Following in the footsteps of the highly acclaimed 'World at War' series, this is the definitive history of the First World War, seen now for the first time ever in color. World War 1 consumed the lives of 10 million soldiers and civilians. It was fought mainly by young men in the fields and trenches of Northern France and Belgium and saw the development of the fighter plane, the introduction of poison gas, the invention of the tank, the flame thrower and the wide use of machine guns and heavy artillery. Now using rare archive footage from worldwide sources including Russia, Germany, France, Italy, the USA and Britain's own Imperial War Museum, this 6 x 1 hour landmark series now brings to the viewer the gritty reality of life in the trenches. This six-part series is the first ever to colorize the First World War taking 5 months and 490 skilled technicians to colorize the Black and white footage - over 75% has never before been seen on television. This acclaimed documentary investigates the development of warfare throughout the 5 years of World War 1 from all sides of the armed forces, including never before seen interviews from survivors of the Great War. DVD extras include an additional 50 minute program- 'Tactics & Strategy' giving an in-depth look at the battles of WW1 using stunning CGI graphics and interviews with the program producers Narrated by Sir Kenneth Branagh DVD Extras
Behind the scenes feature with films producer and director
An additional 50 minute program "Tactics & Strategy"
WW1 Timeline of Events and General Facts