The Guns of August (Classic Documentary on WWI)

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This classic, standard-setting documentary tells the tragic story behind the word’s first global war – using Barbara Tuchman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book as a blueprint

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“Essential viewing for anyone who wants to better understand our present world…and our present challenges.”   Eric Holmberg, The Apologetics Group

 

THE GREAT WAR THAT SHOOK THE WORLD EXPLODES ON THE SCREEN!

 

Using rare archive footage, this classic, standard-setting documentary tells the tragic story behind the word’s first global war. With Barbara Tuchman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book as a blueprint, Nathan Kroll’s film shows the rivalry between the various royalties in Europe leading up to the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and the failed attempts to avoid the war that followed. It then goes on to show German atrocities as they invade Belgium and France, and how incompetent leaders on both sides cost the lives of millions.

 

THE GUNS OF AUGUST Based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning Best Seller by BARBARA TUCHMAN

Directed and Produced by NATHAN KROLL

Narrated by FRITZ WEAVER

Screenplay by ARTHUR TOURTELLOT

Music composed and conducted by SOL KAPLAN

Executive producer LAWRENCE G. WHITE

A UNIVERSAL PICTURE – Release Year: 1964

Run Time: 135 minutes – B&W

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Weight .3 lbs
Dimensions 5.3 x .5 x 7.5 in

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