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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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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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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…
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…
Flyboys
Part of the Series: WWI: The War to End all Wars
This episode talks about the use of aircraft during the war and the development of aircraft and air corps on both sides of the conflict.
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.…
Medal of Honor: World War One
Part of the Series: Medal of Honor
Stories of Medal of Honor recipients of the First World War
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.
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.
A War of Chemicals and Engineers
Part of the Series: WWI: The War to End all Wars
This episode discusses how the war dictated the need for new battle strategies and tactics; new weapon technology and new medical practices to deal with the obstacles and situations never previously experienced in warfare by the combatants. The implementation of…
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.
First Air War
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…
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.
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.