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Peter Jackson

They Shall Not Grow Old

by Peter Jackson

They Shall Not Grow Old

Peter Jackson

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Directed by Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson, They Shall Not Grow Old explores the lives of soldiers during the First World War, using never before seen archival footage, restored and updated with modern technology.

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They Shall Not Grow Old

by Peter Jackson

They Shall Not Grow Old

Peter Jackson

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We all learned about the First World War at school, but very few of us have heard from those who actually fought. Dedicated to his grandfather who was a soldier, Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old seeks to provide an authentic look at the First World War. Jackson was commissioned to make the film by the Imperial War Museum, who gave him access to their extensive archives of footage.

This colorized film is complemented by detailed accounts from dozens of soldiers, all of whom remain anonymous throughout the film. Drawing on these oral accounts, Jackson brings a range of diverse perspectives into one unified story of the First World War. The documentary follows the war from the premature euphoria that met its onset, to the hardships and horrors of trench life, providing a vivid new account of the Great War as told by those who fought in it.

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"I think they thought the war was one continuous cavalry charge. They had no conception — how could they?"

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