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.
War’s end. Allied Hundred Days’ Offensive in the West continues, US President Wilson offers Fourteen Points as peace terms. Germany’s allies capitulate after defeats on other fronts. Revolution in Germany, Kaiser Wilhelm abdicates, Germany accepts peace terms. Human costs of war, reception and celebration of the armistice. Interviewees include Henry Williamson and Keith Officer.
The Great War Series
You can find a full index and overview of The Great War here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 22 November 1964.
- Running time: 40 minutes.
- Rating: Unknown.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.