The Guns of August

Internet Movie Database Movie Reviews

From the book of the same name by Barbara Tuchman

It was time for the Saturday Night Zoom Movie, and Mr. Otter, CoyoteRambles and I were ready for our weekly shared flick! Mr. Otter (aka Historian on a Stick) chose this one.

This is a very good documentary about WWI, but mostly about the antecedents, the origins of the actual conflict, and the first month of the war. It’s narrated by Fritz Weaver, using contemporaneous photographs and footage. Tuchman’s book, which it was based on, won a Pulitzer Prize for literature in the year it was published (1962)

If you’re looking for an interesting and well-made introduction to WWI, this is it!

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