Preview – WWI: the Last Tommies

WW1 the Last Tommies
Picture Shows: George Littlefair. Image Credit: BBC/Testimony Films.

Airing over three nights, this series features archive interviews with some of the last British veterans of the First World War.

Interviewing men who were all at least in the 90s at the time, the interviews are mixed with archive footage from the period to illustrate the horror of what was happening. This opening episode follows the first two years of the war, including the Battle of Loos where many troops experienced mass industrialised warfare.

WWI: the Last Tommies is on BBC Four at 21.00 tonight, tomorrow and Wednesday.