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.
Allied offensives in summer 1918. French counter-offensive at the Marne, the Battle of Amiens, the Second Battle of the Somme, advance to the Hindenburg Line. In Britain, public protests yield to sceptical optimism. In Germany, troops lose morale and leaders realise that victory is impossible. Interviewees include Douglas Wimberley.
The Great War Series
You can find a full index and overview of The Great War here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 01 November 1964.
- Running time: 40 minutes.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.