British Universities Film & Video Council

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1914-18 (2 Parts)

Synopsis
Television series drawing on historians, archive film, modern scenes, stills, letter, diaries and paintings to bring to life the experiences of thought who fought the war on every side as well those on the Home Front.
Language
English
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. b&w/col. 204, 150 min.
Year of production
1996
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £33.98 (inclusive) pair
Notes
Broadcast BBC 2 from 11/11/96.
Subjects
History
Keywords
archive films; military operations; oral history; World War 1

Credits

Contributor
Carl Byker; Carol Sennett; Jay Winter
Cast
Helen Mirren 
Helena Bonham-Carter 
Imogen Stubbs 
Jeremy Irons 
Judi Dench 
Liam Neeson 
Natasha Richardson 
Ralph Fiennes 
Tim Pigott-Smith 
Tom Fleming 

Sections

Title
Total war
Synopsis
1: Programmes 1-4: 1) Explosion: explores the cultural backdrop to the outbreak of war. The unstoppable slide into total war was aggravated by Germany's militarism and the ambitions of the Kaiser; 2) Stalemate: As the war began, many experts thought techn

Title
Crucible, The 2
Synopsis
2: Programmes 5-7: 5) Mutiny: By 1917 the strain of war was affecting people at the scene of battle on on the home fronts. Solders were being sent home with shell shock, half the French army mutinied, and Russia exploded under the Bolshevik revolution; 6)

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Name

KCET

Distributor

 

Available from retail outlets

Name

Simply Media

Contact
Laura Smith
Email
info@simplymedia.tv
Web
http://www.simplymedia.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0203 542 3722
Address
Highlight House
57 Margaret Street
London W1W 8SJ
Notes
Formerly known as DD Home Entertainment or DDHE

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