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World War I claimed the lives of 10 million soldiers and shaped an entire century. Narrated by four-time Academy AwardÂ® nominee Kenneth Branagh, this extraordinary documentary brings the war's horror and heroism to life in a way never before revealed. Rare archival film-meticulously colorized under the guidance of expert historians-makes the past fresh, relevant, and alive.
In addition to these newly reclaimed sights and sounds, surviving WWI veterans share their experiences, personally testifying about life in the trenches, the terror of "going over the top," and the courage and sacrifice of battle. Analysis by military historians, detailed maps, and excerpts from the diaries and letters of men and women in the struggle offer a full range of perspectives on this unimaginably brutal, bloody clash of empires.
Since 1990, the British team of Philip Nugus and Jonathan Martin has created popular, critically acclaimed historical documentaries, including Hitler's Bodyguard and The Century of Warfare.
* Tactics & Strategy: Dramatic, computer-generated images provide a detailed look at tank, aerial, and submarine warfare, as well as the climactic 1918 German offensive and the British raid on the U-boat base at Zeebrugge.
* Making the Series: Philip Nugus and Jonathan Martin discuss their creative process and technical challenges in compiling World War I in Color.
* Biographies: Major political and military figures
* Timeline of Events
* General Facts