The Great War (1964)

The Great War (1964)

Year: 1964

Duration: 40 min

Genres: Documentary, War

Stars: Emlyn Williams, Ralph Richardson, Michael Redgrave

One of the greatest achievements of television -broadcast from 1964 in 26 episodes. Use of extensive archive footage and sound effects, linked with contemporary classic music of that area. ... See full summary »

IMDb: TT0057753

Rating: 8.9/10 from 454

Season 1
Season 1
On the Idle Hill of Summer... E1. On the Idle Hill of Summer...
The Premier episode gives a brief historical summary of all the major players in WWI right up to the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand and his wife: the United Kingdom, Franc...
1 link 13 Jul 2014
For Such a Stupid Reason Too E2. For Such a Stupid Reason Too
This 2nd installment of the series covers the 5 weeks from the assassination of the Archduke on June 28 through the final declaration of war by the United Kingdom on August 4, 1914...
1 link 06 Jun 1964
We Must Hack Our Way Through E3. We Must Hack Our Way Through
The 3rd installment of the series covers the first 3 weeks of the war. The initial Belgian resistance caves under withering German artillery fire. Initial victories by the French a...
1 link 15 Jul 2014
Our Hats We Doff to General Joffre E4. Our Hats We Doff to General Joffre
The Schlieffen Plan is continuing according to plan. The Germans suffer loses in the East only to turn the tide of war around. The British Expeditionary Forces engage the Germans, ...
1 link 16 Jul 2014
This Business May Last a Long Time E5. This Business May Last a Long Time
1 link 27 Jun 1964
So Sleep Easy in Your Beds E6. So Sleep Easy in Your Beds
12 Jul 2014
We Await the Heavenly Manna E7. We Await the Heavenly Manna
11 Jul 1964
Why Don't You Come and Help? E8. Why Don't You Come and Help?
18 Jul 2014
Please God Send Us Victory E9. Please God Send Us Victory
18 Jul 2014
What Are Our Allies Doing? E10. What Are Our Allies Doing?
20 Jul 2014
Hell Cannot Be So Terrible E11. Hell Cannot Be So Terrible
08 Aug 1964
For Gawd's Sake Don't Send Me E12. For Gawd's Sake Don't Send Me
23 Jul 2014
The Devil Is Coming E13. The Devil Is Coming
22 Aug 1964
All This It Is Our Duty to Bear E14. All This It Is Our Duty to Bear
26 Jul 2014
We Are Betrayed, Sold, Lost E15. We Are Betrayed, Sold, Lost
27 Jul 2014
Right Is More Precious Than Peace E16. Right Is More Precious Than Peace
13 Sep 1964
Surely We Have Perished E17. Surely We Have Perished
The mess and huge loss of life at paschendale. Told through archive footage contemporary memoirs, commentary, music and poetry, narrated and realised by Michael Redgrave, Ralph Ric...
27 Jul 2014
Fat Rodzyanko Has Sent Me Some Nonsense E18. Fat Rodzyanko Has Sent Me Some Nonsense
30 Jul 2014
The Hell Where Youth and Laughter Go E19. The Hell Where Youth and Laughter Go
31 Jul 2014
Only War, Nothing But War E20. Only War, Nothing But War
31 Jul 2014
It Was Like the End of the World E21. It Was Like the End of the World
02 Aug 2014
Damn Them, Are They Never Coming In? E22. Damn Them, Are They Never Coming In?
02 Aug 2014
When Must the End Be? E23. When Must the End Be?
02 Aug 2014
Allah Made Mesopotamia... and Added Flies E24. Allah Made Mesopotamia... and Added Flies
03 Aug 2014
The Iron Thrones Are Falling E25. The Iron Thrones Are Falling
04 Aug 2014
And We Were Young E26. And We Were Young
04 Aug 2014
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