Battlefield 1 is a great game, and there's no doubt about that. Lots of players are joining the war, showcasing their skills. But of course, one can't simply help but wonder how historically accurate the game is. Remember, as pointed out by EA in the past, the title is all about the Great War. And for anyone who's playing it, this is definitely worth investigating.
Thanks to YouTube channel called Games of History, the relation between Battlefield 1 and the said war is explained. There, everything about the game's facts -- and lies, obviously -- have been discussed. All of these have been ferreted out from the title's exciting campaign mode.
The online video channel was quick to point out the vast inaccuracies of Battlefield 1 in terms of history. Nonetheless, this doesn't necessarily affect the greatness of the game. Griffiths, the person who's talking in the video, also outlines the noticeable facts. He details them, one by one, and occasionally pinpoints the aspects or elements that the title don't talk about.
In the video, Battlefield 1 players will learn that Zara Ghufran -- the infamous Bedouin protagonist in the game -- is actually based from someone named Farida al Akle. The latter is a Lebanese woman known to be a lover of T.E. Lawrence, the one who taught her how to speak Arabic.
It's also worth noting that the Battlefield 1 video confirms the existence of a British tank crew. That, in one way or another, they spent a good amount of time behind lines during the existence of the Battle of Amiens. Sadly, after spending around 9 hours, they were killed while some were captured.
In Battlefield 1, there's an Australian character named Jack Foster. Griffiths says that this one here has resemblance to James Martin. The latter, unfortunately, died when he was still 14 years old due to typhoid -- something that happened during the Gallipoli Campaign.
For Battlefield 1 players looking to know more about the Great War, the YouTube video (embedded) below is worth watching. It runs over an hour, though, so it might be best to partner it with some popcorns and sodas. So yeah, check it out.
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