The Last Voices of World War One

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War Documentary hosted by Nimmy March, published by PBS in 2008 - English narration

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Archive interviews with veterans who fought in the conflict.

[edit] Chapter 1: The Call to Arms

Starts with how the declaration of war in 1914 was greeted with a wave of patriotic euphoria as the British Expeditionary Force was dispatched to Belgium and more than two million men volunteered for service.

[edit] Chapter 2: The Battle of The Somme

A collection of recorded interviews with First World War veterans bring to life the reality of the Battle of the Somme, the catastrophic campaign that began in the summer of 1916.

[edit] Chapter 3: Saving The Wounded

Archive recollections from nurses, amputees and the shell-shocked describe the human carnage that followed the battles of the First World War.

[edit] Chapter 4: Horror in The Mud

The story of 1917 and the battles at Arras and Passchendaele, when countless numbers drowned in mud.

[edit] Chapter 5: The Home Front

Documentary-maker Steve Humphries explores the suffering felt by the relatives left at home during the conflict, and how families changed after the arrival of the dreaded telegram.

[edit] Chapter 6: The Boys of 1918

Documentary-maker Steve Humphries explores the spring of 1918, when tens of thousands of 18-year-old British conscripts were sent to France to make up the numbers. Many were taken prisoner as the German advance continued, but by the summer the tide had begun to turn.

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  • Video Codec: x265 CABAC Main@L3
  • Video Bitrate: CRF 23 (~560Kbps)
  • Video Resolution: 960x540
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Frame Rate: 25 FPS
  • Audio Codec: HE-AAC
  • Audio Bitrate: 64Kbps CVBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: 2
  • Run-Time: 4h 41m (total)
  • Number Of Parts: 1 (6 chapters)
  • Part Size: 1.23 GB
  • Source: PDTV
  • Encoded by: JungleBoy

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