UK Channel4 8pm.
Journalist and broadcaster Ian Hislop uses archives, diaries and contemporary newspapers to explore the stories of soldiers from across the British Empire who fought in World War One. He visits battlefields of the Western Front and meets descendants of troops from India, Jamaica, Ireland and Canada to learn about individuals' reasons for joining up, how they were treated by their comrades, and how their service helped to shape emerging national identities.
Love all Hislops war stuff.
Also look out for his earlier Not Forgotten series:( November/December 2005 )
* Commemoration, examining the movement for war memorials following the First World War, and the continuation of this tradition for subsequent conflicts.
* Class, looking at the way the British class system was reflected and challenged by the creation of a mass army.
* Women, discussing how women's roles and expectations in society changed as a result of the war.
* Survivors, examining how society dealt with those who returned from the war injured and disabled.
* Shot at Dawn, examining the stories of men shot for desertion and cowardice (first aired in January 2007).
* The Men Who Wouldn't Fight, challenging the stigma attached to conscientious objectors (first aired on 10 November 2008).
Ta TW for the sig.