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The Great War

Episode 2: For Such a Stupid Reason, Too

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Documentary series. Following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914, international diplomacy breaks down completely. Show more

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The Great War

Episode 26: And We Were Young

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic BBC series. At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of the year 1918, the Armistice came into effect. Show more

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The Great War

Episode 1: On the Idle Hill of Summer

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Documentary series. In 1914 the world stands on the brink of enormous change. The French and the British enter into the Entente Cordiale against Germany. Show more

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The Great War

Episode 3: We Must Hack Our Way Through

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

1964 series. Following the declaration of war, the German army began to carry out the Schlieffen Plan, perhaps the most famous military plan ever. Show more

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Participant:
Ralph Richardson
Participant:
Marius Goring
Producer:
Tony Essex

The Great War

Episode 4: Our Hats We Doff to General Joffre

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic BBC documentary series. As the German forces advance on Paris, the French commander-in-chief General Joffre builds up a surer resistance. Show more

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Participant:
Ralph Richardson
Participant:
Marius Goring
Producer:
Tony Essex

The Great War

Episode 12: For Gawd's Sake Don't Send Me

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Classic series from 1964. Over two million volunteers respond to Kitchener's appeal of 1916, and many are sent to the killing grounds of the Somme. Show more

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Producer:
Tony Essex

The Great War

Episode 15: We Are Betrayed, Sold, Lost

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic 1964 BBC documentary series. This episode explores the attempts to rally the French Army for a spring offensive, but they began to openly mutiny. Show more

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The Great War

Episode 16: Right Is More Precious than Peace

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic BBC series. In 1917, the October revolution brought the Communists to power in Russia, while America entered into the war on 6th April. Show more

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The Great War

Episode 17: Surely We Have Perished

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic BBC documentary series from 1964. Morale becomes impossible to sustain as the battle of Passchendaele lasts through the summer of 1917. Show more

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The Great War

Episode 18: Fat Rodzyanko Has Sent me Some Nonsense

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic BBC series. Following the October Revolution, Russian enthusiasm for the war heartens the Allies and alarms the Germans. Show more

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The Great War

Episode 19: The Hell where Youth and Laughter Go

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic BBC 1964 documentary series. A look at the experiences of soldiers on the Western Front and the effect this had upon the human spirit. Show more

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The Great War

Episode 21: It Was Like the End of the World

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic BBC series. Germany takes a huge risk, launching a massive offensive in early 1918, aiming to achieve victory before the Americans arrive. Show more

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The Great War

Episode 22: Damn Them, Are They Never Coming In?

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Classic series. The German army launched a successful counter-attack in May 1918, but it was is too late - the Americans had arrived. Show more

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