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The First World War: An Historical Insight

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An Historical Insight

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This fascinating documentary series, a companion piece to the book by Hew Stachan, chronicles the global conflict that helped shape the twentieth century.
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The First World War is the definitive documentary series about the global conflict which shaped the 20th century. Based on the book by Hew Strachan and narrated by Jonathan Lewis, the series covers all aspects of the war. The popular view of the First World War is dominated by cliché. Young British soldiers, many of them budding poets, were led to early and ghastly deaths in muddy wastes by incompetent generals for reasons that were seemingly futile. And although clichés are not necessarily lies, they are at best a selective view of the truth. This is a stunning account of the hostilities which offers new interpretations of and insights into one of the defining events of the twentieth century. And, for the first time, it offers a truly global vision of a conflict which is often misconceived as a prolonged skirmish on the Western Front. Accessible, compelling and utterly convincing, this is modern history revealed at its finest.

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Sub Name An Historical Insight
Duration (mins) 360
Certificate E
No. of Discs 3
Format DVD Region 2 (Europe)
Genre Factual
Author Arrow
Video No