1914-1918 (1996)
"The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century" (original title)

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 Narrator (8 episodes, 1996)
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 Narrator (U.S.A Verison) (8 episodes, 1996)
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 Kaiser Wilhelm II (5 episodes, 1996)
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 Harold Owen / ... (5 episodes, 1996)
(4 episodes, 1996)
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 David Lloyd George / ... (4 episodes, 1996)
Jay Winter ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 1996)
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 Jean Jaures / ... (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Czarina Aleksandra Romanov (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Wilfred Owen (3 episodes, 1996)
(3 episodes, 1996)
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 Siegfried Sassoon (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 1996)
(3 episodes, 1996)
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 Woodrow Wilson (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Charles Stockwell / ... (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Adolf Hitler / ... (3 episodes, 1996)
(3 episodes, 1996)
Kai Wulff ...
 Franz Blumenfeldt (3 episodes, 1996)
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 Vera Brittain (2 episodes, 1996)
(2 episodes, 1996)
Allan Hendrick
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(2 episodes, 1996)
Paul Mercurio ...
 Cyril Lawrence (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Margaret Randa / ... (2 episodes, 1996)
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 Kathe Kollwitz (2 episodes, 1996)
Fredrich Solms
(2 episodes, 1996)
Norman Stone ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1996)
Tsar Nicholas II ...
 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1996)
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Great documentary...
23 October 2006 | by (Laurium Michigan) – See all my reviews

I can't really add to the other reviews. This is one of the best documentaries I've seen, and the best on this subject. It really was a case of lions being led by donkeys. I am including a poem by Wilfred Owen (killed a few days before the end of the war in a meaningless assault) that sums up what happened:

The Parable of the Old Man and the Young

So Abram rose, and clave the wood, and went, And took the fire with him, and a knife. And as they sojourned both of them together, Isaac the first-born spake and said, My Father, Behold the preparations, fire and iron, But where the lamb, for this burnt-offering? Then Abram bound the youth with belts and straps, And builded parapets and trenches there, And stretchèd forth the knife to slay his son. When lo! an Angel called him out of heaven, Saying, Lay not they hand upon the lad, Neither do anything to him, thy son. Behold! Caught in a thicket by its horns, A Ram. Offer the Ram of Pride instead.

But the old man would not so, but slew his son, And half the seed of Europe, one by one.


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