A brilliant visual account of the First World War, which was initiated by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and concluded four years later after the death of tens of millions of soldiers and civilians.
The Great War ushered in the 20th Century. It was "The War to End All Wars," - a senseless slaughter that set the stage for the bloodiest century of human history. Yet, it was more than just a war between nations. It was a war between what was and what was to be. The "old world" was dying and the "new world" had yet to be born. People of all classes saw the conflict as a great cleansing fire that would lead to a better world. But, when it was over, more than men had died in the mud of the battlefields; the naïve dreams of progress - along with the innocence of the pre-war world - faith in God and hope in the future had all died in the trenches of Europe as well. The Great War DVD presents it all by way of astonishing period footage.
A must have historical documentary of the most important event of the 20th century.