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The Great War
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CHAPTERS PROLOGUE

Prologue
Top panel and first photo
Library of Congress
Second and third photos
National Archives

 
 
CHAPTER 1: EXPLOSION | STALEMATE

Overview
Flash movie
Kaiser Wilhelm II: Library of Congress
Tsar Nicholas II: Archive Photos
Franz Joseph: Library of Congress
German band: National Archives, archival footage
 
Left panel
Top photo: Library of Congress
Bottom photo: National Archives, archival footage
 
Right panel
The Trenches: National Archives
Kaiser Wilhelm II: Library of Congress
Ludwig Meidner: Mathildenhohe Museum-Dormstadt
Jean Jaurés: Roger Viollet BRA.85.194
Philip Gibbs: Martin Gibbs
 
Explosion
Top panel, left photo
National Archives
Right photo
National Archives, archival footage
 
Stalemate
Top panel
Library of Congress
Left and right photos
National Archives
 
The Trenches
Top photo
Library of Congress
 
Wilhelm II | Meidner Voices
Left middle photo
Library of Congress
Right middle photo
Marvin and Janet Fishman Collection
 
Jaurés | Gibbs Voices
All images
Series B-roll
 

CHAPTER 2: TOTAL WAR | SLAUGHTER

Overview
Flash Movie
German Soldiers: Library of Congress
Soldiers running: National Archives, archival footage
Ruins: National Archives
Wounded soldiers: National Archives
 
Left panel
Top photo: National Archives
Bottom photo: National Archives, archival footage
 
Right panel
Fritz Nagel: Frank Nagel
C.I. Stockwell: The Illustrated Sunday Herald, 30 May 1914
Hasan Etem: Australian War Memorial, Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean (CEW)
Armin Wegner: Schiller Nationalemuseum - Sybil Stevens
 
Total War
Top panel
Australian War Memorial
Left photo
Schiller Nationalemuseum- Sybil Stevens
Right photo
National Archives
 
Slaughter
Top panel
National Archives
Left and right photos
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
 
Nagel | Stockwell Voices
Left middle photo
National Archives
Right middle photo
Imperial War Museum
 
Etem | Wegner Voices
Left middle photo
Australian War Memorial
Right middle photo
Schiller Nationalemuseum- Sybil Stevens
 

 
 
CHAPTER 3: MUTINY | COLLAPSE

Overview
Flash
Searchlights: National Archives
Wilson: Library of Congress
Soldier: National Archives
Lenin: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, archival footage
 
Left panel
National Archives
 
Right panel
Brittain: McMaster University, Brittain Estate
Kamara: Professor Joe Lunn
Desagneux: Desagneux Family
Borden: Borden Family
 
Mutiny
Top panel
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
Left Photo
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, archival footage
Right Photo
National Archives, archival footage
 
Collapse
Top panel
National Archives, archival footage
Left Photo
Library of Congress
Right Photo
Library of Congress, archival footage
 
Brittain | Kamara Voices
Left photo
McMaster University, Britain Estate
Right photo
Ecpa Photo Cinema Video des Armees (SPA IS31 327954)
 
Desagneux | Borden Voices
Library of Congress
 

CHAPTER 4: HATRED & HUNGER | WAR W/O END

Overview
Flash
Celebration: National Archives
Flag waving: National Archives, archival footage
Children: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
Coffin: National Archives
 
Left panel
National Archives
 
Right panel
Yaska: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
Wilson: Library of Congress
Owen: Wilfred Owen Estate
Sassoon: Hutton Deutsch [P45291 B.3861/]
 
Hatred and Hunger
Top panel and right photo
National Archives
Left Photo
National Archive, archival footage
 
War Without End
Left Photo
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, archival footage
Right Photo
National Archival, archival footage
 
Yashka | Wilson Voices
Left photo
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
Right Photo
National Archives
 
Sassoon | Owen Voices
Left photo
National Archives
Right photo
National Archives, archival footage
 

 
 
TIMELINE (TO 1916)

Pre-1914
Kaiser
Library of Congress
Tsar
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
 
1914
Celebrating soldiers
National Archives, archival footage
German troops
Library of Congress
Generals
Library of Congress
French soldiers
National Archives
 
1915
U-boat
Library of Congress, archival footage
Gallipoli
Australian War Memorial
Lusitania
Library of Congress
Sinking ship
Library of Congress, archival footage
Gas attack
National Archives
 
1916
Dead soldiers
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
Wilson
Library of Congress
Wilson/White House
National Archives, archival footage
 

TIMELINE (1917 AND ON)

1917
All photos except last
National Archives
Lenin
Herbert Hoover Presidential, archival footage
 
1918
Wilson
National Archives, archival footage
Soldiers
National Archives
Tsar
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
Kaiser
Library of Congress
Soldiers
National Archives
Wilson
National Archives, archival footage
 
1919
Black troops
National Archives
Rosa
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
Big Four
National Archive
Wilson
Library of Congress
 
Post-1919
Children
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
Kathe
Kollwitz Family
 

 
 
HISTORIAN COMMENTARIES

Niall Ferguson - The Kaiser, Hindenburg and Ludendorff
Lower Photo
Library of Congress, archival footage
 
Bernd Huppauf - The Kaiser as a Construction
Lower Photo
Library of Congress, archival footage
 
David Kennedy - American Troops in the Trenches
Lower Photo
National Archives
 
Robert K. Massie - The Redemption of Nicholas and Alexandra
Lower Photo
Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
 
Jay Winter - The Lusitania
Lower Photo
National Archives
 
Jay Winter - Hatred
Lower Photo
National Archives
 

   
 
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