World War 1 in Color

World War 1 in Color

2003, History  -    -  Playlist 33 Comments
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World War 1 in ColorWorld War I in Color is a documentary designed to make the Great War come alive for a 21st-century audience.

The events of 1914-18 are authoritatively narrated by Kenneth Branagh, who presents the military and political overview, while interviews with historians add different perspectives.

The human cost is conveyed by moving interviews with the now very elderly survivors, and by extracts from letters and memoirs. All aspects of the war, on land, sea and air are covered in separate programmes.

The crucial difference between this and the WWII programmes is that the Great War wasn't filmed in color, and the footage has been computer colorized.

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4 years ago

Wars are God's way of teaching Geography to Americans

5 years ago

First two wars had only one consequence. Death. Victories were shallow at best.

Steve Schein
9 years ago

The cause of all wars is religion.

11 years ago

Seeing it in colour makes it so different...

11 years ago

I'm glad I wasn't raised to speak a language I don't understand.

11 years ago

Don't imagine that colorizing WW I films is a trivial thing; even less that it is the artisitic travesty as when original movies are colorized. On the contrary, letting us see "as they saw it" brings immediacy and reality that will transform your comprehension of that long-ago tragedy.

11 years ago

WW1 was an awesome war. It ended the slavery of many peoples, at the sacrifice of some of the greatest leaders, which led countries to experiment in their form of governing, which in turn led to some good and very bad platforms for future generations to base their government and leadership styles around. Even though every WW1 doc makes me feel like a Slavic retard, how they talk about us lol. They seem to forget that in the case of Serbs, we were enslaved for over 500yrs by Ottomans, then Austro-Hungry, and if 500yrs of slavery doesn't lead to revolt, I don't know what does...

11 years ago

See Europe commit cultural suicide.

11 years ago

I'd like to see a documentary about the footage itself. Which is a recreation, where it was filmed, by who, why, when.. That would be interesting on it's own.

11 years ago

War is horrible ....all wars ....People must learn to live in peace....and respect each other ....nothing is more precious as life ....Now we can communicate very easy ....distances are not significant ...people can be .close as they have never been in their long history....

11 years ago

I agree with MatarD .. first world war (the other one) is a better watch in terms of amount of info fleshed out timline. though saying that, it is nice see what that era might have looked like in colour.
The only problem I have with the colour is no matter how engrossed I was in the documentary, there was a little part of my mind telling me what Im looking at is not what was (in terms of colourising black and white footage)
yet still interesting to see colourised ;P

A worthwhile edition to tdf

11 years ago

i just finished the first episode, and im pumped to watch the rest. very interesting.

Aldo Solari
11 years ago

Lest We Forget.

11 years ago

Putting up a WW1 doc. in color hit a soft spot for me, thank you very much.

However, if you want the story of this war you should instead watch "The First World War" put up here earlier. That doc. is super excellenté.