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David Reynolds examines the legacy of the Great War, across 100 years and 10 different countries, explaining how the war haunted a generation and helped build the peace that followed.
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@daehr9399 Aylar önce
As a young historian (born early 90s), I must say I really appreciate this documentary. It make me feel uncomfortable, and it challenged my point of view. With WW1 being my focus, it has been years since my POV was challenged like this. And I appreciate that - it makes me see things through a different lens, and realize how much more there is to history, regardless of resource, simply because of the passage of time. Thank you!
@joeclay5511 Aylar önce
Heya @da, well said ,eh . I was born in 1952 and have been studying this stuff all of my life and , your right, this critical analysis of our history is so overdue… the program presents a pov that was positively Treachery when I was a young student and soldier. The hints and clues have been there all along I just didn’t have the maturity, experience or balls to criticise my tutors , mentors , family views and the media. Your turn now….be courageous and reference everything ( footnotes) .Good luck on this journey ❤️☮️
@invisibleman4827 17 gün önce
It's good to do this, because we only really focus on the Christmas truce, the underage soldiers, the Somme and Passchendaele, and we forget the early and late battles and the aftermath and long term effects, and the build up to the war
@MykeWinters 12 gün önce
@@invisibleman4827not if you read books and have the urge to want to explore the subject more. I have that urge. When I was a child I read up the more obscure parts of WW1, for eg: the East Africa and Mesopotamia campaigns. Then there’s things like the shipping raiders in the pacific, the Japanese involvement, the Portuguese involvement etc etc etc
@nigelralphmurphy2852 3 aylar önce
Two of my mother's uncles served with the NZ forces at Gallipoli, the Somme, Passchendaele. One was wounded at Passchendaele ending his war. The other went on and served on the western front, the Somme again, and then after November 1918, as a member of the army of occupation in Cologne. Both brothers returned their bodies intact, but their minds permanently and tragically damaged. In 1935 when NZ extended the war pension to those wounded in the mind, both brothers immediately went on it and remained on it to the end of their days. The brother who had served as a rifleman in the NZ infantry suffered the worse. But his younger brother, who went through the entire conflict first as a mounted rifleman at Gallipoli and then as an artilleryman for the rest of the war, suffered less. But what point in measuring the mental torture suffered by each of the brothers? Neither recovered. Both suffered for the rest of their lives. A son of the rifleman later said 'they don't raise memorials to those wrecks they shipped home.' In a letter to the editor during the second world war, a Gallipoli veteran wrote decrying some writers who had never served yet bayed for blood. He informed these people of the torture of war and the torture of returning from war, a torture that never ended. He signed his letter 'another martyr of Anzac.' Historians can dance all they like. For our family war is just destruction and the ruination of good men's minds and good men's lives. As the Romans said 'dulce bellum inexpertis.' War is only sweet to those who have never tasted it. What was it for? My two great uncles had no idea, and cared less. No war is worth the damage inflicted on our family by the trenches of Gallipoli and the western front.
@elainehiggins713 27 gün önce
Many young men romanticized war and were eager to go off to battle. It has happened throughout history, after Pearl Harbor, after 9/11.
@VinnyCarwash-js8op 6 gün önce
That's nothing, I did 4 tours.
@stefansyiemiong5881 3 gün önce
My friend war is young men who do not know or hate each other , killing each other at the behest of old men who know each other , hate each other but do not have the guts to kill each other !
@jenniferholden9397 2 gün önce
@@stefansyiemiong5881 Beautifully said. Thank you.
@donwilsmore3945 25 gün önce
My Grandfather’s both fought in WWI …one in the Artillery….the other in 3 different Regiments.The Suffolk’s ,The Rifles ,and the Tank corp …he won the Military medal for bravery in the field…the war effected him for the rest of his life 🙏🇬🇧🇬🇧
@MLA56 20 gün önce
My FATHER (1897-1970) was in both WWI and WWII. As well as 2 uncles, one of whom was killed ar Soissons in 1918. I believe I'm one of a small number of people who are the children of WWI service members -- far smaller for those who were multiply wounded, decorated, front-line troops. My MUCH-older brother (36 years older than me,) and I discussed it often (I'm an infantry/ SF combat vet myself) and I'm fortunate that my 2 surviving WWII brothers,(survived the war, lived into their 90s, but gone now) and our father, spent several years in retirement writing their memoirs. I also have a Ph.D. in Military History, and a. currently editing their memoirs for publication. To me WWI is still very TANGIBLE. The Spanish-American War/ Philippine Insurrection as well, thru my maternal grandfather. It's NOT "distant" history. WWI, thankfully, gave historians the technology to engage in "oral histories" from the veterans as well as those on the homefront. This allowed us to gain a vast amount of eyewiness information. And this has continued with every conflict since.
@ruadhagainagaidheal9398 16 gün önce
My grandfather was a member of a Royal Engineers tunnelling company (278 tunnelling coy RE I think). He was wounded underground in 1916 , compound fractures of both legs and both arms. Who knows how those awful injuries occurred, a roof fall perhaps or an underground fight with German tunnellers ? Those physical injuries were not the problem though. After the war he returned home a changed man. Moody, depressed, suffering terrible nightmares and becoming violent with my grandma and my then 2 year old mother. One day in May 1923 he told my grannie that he “ Couldn’t live with what happened in France”. He went to a quiet spot in the local woods and hanged himself. His body wasn’t found for three weeks. My grandmother received a war widows pension for the rest of her life, so it seems to have been recognised by the government that he died as a result of his service in WW1.
@vanmush 2 aylar önce
The generations that fought the first and second world wars were our greatest, but the toll it took on our nation and its view of itself is still being felt, these men would never have allowed this country to fall into the mire it has fell into now, I can’t help feeling as a veteran myself of one of our modern misadventures, that all this death and suffering has been a complete and utter waste of the best this country had to offer……
@beyondrecall9446 Aylar önce
every generation says the same thing..
@donwilsmore3945 25 gün önce
Totally agree with you 🙏🇬🇧
@vanmush 15 gün önce
@@beyondrecall9446 I don’t think anyone is going to call our generation, ‘ the greatest’ we have abjectly failed to create a better society for our children and grandchildren…….
@oliveoil7642 8 gün önce
Perhaps this was all done on purpose 🤔
@lesleywood2949 Aylar önce
My paternal grandfather was an aviation mechanic in the RFC. My paternal grandmother's brother (my great uncle) was killed by a direct hit at either the Somme or Verdun according to eyewitness accounts. My grandmother wore a cameo which contained a lock of his hair. One can only imagine the pain and loss she felt at losing her only brother.
@knockshinnoch1950 11 aylar önce
I'm 62 and was brought up believing that no one in either side of my family had fought in the First World War. When I retired last year I decided to take a DNA test and begin researching my family tree. it has been one of the most incredible humbling and emotional projects I've ever undertaken. I wasn't prepared for the roller coaster of emotions. I discovered that my dad had an uncle he knew nothing about. He was my grans older brother and was killed in Russia 2 weeks after his 20th birthday and 2 weeks before the Armistice, this young coal miner was fighting with the Allies against Trotsky's Red Army. There were never any pictures on display and he was never spoken of. Another branch lost 3 sons- an entire generation. A cousin of my paternal grandfather was a 2nd Lieutenant at the Somme where he won a Military Cross before being killed in the final 100 days offensive in 1918. All together I've discovered almost 50 young men from across the British Empire who fought and mostly died fighting in every theatre between 1914-1918 and in every major battle. One young man stands head and shoulders above the others- a young Scot who emigrated to Canada in 1913 only to return and fight on the Western Front. He was a Piper who in a heroic act during the Battle of the Somme when his unit was pinned down during an assault on a German trench sought permission to play his bagpipes. This act rallied the troops and they succeeded in taking the trench. He was killed a few hours later when returning to retrieve his pipes. There are also reports of others who were subjected to Field Punishment No1, who deserted, who were severely injured in battle or in carrying out their duties such as the boy kicked in the head by a vicious horse. All of these stories have stirred a myriad of emotions- anger sadness and great pride among them. For the first time I truly appreciate the terrible toll the Great War had on a generation cutting a swathe right across the world.
@sydmccreath4554 6 aylar önce
Killed 2 weeks before the Armistice (which was the 11th of November 1918) IN RUSSIA ? But Russia had already given up WW1 signing a peace treaty with Germany in MARCH 1918. So, your comment doesn’t ring true. Sorry.
@Ukraineaissance2014 2 aylar önce
​@@sydmccreath4554britain, america and others sent soldiers to russia in 1918 to fight in the civil war there.
@davidmudry5622 Aylar önce
A guy I know did a DNA test, and his closest relative having a DNA test done was his mother's brother's wife's sister.
@ToudaHell Yıl önce
I may be the last generation to be spoken to by a WWI veteran. That's something I will never forget as long as I live. WWI have a special place in Canadian history. Also, I'm getting shivers down my spine at the similarity between Italian Fascist rise and what's happening to the world right now. They're quick learners and history is the best teacher.
@robkunkel8833 Yıl önce
The Russian missile that landed on Polish territory after being hit by a Ukraine missile had the WW1 Axis vs Allies vibe to it. All this just happened a month ago. (November, 2022)
@jorroma9041 Yıl önce
Lol me me me me me me you’re all unbearable
@ryanreedgibson Yıl önce
You forgot about Fascist Trump to your south. That was scary for us Americas too.
@ToudaHell Yıl önce
@Ryan Gibson the main reason for the shiver down my spines.
@thedangler1754 Aylar önce
A great documentary although a very sad subject. We have all lost Great Uncles, Great Grandads from that period, and I wished I had spoken to to both my Grandmother's more about the relations that had died in the Great War. Better still if I had recorded them telling their stories...a great regret.😪
@invisibleman4827 17 gün önce
My great-great grandfather was a professional soldier and WW1 veteran who'd served in the Boer War before, he'd fought in a battle for 7 hours before being captured and held prisoner, and returned to civilian life as a shoe riveter. He was one of the original professional BEF soldiers called up as a reservist and sent over in 1914. He was killed in 1918 during the German offensive when his casualty clearing station was hit by shell fire, leaving behind a wife and two daughters.
@dbeaus Yıl önce
A death to wounded ratio of 1 to 2 is unbelievable. In Vietnam is was 1 to 8 or 9. I am a Vietnam Vet and saw things I still try to forget, but that experience I cannot phantom. The courage of those men, on all sides, walking, without cover, into that inferno and dying is almost without understanding. I salute them.
@torressr3 Yıl önce
May you find peace in this lifetime.
@dbeaus Yıl önce
@@torressr3 Thank you. May we all find peace, understanding, love and fulfillment. I hope you have found yours.
@psr0459 Yıl önce
God bless you too, sir.
@edwinmodu3178 Yıl önce
But I am so angry at those that made them do it 🙏🏾
@davidfoster3427 11 aylar önce
courage or a death wish.
@Panda-gs5lt 2 aylar önce
This for me, has to be the greatest series I’ve seen in a very long time, offering a perspective one doesn’t much think about.
@DanielAiello-sv1bm Aylar önce
Could you imagine how many emotionally unavailable men this war has caused? Not many people talk about the families affected after their husbands,Dads,Uncles and brothers come home completely changed.
@tonguepetals 23 gün önce
I met a woman whose dad had fought. She said he’d get drunk and her mum would tell her to run, and by 4 she knew to run and hide his bullets. He had terrible flashbacks, nearly killing his wife and 2 daughters in a bid to save them. If I saw him start cleaning his gun, I knew he’d been drinking, she told me. One night he got savage drunk and she had run and hidden all the bullets, not realizing he had already loaded the gun. She was 9 years old by this time, but she heard her mum trying to calm him down, but it wasn’t like the other times. He reared back and fired at her mother, killing her instantly. She said he snapped out of it, and called out, Jess…Jessie…are you okay my love? What’s happened to you? He noticed the gun in his hand and when he realized he had killed his wife, he turned the gun on himself. She watched both her parents die. As she is telling me this, all I can do is quietly weep. She said, Dad adored my mother, and he adored us. There was nothing he would not do to protect us and give us the best life. It’s not that he ever stopped, but the war changed him. He never raised a hand to us when he was drunk, but he went back to that place and I think a part of him stayed in those trenches. Daddy came home, but only part of him. To know that this was PTSD related and to think how poorly we treated these men for desertion, for cowardice…for being boys trying to be men when they were just boys. So quick to sacrifice our youth to un winnable wars. Who really wins? Nobody, on either side. Not in the end. I wish we had some of the WWI eterans left to tell us what it did to them. Would it have changed things for later wars? Of course not, America loves war. It loves policing the world when it benefits them financially, but not those sent out to fight. 4 servicemen and women die by their own hand every day in the US. I’m sure those numbers are the same worldwide. And we still refuse to help those who sacrificed everything for LIES. For OIL. And here we are again, once more on the brink of destruction, the only upside is we won’t be alive to see what horrors we caused. Mutually assured destruction means no one wins. Except the elites. Got to save them.
@DanielAiello-sv1bm 23 gün önce
@@tonguepetalsWW1 ruined an entire generation of bright young men. It’s true, war is just bitter old men sending boys to die ,and they’re the ones who get to live. The story about the father realizing he had killed his wife is unbelievably tragic.
@jeannemcsherry3194 16 gün önce
So utterly, horribly, very sadly, true
@jack18over 7 gün önce
@@DanielAiello-sv1bmGermany made the war very necessary when they invaded Belgium.
@jjandrews2190 6 aylar önce
To me it is appalling how little our young people know their history. The old adage that if "we fail to learn our history we are doomed to repeat it" is so very true. I am a war veteran, and there is nothing glorious or wonderful about it. It is a failure of people to communicate and come to terms with their differences. There is what President Eisenhower warned us about. "The great military complex". As long as we allow war hawks to sound the great clarion cry of war we will continue to have wars over and over.
@joshuasill1141 2 aylar önce
I am a combat veteran as well. I do believe we should heed what Ike said about the military complex, but I also believe in what Teddy Roosevelt said "speak softly and carry a big stick". He was a war veteran himself and lost 2 sons, one in WWI and one in WWII. Sometimes we can talk till we are blue in the face yet bad men will still do bad things. WWI and WWII, and even Korea, taught the US a lesson to never get caught with our pants down.
@marklarsen779 6 gün önce
Thank you Sir. I consider myself a history buff, but I have learned so many details from you. Not only did I learn a lot about domestic British politics, you covered the effects of the war on many European countries. Thank you .
@kayleetailfeathers2178 Yıl önce
I’m usually more interested in WWII, but for whatever reason I was mesmerized by the production value, narration/narrative, and natural flow of the overall unfolding historical landscape of the story. Great program. Absolutely great. 5 stars.
@kluafoz Yıl önce
Same here...I don't know why ive never felt the interest in WW1 ...
@joshuasill1141 2 aylar önce
@@kluafoz a lot of that is because of mass media. Look at all the camera footage of the WWII compared to that of WWI. Next most people over the age of 40 (as of 2023) probably knew a relative that fought in WWII. Then you had all those TV shows on the History and Discovery channel like Battle: 360, GI Diaries, Wings Over Europe, and even TV shows like Bah Bah Black Sheep, Hogan's Heroes, Sgt, Bilko, McHale's Navy and their British and Australian counterparts. You also have all the countless WWII movies that our grandfathers and fathers watched and we watched too because of them. You have all the archived interviews of all the WWII heroes. Now compare all that media with the media of WWI and that is your difference maker. WWII is also portrayed as a righteous war, a war of truly good vs. evil whereas, and the narrator mentioned it, WWI is viewed as a war of useless slaughter.
@marcuscook5145 2 aylar önce
To understand WWII, you need to understand WWI. It's essentially a continuation. "Unfinished business" if you will.
@morganbutterfield9408 5 aylar önce
My 3x great grandfather John Alfred Hawkins known as “Jack” was killed during the first week of the battle of the Somme at Mametz Wood on 9th July 1916 he was a private serving with b coy 14th battalion royal Welsh fusiliers he is buried in Etaples Cemetery Thank you Jack for your service and god bless you may you rest in peace
@landsea7332 3 aylar önce
Its to the point where I can't watch documentaries on the Battle of the Somme . When Pals brigades were killed , villages in Britain lost their male youth . This is why there were very strong peace movements in Britain during the inter war years as explained in this Documentary . .
@brentinnes5151 Aylar önce
So did he also go over the top on the first day July you know?
@daffidkane8350 10 aylar önce
I agree that it was consequential and century shaping. The Great War was a slaughterhouse with little military consequences but huge political, social, economic, and geopolitical consequences.
@pootytang5069 Aylar önce
The sad part is, we are in a society that has become indifferent to conflict. Many don’t pay attention, many don’t research the history of war. Many don’t see what’s coming. Spiritual warfare also rages beneath and behind all things, and to assume we have evolved past such depravity as a species is to put blinders on. It seems every generation has had to sacrifice and fight. If we don’t adapt, this century will be no different.
@diorocks5858 4 aylar önce
I have amazing photos of my Grandfather and Grandmother In WW1 and my dad during WW2 in North Africa and my Uncle in Arnhem and more. They sacrificed for this Country and would turn on their graves if they see how British people are treated by their government now.
@vettekid3326 Yıl önce
As I was born 38 years after the end of the great war a lot of what I knew about it was thru different family members. Some like my great aunt who's husband was gassed and survived until 1922 when he succumbed to the effects of chronic obstructive lung disease. Her house was like a time capsule with nothing much changed from the early 1920's, no city water, only ground and attic cisterns to supply everything. no television. There was one room in the house that contained my great uncle's effects, regimental photograph, uniform and so on. We got to see it only on Memorial day when all the family would return to lay wreaths at the cemetery and stand for the Honor Guard ceremonies. Any event in history has a much different meaning if you don't have a direct connection to it in some way.
@scottlong3593 Yıl önce
Thank you for sharing.
@joegreenwood9793 Yıl önce
Oo qoovoooo t. .
@ronaldlollis8895 Yıl önce
Our extended family lost two members, full blooded Cherokee Native Americans, first cousins to one another, but our older family members say they were like two brothers growing up. They joined the Corps together, went through boot camp together, traveled to Europe together as part of the American Expeditionary Forces and lost their lives on 26 September and 27 September 1918 to German gas attacks. May they all Rest In Peace for their selfless sacrifices and senseless slaughter that ultimately didn’t accomplish a d@#% thing.
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@robertkirkpatrick4935 Yıl önce
Being a veteran myself i love reading and listening to documentaries about my great grandfather generation. He too served but during WWII. He was a D Day survivor and would tell me about it as a young boy. He wouldnt tell anyone else in our family except me. I guess i figured out i would find the stories entertaining and informative. I miss him everyday
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@PeterGonet 5 aylar önce
I'm 64 yrs.old. My German grandfather fought for Germany in WW1. When WW2 came he had to fight for Germany again at the Russian front. My father fought with the British army stationed in Burma in WW2. So I have ties to both world wars.
@chatmall 2 aylar önce
I can relate to that and for you. My father,my uncle and grampa canadian vets whent to 1st and 2 nd ww And never talk about it. Today and for the past few years i have been thinking they should have gpne tp some kind of therapie ( so tabou and miss information during those years.😢 ❤❤❤ imagin
@swirljet4245 2 aylar önce
My dad was in North Africa and mum was in the ATS. My first girlfriends dad was at Remegan. I wish id been more interested when i was a teen. They've all gone now, i'm a bit ashamed of myself. God bless them all. 😢
@johnhenrycrowder9649 2 aylar önce
Wow do you have any stories?
@Anglo_Saxon1 Aylar önce
And both sides
@brianbushfamily1814 Aylar önce
This makes no sense your grandfather fought in ww1 and ww2 for Germany. Your father fought for Britain in ww2. Unmmmm ooooookay sir
@alan-the-maths-tutor Yıl önce
My grandfather was a Sergeant in charge of a motorised ambulance company at the Somme. He survived the war and in his late fifties at the start of the Second World War was in charge of training mechanics at home.
@s.w.3604 Yıl önce
My grandfather (my father's father) was an airplane mechanic for the US Army Air Corps in France and my great grandfather (my mother's mother's father) was in the Canadian infantry. The latter was around 35 years old at the time and was old enough he didn't have to go but he volunteered anyway and joined the Canadian army; he later said that was the worst mistake he ever made.
@myreplytoyourstupidity4445 Yıl önce
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@christopher480 5 aylar önce
I remember doing a report in high school for history on i asked my grampa about it and he told me a cpl things he thought were ok for me to hear. At the end i said "grampa you were one of the lucky ones that made it home" His reply(stone faced) was "you wouldnt think that if you dreamt my dreams"
@MrBillsomm2000 4 aylar önce
My Pops fought in Belleau Wood, God bless your Grampa.
@km3268 Yıl önce
This is my second time through with The Long Shadow videos, and I read the book as well. Reynolds is a brilliant storyteller
@Hatsmoff39 Yıl önce
Most interesting documentation.
@julianciahaconsulting8663 Yıl önce
His documentary on Nixon is a masterpiece
@jmwilliamsart Yıl önce
@@julianciahaconsulting8663 I agree, his documentary on Nixon was quite interesting.
@tacocato00 Yıl önce
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@marclapine1305 28 gün önce
I'm 70, and I remember the WW1 veteran selling the wire and fabric poppies in front of the building my mother worked in. The man had one leg and his empty leg of his pants pinned up. I looked at him in wonder as a child would. It was only as a high schooler I investigated WW1 and found my mothers father was in a depot brigade. My fathers brother was in Italy in WW2 and was a very gentle and emotional man. I wonder how his experience in WW2 in Italy affected him. I'll never know
@divaden47 5 aylar önce
I thought I knew a lot about history. I was born in 1947, so just after the War. I confess that I have never, ever heard of the Peace Ballot! Certainly didn't learn about it at school, or in modern history courses I've taken. Just can't understand why, considering the amount of people who responded to it which would have included grandparents and my parents. Thank you so much for his important piece of world history.
@lesgilbert360 Yıl önce
Fascinating,informative and respectful. What a pity those children climbing all over it at 2.26 or their parents who let them did not show the same level of respect.
@SC-re8qr 9 aylar önce
It's better to bring children and let them see and play and learn than keep them away and learn nothing.
@duellingscarguevara 5 aylar önce
Little Churchill’s?
@MarktheMole 5 aylar önce
Yes, well said. I often ask parents to remove their children from the many, very moving, war monuments in Hyde Park square, and thankfully they do..
@anders9646 Yıl önce
Trench warfare under ww1 is to the soldiers as horrible as it gets. 720.000 brits dead and over a million with horrible damages done to both their bodies and minds. Seeing young men with their faces blown off and seeing them come home with shell shock staggering around not even able to walk in a time were they didn't know about ptsd and how to treat it. War is horrible and it truly is old men talking young men dying. So sad..
@anders9646 Yıl önce
@@proudamerican7662 i totally agree. I am against most wars started by America but if i hadn't both my legs amputated when i was 19 i would definitely be their for the honorable wars with purpuse.
@ericsierra-franco7802 Yıl önce
@@anders9646 WWI wasn't started by the US.
@anders9646 Yıl önce
@@ericsierra-franco7802 i never said it was. You didn't read his answer which he deleted
@dagmarueberfeld-lang4088 11 aylar önce
thanks again Professor David Reynolds for this very captivating, yet thoughtful presentation.
@andrewlufkin1392 Yıl önce
For whatever reason, this is the first Great War documentary to make me tear up multiple times in the first 10 minutes
@Spiritofaconure 6 aylar önce
Because it was pointless how many men died on the front and it’s horrific
@20chocsaday 2 aylar önce
Oh What a Lovely War made me cry beside my dry-eyed father who was in WWII.
@dubinatub1 20 gün önce
Past life connections??
@pup1008 7 aylar önce
My old man was in WW2, second wave Normandy for British forces, & it didn't really affect him. He didn't talk that much about it save for some funny stories. I think he had a relatively "easy war" although I know he saw dead Germans as I still have the insignia he cut off one!
@-SweetLadyJane- 6 aylar önce
My husband's grandfather speaks about it like it was a downright party going on in Germany. And he was fighting there and then was military police for a few years...but his other grandfather was in the pacific and didn't say anything but that it wasn't fun.
@MarktheMole 5 aylar önce
May I disagree? The British Army infantry losses in Normandy were so high they occasionally exceeded those of the Russians on the eastern front. My father survived the Battle of the Orne, in which two of out three of his companies were destroyed in a panzer counterattack after they crossed back over the river. His company survived - only because they dug in and fought them off with anti-tank guns.
@Snafuski 11 aylar önce
Reynolds essentially points out how WW1 is still impacting us today, which is nothing new, but he weaves the story well and touches on some important points: the development of democracy in the 20thC and the challenges it faced, and the dangers of toxic nationalism. History is made up of many disparate elements, so if there is anything I am missing it's the psycho-political aspect of WW1, for example.... Why, psychologically, was it possible for millions to march to their deaths? What social conditions made it desirable? He talks about that only i the postwar context, sort of "after the fever broke." E.g./ the war gave many men the feeling of being able to take a break. A lot of the trench warfare was disagreeable (lice, cold, hunger), but they were not fighting all the time. I've read many accounts of the Western Front.... like the letters of the Papillon family, when there was no fighting, it was pretty calm. Better than the factory. Anyway: Great docu`, really.
@kennedysingh3916 Yıl önce
Watched from Old Harbour Jamaica. I have family member who fought in both wars. One Jamaican who fought in France during WW1 was awarded a medal by the French embassador to Jamaica at the age of 105. His first comments are that the medal was over 80 years late and many of his comrades that surved died over the years and recieved no medals. I still have the news paper with that story of which I can share if you wish.
@Wassenhoven420 Yıl önce
Thank you for the message!
@FreeTurtleboy Yıl önce
The French Playing with Veterans...for political points He called it....
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@@maureenledwidge1349 Don't know what that means
@maximosalaza913 Yıl önce
@@Wassenhoven420 a ya was was was q😢
@sallybeaudoin9687 10 aylar önce
My grandfather was a veteran of WW1…The war and memories what we call PTSD today.. Grandpa committed suicide in 1927..This video was well done and informative..
@MH-YouTube-Controlled 9 aylar önce
Very sad, so sorry for him.
@variaxi935 9 aylar önce
Life was something very different. My thanks to your grandfather, and I hope he will be remembered for his bravery, not for the consequences of his valor 🙏
@Mary-qv8hr 5 aylar önce
So sorry about your grandpa 😞.
@chrismac2234 10 aylar önce
I don't often disagree with this historian. With regard to why things fall apart when you remove a tyrant: the Duke of Wellington after his victory in Mysore complained that all of the civil servants that ran the country were being thrown out of employment, and the subsequent collapse was entirely due to that. When he took northern India he made sure it didn't happen. We made the same mistake again and again since then. We keep repeating these mistakes and only need to read the teachings of history's greatest general the Duke of Wellington.
@thedangler1754 Yıl önce
A great documentary, Makes you ponder what sort of world would we have now if the world hadn't of gone to war twice in just 25 years.
@shopshop144 Yıl önce
Unfortunately, country fighting country is more of a constant than peace. I'm 70 and live in the US, and this country is more often than not involved in military bloodshed someplace. Besides the various political reasons, it also helps continue the Military Industrial Complex, there's easy money to be made in war.
@kevinkelleher8708 Yıl önce
@shop shop, I must apologize, I should not judge, I have to practice true tolerance as granted in "The Constitution" and as a "Christian". GOD Bless and Let's Go Brandon
@shopshop144 Yıl önce
@@kevinkelleher8708 Your last three words speak volumes, so sad. Your conclusions---1. wrong 2. Wrong, high draft number kept me from going to jail. 2b. Never. I felt sorry for those who wasted such an important time in their life, and I felt/feel a mix of rage and pity for those, including friends, who returned home in a box or damaged fighting in a stupid war, 2c, none of the wars from Vietnam onwards had anything to do with this country's freedom. BTW bright boy, females didn't have to register for the draft. And weren't allowed in combat positions. If you want to fight for freedom and you are of age, go to Ukraine. After a lifetime of being against our wars, here's one where the outcome really matters. The choice is clear, either a dictator or a liberal democracy.
@WaraxTheThird 9 aylar önce
I will come back to documentaries with this man for years. What a teacher and speaker.
@kamrul828 8 aylar önce
I know really theatrical pulls u in and appreciate the past.
@jennhernandz3912 Yıl önce
My great grandmother whom I spent a lot of time with as a child was alive and a teenager in 1914 through 1918 they didn’t talk about it because there was just so much loss and sadness from the war from Spanish influenza that they just would rather forgotten it and it was so sad when you would see her cheer up when she would talk about the few things that she did talk about it was such a sad profound time for the whole world
@chrismccartney8668 Yıl önce
My grandfather fought in Gallipoli and Iraq and never spoke of it to my Nan about it but talk to him About any subject and within a few minutes it was turned to Gallipoli it haunted him for all his life..
@davidw.robertson448 10 aylar önce
My grandfather also fought there. My main memory is that he hated Churchill, as did most Scots at that tme. The subsequent lionization of Churchill surprised me, although it mainly took place in the media.
@dianeshelton9592 5 aylar önce
My grandfather fought at Ypres and the Somme , was finally mustard gassed 3 weeks before armistice. I adored him , I knew him 50 years post his war but I still know every word to all the WW1 song, “ mademoiselle from Armentiers “ and “it’s a long way from Tipperary “. He didn’t talked about the war but it permitted his whole life and his children’s and grandchildren’s lives. My own children know those songs through me singing them. I don’t think enough is known about the generational effects of something so life children.
@dianeshelton9592 5 aylar önce
@@davidw.robertson448 Churchill was loathed in our family too, remember his grip over politics lasted from the Boer war , through WW1 , the interwar years with his treachery of shooting strikers , through the Second World War. It was no wonder the British working class loathed the entitled aristocratic bully who did so much damage. Though probably uniquely effective in WW2 from making so many previous costly mistakes.
@user-ll5jc4ks6c 7 aylar önce
Greetings from Los Angeles! I am thoroughly enjoying this fantastic history lesson. I am especially loving the actual news reels/home movies and photographs. Thank you so much!
@kinglion5435 Yıl önce
The narrator and writers deserve a national honor
@n.speezly1467 5 aylar önce
Maybe they can get a medal from King Charles Saxe-Coburg-Gotha😂
@coolworx Yıl önce
That the young man, allows the old man to persuade him to war, is what never breaks that burdensome chain.
@michaelbrownlee4857 Yıl önce
The profiteering group of elder men* "Order out of Chaos" "Divide & Conquer" Problem Reaction Solution Cause of most wars Greed , Power the love of Money
@bradbufton1517 Yıl önce
Ya ur right we should probably have 60 year old troops that would work out well.
@thundabearz5092 11 aylar önce
@@bradbufton1517 you're a special kind of silly
@refuge42 10 aylar önce
Regrettably if a country does not keep a viable military they end up like Palestine, or fighting for their very survival as is Ukraine right now
@dianeshelton9592 5 aylar önce
@@refuge42Ukraine military was always disproportionately large and well equipped for its economy. It’s just it’s economy wasn’t very large. It now probably has the worlds second best military
@chrismccartney8668 9 aylar önce
My grandad fought at Gallipoli and survived but his experiences haunted him all his life he lived to 80..
@robertdore9592 9 aylar önce
He was let down by planners who's blood would never be shed.
@SubvertTheState 8 aylar önce
​​​@@robertdore9592 as is the nature of all wars
@macysondheim7260 6 aylar önce
That’s not possible. Maybe your grandad fought in WW2, but not WW1. WW1 was over 100 years ago
@berniesheahan9485 6 aylar önce
My grandpa served in France during the Great War. He was born in 1895.
@pcka12 6 aylar önce
​@@macysondheim7260my Grandma was born in 1886, so she was 14 in 1900 & 28 with a daughter in 1914, other grandparents were also born in the 19th century! And I do still have all my 'marbles'!
@curly8029 Yıl önce
I’ve watched a ton of WW1 and WW2 documentaries. This is honestly one of the top ones I’ve ever seen. Quite amazing.
@KennyMcCormick99 Yıl önce
Eh... I'd just rather see MUCH LESS of this narrator & much more of the heroes & historic figures of the era.
@phobos_0935 Yıl önce
I agree
@21bnk Yıl önce
@@KennyMcCormick99 uuuuuuuhhhuuuuuuuhuhh h hhhuuùí
@matildamarmaduke1096 Yıl önce
@@KennyMcCormick99 there are no hero's in War
@MarkMark-mn4jo 4 aylar önce
We do need to let go of the dead. We need to let go of Armistice Day. I am an ex solidier who served in The First Gulf war and Northern Ireland 3 times. I have been out of the Army 20 years now and when I first left, without support, I found myself homeless. My first Armistice day after leaving was in 2004. I manage to clean myself up and attend the service. At the service was a man who was really getting into the service with tears in his eyes. A few months later I saw him and asked him if he wanted to bu a copy of The Big Issue. "F off you scum, you are a scourge on society" was his answer. From then on I consider Armistice Day to be hypocrtical attended by hypocrites.
@July41776DedicatedtoTheProposi 5 aylar önce
Brilliant presentation. As a PhD in Civil and Geotechnical from The University of Texas at Austin, I have worked on dams around the world: Colbun Dam in Chile, several dams outside San Francisco, and the largest, the Mosul dam in Iraq, your presentation is unassailable.
@rationalbasis2172 5 aylar önce
Trust me, it's quite assailable. But you have to break out of the paradigm of Western capitalist hegemony to do it. Most people find this task impossible or confounding.
@littlefluffybushbaby7256 6 aylar önce
David Reynolds is a Cambridge professor. This is based on his 2013 book and was produced by ClearStory and premiered on BBC2. Timeline put it on youtube but they had nothing to do with it's production. Timeline and History Hit are responsible for youtube publishing, which is fine, but they are not the creators. I'm not sure most viewers realize that. Credit where it is due.
@andrewthompson6192 4 aylar önce
Thank you for clarifying that ! You're right.
@wandapease-gi8yo Aylar önce
There is a wonderful series on TRshow titled THE GREAT WAR which recreates weekly edition f that week 100 years ago (done for 2014 thru 2018) with Indiana Niedell and a fantastic Crew. I believe it is still available. I watched this weekly fascinated at the information and illumination that the War didn’t all take place on the Western Front Gamed by idiots, but truly all round the World. It does Not sugar coat nor bleeding heart children’s views of the 1960’s. A Fantastic effort by a multi National group of people and photography experts.
@allychat8496 Yıl önce
The ANZAC Spirit is far from myth, it brought a young nation together that was at the time less than 20 years old having only federated in 1901. Post WW1, Australians and New Zealanders were the most united they’d ever been in a classless system of democracy that survives till this day.
@johnnywindsor183 Yıl önce
Yes my friend, am from uk but them guys spilt there guts and we’re as brave as anyone.
@Iguazu65 11 aylar önce
Superb documentary linking over a 100 years of history. Context is everything to understanding.
@chaseth Yıl önce
I grew up, on the knee of WWII survivors. That war seemed inevitable. Seemed just. The more I look at WW2 however, the more I look at the WW1 and what it stood for, why WW2 was inevitable, and what that war (ww1) real outlines in the human conscience. WE NEED TO FIGURE THIS OUT, or we are doomed.
@tonyromano6220 5 aylar önce
Individual Liberty.
@bobbyjeanleblanc3620 Yıl önce
My grandfather was in WW1 and was given a King and Queen's discharge and had his picture painted by an artist with the King and the King. Then my dad and uncle went through close if not 7 yrs straight fighting for our freedom against those horrible killer demons.
@claudeyaz Yıl önce
Your dad and uncle fought Biden and Harris?
@scottym3233 Yıl önce
They must have kept fighting well after the war ended then lol.
@luapnosboh7421 Yıl önce
@@scottym3233 could the fella be talking about the horror he saw maybe don't think war ends on a whistle for soldiers 🤔
@jameshannagan4256 Yıl önce
What a fine piece of work this was I truly wish there was more content like it.
@lindadeal3344 Yıl önce
This is my favorite time to study and when women were finally recognized as being worthy to work and vote as they were doing so in WW1. These documentaries are so good and worth watching over and over again learning more about the world and the people who were involved with the war effort! Plus a young Winston Churchill was starting to make a name for himself...fascinating background with his mom being an American...and a self starter in her own right through out her life.
@stevesimmons6685 Yıl önce
Incredible! I’ve watched it twice. Wow Thanks, sir. My Father was in the Navy, WW2. He would not speak much about it, to us kids.
@mohamedkhota756 Yıl önce
@arturahmeti486 Yıl önce
I knew nothing about the great war, until i moved to Britain. This war has changed this nation more than any other wars since.
@Ye4rZero Yıl önce
David Reynolds intense style of explanation draws me in every time
@wadeadams2775 10 aylar önce
Makes me wonder what he said.
@rodneymarsden3003 Yıl önce
My grandfather survived the great war but was never able to talk about his experiences to even his sons.
@20chocsaday 9 aylar önce
When I first heard of the musical "Oh what a lovely war" I was horrified at the callousness of it. But when I saw the film of it I could understand and at the end when the men went over the top for the last time and fell in the mud there was water in my eyes as they slowly turned into mud and then into red poppies on green grass. Why should he want to talk about it ?
@rodneymarsden3003 9 aylar önce
@@20chocsaday I get the impression he could only have ever talked about it to people who were there and had also survived.
@paulnsno7198 Aylar önce
The concept of the butterfly effect for World War I is over a century old. However, Cecil Rhodes had a significant impact when he met with his cohorts in November 1892. Later, the English King became involved due to their fear of a strong Prussia, which later became Germany. The seeds of death and destruction were sown long before the war began in 1914.
@beyondrecall9446 Aylar önce
well, we can also go back to the Berlin Congress, 1878, when the mps of Europe were redrawn, after the Russo-Turkish war. one of the things that happened was that the Congress granted Austria-Hungary the authority to occupy and administer Bosnia and Herzegovina, which effectively marked the beginning of its influence in the region. It was not until 1908 that Austria-Hungary officially annexed Bosnia and Herzegovina. And, I don't know how well do you know about the history of the Balkans of that time, especially Austro-Serbian relations and these are all incidents that led to the setting of the stage for the start of the conflict. As a response to Serbia's growing influence, Austria-Hungary initiated an economic war against Serbia. They put a series of trade restrictions and tariffs imposed in an attempt to cripple Serbia's economy and stifle its growth. It had severe consequences for Serbia, as it heavily relied on trade with Austria-Hungary. Then, there was the "Pig War" Yes, we actually almost started this war earlier because of a pig. A Serbian pig farmer, frustrated by the economic hardships caused by the Austro-Hungarian restrictions, decided to smuggle a pig across the border into Bosnia, which was under Austro-Hungarian rule. This seemingly unimportant act sparked a chain of events that escalated tensions between the two nations. Austro-Hungarian authorities, saw the smuggling of the pig as a violation of their laws. They responded by mobilizing troops to the border and demanding that Serbian authorities take action against the farmer. The Serbian government, not wanting to back down, refused to comply with the Austro-Hungarian demands. this led to a standoff that was just brewing. When it sparked, it started with Serbia and went like this : Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. Russia supports Serbia and declares war on Austria-Hungary on the same day, July 28, 1914. Germany, as an ally of Austria-Hungary, declares war on Russia on August 1, 1914. Germany invades Belgium, prompting Britain to declare war on Germany on August 4, 1914. France, as an ally of Russia, declares war on Germany on August 3, 1914. Germany declares war on France on August 3, 1914. Germany invades Luxembourg on August 2, 1914. Britain declares war on Austria-Hungary on August 12, 1914. Montenegro, as an ally of Serbia, declares war on Austria-Hungary on August 6, 1914. Japan, as an ally of Britain, declares war on Germany on August 23, 1914. Austria-Hungary declares war on Russia on August 6, 1914. Serbia's allies, including France, Britain, and Russia (known as the Triple Entente), declare war on Austria-Hungary on August 12, 1914. Ottoman Empire enters the war on the side of Germany and Austria-Hungary, declaring war on Russia on November 5, 1914. Bulgaria joins the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary) and declares war on Serbia on October 14, 1915. Italy switches sides and declares war on Austria-Hungary on May 23, 1915. Romania joins the war on the side of the Allies (France, Britain, and Russia) and declares war on Austria-Hungary on August 27, 1916. United States joins the war on the side of the Allies on April 6, 1917 Greece, declares war on the Central Powers (Germany and Austria-Hungary) on June 27, 1917.
@NGA8485 Aylar önce
@@beyondrecall9446 The blank cheque offered to Austria-Hungary by Kaiser Wilhelm II? It also sounds like the assassination was only a trigger that suited global powers and institutions. However, only the civilians suffered! Are you attempting to divert attention from the impact of something?
@TheTristanmarcus Aylar önce
A great series - thanks for sharing 🙏🏾
@seanconroy3567 Yıl önce
The narrator is absolutely brilliant! Great documentary
@Cobraguy321 Yıl önce
A fantastic documentary. So very informative.
@racheldoesacrylic4089 Yıl önce
so much for never again it seems wars never stop do they? just put on the news .it sickens me greatly how anyone can pick up a rifle to kill another human unless in total self defense and one has no choice /
@N_0968 Yıl önce
This was a good distraction from knee pain that was keeping me awake. Thank you! Very informative.
@markrowley2739 Yıl önce
Try hemp cream, helps my arthritic knee no end.
@BackDoorBetty. Yıl önce
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@speckledhen409 Yıl önce
Pain is no fun. Heat helps.
@N_0968 Yıl önce
@@speckledhen409 I’m very suspicious of heat after burning the back of my knee with a wheat bag. I have lower sensation in my skin so didn’t notice it for a while either.
@issaomar5698 Yıl önce
@Kammie-If you can enjoy such a documentary to that level of intensity, then you have strength within you. Do not ignore that strength. You will be fine, my friend.
@intercommerce 9 aylar önce
Me paternal grandpappy served in the 'Great' War, with an Artillery regiment in the US Army. I have photos and written references to him, found in the regimental archives. Somehow, he made the rank of Regimental Sergeant Major in his early twenties, by 1918. Survived without a scratch, because of his position, as he was assigned to Headquarters Co. , relatively safe behind the lines with the big guns. Apparently, the skills he had to rise so fast in the ranks were a) a driver's licence (rarity in 1917); b) fast typist (rarity for a man); fast shorthand stenographer (also rare for a man). Thus, he was able to take orders, type the orders, and deliver the orders, with lighting-fast efficiency! Working with the Colonel, safe behind the lines! That's all I know, I never met him; ironically, he survived WW1 only to die of a heart attack at age 54, and my dad knew very little about his exploits. So that's MY remembrance!
@mentalizatelo Yıl önce
Excellent production, this is an amazing documentary. Thank you to all involved.
@lenwilkinson672 Yıl önce
Poor old Chamberlain I think he meant well,but events overtook him,he was not a bad man.
@gritlup2089 11 aylar önce
Absolutely love the timeline series!
@andrewthompson6192 4 aylar önce
I do to, but publishing is not creating. The creators deserve the credit for it's content. In this case, this Timeline docu-video is based on Prof Reynold's 2013 book and was produced by ClearStory and premiered on BBC2, as noted by another commenter on this thread.
@geraldlevin5141 4 aylar önce
Epic, comprehensive, stimulation & award winning.
@Erlo3b 5 aylar önce
It's a shame how this video almost entirely ignores the impact of WW I on JAPAN. Remember, Japan's leaders were angered that Japan wasn't awarded as many German colonial possessions (in 1918) as they thought they deserved, and this sense of being "cheated" by the Allies led Japan not only to seek conquest in Manchuria (1931) and China (1937, the "REAL" start of WW II) but to join the Axis powers against the Allies in WW II. Alas, this video ignores the massive WAR CRIMES of Japan in WW II, a deep "SCAR" indeed--it's not just Unit 731, but the Japanese wantonly killed millions of Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Indonesian, etc., civilians (as for treatment of POW's, the Japanese were far worse than the Nazis: e.g., American POW's were 30 times more likely to die at the hands of Japanese vs. German captors). In any case, the Versailles Treaty (not to mention Sevres, St. Germain, etc.) was a disaster: Article 231 (the WAR GUILT CLAUSE) was manifestly FALSE and excessively PUNITIVE, for it forced Germany to accept blame for ALL the loss and damage experienced by the Allies (and the USA) during the war. Far better just to impose reparations on Germany without forcing the Germans to accept guilt for all the damage caused in the war (as a way of justifying the massive reparations). Who knows? Perhaps if there had been no Article 231, the Nazis never would've seized power in Germany . . . alas, hindsight is so much easier than foresight.
@rexremedy1733 5 aylar önce
True… WW1 was responsibility of allegretto nations at that time. They all wanted it…
@jamesnoonan7450 Aylar önce
"War is organized murder and nothing else". A statement from Harry Patch the last WW1 veteran who survived the horror of the trecnches.
@captaincat1743 2 aylar önce
My grandfather fought at the Somme, Thiepval, Passchendaele and Gallipoli with the Lancashire Fusiliers. He couldn't stand the noise of fireworks and would go into the cellar (basement) whenever they were being let off.
@joshuasill1141 2 aylar önce
I'm a combat veteran of Iraq and I do the same thing.
@captaincat1743 2 aylar önce
@@joshuasill1141 Respect to you for serving in what I imagine were extremely difficult circumstances. Fighting against insurgents embedded within a civilian population must be a f^^king nightmare man. Thank you for doing what you did anyway, putting your life on the line to make the world a better place is admirable and no words can describe the gratitude you deserve for it.
@lindadeal3344 Yıl önce
Love Time line and everything they favorites are on the first World War!! Everything changes after the first world war...women are able to do some of the jobs held by men and proved their worth in some ways as they had never been tested before other than as wives and mothers and bakers or seamstresses!
@lr937 2 aylar önce
“ We are small players in a senseless game for power and domination, the day we stop playing their games we all will be able to live in peace” - Rebl trakker
@donnacsuti4980 Yıl önce
Wonderful documentary but unfortunately makes me worry we are going into another possible wartime because people are unwilling to talk or compromise about any important issues. Scary times.
@andreasplosky8516 Yıl önce
The content of this channel is mind-blowing. Thank you so much.
@littlefluffybushbaby7256 6 aylar önce
Thank the BBC
@dezreenmacdowell9967 Yıl önce
Thank you for your BRILLIANT and thoughtful documentary. It touched on so many aspects heretofore not thoroughly mentioned.
@gloriaproctor8829 Yıl önce
What a brilliant documentary!
@michaelflowers5712 9 aylar önce
Thanks to all involved--that was fantastic!!
@sydmccreath4554 6 aylar önce
Agreed. A superb BBC documentary.
@Alaninbroomfield 15 gün önce
To think millions died for NOTHING except blind servitude to their respective governments. Mind boggling.
@leito1257 Yıl önce
Love this documentary.😍 This kind of documentary it should wake up the country’s government and the people to understand that in war and violence is there no winners….never.. The pain, the dead’s, the destruction, the misery and the sadness that is left behind; it doesn’t worth it. Is there no price in our world that can pay for that..😢 Often Since last 15 years I dream about war. In my dream’s I see the war aero plains flying, I hear them engine’s , the bombs, the destruction, the people fear and screaming. I feel the fear in myself and others . We all running and hiding in cave’s somewhere in the mountains. That kind of fear is the fear that our precious world will not recover from that, it was the end. We only be alive for matter of uncertainly time. Minutes, hours, days; no one knew. That feeling… my wold is over..that feeling, you only feel once because you know exactly is over. The arrogance and vanity in the world country governments it will bring the humanity to an unnecessary and miserable end .😢😢 Stupidity plays a great role on it.
@kevinpittman2517 Yıl önce
so does learning to write and read properly to express ones ideas
@mrsw5623 Yıl önce
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@doreekaplan2589 Yıl önce
Over three hundred millions of Americans remain utterly complacent and allowing of their own half a TRILLION dollars spent every twelve months for military to involve ourselves in other countries' business. Whether asked to or not. That amount comes to more than the next five countries combined spend on their military for every possible reason we think it necessary. Instead, they use a portion of that to provide healthcare, education, internal structure, all manner of goods and services for everyone in their countries, to benefit the entire country and we have inadequate lower grades education , unreachable higher education , unaffordable housing including ever more homelessness countrywide, ETC with no positive changes in sight for the majority
@bigwoody4704 Yıl önce
@@doreekaplan2589 you're not wrong and both sides of the political Isle have been padding their own pay roles
@SP-kh7dp 9 aylar önce
This HAS to be the best explanation of war ,The bits no one speaks about
@leggonarm9835 10 aylar önce
1917, just like those two plays, was a movie that left me speechless and terrified of what the heck I was seeing.
@sydmccreath4554 6 aylar önce
Watch the new “All Quiet on the Western Front” whew… what a movie !!!
@Jeffybonbon 2 aylar önce
we lost the best we had in 1914/15 and in my opinion we never recovered we have gone down hill every year since There is no victory in death and my god the world saw a lot of death
@rileyhiggins4753 Yıl önce
This is the most layered and complex documentary i have ever seen. Bravo
@pauldurkee4764 8 aylar önce
That's what strikes home, the sheer numbers of men forever missing, for as well as the well known monuments at the Menin Gate and Thiepval, there is the memorial wall at Tyne Cot, and the lesser known Ploegsteert Memorial, the Arras Memorial and the memorial at La Ferte Sous Jouarre.
@sugarkane4830 5 aylar önce
Yes with the exception of the last one. I have visited all the others. The scale of the missing is unbelievable. The Menin gate at 8 each evening is so very poignant.
@kenhammscousin4716 Yıl önce
Brilliant, sheer brilliance. Thanks for brilliantly presenting this brilliant piece of brilliance. Only one word could possibly describe this brilliant video: Good.
@banerjeesiddharth05 Yıl önce
Mind blowing documentary.
@jackhammer8563 8 aylar önce
What an insane war.
@eastender416 Yıl önce
This is one of the best documentaries I’ve seen about this topic. Well done!
@jeffswaney3444 Yıl önce
Amazing documentary!
@bluethunder4542 Yıl önce
Imagine the men whom fought in both those wars , 😳, it must have felt like "War of the Worlds "the second time around .
@Jblaze024 Yıl önce
Had a neighbor that join the army when he was 12 for world war I he also served world war II the Korean war and Vietnam and retired after that
@kerimaabu1359 Yıl önce
Thank you so much. For what it is, a great documentary.
@lauriehughes9078 Yıl önce
For the sake of a better future for Our Children, intelligent education freely available to ALL & the improved well-being of Humanity / LIFE in Mother Earth; I am deeply grateful to David Reynolds + Timeline for undertaking this very important work of endeavoring to truly understand & to LEARN from History. We must realize that we are more like Our forebears than many of Us care to admit. Unless We are willing to gain Insight into the Tragedies of Our Collective History, We are all too likely to commit even more grievous Errors in Our own Time. We NEED to open Our Hearts + Minds, with sober humility, in search of the Truth become Wise enough to carefully Cultivate Our shared Reality as a healthy environment for LIFE 🌱 ❤ 🌲🌻🐬 🏞☀🌈
@violetta47 Yıl önce
My father was 19 years old in 1914...he was soldier in the two great war...The war isnt great...
@samuraihardware7435 Yıl önce
Great as in monumental, not great like a loving family.
@johnadams5489 6 aylar önce
This Timeline series is the best explanation of the wars in Europe during the 20th century They are still fighting over the same continent and have not found a way to live together in Peace. .
@thedukeofswellington1827 7 aylar önce
The best documentary to introduce students to the concept of historiography
@reepacheirpfirewalker8629 Yıl önce
It is so strange how many people I have spoken to who have voiced an opinion on why is history even a topic for school? What can we learn about the way things were going on even ten years ago? History can be something that can be allowed to regurgitate itself again and again upon people who don't want to learn by the past mistakes.
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