An epic 26 episode documentary series on the First World War, narrated by legendary British actor Michael Redgrave. The 1964 series was a co-production between the BBC, the Imperial War Museum, CBC, and ABC, and it was produced to mark the 50th anniversary of the start of the war. The series was the first to feature contributions from military veterans, many of whom were only in their late 60’s or early 70’s.
Each episode is around 40 minutes long with successive blocks of episodes dedicated to a particular year of the war (e.g. episodes 1 to 6 cover 1914 which was the first year of the war), we currently have all 26 episodes available to watch here on Documentary Vine, navigate them via the numbered tabs beneath the video player or by using the episode list below.
- Episode 1: On the Idle Hill of Summer
- Episode 2: For Such a Stupid Reason, Too
- Episode 3: We Must Hack Our Way Through
- Episode 4: Our Hats We Doff to General Joffre
- Episode 5: The Business May Last a Long Time
- Episode 6: So Sleep Easy in Your Beds
- Episode 7: We Await the Heavenly Manna
- Episode 8: Why Don’t You Come and Help?
- Episode 9: Please God Send Us a Victory
- Episode 10: What Are Our Allies Doing?
- Episode 11: Hell Cannot Be So Terrible
- Episode 12: For Gawd’s Sake Don’t Send Me
- Episode 13: The Devil Is Coming
- Episode 14: All That It Is Our Duty to Bear
- Episode 15: We Are Betrayed, Sold, Lost
- Episode 16: Right Is More Precious Than Peace
- Episode 17: Surely We Have Perished
- Episode 18: Fat Rodzyanko Has Sent Me Some Nonsense
- Episode 19: The Hell Where Youth and Laughter Go
- Episode 20: Only War, Nothing but War
- Episode 21: It Was Like the End of the War
- Episode 22: Damn Them, Are They Never Coming In?
- Episode 23: When Must the End Be?
- Episode 24: Allah Made Mesopotamia and Added Flies
- Episode 25: The Iron Thrones Are Falling
- Episode 26: And We Were Young