Wwi: The First Modern War [DVD]
Mons, Ypres, the Somme, Tannenberg, Gallipoli, Passchendaele: from the muddy bomb craters and barbed wire of no-man's-land to the horror of the trenches and the mass-slaughter of a generation, World War I remains history's most tragic and poignant conflict. Sparked by the assassination of an archduke, 'the Great War' of 1914-18 sucked country after country into the fighting until much of Europe, the Middle East and the world beyond became a grim theatre of devastation. It was a war driven by nationalism, imperialism and patriotism, but it was also a new and confusing type of conflict involving the latest weapons and technology and requiring huge reserves from every participating nation - war on an industrial scale. It involved armies of millions, lasted four-and-a half years, left cities, towns and vast tracts of land as blasted wildernesses, and cost the lives of 16 million people. This collection features 11 fascinating documentaries on 6 DVDs that really bring the horror of war to life. From the first dogfighters, the Red Baron and the infamous airships all the way to The Battle of The Somme, Jutland and the final day of fighting, a combination of interviews, dramatic re-enactments and incredible archive footage tells some of the most defining and compelling stories of The Great War.
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 5 Oct. 2015