Skip to comments.New footage of World War I shows war-torn battlefields
Posted on 11/07/2010 1:51:50 PM PST by Flavius
Extraordinary pictures of the aftermath of World War I, which have been hidden away for nearly a century, have been discovered in a vault in Paris.
The film is a part of a special BBC One programme that includes unique aerial photographs of the battlefield taken by British pilots.
Nick Higham reports on the footage that gives an amazing insight into history.
More of the footage can be seen on the BBC One programme 'The First World War from Above' on Sunday at 2100GMT.
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I don't mean to nit-pick but isn't that redundant?
Amazing, My French Brother-in-law is named Prevot, same as the airship pilot. This is amazing footage and makes it seem so much more real.
Thanks for the link Flavius. The footage is riveting.
Wow! Thanks for posting.
Her father died fighting in the French Resistance during WW2, and she was too young to remember him.
California next year after the riots.
Having spent almost 32 years in uniform I’ve always had a great interest in military history. As the centennial anniversary of WW I approaches, I imagine there will be a lot of new shows on The Military Channel, The History Channel and its international cousin, The Discovery Channel and others. All this coincides with our planned retirement...assuming B Hussein hasn’t destroyed the economy. I’m sure my wife will have divorced me by 11/11/18, since she can’t stand it when I watch shows of this nature!
The War to End All Wars that didn’t.
Amazing footage. Thanks.
Amazing that this comes out 90 years later. Sending this out for others to see. Does anyone know if or when it will be shown here.
looks the landscape of the moon
Ypres and Passchendaele. Three battles in four years in essentially the same place. First use of poison gas on the Western front in the first one. In the last one 140,000 men died for five miles of ground that was given back shortly afterward. It was a proving ground for industrial level slaughter. No wonder it looked like that.
This will show up on usenet by Monday morning.
All the BBC documentaries get posted here.
Excellent filmed look at the devastation of World War One. A war removed from almost all living people’s experience, much as WWII is but a story (and film) to those born in the past 50 years. Another example of why Hollywood films about war rarely are close to realistic. It’s too difficult to portray the kind of brutal destruction and desolation that war brings to a nation and it’s people. However, as long as evil men try to conquer nations and make their people subservient to the will of tyrants, war will be with us.
Thanks for posting. I love to look at then and what it lookls like now.
Touching what the daughter had to say about seeing her long-lost father smiling.
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