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OU on the BBC: Britain's Great War

Updated Monday 20th January 2014

How Britain was transformed by the First World War, focusing on extraordinary personal stories to illuminate often cataclysmic events.

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Jeremy Paxman standing next to First World War monument Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC / Dave Williams Presenter Jeremy Paxman Britain's Great War, presented by Jeremy Paxman, explores how Britain and the lives of British people were transformed by the First World War.

There had never been a war like it. It was the first 'total war' and it blew apart the certainties on which British society rested.

Focusing on extraordinary personal stories to illuminate often cataclysmic events, each episode charts a different stage of the war: from initial optimism, to frustration, to the exhausted, poignant celebration of victory.

Watch Britain's Great War on BBC One

The first episode of Britain's Great War is broadcast on Monday 27 January 2014 at 9pm on BBC One. More information about each episode will appear below.

 

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