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I was There: The Great War Interviews

Synopsis
In the early 1960s, the BBC, in partnership with the Imperial War Museum, conducted a series of interviews with First World War veterans, for the television series THE GREAT WAR. Most of these interviews were not broadcast at the time and remained in the Imperial War Museum Archives until director Detlef Siebert decided to approach the IWM with the view to make a programme using the unseen footage, with the emphasis on the individuals themselves and their response to extreme situations, rather than the military and political history of the war itself.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2014
Subjects
History
Keywords
history of the 20th century; oral history; World War 1

Credits

Director
Detlef Siebert

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2014

Related

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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