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The Great War : And the Shaping of the 20th Century [1996 TV mini-series]

by Blaine Baggett (Producer and Writer), Carl Byker (Producer, Director, Writer), Mitch Wilson (Cinematographer), J. M. Winter (Writer)

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As this landmark series demonstrates, the cataclysmic effects of World War I last to this day. "The war to end all wars" has influenced the Atomic Age and the Cold War, and is now shaping the conflicts in Bosnia and the Middle East. Period film footage and eyewitness accounts powerfully dramatize the horrors of trench warfare and the chaos of political revolution. History comes alive as The Great War reveals how World War I influenced the rise of communism, witnessed the first use of weapons of mass destruction, and provided a fertile aftermath for the rise of Nazism. Through perspectives from all sides of the war, the series shows how violent events early in this century still cast a dark shadow on life today. Titles include: "Explosion & Stalemate," "Total War & Slaughter," "Mutiny & Collapse," and "Hatred and Hunger & War Without End."
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Baggett, BlaineProducer and Writerprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Byker, CarlProducer, Director, Writermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, MitchCinematographermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Winter, J. M.Writermain authorall editionsconfirmed
British Broadcasting Corporationsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fiennes, Ralphsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Irons, Jeremysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Landau, Martinsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leeves, Janesecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
PBS Home VideoCorporate authorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Richardson, Iansecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Richardson, Natashasecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dench, JudiNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jens, SalomeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Great War, the World War of 1914 to 1918, was the first major catastrophy of the 20th century. Never had so many nations taken uparms at a single time nor had the battlefield ever been so vast. Nearly everyone suffered and became a soldier in one way or another.… (more)

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