For a new short sequence in WW1 Uncut, we needed to visually show the production of barbed wire moving from a small cottage industry to a global one over the course of the War.
We started with a Grandmother slowly knitting barbed wire in her front room, and pulled back to show a soldier knocking at her door with an order form. We then pulled out again, past factory after factory until we can see the entire Earth wrapped in barbed wire.
This animated sequence is at 01:50 minutes –
View our complete “Behind WW1 Uncut” articles:
- Behind WW1 Uncut #1 – Trenches: Blackboard
- Behind WW1 Uncut #2 – Trenches: Board of War
- Behind WW1 Uncut #3 – Soldier’s Food: Ration-ality
- Behind WW1 Uncut #4 – Soldier’s Kit: Quelle Dromage!
- Behind WW1 Uncut #5 – Barbed Wire: Cowboys
- Behind WW1 Uncut #6 – Barbed Wire: Cottage Industry
- Behind WW1 Uncut #7 – Barbed Wire: Wiring Parties