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Paris 1919 - Negotiating Peace After WWI
For six months in 1919, Paris was the capital of the world. The last shots had just been fired in the most devastating war of all time - and the old global order lay in tatters. Delegations from over 30…
Blood and Oil
Except for the Dardanelles/Gallipoli campaigns, the extensive combat operations in the Middle East during World War I have been largely overlooked in documentary programs. Given the historical significance of the Ottoman Empire's demise in 1918, and the ongoing importance of…
World War I – American Legacy
World War 1 - American Legacy vividly tells the many forgotten stories of the men and women who served in the Great War, reminding Americans of their impact on our country that can still be felt today. Charles Whittlesey of…
The Weapons of World War I
Part of the Series: Guns - The Evolution of Firearms
The machine gun changed the warfront and defined and dominated the WWI experience.
Monash - The Forgotten Anzac - An Australian World War I General
One of the most brilliant generals of World War I and an architect of Anzac Day, Sir John Monash helped create the Anzac legend by ensuring the courage of his men was enshrined in Australian history. Today he is all…
Choctaw Code Talkers - Heroic Native American World War One Soldiers
In 1918, not yet citizens of the United States, Choctaw members of the American Expeditionary Forces were asked by the government to use their Native language as a powerful tool against the German Forces in World War I, setting a…
With Flags Waving
Part of the Series: WWI: The War to End all Wars
This episode presents pre-WWI Europe: the social, economic and political environment of the time that resulted in the start of "The War to End All Wars".
World War I - The War in Europe
World War I was sparked by nationalism and a complex web of political and military alliances. Soldiers in Europe fought the first modern war as industrial-age ingenuity sparked terror in the guise of warplanes, flamethrowers and chemical weapons. On the…
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Safe for Democracy
Part of the Series: Freedom: A History of US
PBS
With help from the Wright brothers' introduction of the airplane, the country begins to soar. Woodrow Wilson and America reluctantly join the fight in World War I, while on the home front, women at last get the right to vote.…
First Air War
Part of the Series: NOVA
PBS
When World War I began in 1914, the air forces of the opposing nations consisted of handfuls of rickety biplanes from which pilots occasionally took pot shots at one another with rifles. By the war's end, the essential blueprint of…
Winning World War I
WINNING WORLD WAR I is a moving dramatisation of the landmark book, The Western Front Diaries , written by historian Dr Jonathan King to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the end of World War I. Dr King presents this little-known…
The Battle of the Frontiers
Part of the Series: WWI: The War to End all Wars
This episode deals with the beginning of the war; the establishment of two-front war, the involvement of multiple countries on both sides of the battle and the development of new weapons that were utilized for the war.
Legacy of the World War One Aviators
Legacy of the World War One Aviators celebrates a little-known chapter of aviation history, telling the stories of the group of legendary World War One pilots who came together to establish and operate Australia's first commercial airline in the remote…
End Game
Part of the Series: WWI: The War to End all Wars
This episode presents the end of the fighting and the repercussions faced by each of the countries involved in this war, those issues immediately after the war and what groundwork was laid for the future.
The Taxis of the Marne
Part of the Series: WWI: The War to End all Wars
This episode covers the recruitment and deployment of troops on both side of the clash; the problems faced by the soldiers; the slow pace of the fighting and the establishment of trench warfare.
Distant Fronts
Part of the Series: WWI: The War to End all Wars
This episode reports on the fighting in the war not found on the two fronts; including sea warfare and the involvement of new combatants into what has become a truly global conflict.
Charge of the Anzacs
In 1917 Australian Light Horse soldiers claimed one of the greatest ever cavalry charged victories in history. Some 95 years later, 40 Australians retraced their footsteps in living detail - from the foothills of the pyramids to the treacherous expanse…
Revolt
Part of the Series: WWI: The War to End all Wars
This episode speaks about the frustrations in 1916 & 1917 of a bogged down war and its repercussions with the fighting forces and leadership of both sides involved in the conflict.
Changing Tide
Part of the Series: WWI: The War to End all Wars
This episode presents how the change of attitude on the political front in the United States and incidents involving Americans with combatants in the on-going fight makes for the joining of the United States into this global conflict.
Citadel
Part of the Series: WWI: The War to End all Wars
This episode discusses the aspects of the war from 1916 to 1917; the battles on both fronts; the situations faces by the forces of the numerous combatants and the growing desperation of both sides of the conflict.