14 Diaries of World War One


2012-2013

The docudrama series 14 Diaries of World War One is based on diaries and letters of ordinary civilians and soldiers from several countries, that bring the war back to life. The sudden outburst of hostilities, the suffering in the trenches, the superhuman efforts of doctors and nurses, the heavy casualties among civilians, the protests against war and the political system. The history of World War One is dramatised with personal stories. 14 Diaries of World War One has been broadcast with great success in more than 28 countries worldwide and is the first German series to be released on Netflix USA.


Gripping, emotional, and real. A milestone for European television.

Lorenz Jäger

(Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)

A story of the destruction and the future of television.

South German Newspaper

A never seen before virtuosity

Blaise de Chabalier

(Le Figaro)

An exceptional, marvellous testimony of the First World War

Hérodote

Ambition and virtuosity know no boundaries. We ride a rollercoaster of emotions, as if we are not supposed to understand history but rather to live it ourselves.

Hans Beerekamp

(NRC Handelsblad)

A moving and sometimes gripping documentary stitched into a powerful shared narrative. You had to remind yourself whose side you were on.

Phil Hogan

(The Guardian)

The madness of war has rarely been shown on television this closely.

Hauke Friederichs

(Time Online)

Prix Italia


14 Tagebücher des Ersten Weltkriegs (14 Diaries of World War One) received in 2015 the Prix Italia Special Mention in the category International TV Co-Production.

Robert Geisendörfer Award


14 Diaries of World War One received in 2014 the Jury Award of the Robert Geisendörfer Award, the media award of the Evangelical Church in Germany.

German Televion Award


14 Diaries of World War One was nominated in 2014 for Der deutsche Fernsehpreis (The German Television Award) in the category Best multipartite documentary.

Japan Prize 2014


14 Diaries of World War One was nominated in 2014 for the Japan Prize, a Japanese contest for educational media, in the category Continuous Education.

Details

Treatments

2 Episodes

Dramaturgy

8 Episodes

Maarten van der Duin

Scriptwriter

Jan Peter
Yury Winterberg

Director

Jan Peter

Cast

Natalia Witmer
Christina Große
David Oberkogler
Antoine de Prekel
Elisa Monse and others

Producer

Looks Film & TV
Les Films d’Ici

Broadcaster

NDR
SWR
WDR
ORF
NTR
AB Productions
ARTE Germany & France
BBC
S4C
SBS-TV Australia
SVT
TG4
Eurovision
History-vision

Period

2012-2013

Calendar

28 May 2014 | 9.45pm

ARD

27 May 2014 | 9.45pm

ARD

29 April 2014 | 8.15pm

ARTE

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