Part 1 "On the Idle Hill of Summer" (A.E.Housman) (1964)

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DVD release edition of the 26-part BBC series, which uses archive footage and photographs gathered from 37 separate sources around the world to relate the history of the First World War. Also features interviews with many veterans of the war, as well as almost 150 separate extracts from diaries, letters and reports from the war. The twenty-six forty-minute episodes are presented on six discs, together with an extra disc featuring original World War I documentaries from the vaults of the Imperial War Museum. A 64-page booklet with full background notes, reviews, chapter points and associated articles is also included.

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