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The Great War
Prologue Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Timeline Maps & Battles The Shaping of the 21st Century Historians
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African Soldiers
Chapter 2 - Total War
Chapter 3 - Brittain / Kamara:
Kande Kamara
 
American Soldiers
Prologue (Photo)
Chapter 3 - Collapse (Audio and Video)
Chapter 4 - Overview (Photo)
Historian Commentary - Kennedy:
American Troops in the Trenches
 
Armenian Genocide
Chapter 2 - Etem/Wegner:
Armin Wegner
Historian Commentary - Winter:
The Armenian Genocide
 
Armistice
Prologue
Chapter 3 - Collapse
Chapter 4 - Overview
Chapter 4 - Hatred & Hunger
Historian Commentary - Winter:
The Great War Today
Maps & Battles - The Western Front in 1918
Timeline - 1918:
Timeline, 1918
 
Art
Chapter 1 - Wilhelm II / Meidner:
Ludwig Meidner
Historian Commentary - O'Brian-Twohig:
An Imminent Art ExplosionAn Imminent Art Explosion
The British Artist
The Artist As A Socialist
German Otto Dix's Images of War
Historian Commentary - Winter:
Kathe Kolwitz - Symbol of Letting Go
 
Australia
Historian Commentary - Wilson:
Gallipoli - An Australian Perspective
Maps & Battles - Gallipoli
 
Austria-Hungary
Prologue
Chapter 1 - Explosion
Historian Commentary - Winter:
The War as A Detective Story
Maps & Battles - Europe in 1914
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Baghdad
The Shaping of the 21st Century:
Baghdad 2003, Making the World Safe for Democracy, Jay Winter
 
Battalion of Death
Chapter 4 - Yashka / Wilson:
Yashka
 
Belgium
Chapter 1 - Overview
Chapter 1 - Stalemate
Chapter 2 - Overview
Chapter 2 - Slaughter
Chapter 2 - Nagel/Stockwell:
Fritz Nagel
Historian Commentary - Mommsen:
German Army's Advance into Belgium
Historian Commentary - Winter:
The German Reaction to Belgium Resistance
Maps & Battles - The Outbreak of War
Timeline - 1914:
Timeline, 1914
 
Black American Soldiers
Chapter 3 - Overview (Photo)
Timeline - 1919:
Timeline, 1919 (Photo)
 
Bolsheviks
Chapter 4 - Overview
Historian Commentary - Ferguson:
Hitler's Turning Point
Historian Commentary - Figes:
Storming the Winter Palace
The Russian Revolution
Alexander Kerensky - Russia's Hope
Timeline - 1917:
Timeline, 1917
Timeline - 1919:
Timeline, 1919
Timeline - Post-1919
 
Mary Borden
Chapter 3 - Desagneaux / Borden:
Somme
 
Bosnia
The Shaping of the 21st Century:
Bosnia and Rwanda Genocide, Jay Winter
 
Bread Riot
Historian Commentary - Figes:
The Bread Riot - Starting a Revolution
 
British Decline
Historian Commentary - Ferguson:
Beginning of the British Decline
 
British Expeditionary Force
Historian Commentary - Simkins:
The British Expeditionary Force
 
British Soldiers
Historian Commentary - Fussell:
The Christmas Truce - The Last Twitch
Historian Commentary - Keegan:
The Battle of the Somme: Millions of Shells Fired
 
Vera Brittain
Chapter 3 - Brittain / Kamara:
Oxford University Student
Historian Commentary - Winter:
Vera Brittain - A Lost Generation
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Christmas Truce
Chapter 2 - Nagel/Stockwell:
C.I. Stockwell
Historian Commentary - Fussell:
The Christmas Truce - The Last Twitch
Historian Commentary - Simkins:
The Christmas Truce - A Mutual CuriosityThe Christmas Truce - A Mutual Curiosity
Historian Commentary - Wilson:
The Christmas Truce - Live & Let Live
Timeline - 1914:
Timeline, 1914 (Photo)
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Henri Desagneux
Chapter 3 - Desagneaux / Borden:
Verdun
 
Otto Dix
Historian Commentary - O'Brian-Twohig:
German Otto Dix's Images of War
German Otto Dix's Images of War
 
W.E.B. DuBois
Chapter 3 - Overview
Chapter 4 - Yashka / Wilson
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Hasan Etem
Chapter 2 - Total War
Chapter 2 - Etem/Wegner:
Gallipoli
 
European Union
The Shaping of the 21st Century:
European Union, Niall Ferguson
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France
Historian Commentary - Audoin-Rouzeau:
The Birth of Modernity
The French Perception of War
 
Franz Ferdinand
Prologue
Chapter 1 - Explosion
Chapter 4 - Hatred & Hunger
Maps & Battles - Europe in 1914
Timeline - 1914:
Timeline, 1914
 
Franz Joseph
Chapter 1 - Overview (Photo)
Timeline - 1914:
Timeline, 1914
 
French Soldiers
Chapter 2 - Total War (Video)
Chapter 2 - Slaughter (Photo)
Historian Commentary - Audoin-Rouzeau:
Verdun - The "Battle of France"
The French Perception of War
Historian Commentary - Wilson:
French Bravery and German Fire Power
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Gallipoli
Chapter 2 - Etem/Wegner:
Hasan Etem
Historian Commentary - Tuncoku:
Gallipoli - A Turkish Perspective
Historian Commentary - Wilson:
Gallipoli - An Australian Perspective
Historian Commentary - Winter:
Gallipoli - An Intelligence Screw-up
Maps & Battles - Gallipoli
Timeline - 1915:
Timeline, 1915 (Photo)
 
Gas Attack
Chapter 4 - Sassoon / Owen:
Dulce Et Decorum Est, Wilfred Owen
 
German Soldiers
Chapter 1 - Explosion (Video)
Chapter 1 - Stalemate (Photo)
Chapter 2 - Slaughter (Video)
Chapter 3 - Overview (Photo)
 
Germany
Chapter 1 - Wilhelm II / Meidner:
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Historian Commentary - Audoin-Rouzeau:
The Versailles Treaty - Going To Far
Historian Commentary - Ferguson:
Hitler's Turning Point
Historian Commentary - Huppauf:
Germany Before the War
Historian Commentary - Winter:
1900 - A Transforming World
Historian Commentary - Wohl:
A Place in the Sun - A German Need
 
Philip Gibbs
Chapter 1 - Jaures / Gibbs (Audio)
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Douglas Haig
Historian Commentary - Keegan:
British General Douglas Haig
Historian Commentary - Wilson:
Generals Douglas Haig & Erich von Falkenhayn
Maps & Battles - The Battle of the Somme
Maps & Battles - The Battle of Ypres
Timeline - 1915:
Timeline, 1915
 
Hindenburg Line
Historian Commentary - Wilson:
Breaking the Hindenburg Line
Maps & Battles - The Western Front in 1918
Timeline - 1918:
Timeline, 1918
 
Adolf Hitler
Chapter 2 - Total War
Chapter 3 - Collapse (Web link)
Chapter 4 - War Without End
Historian Commentary - Ferguson:
Hitler's Turning Point
Historian Commentary - Howard:
Unfinished Business at War's End
Historian Commentary - Mommsen:
Versailles Treaty - From the German POV
Historian Commentary - Winter:
Hitler on the Versailles Treaty
Historian Commentary - Wohl:
Adolf Hitler - Happiest Period of His Life
Timeline - Post-1919
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Immigration
The Shaping of the 21st Century:
Immigration, Niall Ferguson
J
 
Jean Jaures
Chapter 1 - Jaures / Gibbs (Audio)
K
 
Kaiser Wilhelm II
Chapter 1 - Explosion
Chapter 1 - Wilhelm II / Meidner
Chapter 3 - Overview
Chapter 3 - Collapse
Historian Commentary - Huppauf:
The Kaiser as a Construction
Historian Commentary - Massie:
Kaiser Wilhelm II - A Crippled Bombast
Historian Commentary - Stone:
Russia - Getting Too Strong for Germany
Historian Commentary - Winter:
Kaiser Wilhelm - A Mystery
Maps & Battles - Europe in 1914
Timeline - 1918:
Timeline, 1918
Timeline - Pre-1914:
Timeline, Pre-1914 (Photo)
 
Kande Kamara
Chapter 3 - Brittain / Kamara:
African Soldier
 
Mustafa Kemal
Chapter 2 - Etem/Wegner:
Gallipoli
Historian Commentary - Tuncoku:
Gallipoli - A Turkish Perspective
Historian Commentary - Winter:
Mustafa Kemal - Turkish Military Legend
 
Alexander Kerensky
Chapter 3 - Mutiny
Chapter 4 - Yashka / Wilson:
Yashka
Historian Commentary - Figes:
Alexander Kerensky - Russia's Hope
 
Killing Fields
Chapter 2 - Overview
 
Lord Kitchner
Historian Commentary - Simkins:
July 1, 1916 - The Somme
Great Britain's Volunteer Army
"Pals" Battalions
 
Kathe Kollwitz
Historian Commentary - O'Brian-Twohig:
Kathe Kollwitz - Grieving Mother, Artist
Historian Commentary - Winter:
Kathe Kolwitz - Symbol of Letting Go
Timeline - Post-1919 (Photo)
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League of Nations
Chapter 4 - Hatred & Hunger
Chapter 4 - War Without End
Chapter 4 - Yashka / Wilson
Timeline - 1919:
Timeline, 1919
Timeline - Post-1919 (Web link)
 
V.I. Lenin
Chapter 3 - Overview (Photo)
Historian Commentary - Stone:
The Revolutionaries of Russia
Timeline - 1917:
Timeline, 1917 (Photo)
Timeline - Post-1919
 
Erich Ludendorff
Chapter 3 - Collapse
Historian Commentary - Huppauf:
"The Blind War" - A War With No Direction
Historian Commentary - Winter:
Hindenburg & Ludendorff
Timeline - 1914:
Timeline, 1914 (Photo)
 
Lusitania
Historian Commentary - Kennedy:
Woodrow Wilson - A Calculated Risk
Historian Commentary - Winter:
The Lusitania
Timeline - 1915:
Timeline, 1915 (Photo)
 
Rosa Luxemburg
Timeline - 1919:
Timeline, 1919 (Photo)
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March Offensive
Historian Commentary - Winter:
The March Offensive - Germany Holds its Breath
Maps & Battles - The Western Front in 1918
 
Marne
Chapter 1 - Stalemate (Web link)
Historian Commentary - Audoin-Rouzeau:
The French Perception of War
Maps & Battles - The Outbreak of War
Timeline - 1918:
Timeline, 1918
 
Mass Death
The Shaping of the 21st Century:
The Language of Mass Death, Jay Winter
 
Ludwig Meidner
Chapter 1 - Wilhelm II / Meidner
Historian Commentary - O'Brian-Twohig:
Ludwig Meidner - Apocalyptic German Painter
 
Mutilated Soldiers
Chapter 4 - Overview (Photo)
Historian Commentary - Huppauf:
The Effects of War - Mutilated Soldiers
 
Mutiny
Chapter 3 - Mutiny
Historian Commentary - Downs:
Mutiny on the Battlefield and Unrest at Home
Historian Commentary - Ferguson:
The Kaiser, Hindenburg and Ludendorff
Timeline - 1917:
Timeline, 1917
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Fritz Nagel
Chapter 2 - Nagel/Stockwell
 
New Weapons
Historian Commentary - Simkins:
The Battlefield Learning Curve
New Weapons of War
Historian Commentary - Wohl:
Modern Warfare
 
Nivelle Offensive
Historian Commentary - Keegan:
The Nivelle Offensive - The French answer to Verdun
 
No-man's Land
Chapter 1 - Trench Warfare
O
 
Wilfred Owen
Chapter 3 - Mutiny:
Anthem for Doomed Youth
Chapter 4 - Sassoon / Owen
P
 
Pals
Historian Commentary - Keegan:
Pals - Join Up With a Friend!
Historian Commentary - Simkins:
July 1, 1916 - The Somme
"Pals" Battalions
Great Britain's Volunteer Army
 
Paris
Chapter 1 - Overview
Chapter 1 - Stalemate
Chapter 4 - Hatred & Hunger
 
Passchendaele
Historian Commentary - Wilson:
The Battle of Passchendaele
 
Poetry
Chapter 1 - Stalemate:
"I've a Little Wet Home in a Trench"
Chapter 3 - Mutiny:
Anthem for Doomed Youth
Chapter 4 - Sassoon / Owen
 
Poison Gas
Chapter 1 - Stalemate (Photo)
Historian Commentary - Winter:
Poison Gas
Poison Gas
 
Poster Art
Chapter 2 - Nagel/Stockwell:
Fritz Nagel (Photo)
Maps & Battles - The Outbreak of War (Photo)
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Rasputin
Historian Commentary - Figes:
Rasputin - The Cause of Russia's Problems
Historian Commentary - Massie:
Rasputin - Imperial Faith Healer
Historian Commentary - Stone:
Rasputin - A Good Russian
Timeline - 1916:
Timeline, 1916
 
Russia
Chapter 3 - Mutiny
Chapter 3 - Collapse
Historian Commentary - Figes:
The Tsar's General Staff
Alexander Kerensky - Russia's Hope
Rasputin - The Cause of Russia's Problems
Historian Commentary - Massie:
Shaping of Russian in the 20th Century
Historian Commentary - Stone:
Russia - Getting Too Strong for Germany
Maps & Battles - Europe in 1914
 
Russian Revolution
Historian Commentary - Figes:
The Russian Revolution
Historian Commentary - Stone:
The Revolutionaries of Russia
 
Russian Soldiers
Chapter 3 - Overview (Photo)
Historian Commentary - Figes:
The Tsar's General Staff
 
Rwanda
The Shaping of the 21st Century:
Bosnia and Rwanda Genocide, Jay Winter
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Siegfried Sassoon
Chapter 4 - Sassoon / Owen
 
Schlieffen Plan
Chapter 1 - Overview
Maps & Battles - The Outbreak of War
 
Serbia
Chapter 1 - Explosion
Maps & Battles - Europe in 1914
The Shaping of the 21st Century:
Serbia Explodes Again 80 Years Later, Jay Winter
Timeline - 1914:
Timeline, 1914
 
Shell-shock
Chapter 3 - Mutiny (Photo)
 
Socialism
Chapter 4 - Overview
Historian Commentary - O'Brian-Twohig:
The Artist As A Socialist
Historian Commentary - Wohl:
Socialism and the War
 
Somme
Chapter 2 - Slaughter (Web link)
Chapter 3 - Desagneaux / Borden:
Mary Borden
Historian Commentary - Hiley:
The Battle of the Somme, the Documentary
Historian Commentary - Keegan:
Too Few Doctors at The Front
The Battle of the Somme: Millions of Shells Fired
Historian Commentary - Simkins:
July 1, 1916 - The Somme
Historian Commentary - Winter:
Results of the Battle of the Somme
Maps & Battles - The Battle of the Somme
Timeline - 1916:
Timeline, 1916
Timeline - 1918:
Timeline, 1918
 
C.I. Stockwell
Chapter 2 - Nagel/Stockwell
 
Submarine Warfare
Chapter 3 - Mutiny (Video)
Chapter 3 - Collapse
Historian Commentary - Kennedy:
Woodrow Wilson - A Calculated Risk
Timeline - 1915:
Timeline, 1915 (Photo)
Timeline - 1917:
Timeline, 1917 (Photo)
 
Suffragettes
Chapter 1 - Explosion
Historian Commentary - Atkinson:
The British Suffragettes
Women and the Vote in Britain
Timeline - Post-1919 (Web link)
T
 
Tannenberg
Chapter 1 - Overview (Photo)
Historian Commentary - Figes:
The Battle of Tannenberg
Timeline - 1914:
Timeline, 1914
 
Terrorism
The Shaping of the 21st Century:
World Terorism, Jay Winter
 
Trench Warfare
Chapter 1 - Trench Warfare
Chapter 2 - Nagel/Stockwell
Historian Commentary - Audoin-Rouzeau:
Diversions at the Front
Historian Commentary - Fussell:
The Trenches - What They Were Really Like
Historian Commentary - Wilson:
The Trench System
Timeline - 1914:
Timeline, 1914
 
Leon Trotsky
Chapter 3 - Mutiny (Photo)
Timeline - Post-1919
 
Tsar Nicholas II
Chapter 1 - Overview (Photo)
Chapter 1 - Explosion
Chapter 1 - Stalemate
Chapter 3 - Collapse
Historian Commentary - Figes:
The Tsar's General Staff
Rasputin - The Cause of Russia's Problems
Historian Commentary - Massie:
The Redemption of Nicholas and Alexandra
Rasputin - Imperial Faith HealerRasputin - Imperial Faith Healer
Alexandra - A Passionate Tsarina
Historian Commentary - Stone:
Nicholas and Alexandra - Bad PR
Historian Commentary - Winter:
Tsar Nicholas of Russia
Timeline - 1915:
Timeline, 1915
Timeline - 1917:
Timeline, 1917
Timeline - 1918:
Timeline, 1918 (Photo)
Timeline - Pre-1914:
Timeline, Pre-1914 (Photo)
 
Tsarina Alexandra
Historian Commentary - Figes:
Rasputin - The Cause of Russia's Problems
Historian Commentary - Massie:
Rasputin - Imperial Faith Healer
Alexandra - A Passionate Tsarina
The Redemption of Nicholas and Alexandra
Historian Commentary - Stone:
Nicholas and Alexandra - Bad PR
 
Turkish Soldiers
Chapter 2 - Etem/Wegner
Historian Commentary - Tuncoku:
Gallipoli - A Turkish Perspective
Maps & Battles - Gallipoli (Photo)
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United States
Historian Commentary - Kennedy:
Woodrow Wilson - A Calculated Risk
Patriotic Murder - The Mob-Killing of a German-American
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Verdun
Chapter 2 - Slaughter (Web link)
Chapter 3 - Desagneaux / Borden:
Henri Desagneux
Chapter 4 - Sassoon / Owen:
Siegfried Sassoon
Historian Commentary - Audoin-Rouzeau:
Verdun - The "Battle of France"
Historian Commentary - Keegan:
The Nivelle Offensive - The French answer to Verdun
Historian Commentary - Winter:
Battle of Verdun - The Crucible
Maps & Battles - The Battle of Verdun
Timeline - 1916:
Timeline, 1916
 
Versailles Treaty
Chapter 4 - Hatred & Hunger
Chapter 4 - Yashka / Wilson
Historian Commentary - Audoin-Rouzeau:
The Versailles Treaty - Going To Far
Historian Commentary - Mommsen:
Versailles Treaty - From the German POV
Historian Commentary - Winter:
The Versailles Treaty - A Grand Bazaar
Timeline - 1919:
Timeline, 1919 (Photo)
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Otto von Bismarck
Maps & Battles - Europe in 1914
Timeline - Pre-1914:
Timeline, Pre-1914
 
Erich von Falkenhayn
Historian Commentary - Wilson:
Generals Douglas Haig & Erich von Falkenhayn
Maps & Battles - The Battle of Verdun
 
Paul von Hindenburg
Chapter 1 - Stalemate (Video)
Chapter 3 - Collapse
Historian Commentary - Winter:
Hindenburg & Ludendorff
Timeline - 1914:
Timeline, 1914 (Photo)
W
 
Armin Wegner
Chapter 2 - Etem/Wegner:
Armenian genocide
 
Western Front
Chapter 1 - Trench Warfare
Chapter 2 - Overview
Chapter 4 - Sassoon / Owen
Historian Commentary - Ferguson:
Hitler's Turning Point
Maps & Battles - The Western Front in 1918
 
Woodrow Wilson
Prologue
Chapter 4 - Hatred & Hunger (Video)
Chapter 4 - War Without End
Chapter 4 - Yashka / Wilson
Historian Commentary - Howard:
A New World Order
Historian Commentary - Kennedy:
Woodrow Wilson - A Calculated Risk
American Troops in the Trenches
Historian Commentary - Wohl:
Woodrow Wilson - The Hope of a Different World
Timeline - 1916:
Timeline, 1916
Timeline - 1918:
Timeline, 1918
Timeline - 1919:
Timeline, 1919 (Web link)
 
Women
Chapter 2 - Overview
Chapter 2 - Total War (Photo)
Historian Commentary - Atkinson:
The British Suffragettes
Women and the Vote in Britain
Historian Commentary - Braybon:
Women's Contribution to the War Effort
Historian Commentary - Downs:
Women and War Work
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Yashka
Chapter 4 - Yashka / Wilson:
Battalion of Death
 
Ypres
Prologue (Photo)
Chapter 2 - Slaughter (Web link)
Chapter 4 - Sassoon / Owen:
Mud and Rain, Siegfried Sassoon
Historian Commentary - Wilson:
The Battle of Passchendaele
Maps & Battles - The Battle of Ypres
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Zimmermann Telegram
Chapter 3 - Collapse (Web link)
Historian Commentary - Winter:
The Zimmermann Telegram
Timeline - 1917:
Timeline, 1917 (Photo)
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