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The Great War Diaries

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When war broke out in Europe in July 1914, people on all sides believed it would be over by Christmas. Little could they know just how wrong they were. By November 1918, ten million people had died and the political map of the world had been re-drawn. Caught up in the middle of the chaos were millions of ordinary men, women and children. Their very lives changed in ways they could never have imagined - this is their story. ‘The Great War Diary', retells the story of the greatest war mankind had ever seen in a unique way - it lets viewers experience World War I solely through the eyes of those who lived it. From over 1,000 very dramatic stories of the war, left behind in diaries, letters, postcards and telegrams, 14 of the most vivid and emotional have been chosen, deriving from characters all over the globe.