The Guns of August

The Guns of August

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Catalogue no: DAVID3683

Media: DVD

Classification: E

Category: Non-Fiction

Genre: Documentary

Barcode: 9344256015724

No of Discs: 1

Language: English

Year: 1965

Release Date: 05-07-2017

Availability: In stock

$14.95
Detailing the frightening lead-up to WWI, The Guns of August expertly explains how the crowned heads of Europe and their advisors were warne
Detailing the frightening lead-up to WWI, The Guns of August expertly explains how the crowned heads of Europe and their advisors were warned repeatedly several years prior of impending disaster and that intervention was crucial in avoiding war. It follows the historical line closely as George V of England becomes king after the death of Edward VII and discovers how Franz Josef of Austria was challenged in his position and unable to command his generals. While history maintains that the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand officially started the war, The Guns of august delves deeper, finding a collective ineptitude of the various leaders and heads of state to avoid catastrophe, marking a total loss o innocence and a major shift in world affairs. Narrated by Fritz Weaver, incorporating rare, insightful and compelling archive footage (including a young Winston Churchill leading his battalion) to reveal a fascinating and largely under-appreciated part of history, The Guns of August explores the failure of leadership and captures the raw essence and brutality of the Great War.

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Actors Fritz Weaver (Narrator)
Director Nathan Kroll
Producer Nathan Kroll
Aspect Ratio 4:3 standard full frame
Video Encoding PAL
Audio Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Region 2, 4
Runtime 93

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