World War One

World War One

The People's Story

DVD - 2016
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Publisher: Silver Spring : Athena, 2016.
ISBN: 9781621723424
Branch Call Number: TV DVD 940.3 Wor
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (192 min.) : digital, sound, color with black and white sequences ; 12 cm + 1 booklet (12 pages ; 14 cm)
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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RescueDog
Jun 15, 2017

I liked the format very much. Original words from letters, diaries & journals of real people from a wide variety of backgrounds. These words are spoken by actors interspersed by actual movie footage. I didn't find it to be at all confusing. I wonder if we have the strength and unselfishness it takes to pull together and defend our nation like the Brits did.

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susansocks
Sep 21, 2015

This is sort of a docudrama rather than the customary documentary. There's a considerable amount of first person sources by means of letters, diaries and journals, and memoirs with support from newsreels, photographs, etc., similar to the Ken Burns style, but actors are also portraying the individuals, mostly with the original material, but it was still a little confusing at first. Assorted people are represented from the various social backgrounds so there's a good mix. It gives just a taste of what these people thought, felt, and experienced during The Great War. I appreciate that there's a summary of each person's life after the war, if applicable. The numbers are horrific, and we're already very familiar with the trenches thanks to various movies and series. This war changed England, especially, forever; and 'Downton Abbey' does a good job of dramatizing some of the changes.

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