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The Last Voices of World War One

The men, women, and children who lived through World War I recount the heroism and heartbreak of the most dramatic years of their lives.
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Overview

The men, women, and children of 1914 to 1918 relive the heroism and heartbreak of the most dramatic years of their lives. Their stories are vividly illustrated throughout with original archives, personal photographs, and high-quality dramatization that serve as a timeless reminder of the cost of war.

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The Call to Arms

01: The Call to Arms

The declaration of war in August 1914 was greeted with a wave of patriotic euphoria as the British Expeditionary Force was dispatched to Belgium.

47 min
Battle of Somme

02: Battle of Somme

In the summer of 1916, there were hopes of a breakthrough that would end the war. Instead, by November, 150,000 troops had died on the Western Front.

47 min
Saving the Wounded

03: Saving the Wounded

The aftermath of every battle was carnage on an unimaginable scale. Tending to the wounded was one of the most demanding and heartbreaking jobs.

47 min
Horror in the Mud

04: Horror in the Mud

After surviving the winter of 1916, the British attacked the Germans at Arras. The ensuing battle saw the highest daily casualty rate of the war.

47 min
The Home Front

05: The Home Front

It wasn’t just soldiers who suffered. Their families faced Zeppelin raids, food shortages, and constant worry that their loved ones would not return.

47 min
The Boys of 1918

06: The Boys of 1918

In the spring of 1918, the war still hung in the balance. The Germans launched a massive offensive, but France saw help from Britain.

47 min