Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary."

It's a film in seven parts, reminding us that WWI coincided with the dawning age of motion pictures. The visuals multiply the impact. By the time I'm back in Ypres this September, I'm afraid the impact might be too much, so I recommend small doses.

A global guide to the first world war - interactive documentary (Guardian)

Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely-seen footage, including extraordinary scenes of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italian soldiers fighting high up in the Alps, the half-hour film explores the war and its effects from many different perspectives. You can watch the documentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Arabic or Hindi thanks to our partnership with the British Academy.

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