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BBC Our World War..

Started of superbly with the battle of Mons from the UK side obviously.

Can't recommend it enough. This Thursday will be The Somme.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p022wq5k/our-world-war-1-the-first-day
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Re: Our World War
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 12:58:36 PM »
Is this available in the US?
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Re: Our World War
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 03:26:20 PM »
I'm uploading it..link soon:)

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Re: Our World War
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2014, 04:07:14 PM »
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Re: Our World War
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2014, 05:07:41 PM »
Thanks for the link TW.  That was a great show.  Can't wait to see the next episode.
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Re: Our World War
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2014, 05:52:07 PM »
I will upload the next one:)

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Re: Our World War
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2014, 06:33:34 PM »
Thanks man...have to make the time to watch it.
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Re: Our World War
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2014, 02:32:17 AM »
I thought it was quite good.  Odd music though.

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Re: Our World War
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2014, 05:26:45 AM »
Yeah music was odd..but hey ho..however when it all starts kicking off I found the background repetitive beat really built up the intensity..

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Re: Our World War (uploaded for non UK TV viewers). Superb BBC series.
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2014, 03:33:07 PM »
On the contrary I thought the music they picked breathed fresh life into a tale that is 100 years old now.  Modern age techno during the intro really got me pumped up for the show.  But maybe I'm biased because I like WW1 and techno...and they seemed to mix well with this series.  Don't misunderstand though, this was a serious look at what the opening battle between the British and the Germans must have been like.
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Re: Our World War (uploaded for non UK TV viewers). Superb BBC series.
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2014, 04:26:20 PM »
A superb book is Liaison 1914: A Narrative of the Great Retreat by Edward Spears. Easy the best book I've read on this part of the War.

Well worth the second hand price if you get a good copy. I'm surprised it isn't up for reprint at the moment. One of my all time favourite military history books.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Liaison-1914-Narrative-Military-Paperbacks/dp/0304356824/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407968729&sr=8-1&keywords=Liaison+1914%3A+A+Narrative+of+the+Great+Retreat

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Re: Our World War (uploaded for non UK TV viewers). Superb BBC series.
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2014, 05:57:20 PM »
On the contrary I thought the music they picked breathed fresh life into a tale that is 100 years old now.  Modern age techno during the intro really got me pumped up for the show.  But maybe I'm biased because I like WW1 and techno...

When I hear techno, the only German I can picture is this one.


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Re: Our World War (uploaded for non UK TV viewers). Superb BBC series.
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2014, 06:52:17 PM »
Time to DANCE
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Re: Our World War (uploaded for non UK TV viewers). Superb BBC series.
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2014, 08:22:14 PM »
Rimmer - please pull those upload links to the shows down

I'm not 100% sure they're illegal here in the US, but we can't afford to stray into gray areas around here

If you want to post the links elsewhere, like your Facebook feed, that's something that has no effect on us; but it's getting a little too dangerously close breaking rule #1 over here
http://grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=66.0

so let's please clean up the links and make sure we don't get any lawyers involved.

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Re: Our World War (uploaded for non UK TV viewers). Superb BBC series.
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2014, 08:43:24 PM »
OK no probs. Sorry Guillory

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