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World War 1: It’Ll All Be over by Christmas

Synopsis
Documentary about the build-up from 1900 to the outbreak of war in 1914 and the hopeful first months to Christmas. We see early action and images, and rare archive film of Belgian refugees in Newcastle-under-Lyme, November 1914, after the fall of Belgium. We see how people coped on the Home Front, and see film of women workers in factories and on the land. We commemorate the 1914 Christmas Truce, when the common soldiers on both sides stopped the war for two days, in a special re-enactment. We conclude this sequence in winter, early 1915, when jingoistic optimism has now been replaced with resignation to the stalled entrenchment of armies which was to typify the rest of the war.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
Social Studies; History
Keywords
film archives; local history; World War 1; 1910s

Credits

Producer
Ray Johnson

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
90 minutes
Year
2019

Distributor

Name

Staffordshire Film Archive

Contact
Ray Johnson MBE
Email
ray.johnson@filmarchive.org.uk
Web
http://www.filmarchive.org.uk/index.html External site opens in new window
Phone
07774 482414
Address
Ray Johnson Productions
P.O. Box 777
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 8QA
United Kingdom

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