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After the Great War
After the Great War

Duration: 01:44

An elderly First World War veteran reveals his reservations about the conflict. He gives an insight into his life after the war, including the 1926 strike and his education near Treherbert, Wales.

 
Bombing civillians during World War One
Bombing civillians during World War One

Duration: 03:50

In June 1917, a small German plane dropped a bomb on an infant school in London killing a number of five year old children. There is testimony of a child witness who recalls that fateful morning.

 
Britain goes to War: Kitchener's volunteers
Britain goes to War: Kitchener's volunteers

Duration: 01:09

The swift victory the British people were led to believe in 1914 was to be replaced by a lengthy stalemate on the Western Front.

 
Captain Sayers, the Somme and his gun
Captain Sayers, the Somme and his gun

Duration: 01:51

Retracing the life of a First World War captain after his pistol is found in a charity shop in Leicester.

 
Differing experiences of war
Differing experiences of war

Duration: 03:57

Differing experiences of the First World War are portrayed through one upper class family and their servants.

 
Dressed for battle: Burberry and war
Dressed for battle: Burberry and war

Duration: 03:38

Recalling the influence a modern fashion house had on First World War military clothing.

 
First World War aircraft
First World War aircraft

Duration: 05:15

An overview of the SE5A bi-plane, an aircraft used in the First World War.

 
First World War graves
First World War graves

Duration: 01:13

A visit to a cemetery in Belgium where soldiers killed in the First World War are buried

 
Gas as a weapon during the Great War
Gas as a weapon during the Great War

Duration: 05:48

Gas was introduced as a weapon of war by the Germans in April 1915.

 
Germany invades Belgium in 1914
Germany invades Belgium in 1914

Duration: 03:27

The German invasion of Belgium in August 1914 delayed their entry into France by four days.

 
Henry Allingham - a volunteer for the Great War
Henry Allingham - a volunteer for the Great War

Duration: 02:22

From the testimony of Henry Allingham, Britain's oldest First World War veteran, can we undestand why men volunteered for War in 1914?

 
Impact of the solider who did not return from war
Impact of the solider who did not return from war

Duration: 00:59

Agnes Greatorex remembers her brothers going off to fight in the First World War with the British Expeditionary Force. She recalls how lives were ruined by family losses during the conflict.

 
Indian troops in the British Army 1914.
Indian troops in the British Army 1914.

Duration: 04:26

It is not well known that in 1914 Indian troops played a key role in holding back German forces. Their letters give us an insight into their experiences.

 
Killing for your country during World War One
Killing for your country during World War One

Duration: 03:22

Three men who were soldiers in World War One describe how they felt about killing the enemy.

 
Life in the trenches during World War One
Life in the trenches during World War One

Duration: 02:30

Life in the trenches for the soldiers from when they arrived there and how they passed their day.

 
Return to the trenches
Return to the trenches

Duration: 01:54

A solider’s return to the trenches in Belgium.

 
Russia and the First World War
Russia and the First World War

Duration: 01:30

A review of the main issues facing Tsar Nicholas II as he tried to maintain his autocratic rule over the Russian Empire during the First World War.

 
Saying goodbye on his way to war
Saying goodbye on his way to war

Duration: 02:20

A personal account of the last night spent by a husband and wife before he went off to battle and joined other British troops on European soil.

 
Shellshock (pt 1/3)
Shellshock (pt 1/3)

Duration: 04:28

Shellshock was a difficult condition to recognise and treat because there was no wound to be seen.

 
Shellshock (pt 3/3)
Shellshock (pt 3/3)

Duration: 03:34

Description of the different attitudes to World War 1 deserters diagnosed with shell shock.

 
Surviving veterans commemorate the end of the First World War
Surviving veterans commemorate the end of the First World War

Duration: 01:36

Surviving British veterans of the First World War prepare to mark the 90th anniversary of the end of the armistice.

 
The condition of the British trenches during the First World War
The condition of the British trenches during the First World War

Duration: 02:35

Surviving the carnage of no-man’s-land and the rats in the trenches

 
The disaster of the Somme
The disaster of the Somme

Duration: 03:11

The planning and expectations of the Battle of the Somme.

 
The Empire troops of the Great War
The Empire troops of the Great War

Duration: 02:15

Britain could not fight war alone in 1914 and hundreds of thousands of volunteers came not only from Britain but also from the Empire.

 
The end of the Great War in 1918
The end of the Great War in 1918

Duration: 03:58

Reactions to the armistice of 1918 and the mixed emotions of those involved.

 
The impact of the tanks: in battle and at home
The impact of the tanks: in battle and at home

Duration: 04:23

The introduction of tanks to the battlefields of Europe.

 
The lasting influence of the First World War
The lasting influence of the First World War

Duration: 02:09

How memory of the First World War influenced British public opinion against war.

 
The perils of being a First World War flying ace
The perils of being a First World War flying ace

Duration: 01:07

What was it like to be a First World War fighter pilot?

 
The Somme and war as reinterpreted by junior school children
The Somme and war as reinterpreted by junior school children

Duration: 04:25

This film looks at the many guises of war. The overall theme here is a celebration of change in the landscape and in mankind.

 
The Somme from the air and land
The Somme from the air and land

Duration: 03:27

The battle of the Somme is probably the one of the most controversial and anxious periods of British military history.

 
The Victoria Cross
The Victoria Cross

Duration: 01:31

The story of two airmen who were awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War.

 
The Women's Land Army
The Women's Land Army

Duration: 04:40

Women discuss their experiences in the land army during World War One.

 
Understanding shellshock
Understanding shellshock

Duration: 01:10

Professor Edgar Jones describes how symptoms of shellshock may have affected the behaviour of a First World War soldier.

 
Undiagnosed shellshock during the First World War
Undiagnosed shellshock during the First World War

Duration: 01:18

The impact of First World War shellshock on an individual and his family.

 
Were soliders properly prepared for war?
Were soliders properly prepared for war?

Duration: 03:19

The battlefields of World War One affected men in different ways and one of the least understood was shell-shock.

 
West Indian soldiers in the First World War
West Indian soldiers in the First World War

Duration: 02:45

The story of two brothers from St. Lucia who died for Britain in the First World War.

 
What did women do during the First World War?
What did women do during the First World War?

Duration: 01:18

The contribution women made to the effort during the First World War.

 
What was it like in a WW1 tank?
What was it like in a WW1 tank?

Duration: 03:43

The tanks of the Great War initially looked fearsome and made the type of noise that frightened an enemy.

 
Who and what were the Pals Battalions?
Who and what were the Pals Battalions?

Duration: 04:10

Reporter Charles Wheeler investigates the story of the Bradford Pals Battalion, who fought and died at the Battle of the Somme.

 
Who benefitted from the War?
Who benefitted from the War?

Duration: 03:48

The contribution of women to the war effort, showing how it gave many a release from their restricted lives.

 
Why did men volunteer for the Great War?
Why did men volunteer for the Great War?

Duration: 04:19

Volunteers for War in the first months, Aug-Oct 1914, were very enthusiastic for the battlefield and shared a willingness to die for their country.

 
Women and the Great War
Women and the Great War

Duration: 04:08

The war effort and the experiences of two women at the Woolwich Royal Arsenal.

 
Younger Generation Remembers the First World War
Younger Generation Remembers the First World War

Duration: 02:59

Every year, thousands of people visit the battlefields of Belgium to learn about and remember the First World War, including many school children.

 
Ypres remembers those who died in the First World War
Ypres remembers those who died in the First World War

Duration: 03:01

Ypres in Belgium remembers the dead of the First World War with a service every day.

 

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