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The First World War from Above

The story of the Great War told from a unique new aerial perspective. Featuring two remarkable historical finds, including a piece of archive footage filmed from an airship in summer 1919, capturing the trenches and battlefields in a way that has rarely been seen before. It also features aerial photographs taken by First World War pilots - developed for the first time in over ninety years - that show not only the devastation inflicted during the fighting, but also quirks and human stories visible only from above.

Presented by Fergal Keane.

1 hour

Last on

Wed 26 Feb 2014 00:15

World War One at the BBC

World War 1 - BBC

New perspectives on the war that changed everything.

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