Winner of the Royal Television Society Documentary Award What was it really like to be a British Tommy fighting in the trenches of the First World War? How did it feel to face the wire, the machine guns, the artillery barrages, and the poison gas cloud? To see your friends and comrades dying all around you day after day? This award-winning factual series available for the very first time on DVD - draws on a unique collection of one hundred interviews with World War One veterans in which the soldiers and their loved ones relive all the heroism and heartbreak of the years from 1914 to 1918. Most of these men had never been interviewed before or since . It features the first ever interview with Harry Patch and the only ever interview with Henry Allingham, the two last surviving veterans of the war who died last year aged 111 and 113. All the voices are now silent. Powerful, moving and important, Last Voices Of The Great War provides the most in-depth and wide-ranging oral history of the British experience of the First World War ever recorded on film.. All six History Channel episodes are included.
Release Date: 10 January 2011
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification