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Unique stories told by the men and women who lived through WWI. The combination of rare archive footage and oral testimony recorded by the Imperial War Museum creates a poignant and unique documentary that links the forgotten voices of an entire generation of First World War survivors, with stunning film from the time. It is an intimate audio-visual experience in which the matter-of-fact recollections convey not just the sheer humdrum ordinariness of the Great War: the mud, the rain, the relentless loss of life and the pointless routine of attrition, but also the extraordinary bravery, spirit and sacrifice.
‘Voices of The First World War’ tells the complete story of the war, from mobilisation to Armistice, through the eyes and voices of the men and women who lived through it. From the British Tommy fighting in the trenches to the Land Girls helping to feed them; from the flying aces risking their lives in the air, to the women working in the dangerous munitions factories. .