They Shall Not Grow Old a documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war

They Shall Not Grow Old

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On the centenary of the end of the First World War, Academy Award® winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presents an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you've never seen it. Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage that's more than 100 years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there. Focusing on the human face of the First World War, Jackson brings to life the day-to-day experience of its soldiers. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime. Using cutting edge techniques to make the images of a hundred years ago appear as if they were shot yesterday, Jackson reaches into the mists of time, Jackson aiming to give these men voices, investigating the hopes and fears of the veterans, the humility and humanity that represented a generation changed forever by a global war.

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