This is a 6-episode documentary that, at its core, set out to capture the stories of the British survivors of World War I. I had some time to finally crack my copy open, intending to watch an episode each evening this week. I ended up watching the entire documentary in a single sitting. I haven't been this broken up about anything in a long time. The interviews of about 100 people, most of them veterans are intertwined with news-reel footage and reconstructions.
This is not just some dry documentary, the voices of these survivors of the Great War are moving and emotional and treated with the respect they so rightly deserve. Even if you have no interest in this period I highly recommend this documentary to everyone.
Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile. - Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)