Sathosa
Oct 10, 2018

Peter Jackson brings WWI footage to life (Video)

Silent film footage from World War One has been painstakingly restored for a new documentary by Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson.

The archive footage has been combined with original interviews with soldiers who fought in the war.

"My grandfather was in the war, the first war so it’s something that I’ve always had an interest in. I did the film for free so it’s definitely a labour of love for me,” Jackson says.

They Shall Not Grow Old is being released in UK cinemas on 16 October to mark 100 years since the end of the conflict.

 

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