2014 Specials - Frightful First World War Special
This special 40-minute episode reveals how Girl Guides were used to pass on secret war-time information; tells of the terrors of trench life - all fleas, bangs and number twos in a bucket; and hears a frustrated captain try to explain the not-so-simple reasons for Britain joining the war.
Horrible Histories also divulges more about the extraordinary football match that took place during the Christmas Day Truce, and discovers what happened to turn a German Shepherd dog into an Alsatian.
There's also a song from the Suffragettes all about how women's roles were changed by the war.
World War I broke out on 28th July 1914, with Britain's First World War declaration occurring on 4th August 1914... 100 years to the day from this episode's broadcast.
- Monday 4th August 2014
- 45 minutes
Cast & crew
|Jon Culshaw||Various (Voice)|
|Jess Robinson||Various (Voice)|
|Alice Lowe||Ensemble Actor|
|Lawry Lewin||Ensemble Actor|
|John Eccleston||Rattus Rattus|
|Matthew Fenton||Ensemble Actor|
|Harley Johnston||Ensemble Actor|
|Caroline Norris||Series Producer|
|Melissa Hardinge||Executive Producer|
|Richard Bradley||Executive Producer|
|Alison Gregory||Executive Producer|
|Miranda Jones||Production Designer|
Horrible Histories focuses on the real-life story of The Wipers Times, a satirical newspaper distributed in the trenches.
Two commentators watch on as a historic game of football is played.