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The Man Who Shot The Great War

Season 1
Among the thousands of men from Britain and Ireland who fought on the battlefields of the First World War was Lance Corporal George Hackney, who did something remarkable: he brought his camera with him to war. Described as a "photographic discovery of the century," the images he took captured the brutal realities of the front lines and fueled a moral quest that altered the course of his life.
20142 episodes
TV-14
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Episodes

  1. S1 E1 - Episode 1
    December 18, 2022
    59min
    TV-14
    Among the thousands of men from Britain and Ireland who fought on the battlefields of the First World War was Lance Corporal George Hackney, who did something remarkable: he brought his camera with him to war. Described as a "photographic discovery of the century," the images he took captured the brutal realities of the front lines and fueled a moral quest that altered the course of his life.
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  2. S1 E1 - The Man Who Shot the Great War
    November 16, 2014
    59min
    16+
    In 1915, a soldier from Belfast took his camera along as he joined World War I. His exploits were to have a dramatic outcome many years later. Revealing for the first time what has been described as the ‘photographic discovery of the century’, this fascinating history documentary uncovers the remarkable story of George Hackney. Many of his incredible images are seen for the first time.
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Audio languages
English
Subtitles
English [CC]
Directors
Brian Henry Martin
Starring
Ian McElhinney
Studio
ACORN TV
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