1.1 The Great War Today
Thousands of people visit the battlefields of the First World War every year, and every year crowds of people gather to remember the fallen. It was the first truly global war, and no war before it had involved such loss of life. The films on this page show snapshots of 'remembrance'.
YPRES WAR GRAVES
2 MINS 58 SECS, SILENT, COLOUR, 1971
This raw footage, filmed in the 1970s at Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery, gives an impression of the astonishing number of First World War casualties.
___________________________________________________________________________________TIME TO REMEMBER - OVER BY CHRISTMAS, PART ONE
3 MINS 10 SECS, SOUND, B/W, 1959
Time To Remember is a classic television series produced in the late 1950s and 1960s by BAFTA-winner Peter Bayliss. It was created with footage from the British Pathé archive. This episode, Over By Christmas, covers the beginning of the First World War. The episode has a total running time of 26 minutes, with the second, longer section viewable below.