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Behind World War One Uncut Barbed Wire Cowboys

Behind WW1 Uncut #5 – Barbed Wire: Cowboys

17 Apr 2014 Behind the Scenes

Did you know that barbed wire was first invented in the Wild West as a cheap way to control livestock?

Me neither, but that was the subject of this short sequence for a WW1 Uncut episode. Featuring cows morphing in to soldiers left, right and centre, this sequence manages to be both funny and poignant at the same time.

BBC WW1 uncut image of a soldier looking through barbed wire

Here’s the full episode. This animated sequence is at 00:30 seconds –

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