Ian Coote
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Ww1 On Dvd

Thu Nov 27, 2008 2:21 pm

My Boy Jack [2007] The Lost Battalion [2001] All Quiet On The Western Front [1979 Version ] All available on DVD,all highly recommended.

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Le Ricain
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Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:33 pm

Other WWI films available on DVD:

Paths of Glory (1957), Gallipoli (1981), Anzacs (1985) and one of my favourites The Lighthorsemen (1988).
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'Nous voilà, Lafayette'

Colonel C.E. Stanton, aide to A.E.F. commander John 'Black Jack' Pershing, upon the landing of the first US troops in France 1917

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WOrld War 1 DVDs

Thu Dec 04, 2008 3:17 pm

For those interested in th history of the First World War the best DVD Collection is "The Great War" which is now a 7 DVD box set. It was a series produced by BBC2 in 1964 for the 50th anniversary. The first 2 DVDs are a very good explanation of how the whoe business started but the real vale lies in two things, 1. it was made before the "Butchers & Bunglesrs" school became the accepted orthodoxy so it is more ballanced than usual and 2. A lot of veterans were alive at the time and they were interviewed. Mostly french, German and British Empire. For example one famous story is that FM French was too hidebound to accept the sightings from the RFC telling him how strong the Germans were, the the actual pilot who reported to French is interviewed.

Expensive but well worth it for those who are interested in the War.

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