(DOCUMENTARY) World War 1 In Colour

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apparently, there's a ton of old footage from the first world war (who'd of thunk it).

This documentary colorizes it pretty nicely, and is a brilliant World War 1 documentary.

I'd recommend you watch it.
 

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Every old movie I've ever seen colorized looks like shit, why should I expect anything different? Colorizing old footage dosen't make it anymore realistic or poignant.
 

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Every old movie I've ever seen colorized looks like shit, why should I expect anything different? Colorizing old footage dosen't make it anymore realistic or poignant.
That's not exactly the main 'draw'.

This is a great documentary. Goes over everything from the chaotic history over the central and ally powers that created the war. Goes into detail about trench warfare. How the 10 year old technology (at the time) of aircraft became militarized. How amoured vehicles and chemical weapons where introduced into warfare.

The details of how 200,000 men can die within 1 day in trench battle, only to have one side advance 1 mile up the muddy, -waist deep in water- trench-line is brilliant.

If you looking for a war info fix, and you've burned through all the good World War 2 stuff.... This is essential.

You think Iraq and Afghanistan is a stalemate... that doesn't even compare to 1914. Trench warfare was so pointless, countless empires in Eastern Europe were overthrown by the pissed off public. (Czar of Russia and the Russian Revolution being the big one)
 

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The Germans were right outside and would have captured Paris after quickly advancing if the Brits and the U.S. hadn't stepped in slowly forced them back. A world war 1 memorial video of an American soldier said theyd advance 3 trenches but lose 2.
 

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I added it to my netflix queue but it doesn't sound like it will be out anytime soon.
 

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World War I is my favorite war. Unfortunately this was between $45 and $200 on amazon.
 

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It has become my favorite war as well because the outcome wasn't as given as in the second war. There's also not as much of good vs evil as in WW2.

The Germans were right outside and would have captured Paris after quickly advancing if the Brits and the U.S. hadn't stepped in slowly forced them back. A world war 1 memorial video of an American soldier said theyd advance 3 trenches but lose 2.
There was also one point when the mutiny in the french army was so bad that the germans easily could've taken Paris. Of course the germans didn't know, later the germans had to retreat because of mutiny.
 

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This is a World War 1 naval vessel. Does anyone know why water is pouring out of the side like that? I know that all steam ships do that, but I want to know why exactly.

 

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This is a World War 1 naval vessel. Does anyone know why water is pouring out of the side like that? I know that all steam ships do that, but I want to know why exactly.

Because it would sink like a fucking meteor if it didn't.