World War I Part 1: A World Turned Upside Down *RERUN
A Century on Film looks back at a world-changing century of human drama and tragedy through rare and precious archival footage. Episode 1 begins with the World War I, including moving scenes from the world's first full-length war documentary, "The Battle of the Somme." It was filmed by British army cameraman, Geoffrey Malins, who wrote, "What a record. …When this devastating war was over, people would be able to view all over again the fearful shells bursting, killing and maiming…" A wealth of other historical footage and testimonies bring the Great War to life in a dramatic opening to this fascinating series.