BBC World War One

              BBC World War One

              BBC Radio brings you stories of the war that changed who we are, with documentaries exploring the causes, politics and impact of WW1 and its legacy. From BBC National, Local, Regional and World Service Radio.

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              • London: The Psychology of War

                Thu, 30 Apr 15

                Duration:
                51 mins

                What drove men to volunteer to fight during World War One? What drove them to the edge of sanity when they got there?

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              • The War that Changed the World: Australia

                Sat, 18 Apr 15

                Duration:
                51 mins

                Australia's experience of WW1 is like no other country's. In association with the British Council, BBC presenter Razia Iqbal and an Australian audience debate the role the "legend of Anzac" played in the hundred-year history of Australia since the first Anzac Day.

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              • DocArchive: Tanzania: Race and Colonial War

                Sat, 11 Apr 15

                Duration:
                51 mins

                Audrey Brown chairs a discussion on the effects of World War One in Africa. She hears the stories from African fighters, on both the German and British sides. And she speaks to Tanzanians who tell their family memories, like Oswald Masebo from Dar es Salaam University.

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              • DocArchive: The War that Changed the World: Heroism

                Sat, 6 Dec 14

                Duration:
                50 mins

                Life in the trenches during World War One, amongst rats, mud, shelling, barbed wire and unprecedented numbers of dead, called upon new reserves of both endurance and courage. But what did the war do to the ancient idea of heroism?

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              • WW1 At Home 20 - The Baghdadi Jews & a Terrier on Zeppelin watch

                Thu, 13 Nov 14

                Duration:
                15 mins

                How Manchester’s Baghdadi Jews fought to be recognised as friends of Britain and Jim the dog who helped keep the Kent coast safe.

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              • DocArchive: The War that Changed the World: India

                Sat, 8 Nov 14

                Duration:
                51 mins

                Razia Iqbal is joined in Delhi by guests and an audience to explore the impact of the World War One on Imperialism.

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              • WW1 At Home 19 - Tank Trials & Making Jam for the Frontline

                Thu, 23 Oct 14

                Duration:
                16 mins

                The technical innovation that led to the birth of the tank, tales from the grandsons of the Guernsey soldier who travelled all over the world and the factory in Grimsby that supplied the frontline in jam.

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              • Soldiers of the Empire 2/2 – The Fight in Fairyland

                Wed, 22 Oct 14

                Duration:
                29 mins

                Santanu Das tells the story of the Indian Army on the Western Front, from disembarkation in Marseilles where the troops were greeted by excited crowds, to the grim reality of the trenches.

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              • Soldiers of the Empire – Recruitment & Resistance

                Mon, 20 Oct 14

                Duration:
                28 mins

                One and a half million Indian men were recruited from the villages and towns of British India to serve the Empire in the First World War. Santanu Das tells the story of how they were recruited to travel across the Kalopani, the "dark waters", to take part in the world's first industrial war.

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              • DocArchive: St Petersburg: Revolution

                Sat, 18 Oct 14

                Duration:
                50 mins

                The Romanovs ruled Russia for centuries until World War One brought revolution and an abrupt end to their imperial reign. Allan Little explores the legacy of revolution and the hidden impact of WW1 on Russian policy today.

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