A television epic: The Great War

IN 1964, the BBC broadcast one of their most important and ambitious documentary series ever – THE GREAT WAR.

It was intended as the definitive film account of the world-shattering events of 1914 -1918, narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave and featuring the voices of many other leading actors including Sir Ralph Richardson and Marius Goring.

This truly epic series comprised no less than twenty-six 40-minute episodes.

It drew on over one million feet of original film, hundreds of exclusive interviews with veterans and contemporary diaries, letters and reports from the war.

Today, it still remains – by far – the finest film account of The Great War ever produce.

War Life