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Hobbit director turns first world war footage into film for centenary

Peter Jackson project uses restored archive footage to show human experience of war

Archive footage of the first world war has been restored and colourised for a new Peter Jackson film to be shown on the BBC and distributed to every secondary school in the UK.

The Oscar-winning film-maker admitted even he had been surprised by what was possible using the latest technology. “We can make this grainy, flickery, sped-up footage look like it was shot in the last week or two,” he said. “It looks like it was shot with high-definition cameras … it is so sharp and clear now.”

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