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THE GREATEST WAR DOCUMENTARY EVER MADE,
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This review is from: The Great War - BBC Series 6 Disc Boxset [DVD] (DVD)
These wonderful recordings were made in 1964 when there were still living many survivors from both sides in their sixties and seventies, fully compos mentis and with vivid memories. Their accounts and the expert commentary - and also the wonderful narration, with the unforgettable Welsh voice of Emlyn Williams reading the words of Lloyd George - make this series. Add to that extraordinary photography - some of it no doubt staged but not all; Allenby walking into Jerusalem is unforgettable.
When it was broadcast (before the VCR was invented) it became the main event of the week and social events were not arranged for the night it was shown because nobody would show - the pubs and restaurateurs hated it!
There will never be anything this good again. Buy it. Today.