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Peter Jackson’s WW1 documentary They Shall Never Grow Old premieres today

Peter Jackson’s WW1 documentary They Shall Never Grow Old premieres today

Arts, Entertainment, Featured, Film & TV, WWI
Legendary Hollywood director Peter Jackson shows you the soldiers as you've never seen them before.  Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. It will see many events, celebrations and times of reflections for those who gave their lives for ours.  One exciting broadcast that will be happening is They Shall Not Grow Old, a documentary airing on BBC Two at 9:30 pm on Armistice day, showing exclusive original footage from the Imperial War Museum film archive and audio from the BBC archives.  However, the biggest excitement about the documentary is that the footage has been remastered to show the soldiers incolour, giving the audience a better understanding of what the soldiers experienced on the battlefield.  As well as the footage being transformed into colour
The broken wall that united Europe

The broken wall that united Europe

Investigations, Specials, War
On this day in 1989, the Berlin Wall fell, arguably changing the world forever.  This significant event ended more than 28 years of hostile conflict between West and East Germany; it symbolised the Iron Curtain that separated Western Europe and the Soviet Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. The official reason behind the construction of the wall was to avoid Western "fascists” from entering in Eastern Berlin and consequently weaken the socialist state. The transit between the two blocks was strictly limited to a few checkpoints. "Checkpoint Charlie" was one of the main crossing points used by diplomats, Soviet army militants and foreign visitors. During these decades, many unsuccessfully tried to cross the wall, at least 171 people were killed in their attempts. Yet, accompl
War through the eyes of an Artist: Paul Nash

War through the eyes of an Artist: Paul Nash

Arts
The life of the artist who lived through two World Wars and painted what he witnessed. Reporter: Chloe Chapman | Sub-Editor: Cecilia Peruzzi From wartime paintings shockingly portraying the horrors of trenches and battlefields, to picturesque landscapes featuring British woodlands and countrysides, Paul Nash threw himself into a lifetime of art and is considered a modern master. Born on 11th May, 1889 in London, Nash grew up in Buckinghamshire where he developed a passion for landscapes. He was educated at the Slade School of Art, where he was largely influenced by the work of William Blake, unlike many of his peers who were inspired by Roger Fry’s post-impressionist exhibitions in 1910 and 1912. In 1912, Nash transitioned from passionate student to professional artist after h
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