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One Long Weekend (Season 1, Episode 3)
TV Episode | 52 min | History

Learning that Grey had advised Germany of French neutrality without the knowledge of France George V informs Wilhelm that there has been a 'misunderstanding', a statement that fuels the German belief in British duplicity. Hatred of ...See moreLearning that Grey had advised Germany of French neutrality without the knowledge of France George V informs Wilhelm that there has been a 'misunderstanding', a statement that fuels the German belief in British duplicity. Hatred of socialism also makes war seem attractive and, to Jens' horror, the parliament vote for war credits. In England at another contentious cabinet meeting Grey and Asquith point out Britain's duty to upholding the Entente Cordiale supporting France in the likelihood of invasion, after which French ambassador Cambon requests a British military presence to intimidate Germany. With the news that the Germans have violated the neutrality of Belgium by using it as a corridor to attach France the British government, following an impassioned speech by Lloyd George, sees itself as having no option but to declare war on Germany. In a coda Alec and Jens, both in battle-dress, recount the terrible cost of the conflict. Written by don @ minifie-1 See less
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Mar 8, 2014 (United Kingdom)
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Ian McDiarmid
Edward Grey Edward Grey   See fewer
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Nicholas Farrell
Eyre Crowe Eyre Crowe   See fewer
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Tim Pigott-Smith
Herbert Henry Asquith Herbert Henry Asquith   See fewer
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Sinéad Cusack
Margot Asquith Margot Asquith   See fewer
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Bill Paterson
Lord Morley Lord Morley   See fewer
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Kenneth Cranham
John Burns John Burns   See fewer
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Ludger Pistor
Bethmann-Hollweg Bethmann-Hollweg   See fewer
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Rainer Sellien
Kaiser Wilhelm II Kaiser Wilhelm II   See fewer
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Bernhard Schütz
Helmuth Moltke Helmuth Moltke   See fewer
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Mark Lewis Jones
David Lloyd George David Lloyd George   See fewer
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Nicholas Asbury
Winston Churchill Winston Churchill   See fewer
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Prince Lichnowsky Prince Lichnowsky   See fewer
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François-Eric Gendron
Paul Cambon Paul Cambon   See fewer
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Holger Kunkel
Falkenhayn Falkenhayn   See fewer
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Jagow (as Stephan Szász) Jagow (as Stephan Szász)   See fewer
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Oliver Ford Davies
Cunliffe Cunliffe   See fewer
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Patrick FitzSymons
King George V (as Patrick Fitzsymons) King George V (as Patrick Fitzsymons)   See fewer
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Muriel Muriel   See fewer
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Von Below Von Below   See fewer
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Russian Secretary (uncredited) Russian Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franzi (uncredited) Franzi (uncredited)   See fewer
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8.2 / 10 | 51 votes