With the battle looming, Sergeant Mac Reid (Clayton Garrett) must deal with supply problems and wounded troops while also trying to retrieve an underage soldier from the front line.
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Featuring first-hand accounts from World War I veterans this documentary explains why we erect monuments, buy poppies and observe a minute’s silence in honour of the men and women who fought for our country.
A WAR TO END ALL WARS – WORLD WAR ONE (E) (0885444177880) £15.99
Double bill of documentaries about the First World War featuring re-enactments. ‘Murder On the Hill’, presented by Robin Thompson, reveals how poor military command led to the deaths of many troops. ‘A Soldier’s Return’ explores the experiences of those who fought in the war and tells the story of the heroic Corporal Robert Beveridge.
ARMISTICE (E) 1914 (5016641119068) £12.99
Historian Professor David Reynolds takes a look at how bruised egos and political scheming defeated Germany and ultimately ended the Great War.
THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME (E) 1916 (5027626654047) £10.99
Digitally remastered official 1916 account of World War One’s Battle of the Somme .
THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME (E) 1990 (5034504705975) £9.99
A documentary-reconstruction of World War One’s Battle of the Somme
THE BATTLE OF YPRES – THE PATHE COLLECTION (E) (5013929668454) £19.99
Documentary, originally made in 1925, that re-enacts the major elements of the Battle of Ypres using the original trenches. Also featured are two short films: ‘Ypres – The Shell Shattered City of Flanders’ (1916) and ‘Remembrance Day, Ypres 1922’.
BRITISH HOME FRONT: PUBLIC INFORMATION FILMS OF WORLD WAR I (E) (5013929673458) £16.99
Collection of documentaries and short films made to boost British morale during the First World War. ‘The Woman’s Portion’, a propaganda drama aimed at clarifying the role of women in the war, and ‘Britain’s Effort’, an animation that sends up Kaiser Wilhelm II.
THE CONCISE HISTORY OF WWI (E) 2009 (5055298039596) £14.99
Set of documentaries based on archive footage (both still and moving), charting the major events, key personalities and actions that decided the course of World War One.
EMPIRE’S SHIELD – THE ROYAL NAVY IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR (E) £16.99
Documentary produced by the Royal Navy in the First World War era featuring footage of British ships set to a soundtrack of period music.
THE FIRST WORLD WAR: THE COMPLETE SERIES (E) (5027035009209) 3 DISCS – £19.99
The complete series of the critically-acclaimed Channel 4 documentary on the First World War. Many lesser known battles, campaigns and actions are looked at as well as the well-known campaigns. Previously unseen archive materials from sources in Central and Eastern Europe are featured.
FORGOTTEN MEN (12) 1934 £17.99
General Sir Ian Hamilton, commander of the Gallipoli campaign, introduces this rarity – a documentary on the events of World War One made close to the time of the conflict itself. Unseen for over sixty years, it features interviews with the men who fought in the trenches and lived to tell the tale.
GAS! GAS! QUICK BOYS! (E) 2014 £10.99
Documentary inspired by the poem ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ by Wilfred Owen.
GREAT WAR: 1914 – THE OUTBREAK OF WAR (E) £9.99
Film examines the events that led up to the outbreak of the war in 1914, and the initial tactics used by both sides to gain a military advantage in the field.
GREAT WAR: 1915 – THE YEAR OF ILLUSION (E) £9.99
1915, the great mobile battles of the previous year had resulted in stalemate following the defeat of Germany’s drive towards Paris. Both sides began to dig in, making the first moves towards constructing the vast trench networks that would result in years of attritional warfare.
GREAT WAR: 1916 – THE CRUCIBLE OF ATTRITION (E) £9.99
This volume looks at the events of 1916, when the construction of vast trench networks had made it almost impossible for either side to gain the advantage.
GREAT WAR: 1917 – YEAR OF ENDURANCE (E) £9.99
1917, when the Allies launched desperate attacks on the German lines with huge casualties.
GREAT WAR: 1918 – CRISIS AND CONCLUSION (E) £9.99
This volume examines the events of 1918, the last year of the war, when Germany was on the verge of starvation following the successful British naval blockade of the North Sea ports.
THE GREAT WAR (E) (5055298046679) £19.99
Collection exploring issues relating to the First World War. The programmes included are: ‘The Great War: 1914, 1915 and 1916’, ‘The Great War: 1917’ and ‘The Great War: 1918’.
THE GREAT WAR (E) (5018755902512) 3 DISC £24.99
With the help of original footage, this film shows the effects of the war on the people involved as well as detailing the political climate of the time.
THE GREAT WAR IN COLOUR (E) 2014 £19.99
Using modern technology, historians have turned 100-year-old black and white images into colour so that the modern eye can understand what is being depicted. Featured artists include French brothers Auguse and Louis Lumière and German Hans Hildenbrand.
THE GREAT WAR POETS (E) 2014 £10.99
This powerful documentary hosted by Emmy Award winning writer and film maker Bob Carruthers revisits the battlefields where the war poets found their inspiration and presents a moving and comprehensive survey of their lives and work.
LAST VOICES OF WORLD WAR ONE (E) 2010 (5019322327103) £19.99
All six episodes of the History Channel documentary series based around interviews with World War One veterans. The series includes interviews with Harry Patch and Henry Allingham, the two last surviving veterans of the Great War, who died in 2009 aged, respectively, 111 and 113.
LAST VOICES OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR (E) 2014 (5055298082806) £14.99
An Imperial War Museum film that uses archive footage and eyewitness testimony to bring to life the experience of the war for those involved.
PRIVATE HITLER’S WAR 1914-1918 (E) 2014 £10.99
Film about the early life of Adolf Hitler. During the First World War, Hitler served under the Bavarian Army in the 16th Bavarian Reserve Infantry Regiment.
THE RED BARON (E) 2010 (4260110583350) £19.99
Biographical documentary chronicling the life and times of Manfred von Richthofen, the young German aristocrat who became most feared and celebrated pilot of the First World War.
REVEALING GALLIPOLI (E) 2011 (5019322340058) FIMERI, WAIN £13.99
Documentary telling the story of the doomed landing at Gallipoli in 1915 by Allied forces trying to gain strategic advantage in the First World War.
SOMME (E) UK (5019322231899) £14.99
BBC documentary about one of the bloodiest day in the history of the British Army.
SOMME, 1ST JULY 1916: NORTHERN SECTOR (E) (9781844157099) £19.99
On 1st July 1916 nearly 20,000 British troops were killed, a record-breaking figure for the British Army. The programme focuses on the Gommecourt, Serre, Beaumont Hamel, Thiepval and Ovillers areas of the battle.
SOMME, 1ST JULY 1916: SOUTHERN SECTOR (E) (9781844159925) £19.99
The programme focuses on the la Boisselle, Fricourt, Mametz, Carnoyl and Montauban areas of the battle.
TRENCHES (E) (5060082511189) £24.99
Documentary series on the history of the First World War, from the causes that led to its outbreak, through the horrors of trench warfare to the jubilant celebration of the armistice. Featuring over seven hours of footage from news bulletins and military archives plus interviews with surviving veterans from both sides.
TRACING GREAT WAR ANCESTORS – FINDING UNCLE BILL (E) 2010 (9781848843394)£14.99
Documentary about tracing ancestors from the Great War.
WALKING THE WESTERN FRONT: SOMME – PART 1 (E) 2013 £17.99
First part of the documentary series about the Battle of Somme which took place in 1916 during World War I. Film-maker Ed Skelding and historian Nigel Cave visit some of the battle’s significant locations and explore each stage of the offensive.
WALKING THE WESTERN FRONT: SOMME – PART 2 (E) 2013 £17.99
THE WAR FILE: WAR IN THE TRENCHES (E) (5022802211465) £9.99
Documentary examining the nature of trench warfare in the First World War, and the ways in which the armies of the time were not prepared for the effects of modern, industrialised conflicts.
THE WAR FILE: WORLD WAR ONE – THE TERRIBLE STORY OF THE GREAT WAR (E) (5022802211489) £9.99
Documentary looking at the history of the First World War, from the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand in 1914 to Armistice Day in 1918. Featuring archive footage, computer-generated maps and images, as well as expert analysis and commentary. Narrated by Michael Leighton.
WAR HORSE – THE REAL STORY (E) 2012 (5016641118313) £12.99
Brough Scott presents this documentary about the horses that served in the First World War.
WARRIOR – THE REAL WAR HORSE (E) 2012 (5055298035307) £9.99
Celebrating the remarkable life of ‘Galloper’ Jack Seely who after a political career enlisted to serve in WWI and took his thoroughbred horse, Warrior, with him.
THE WIPERS TIMES (PG) 2013 DE EMMONY, ANDY £12.99
Drama about the soldiers who produced their own magazine in the trenches of World War I.
WORLD WAR I: THE GREAT WAR (E) 2014 4 DISCS (5060294373681) £14.99
Documentary exploring stories of courage dating from the First World War, which tore Europe apart between 1914 and 1918 and led to millions of deaths.
WORLD WAR I: THE GREAT WAR (E) 2013 6 DISCS (5060294373513) £19.99
Film exploring stories of courage dating from the First World War, which tore Europe apart between 1914 and 1918 and led to millions of deaths.
WORLD WAR 1: THE WAR TO END WAR (E) (5016641117439) £19.99
Includes rare footage of battle scenes and revealing interviews with war veterans, allowing the viewer to gain insight into the four-year conflict.
WORLD WAR 1: THE GREAT WAR (E) (5055298042015) £24.99
Contains – ‘Concise History of WW1′, Battle of the Somme/Gods of War’, ‘Gallipoli’ and ‘Anzacs’.
WORLD WAR 1 IN COLOUR (E) (5030697007094) £24.99
Kenneth Branagh presents this six part guide to World War I. Using computer aided technology, this colour series reveals the true reality of the destruction and chaos of the war.
WWI: COMMEMORATIVE COLLECTION (E) 2014 (5060294375654) £9.99
Collection of films made by the Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft (DEFA) capturing the pain, suffering and misery of the First World War. The films are: ‘The Kaiser’s Lackey’, ‘The Girls in Gingham’, ‘As Long As There’s Life In Me’, ‘In Spite of Everything’, ‘The Sailor’s Song’, ‘The Woman and the Stranger’, ‘Farewell’, ‘Wolz: Life and Illusion of a German Anarchist’, ‘When Martin Was Fourteen’ and ‘Kathe Kollwitz: Pictures from Her Life’.
WWI: THE SOMME – SECRET TUNNEL WARS (E) 2014 (5060294375647) £9.99
Documentary revealing the secret tunnels and passageways that lay hidden beneath the Somme.
YPRES – THE IMMORTAL SALIENT: PART 1(E) (5060247620046) £14.99
Ed Skelding presents this documentary about the first two battles of Ypres during World War I. The programme takes a look at key locations including Hooge Chateau, Langemark and Gheluvelt and features input from author and historian Nigel Cave.
FILMS SET IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR
Set in the Yorkshire Dales in 1914 a village cricket team plays its last match before the men of the village go to war.
ACES HIGH (PG) 1976 GOLD, JACK £12.99
Christopher Plummer and John Gielgud star in the airborne remake of the 1930 ‘Journey’s End’.
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (12) 1930 MILESTONE, LEWIS £15.99
Lewis Milestone’s epic screen adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s anti-war novel stars Lew Ayres as one of a group of German teenagers who enlist for World War I.
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (PG) 1979 MANN, DELBERT £9.99
A second film version of Erich Maria Remarque’s story about a group of idealistic young Germans recruited to fight on the Western Front in 1914.
ALL THE KING’S MEN (15) 1999 JARROLD, JULIAN £16.99
BBC drama portrays the events leading up to and surrounding the disappearance at Gallipoli in 1915 of the Sandringham Company, made up of the King’s household staff.
BIRDSONG (15) 2012 MARTIN, PHILIP £19.99
Two-part TV adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’s best-selling novel, charting a doomed love story played out against the backdrop of World War One.
THE BLUE MAX (PG) 1966 GUILLERMIN, JOHN £9.99
During World War One the Blue Max was the Luftwaffe’s most coveted honour.
COMPANY K (PG) 2004 CLEM, ROBERT £12.99
First World War veteran attempts to adapt to life after the conflict.
THE CRIMSON FIELD (15) 2013 £19.99
Six-part World War I drama set in a front-line hospital in France.
FLANDERS (18) 2006 FRANCE DUMONT, BRUNO £19.99
A group of young men who go to war with brutal consequences.
GALLIPOLI (12) 1981 WEIR, PETER £15.99
Two friends decide to sign up with the Anzacs in World War I. Travelling from Australia to exotic Egypt is an adventure at first, but soon the pair must meet their destiny in the trenches of Gallipoli.
LA GRANDE ILLUISION (PG) 1937 FRANCE RENOIR, JEAN £19.99
World War One escape movie, often seen as a humane and pacifist indictment of war which offers an ambiguous perspective on class differences.
I WAS A SPY (U) 1933 SAVILLE, VICTOR £12.99
In World War One, Martha Cnockhaert works as a spy in a German hospital, acting for the allies.
JOYEUX NOEL (12) 2005 FRANCE CARION, C. IN FRENCH/GERMAN & ENGLISH £19.99
Set in World War One on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man’s Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood.
THE MONOCLED MUTINEER (15) 1987 O’BRIEN, JIM £19.99
Alan Bleasdale scripted drama based on actual mutiny during the First World War.
MY BOY JACK (15) 2007 KIRK, BRIAN £19.99
Based on the true story of how the writer Rudyard Kipling and his wife spend years searching for their son who was reported missing in action during World War One
PRIVATE PEACEFUL (12) 2012 O’CONNOR, PAT £12.99
The outbreak of World War One shatters the family’s rural idyll as two teenaged brothers join up.
THE ROAD TO GLORY (PG) 1936 HAWKS, HOWARD £12.99
Drama set amongst the trenches of World War 1.
TESTAMENT OF YOUTH (PG) UK 1979 ARMSTRONG, MOIRA £19.99
Adaptation of Vera Brittain’s autobiography. In 1913, Brittain is set to take up a place at Oxford University, but with the outbreak of the Great War opts to become a volunteer nurse.
TO SERVE THEM ALL MY DAYS (15) 1980 DAVIES, ANDREW £41.99
Series based on R.F. Delderfield novel about a young soldier invalided out of the army in the First World War, suffering from shell-shock who takes up a career as a teacher .
VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT/UN LONG DIMANCHE DE FIANÇAILLES (15) 2004 FRANCE JEUNET, JEAN-PIERRE £19.99
As World War I draws to an end, Mathilde has received word that her fiancé Manech
is wounded and lost in no-mans-land. She goes out to find him.
WAR HORSE (12) 2012 USA SPIELBERG, STEVEN £19.99
Drama based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel about a boy who searches for his horse after it is taken away to serve in World War I.
WAR REQUIEM (12) 1989 JARMAN, DEREK £19.99
Critically-acclaimed visual evocation of the original recording of Benjamin Britten’s choral masterpiece which blended the Latin Mass of the Dead with the poignant poetry of British First World War poet, Wilfred Owen.
WINGS (PG) 1927 WELLMAN, WILLIAM £19.99
Dual format dvd – Blu Ray release of this classic silent war drama .