The Long Shadow

A major BBC series based on the prize-winning book The Long Shadow. Historian David Reynolds explores the enduring impact of The Great War on our world and the shadow it has cast over Europe since the last shots were finally fired.

Cat. No: 166451
Barcode: 5019322664512
Run Time: 150 mins
Discs: 1
Cert: E
Format: DVD
Release Date: 4th July 2016

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Travelling to locations across Europe, from Slovenia to the Sudetenland, Belfast to Berlin, David Reynolds examines everything that World War I left in its wake, illuminating how
the conflict unleashed forces we still grapple with today.
This remarkable series also chronicles how the experience of war haunted the generation who lived through it, and the soldiers who survived it — dynamic characters such as Benito Mussolini, Éamon de Valera, Philippe Pétain, James Ramsay MacDonald and Tomáš Masaryk.

Drawing on years of research and a wealth of historical footage, Long Shadow provides a fresh, captivating and—at times—terrifying look at The Great War and its lasting legacy.

Episode 1: Remembering and Understanding
Episode 2: Ballots and Bullets
Episode 3: Us and Them