"1917" was a pivotal year for both sides in the conduct of the First World War. Decisions made during that year were to have a profound impact on what happened the following year and the eventual outcome of the war. "1917" was a huge blockbuster success and was inspired by the director's great-grandfather. So how much was fiction and how much was fact? This documentary analyses the events around the time the movie was set. Looking at what elements were true and the outcome of such a historical moment in history.
WWI The Great War - 1917 This film takes a detailed look at the major military events of 1917 which saw great changes in the course of the war! With significant German success against the Russian front, it meant they could concentrate on the Western Front. However in April the USA declared war on Germany meaning support for the Allies on the Western Front. Outside Europe the Allied forces gained control and submarine warfare intensified bringing rationing in Britain!