The Great War Since The Great War

  title={The Great War Since The Great War},
  author={Stephen Badsey},
  journal={Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television},
  pages={37 - 45}
  • S. Badsey
  • Published 1 March 2002
  • History
  • Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television
The series The Great War was created by the BBC in 1964 consciously to mark the 50th anniversary of the war’s start. One reason for commemorating this now is that not only are veterans of the First World War itself becoming more scarce, so are veterans of the series, and we wanted to acknowledge their achievement. It is no more than their due to recognise that between them they not only Ž rst showed how a large television historical documentary series could be made, but also made it to such a… Expand
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