episode BBC documentary series from 1964 on the First World War.
The documentary was a co-production of the Imperial War Museum, the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Australian Broadcasting Commission. The narrator was Michael Redgrave, with readings by Marius Goring, Ralph Richardson, Cyril Luckham, Sebastian Shaw, and Emlyn Williams.
The Western Front in 1917 prior to the arrival of US troops. German withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line, successful British diversion at Arras, French failure in the Nivelle Offensive. Mutinies in the French Army follow but are resolved by General Philippe Pétain. Interviewees include Edward Spears, Henry Williamson and Stefan Westmann.
The Great War Series
You can find a full index and overview of The Great War here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 05 September 1964.
- Running time: 40 minutes.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.