Our World War

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 8.1  (1,877)

Our World War is a British television show that premiered on BBC Three in 2014. The three-part series focuses on the personal experiences of soldiers in World War I, highlighting the emotional toll of the conflict on those who fought. Each episode of the show is presented from the perspective of a different soldier, allowing viewers to witness the war through the eyes of the soldiers themselves. Nicki Vickery, Rob Townsend, and Gerard Kearns are among the actors who take on these roles, portraying soldiers from various backgrounds who find themselves thrust into the horrors of war.

The first episode, titled "The First Day," follows the experiences of young Private Billy Lynn, played by Kearns, as he and his fellow soldiers are deployed to fight in the Battle of Mons. As the horrors of war begin to unfold around him, Billy struggles to come to terms with the reality of his situation and the actions he must take to survive.

The second episode, "Pals," is told from the perspective of Sergeant Major Charlie Pearson, played by Townsend. In this episode, Charlie leads a group of soldiers from the same town, known as the "Pals Battalion," into battle. As the group faces overwhelming odds and increasing casualties, Charlie's leadership is put to the ultimate test.

The final episode, "War Machine," focuses on the experiences of Lieutenant Victor Richardson, played by Vickery. In this episode, Victor finds himself in charge of a tank crew as they make their way across the battlefield. As the tank becomes increasingly damaged and the crew faces constant danger, Victor struggles to keep his team motivated and alive.

Throughout the series, the emotional toll of war is depicted in graphic detail. From the trauma of witnessing death and destruction to the sheer physical exhaustion of being on the front lines, the soldiers are shown struggling to cope with the realities of war. At the same time, the show also depicts moments of camaraderie and bravery, highlighting the resilience of the human spirit even in the darkest of times.

Overall, Our World War is a powerful and moving portrayal of the human cost of war. Through its focus on the personal experiences of soldiers, the show offers a unique perspective on one of the most historically significant conflicts of the 20th century.

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War Machine
3. War Machine
August 21, 2014
1918, and after four years of combat the British invent a new weapon designed to break the stalemate. Private Chas Rowland, determined to bring the war to an end and return home, joins the Tank Corps under the command of Lieutenant Mould, entering the extraordinary world of the Niveleur, a Mark V tank. Primed to take part in a major offensive against the Germans just outside the French town of Amiens, the crew of the Niveleur include Fred Firth, a father-of-two desperate to see his children again; Private Dodds, a tough warrior scarred by the loss of his brothers; and Mike Weston, a civilian mechanic conscripted into the tanks. The crew will only survive four gruelling days behind enemy lines if they can learn to work together. Can they bring the war to an end and make it home?
2. Pals
August 14, 2014
The Battle of the Somme, follows the extraordinary real journey of a soldier in a Pals regiment, from enlisting, through his first brush with warfare, the experience of hand-to-hand combat in fearsome and unexpected conditions and the challenges of no man's land.
The First Day
1. The First Day
August 7, 2014
Following a single company of riflemen and machine gunners as they fight the first battle of the war against a vast German army, a battle which delivers the first four Victoria Crosses of the war.
  • Premiere Date
    August 7, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (1,877)