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These audio interviews were conducted by the BBC in the 60s and 70s. The images are from the Imperial War Museum film archive.

The focus is narrow, a very British story; that was Peter Jackson’s choice to give it intensity. So it’s not a broad overview #TheyShallNotGrowOld
As you watch this, keep in mind that the British army also included millions of troops from the Empire; and all the armies sent by the Dominions (Canada, Anzacs etc); plus Chinese labourers. Plus Britain’s allies with their own huge armies. #TheyShallNotGrowOld
And worth adding, some of the footage in this doc was created in 1914-18 as propaganda. So, not all of it is authentic combat stuff; and some was designed to boost morale back home. #TheyShallNotGrowOld
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