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21. The Great War














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Europe on the Brink
 
Episode from the 2007 BBC documentary series The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn
 
 
 
 
 
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The Causes and Immediate Effects of the Great War
 
1940 American documentary
 

 

 

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The Moroccan and Bosnian Crises
 
1905 - 1911
 
Lecture 10 on the Origins of the First World War
 
 
 
Italy takes Libya from the Ottomans
 
1911
 
Italo-Turkish War
 
1911 - 1912
 
3-Minute History
 
 
 
The Balkan Wars
 
1912 - 1913
 
Lecture 11 on the Origins of the First World War
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Top 10 Misconceptions about the Great War
 
A talk from series The Great War
 
 
 

 
The Great War in Europe    -    The Belligerents
 

 
World War I Timeline
 
Timeline
 
For a suggested timeline of major events:
 
 
 
 
 
















 

 

The Great War

 

World War I

 

1914 - 1918

 

 

World War One 
 
All five parts of the documentary series Epic History
 
 

 

Le Dessous des Cartes

 

Jean-Christophe Victor

 

1914

 

1. LES FACTEURS DE LA GUERRE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tkWQL_FgAo

 

2. LES ÉTINCELLES DE LA GUERRE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HrckZR6AB0

 

 

Origins of World War I

 

Documentary

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7kp3vf1uKA&feature=related

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjlGoe1mnw0&feature=related

 

 

Causes of World War I

 

History of World Civilizations

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qq8A_8gUc3Y

 

 

 

Causes of the war

 

 

 

 

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Archduke Franz Ferdinand,

of Austria, heir to the throne

of Austria-Hungary (1863 -

28 June 1914)

 

 

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Map of Europe in 1914

 

 

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Map of the ethnic groups in Austria-Hungary in 1910. This map is based on Distribution of Races in Austria-Hungary by William R. Shepherd in 1911. The names of cities on the map in 1910 are changed to their post-1945 names.

 

 

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, and his wife Sophie, Duchess of Hohenberg, occurred on - Stock Image

While on a visit to the city of Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was controlled by Austria and Hungary, Archduke Ferdinand, heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary, and his wife were shot and killed by a Bosnian Serb, Gavrilo Princip, on 28 June 1914. Princip was one of many Slavs who wanted the southern Slavic provinces of Austria-Hungary to form a separate country (eventually, in 1918, Yugoslavia). Princips died in prison from an illness in 1918.  

 

 

Assassination of Austrian heir to the Hapsburg throne

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vaRWhADXwU&feature=related 

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLe0TNMDX84&feature=related

 

 

Austria-Hungary

 

Its rise and fall displayed over a map 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyLSUZ1qlVM&feature=related

 

 

The Origins of World War 1

 

Lecture # 13 by John Merriman from the history course France Since 1871 (HIST 276), Yale U., Fall 2007

 

- Tangled Maps of Empire:

    Diplomatic Origins of the First World War

 

- A Delicate Balances:

    The Shifting Alliances of the Great Powers

 

- The British Empire on the World Stage: 

     Capabilities on the Continent

 

- Mounting Tensions in Alsace-Lorraine:

     The Saverne Crisis

 

- War Expectations and Enthusiasm

 

On You Tube:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOvB1e4t9jg

 

Yale U:

 

http://oyc.yale.edu/history/hist-276/lecture-13

 

Transcript:

 

http://oyc.yale.edu/transcript/368/hist-276

 

 

The Coming of the Great War

 

Lecture # 16 by John Merriman from the history course, European Civilization, 1648-1945 (HIST 202), Yale U., Fall 2008

 

- Origins of the First World War:

     The Tangled Web of Alliances and Rivalries

 

- Britain's Loyalties:

     Involvement in the Continental Competition

 

- The Formation of the Triple Entente

 

- The Saverne Incident

 

- The Schlieffen Plan:  

     The Timetable of Mobilization


On You Tube:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvFpn5GVdQI

 

Yale U.:

 

http://oyc.yale.edu/history/hist-202/lecture-16

 

Transcript:

 

http://oyc.yale.edu/transcript/585/hist-202

 

 

Prelude to War

 

The Great War lecture series with Indy Neidell (2014)

 

1. Alliances and Enemies

2. From Balkan Troubles to World War

3. The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_2702771343&feature=iv&list=PLB2vhKMBjSxMMg8xHeY2K-0ap9srI_zx7&src_vid=3LOaNzQbi00&v=f11CKYB2FCA

 

 

 

Henri GUILLEMIN présente

 

L'AUTRE AVANT-GUERRE (1871-1914)

 

(6 heures, 29 minutes, 56 secondes)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFerS2_2rD8

 

 

 

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Jean Jaurès

 

3 septembre 1859 – 31 juillet 1914

 

 

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Jean Jaures

 

 

Assassination of Jean Jaures, Paris, August 1914

 

 

Le socialisme, Jaurès

 

L'autre avant guerre, 1871-1914

 

Henri Guillemin

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8Ao1e9RYyk

 

 

Jean Jaurès

 

Henri Guillemin

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHYmIMkUTdk

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ4cX7L_jw4

 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6l3Ulu2SSg

 

 

Discours de Jaures 3 jours avant son assassinat

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcEgxWFmLcE

 

 

L'assassinat de Jean Jaurès, juillet 1914

Pierre Renaudel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BWhYZAnWlQ

 

Jaurès, la naissance d'un géant

Téléfilm (2005)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfkZpGF7ZPQ

 

 

Pourquoi ont-ils tué Jaurès?

Jacques Brel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZqZ2pxLFYxA

 

 

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The war described over a map

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GKxQzHSGd4

 

or

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXqppJ-L88U&feature=related

 

 

The Guns of August

 

Documentary film (100 min.)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=373PfwW2k6A

 

or

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4zPg5Kv_ug

 

or

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXfs2W5cVvI

 

or

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8DmB3JgH0o

 

 

The Great War

 

26-episode 1964 British TV series with Michael Redgrave 

 

Part 1. 1914

 

The five big European powers at the outbreak of war are Germany, France, Great Britain, Russia and Austria-Hungary.

 

The Balkan Wars and assassination of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXhiagFG8KE

 

 

The First World War

 

1914 - "To Arms!"  

 

Episode 1 of a ten-part 2003 British TV series about WW1

 

How it started:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH-gMloGtYI

 

Or start here and watch all ten episodes, one after the other automatically, beginning with ep. 1:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY3Sb8xiQ_c&index=1&list=PLC91A368FC30FFF95

 

 

 

World War I 

 

Summer at Sarajevo

 

Episode 1 of 9 in the 1965 American documentary series with Robert Ryan

 

(3 clips)

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6xyU2JcGKs

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bBkTpM0xAw

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvZIg5_A_os

 

 

 

Franz Joseph (1830 - 1916),  Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary, King of Bohemia et al (1848 - 1916), president of the German Confederation 

(1850 to 1866).

 

 

 

Conrad von Hötzendorf Franz

Franz Conrad Graf von Hötzendorf (1852 - 1925), Austrian Field Marshal and Chief of the General Staff of the armed forces of the Austro-Hungarian Army and Navy 1906–1917.

 

 

Franz Conrad von Hötzendorf

 

Austrai-Hungary's Strategic Mastermind

 

Episode from the talk series The Great War with Indy Neidell

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE8-_GAc7g4

 

 

- Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

 

28 July 1914

 

- Austria-Hungary shells Belgrade, capital of Serbia 

 

29 July 1914

 

 

The Outbreak of War

 

Episode from the lecture series The Great War with Indy Neidell

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FgaL0xIazk

 

 

First Week of the War

 

The Great War lecture series with Indy Neidell (2014)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0XfT60rvsA

 

 

- Russia mobilises

 

 

- Germany declares war on Russia

 

1 August 1914 

 

 

- Germany asks Belgium to allow its troops passage to France

 

2 August 1914

 

 

- British Parliament discusses war

 

Sir Edward Grey

 

Foreign Secretary  

 

Speech to Parliament, 3 August 1914

 

Excerpts

 

http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-heritage/transformingsociety/parliament-and-the-first-world-war/video-resources/sir-edward-gray-ww1-video/

 

or

 

http://www.parliament.uk/education/teaching-resources-lesson-plans/ww1sourcepack/

 

or

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrePa0wGGNI

 

Transcript 

 

http://www.parliament.uk/education-resources/WW1/Edward-Grey-transcript.pdf 

 

 

Ramsey MacDonald

 

Leader of Labour MPs in Parliament

 

Response to Lord Grey's speech, 3 August 1914

  

Excerpts

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKbz0bXCCk8

 

Transcript

 

http://www.parliament.uk/education-resources/WW1/Ramsay-MacDonald-transcript.pdf

 

 

- Germany declares war on France

 

3 August 1914

 

 

- France declares war on Germany

 

3 August 1914

 

 

- England warns Germany of war if it invades Belgium

 

4 August

 

 

- Germany invades Belgium

 

4 August

 

 

- Britain declares war on Germany

 

4 August

 

 

The Necessary War

 

BBC documentary with Max Hastings (2014)

(59 minutes)

 

Poets fostered the common belief that the Great War was a futile conflict, a waste of life, a tragedy for Britain, and led to the rise of Hitler and the Second World War.

 

In truth, the First World War was unavoidable. The Germans intended to seize territory and dominate Europe. After the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Germany encouraged the Austrians to invade Serbia.

 

Once the Germans invaded France through Belgium, the British, guarantor of Belgium’s neutrality, had to act. (BBC)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU1HzdhEPbw

 

or

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QmAMbBReFA

 

 

 

 

 

World War One  -  1914

 

Episode from the documentary seres Epic History

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbwH1ZBnYds

 

 

The Civilian's Story

 

Episode from the BBC documentary The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn (HD)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNq0QmTTmTo

 

 

The Soldier's Story

 

Episode from the BBC documentary series The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXTSWmF29yw

 

 

Tactics and Strategy

 

Episode 7 of the documentary series World War 1 in Color narrated by Robert Powell (2003) (51:44)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fzk_m-qE0c

 

 

A New War With Old Generals

 

Carnage on the Western Front

 

Lecture by Indy Neidell from The Great War lecture series (2014)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-OYK2M4U3Y

 

 

Boer War to World War

 

How the British learnt its Lessons (15:29)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8jitGtA1x4

 

 

The German Army 1914 - 1918 

 

Strategic Perspectives

 

Lecture by Robert Foley at the Royal United Services Institute in London in 17 July 2014

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcwk1BcUUqM

 

 

 

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General Oberst Helmuth

Johann Ludwig von Moltke

(Moltke the Younger) (1848 -

1916), Chief of the German

General Staff (1906 to 1914)

 

 

 

     Western Front

 

 

Battle of the Frontiers

 

14 August  -  6 Septenber 1914 or

7 August  -  13 September 1914

 

 

Making the Front

 

Episode 1 of 6 of the 1999 BBC documentary series Western Front with Richard Holmes 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NDApxcMdHg

 

 

Battle of Mons

 

Aug. 23, 1914

 

 

Mons

 

Episode 3 of Season 1 of the documentary series War Walks with Richad Holmes

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lahW_etCwuw

 

 

The Retreat from Mons

 

Episode from the British documetary series Line of Fire

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl0GzdcUde0 

 

 

 

    East Front

 

 

- Austro-Hungary declares war on Russia

 

6 August 1914

 

 

- Austria-Hungary invades Serbia

 

12 August 1914

 

 

The Deployment of Troops

 

The Great War talk series with Indy Neidell (2014)

 

Serbian troops repulse Austro-Hungarian invasion at the Battle of Cer

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gHIykUyBb0

 

 

Serbian Field Marshal Stepa Stepanovic

 

The Great War talk series with Indy Neidell (2014)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tY3Zubdkw7A

 

 

The Road to War

 

Austrian documentary (2014) (51:37)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnkVVyru3KY

 

 

 

German General Paul von Hindenberg

and his chief of staff, Erich von Ludendorf,

led the German army in its victory over

the Russians in the Battle of Tannenberg

from 26 to 30 August 1914. (1916 photo)

 

 

Paul von Hindenberg

 

Hero of Tannenberg

 

Episode from the talk series The Great War with Indy Neidell

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2MOAj1Dmfc

 

 

 

Battle of Tannenberg

 

17 - 30 August 1914

 

 

Battle of Tannenberg

 

Episode from the documentary series World War I

 

4 clips

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFGDZuepy_w

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_wKldxUU2E

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OArcuCCz4Wo

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYPsAbM_4oQ


 

La bataille de Tannenberg

 

Les Grandes Batailles (44:45)

 

Von Hindenberg vs Le Grand Duc Nicolas

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFTpem2LAbE

 

 

Mythos Tannenberg  

 

Der Krieg im Osten

 

Der Erste Weltkrieg # 1

 

Doku

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umm5qO12rr4

 

 

Tannenberg

 

Ein Film über den Welt Krieg I (1932)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6Q4ihrRR5I

 

 

Das Tannenberg-Nationaldenkmal 
 

 

 

    Western Front

 

 

The Great Retreat

 

24 Aug. - 5 Sept. 1914

 

 

First Battle of the Marne

 

6 - 12 September 1914

 

 

 

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Gen. Joseph Joffre (1852- 1931),

Commander-in-Chief of French

forces on the Western Front 

(1914 - 1916). Defeated the

advancing Germans in the First

Battle of the Marne in September

1914, saving Paris and put the

Germans in retreat.

 

 

Le Miracle de la Marne

 

 

La Marne 1914

 

Les Grandes Batailles du Passé

 

Documentaire par Henri de Turenne et Daniel Costelle (1975)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_YxQKB3igQ

 

 

Germany in Two-Front War and the Schlieffen-Plan I

 

A talk from the series The Great War

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0XfT60rvsA

 

 

The Schlieffen Plan

 

And Why it Failed

 

A talk from the series The Great War

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHeMPV5VDR4

 

 

What if the Schlieffen Plan Succeeded?

 

A talk from the series The Great War

 

Part 1.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jNjJueYnLI

 

Part 2.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezaSt0IPrIk

 

 

We Must Hack Our Way Through

 

Episode 3 of 26 of the 1964 BBC-TV series The Great War narrated by Michael Redgrave 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWfUBwyfCx4

 

 

Our Hats We Doff to General Joffre

 

Episode 4 of 26 of the 1964 BBC-TV series The Great War narrated by Michael Redgrave

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tvLJbug_cg

 

 

This Business may last a Long Time

 

Episode 5 of 26 of the 1964 BBC-TV series The Great War narrated by Michael Redgrave

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHsu4zLzw8s 

 

 

Aviation

 

Episode from the lecture series The Great War by Indy Neidell

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1oxX4Q6ndo

 

 

 

    East Front

 

 

First Battle of the Masurian Lakes

 

Sept. 7 - 14, 1914

 

 

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General Erich von Falkenhayn

(1861 - 1922), Chief of the

German General Staff (1914

- 1916)

 

 

    Western Front

 

 

The Race to the Sea

 

Sept. 17 - Oct. 17 or 19, 1914

 

 

First Battle of Ypres

 

Oct. 12 - Nov. 11, 1914

 

 

Christmas in the trenches 1914

 

The Christmas Truce

 

Documentary

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYBBZUV1Y1Y

 

 

Reenactments

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHObCL2luMw

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CC5SFPooc8

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p05E_ohaQGk

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgLcvjA8NDk

 

 

La fraternisation de Noël

 

Première Guerre Mondiale

 

2000 ans d'histoire sur France Inter (2005)

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaTDXJ-P9Ms

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3wjPPte490

 

 

The Christmas Truce

 

1981 BBC documentary (35 min)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WgPi_me1p4

 

 

World War Truce

 

Video short about a football match between British and German soldiers on Christmas Day 1914

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYeOA45oUI4

 

 

 

    The War at Sea

 

 

First Battle of Heligoland Bight

 

North Sea

 

First naval battle of the First World War

 

28 August 1914

 

 

Battle of Coronel

 

South Pacific Ocean off Chile

 

28 August 1914

 

 

Battle of Cocos

 

Indian Ocean

 

9 November 1914

 

 

Battle of the Falkland Islands

 

South Atlantic Ocean

 

8 December 1914

 

 

Battle of Heligoland Bight (1914)

 

Excerpt from a documentary (2:03)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anATgBxYVoI

 

 

Standing Up to the Royal Navy

 

Maximillan Von Spee

 

From the series The Great War

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtGRhK5RCHw

 

 

The Last Ship Afloat

 

Episode from the documentary series Hunt the Kaiser's Cruisers

 

(50:29)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxlS07si37g

 

 

So Sleep Easy in Your Beds

 

Episode 6 of the BBC documentary series The Great War with Michael Redgrave (40:12)

 

Naval battles of Coronel, the Cocos and the Falkland Islands in 1914

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3ZyMKhNQ9k

 

Or in four clips:

 

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZrO1GgFyps

 

2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoCtzFsgEJg

 

3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzGC4MAO5Hg

 

4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS5rXiNwQKs

 

 

 

Battle of Cocos

 

9 November 1914

 

The Story of the SMS Emden

 

Episode from thr series The Great War

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51FXgQOoppw

 

 

The Caravan of Sailors

 

Episode from the British documentary series Hunt the Kaiser's Cruisers

 

(50:46)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kleS8kmH28A

 

In French (51:45):

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2pRRF6JpZo

 

 

Die Männer der Emden

 

2012

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvjQbwxfnec

 

 

 

        The War in Asia

 

 

The Siege of Tsingtao

 

The Japanese lay siege to a German port in China from 31 October to 7 November 1914 and took it over

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teLj4-NEd74

 

 

 

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World War One  -  1915

 

Episode from the documentary series Epic History

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSzHDW0IsoE

 

 

 

              Italy

 

 

Italy in the Great War

 

THE GREAT WAR series 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzjjBQl0fu0

 

 

Luigi Cadorna

 

The Generalissimo

 

THE GREAT WAR series

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqqOzSEfIak

 

 

Italian front in World War I

 

Khan Academy

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQyM-4YqHMM

 

 

 

    East Front

 

 

Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes

 

Feb. 7 - Feb. 22, 1915

 

 

    Western Front

 

 

Life and Death in the Trenches

 

Lecture # 8 from World War 1  -  The Great War by Vejas Gabriel Liulevicius

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPw-r46Rh2c

 

 

Second Battle of Ypres

 

April 22 - May 25, 1915

 

 

Gas warfare

 

Tried by the French in limited use in 1914. employed to fuller extent by the Germans in 1915 

 

 

Poison Gas Warfare

 

From The Great War talk series

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrHFEPu_ANI

 

 

Feeding the Front

 

Episode # 2 of the 1999 BBC documentary BBC series Western Front with Richard Holmes

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPoiTzD5SO4

 

 

Laboratory of War

 

2008 BBC documentary about gas warfare in WW1

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QxtB6s-4oM

 

 

 

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The Lusitania

 

In 1915, a German submarine torpedoed a British passenger ship, the RMS Lusitania, off the Irish coast, and claimed the Cunard ocean liner was carrying arms from neutral America for the enemy British. 1,195 passengers, including 129 Americans, perished.

 

The sinking of the Lusitania by the Germans was one of many such incidents that eventually caused the Americans to join the war against the Germans in 1917.  

 

Terror at Sea

The Sinking of the Lusitania

2013 movie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPHnb4vcCXk

 

 

Le drame de Lusitania

Ep. 4 documentaire histoire Guerre 14-18

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkmR_SbFSn0

 

 

Lusitania

 

Murder on the Atlantic

 

2007 movie

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69iFyMvUDAc

 

Or in 2 clips:

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aj7WatV4Xcw

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWgC51xrcfg

 

 

 

The Lusitania

 

Episode from the documentary series In Search Of with Leonard Nimoy recounts that the Lusitania carried munitions and had deck guns and considers the possibility that the ship was deliberately sent to its doom in order to draw the Americans into the war.  

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74xkwPJuLrA

 

or in two parts:

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VKV0yZIasw

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWe9qTFgLe4

 

 

 

The Lusitania

 

Documentary considers exportation of the wreck by divers

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhBZVSLHSvc

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-kXOiRqXNE

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAciEwtJ_0s

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWInAmghYkg

 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alrwUnn4z9Y

 

 

Dark Secrets of the Lusitania

Excerpt from National Geographic documentary

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8kIRDR_7aI

 

 

The Lusitania

 

Sinking Simulator

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPNUIZcmbUw

 

 

The Sinking of the Lusitania

Winsor McCay cartoon (1915)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws5kGs_J-CM

 

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The Great War in the Near East

 

Gallipoli/Dardanelles

 

Feb. 15, 1915 - Jan. 1916

 

The situation before the war, 1914

 

 

 

Blood and Oil

 

The Middle East in World War I

 

Documentary by Marty Callaghan (01:53:13)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP0evPEsc30

 

Complete documentary appears on You Tube as The Middle East during World War I (22 clips)

 

The following links are to the first eight clips of the above program and the six clips of its last half as World War 1 in the Middle East.

 

The Middle East during World War I

 

first 8 of 22 clips:

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM9-NiMUz9k

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRJe_-FY_7c&feature=relmfu

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tqUn1DQGMs&feature=relmfu

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=889ao2Pnwso&feature=relmfu

 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwGtMTB5bJg&feature=relmfu

 

6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR7NZzcQycY&feature=relmfu

 

7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUNotDL72Fw&feature=relmfu

 

8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdViYnf-gio&feature=relmfu

 

The first 40 seconds of the last clip overlap the next clip listed below.

 

World War I in the Middle East

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09zEFxWFJcQ

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoTY_hgUQRY&feature=relmfu

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCfFt4RPKfs&feature=relmfu

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tEvynlDYKo&feature=relmfu

 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v_uPHPLsHw&feature=relmfu

 

6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KYo6MvPw50&feature=relmfu

 

 

Jihad - 1914 to 1916

 

Episode 4 of 10 of the 2003 series The First World War

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4gn_6qOW2c&feature=related

 

 

"Please God, send us a victory." (Soldier's prayer)

 

Episode 9 of 26 of the 1964 BBC documentary series The Great War narrated by Michael Redgrave

 

Ottoman Empire joins the war on the side of the Central Powers, Armenian massacres and Gallipoli Campaign (Album notes)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUmd4lg7Y-Y

 

 

D-Day at Gallipoli

 

Episode 9 of Volume 1 of the 1963 series World War I

 

Narrated by Robert Ryan

 

In the East, the Ottoman Empire seems vulnerable to attack. In an effort to break the deadlocked war open, the British commence a disastrous invasion of Turkish territory at Gallipoli (album notes).

 

(3 clips)

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPYwNPUg5Ac

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4A252DdWFA

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IB-hz1m2e_o

 

 

The Gallipoli Disaster

 

From the Battlefield Detectives series

 

(5 clips)

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDNMLpOEEsM

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waGu89Hynaw&feature=relmfu

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lIXXh_zOkQ&feature=relmfu

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jm9QPOSu_Bc&feature=relmfu

 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1AzkKmh6aSI&feature=relmfu

 

 

Gallipoli's Deep Secrets

 

Documentary about the search for the sunken ships of the Royal Navy in the Dardanelles  

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEcyK32134o

 

 

Winston Churchill and the Dardanelles

It wasn't all Churchill's fault

Lecture by Christopher Bell

National World War I Museum and Memorial, Kansas City. Missouri

Uploaded in 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcMFpn45tDM

 

Winston Churchill and the Creation of the Modern Middle East


Lecture by John H. Maurer at the Middle East History Institute of the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) in Pittsburgh in November 2013

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX8i6Q-GckA

 

 

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HMHS Britannic
 
Sister ship of the RMS Titanic 
 
 
HMHS Britannic
 
Episode 1 of the 2016 documentary series Ocean Liners of Kea
 
 
 
Calypso's Search for the Britannic
 
L’énigme du Britannic
 
1977 Episode from the documentary series 
The Cousteau Odyssey
 
Jacques Cousteau's discovery of the HMHS Brittanic in 1975
 
 
or
 
 
 
The Curse of the Titanic Sister Ships
 
2005 NOVA documentary about a 2003 Australian expedition to the wreck of HMHS Britannic (46:51)
 
Expedition confirmed that the ship hit a mine
 
 
or
 
 
or
 
 
 
 
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World War One - 1916

 

Episode from the documentary series Epic History

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-b746J2SdI

 

 

 

Winston Churchill, centre, 

at the front in 1916

 

Churchill was blamed for the Allied failure to take Gallipoli. He lost his position as First Sea Lord of the Admiralty. He joined the army and went to the front.

 

 

Churchill's First World War

 

BBC documentary

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snLTRofTEP8

 

 

Winston Churchill

 

First Lord of the Admiralty

 

A talk from the series The Great War

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMz3dO4EqiM

 

 

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"Allah made Mesopotamia - and added flies" (Arabian proverb)

 

Ep. 24 of 26 of the 1964 BBC documentary series The Great War narrated by Michael Redgrave


War in the Middle East. British capture Basra and mount an unsuccessful campaign toward Baghdad. Ottomans fail to capture Suez but check the British advance in Palestine. Britain encourages Arab Revolt against the weakened Ottomans, then captures Baghdad, Jerusalem and, in 1918, Damascus. The dissolution of the Ottoman Empire, the seeds of future conflicts. (Album notes)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSWz1etMfg4

 

 

The Promised Lands

 

Episode 9 of Volume 2 of the 1963 series World War I narrated by Robert Ryan 

 

As the Ottoman Empire crumbles in the East, the British attack its outposts in Arabia. A campaign involving the Arabs under the command of Lawrence of Arabia culminates in the conquest of Jerusalem. (Album notes)

 

(3 clips)

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1ZDjYUFhH8

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kd0cE6dToiw

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_85fMz8hIY

 

 

 

End of the Ottoman Empire

 

 

Ottoman Empire in WW1

 

British documentary

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jX7S_9964is&feature=related

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeYfXIiGFEE&feature=relmfu

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jFBgAvzoNY&feature=relmfu

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PNqGmLyNI0&feature=relmfu

 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5Xve3YV-QA&feature=relmfu

 

 

Fall of the Ottoman Empire

 

Documentary

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8EKN1XyiT0&feature=related

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TojC0uY5cW8&feature=relmfu

 

 

Lawrence of Arabia

 

T. E. Lawrence  -  Lawrence of Arabia

(1888-1935), portrait by Augustus John 

 

 

Lawrence of Arabia and the Arab Revolt

 

Documentary

 

(2 clips)

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B2JikABjA8&feature=related

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8hghqkdkeo&feature=relmfu

 

 

Lowell Thomas and Lawrence of Arabia

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUtd2E7qHMk&feature=related

 

 

T. E. Lawrence and Arabia

 

1986 BBC documentary

 

(7 clips)

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9UfvVDN_nc

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETViPePYyHU

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7BchrfXDqM

 

4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk2L9JrTbjE

 

5. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0Izn0WcWs4

 

6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcyKiO4Zp8k

 

7. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lVRQ3nFKsk

 

 

In the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZQj5YAtBdc

 

 

There was a Nat. Geo. doc. about Lawrence in the desert some 20 years ago. Where is it?

 

 

Lawrence of Arabia

 

Opening scene of 1962 movie with Peter O'Toole

 

Death of Lawrence

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYcZUSknEUc

 

Advertisement:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4VDmF7zJrs&feature=related

 

Movie (03:47:05):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjVA90jaEKs

 

or

 

https://archive.org/details/LawrenceOfArabiaOldFilm

 

 

Learning from Lawrence of Arabia

 

Bill Moyers Essay

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJ_UA4jFX5I


 

Lawrence of Arabia

 

The Battle for the Arab World

 

Two-part PBS documentary

 

Part 1.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1zLTXgYLbw (54:57)

 

Part 2.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2I7j3BaQ6c (54:49)

 

 

A Dangerous Man

 

Lawrence after Arabia

 

1992 British movie with Ralph Fiennes (1:43:52)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a729KpqD5oI

 

 

The Legacy of Lawrence of Arabia

 

Two-part BBC documentary

 

Part 1.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD1_OI730MU

 

Part 2.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MZrGtUPhDw

 

 

 

 

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Ottoman possessions in the Near East in 1914

 

 

 

The War in the Balkans

 

"The iron thrones are falling." -  A British officer

 

Episode # 25 of the 1964 British documentary series The Great War narrated by Michael Redgrave

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_G-0lIOeqc

 

French version

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MteCWGGar78

 

 

Balfour Declaration

 

November 1917

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=acMa7fYtdzA&NR=1

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rm06MpInKwM&feature=related

 

 

The Balfour Declaration   

 

The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict

 

Lecture by Johnathan Schneer

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltEI1yc3YTI&feature=related

 

 

The Grand Mufti

 

Documentary about Haj Mohammed Effendi Amin al-Husayni, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem

 

(3 clips)

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjQ9ZnHui1w

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHpSH5FDsEo

 

3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpprFyrflmI&feature=relmfu

 

 

Middle East   -   The Birth of Nations

 

Episode from the BBC documentary series The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn (52:00)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtkleVGFhYE

 

or in four/five clips:

 

1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C6c_gUMecE

 

2.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-wG8u1ojeI

 

3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMUAG7i5T7Y

 

4.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ew7-hgRneQ

 

5.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBoDNAAiXww

 

 

 

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    Western Front

 

 

Battle of Verdun

 

21 Feb. 1916 - 18 Dec. 1916

 

 

General Philippe Pétain (1856 - 1951),

Victor of Verdun

 

 

Petain v.s. von Falkenhayn

Episode from the Clash of Warriors documentary series

Fed up with futile charges into enemy fire that mowed down thousands, French soldiers mutinied. Petain resolved the matter by ending charges and holding onto defensive positions, absorbing enemy offensives and exhausting the Germans.       

Henri Philippe Petain and Verdun 

In French:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0CC3g9rIXM

 

 

The Lion of Verdun

 

Philippe Petain

 

A talk from the series The Great War

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4lna6vVSl4

 

 

Petain: The Pessimistic Patriot

 

Lecture by John Derry at a meeting of the Western Front Association in York in May 2011

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIUiTkrJI68

 

 

The Battle of Verdun

 

Episode from the  2006 British documentary series 1916 - Total War with Julian Thompson

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y79-PJt-YzE

 

or

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIStoJatyj4 

 

 

VERDUN, AUX PORTES DE L'ENFER

 

Documentaire (52:24)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=svL5V_8z4UQ

 

 

Die Hölle von Verdun 1916
 
Doku
 
 
 
Apocalypse
 
Verdun
 
(1:27:08)
 
 
 
Battle of Verdun
 
Episode from the documentary series World War 1
 
 

 

Holding the Front

 

Episode # 3 of 6 of the 1999 BBC documentary series Western Front with Richard Holmes

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py81BzuCQSA

 

 

Verdun

 

1916

 

Les grandes batailles du passé

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf2DnJ-Jr7E

 

 

Verdun

 

The Bleeding of Nations

 

Lecture by Richard Faulkner at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri on 14 December 2016

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBuViX-FKoE

 

 

 

North Sea

 

 

Battle of Jutland

 

31 May - 1 June 1916

 

The biggest and only major naval battle of the Great War

 

The British navy, dominating the sea and unchallenged since the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, enountered the smaller German navy off the coast of Denmark's Jutland Peninsula. In the ensuing battle, the British lost more ships and more men but knocked the German navy out of the war.  

  

 

Dreadnoughts of WWI

 

Episode 2 of the documentary series History of Battleships

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXvrgxQ57zE

 

 

Jutland   -   Clash of the Dreadnoughts

 

2-part 2004 documentary

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_xtimui_HE

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0D3J6Yvi94

 

 

The Battle of Jutland 

 

Documentary

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTTE-052I0o 

 

 

Jutland

 

Lecture # 11 from the audiobook series Naval Battles that Changed History

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyg8ypBSw-w

 

  

 

    Western Front

 

 

First Battle of the Somme

 

July 1 - Nov. 13, 1916

 

 

World War One  -  Battle of the Somme

 

1 July 1916

 

Episode from the documentary series Epic History

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqvALkpsfRo

 

 

The Battle of the Somme

 

Episode from the 2006 British documentary series 1916 - Total War with Julian Thompson

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkboF4hu-bE

 

 

The Somme

The Battle for the Truth

Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOO1lfBKCK4

 

The Battle of the Somme

60th Anniversary Programme

Told by Leo McKern (1979)

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK9twPGZKE8

 

 

Here Comes Kitchener's Army

 

Episode from the documentary series Great Battles of the Great War

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au4e_TxEDjk

 

 

Douglas Haig

 

The Architect of the Battle of the Somme?

 

From the talk series The Great War

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0CwqA-UB-0

 

 

First use of the tank in warfare -

 

Battle of the Somme, 1916

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU8Ms3B8hJ8

 

 

The Battle of the Somme

 

1916 film

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krT1lX_Dvm0

 

 

 

German leaders of the war Field Marshall Paul

von Hindenburg (left) (1847 - 1934), Chief of the German General Staff from 1916 to 1919, and his chief of staff, General Erich von Ludendorf (right)

(1865 - 1937), from 1916 to 1918 (painting by Hugo Vogel)

 

 

Commanding the Front

 

Episode 4 of 6 of the 1999 BBC documentary series Western Front with Richard Holmes

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNWrnCmRoBc

 

 

Haig  -  The Unknown Soldier

 

Episode about British Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig from the BBC Timewatch documentary series

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRyqu0wdRR0

 

 

 

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Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany confers with his generals, Paul von Hindenburg and Erich Ludendorff, January 1917
German Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859 - 1941) (center) with von Hindenburg (left) and von Ludendorff (right) in January 1917
 

 

World War One  -  1917

 

Episode from the documentary series Epic History

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zz0Wz-o4dTI

 

 

 

    Western Front

 

 

The Hindenburg (Siegfried) Line

 

Episode from the talk series The Great War with Indy Neidell

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vvGK_BWsI4

 

 

The Nivelle Offensive 

 

Spring 1917

 

16 April - 9 May 1917

 

 

The Second Battle of Arras

 

9 April - 16 May 1917

 

 

Chemin des Dames

 

The Second Battle of the Aisne

 

16 April - 9 May 1917

 

 

Enduring the Front

 

Episode 5 of 6 of the 1999 BBC documentary series Western Front

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zETtlyVGsE

 

 

 

 

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January 16, 1917 - British Cryptographers Intercept Zimmerman Telegram Pictured - Spoils of war promised to Mexico if it declared war on the United States. The bulk of cables linking both sides of the Atlantic by telegram belonged to Britain, and...

In January 1917, Germany offered to restore to Mexico land taken from it by the U. S. since 1836   -  the state of Texas and the territories of Arizona and New Mexico  -  if Mexico joined Germany in a war against the U. S.

 

 

 

Mexican Revolution

 

1910 - 1920

 

The Zimmerman Telegram

 

Episode from series The Great War  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzsVUT7WqHA

 

 

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The Yanks are Coming!

 

 

WILSON ASKS CONGRESS TO DECLARE WAR

 

2 April 1917

Pathe silent news film with commentary added in 1960 for the Milestones of the Century

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP_zPq7N4_c

 

A reading of the text of President Woodrow Wilson's request to the Congress (1917)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji6OVy2fK8o

 

US Congress declares War on Germany

6 April 1917

 

 

The USA declares war on Germany in WW1

 

6 April 1917

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsLzfiCFJ90

 

 

 

The First American Shots of WW1

 

Guam And The Cormoran

 

A Talk from the series The Great War

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaqXy_-rh2A

 

 

"Over There"

Song by George M. Cohan sung by Billy Murray

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbggEGUaE28

 

 

George M. Cohan singing Over There!

 

1936 radio broadcast

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGsVguiM5ao

 

 

Excerpts from the 1942 Hollywood movie Yankee Doodle Dandy with James Cagney portraying George M. Cohan

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7jlmdqMu7Y

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2ktNsYMaag 

 

 

Sung by Enrico Caruso

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIr-FoBW5Xw

 

 

 

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    Western Front

 

 

Third Battle of Ypres

 

July 31 - Nov. 6, 1917

 

 

 

 

Battle of Cambrai

 

Nov. 20 - Dec. 7, 1917

 

 

Mark IV

One of the first tanks in warfare, introduced by the British on the Somme in 1916

 

 

Cambrai

 

Episode 4 of 12 of the documentary series Line of Fire

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsomnLUpS30

 

 

Tanks

 

Episode from the 1995 BBC documentary series Timewatch

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wjxia4beWwQ

 

 

Tanks

 

Episode from the documentary series Turning Point

 

(2 clips)

 

The tank at the Somme

 

1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y0ZHESxVEc

 

The tank in Cambrai

 

2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy8hpDRx8D4

 

 

 

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Aerial bombing by blimps

 

 

German postcard

 

 

German Zeppelins (blimps) in the Great

War 

 

1914 - 1918

 

 

The First Blitz

 

Episode from the BBC Timewatch documentary series about German Zeppelin bombing of England in the Great War (2008) (44:56)