Grainy, jumpy black and white silent film reels are transformed into full dramatic colour, bringing the soldiers’ stories, the scenes they witnessed and the lives they led on the Front Life to dramatic life.
“I wanted to reach through the fog of time and pull these men into the modern world, so they can regain their humanity once more – rather than be seen only as Charlie Chaplin-type figures in the vintage archive film,” Jackson said.
“By using our computing power to erase the technical limitations of 100 year old cinema, we can see and hear the Great War as they experienced it.”
The documentary has already aired on BBC2, but if you missed it first time round or want to watch again, find out how to watch They Shall Not Grow Old online below.
Is They Shall Not Grow Old on BBC iPlayer?
The documentary, unlike most BBC shows, is only available on iPlayer for a limited period. It will be available for just one week after broadcast, meaning viewers will only be able to watch They Shall Not Grow Old on iPlayer until Sunday 18th November 2018. Watch here.