The First World War
The First World War is a 10-part 2003 Channel 4 TV series based on the book of the same name by Oxford Professor Hew Strachan.
S01:E01 - To Arms
The complex origins of the Great War, and how seemingly insignificant local tensions in the Balkans exploded into World War
S01:E02 - Under the Eagle
The German invasion of Belgium and France was brutal and fanned the flames of war
S01:E03 - Global War
The European Empires clashed all across the world, from the South Atlantic Seas to the plains of Africa
S01:E04 - Jihad
The Turkish Ottoman Empire proved a formidable foe, as Allies found to their cost at Gallipoli and in the Middle East
S01:E05 - Shackled to a Corpse
As the Germans and Austrians clashed with the Russians on the bitter Eastern Front, Italy became embroiled in a terrible slaughter
S01:E06 - Breaking the Deadlock
The Somme and Verdun saw carnage on an unprecedented scale, as armies fought to break the stalemate on the Western Front
S01:E07 - Blockade
The war at sea was every bit as bitter as the war on land. The battle at Jutland proved inconclusive, but the U-Boat menace threatened Britain as never before. Meanwhile America entered the war
S01:E08 - Revolution
The effects of The Great War shattered nations, inspired mass mutinies by desperate troops, caused great upheaval on the home front and changed the world forever.
S01:E09 - Germany's Last Gamble
Over 1 million German troops were committed to Kaiserschlacht the last great offensive of the war, while conflict still raged on many other fronts
S01:E10 - War Without End
The dramatic Allied victory at Amiens led to victory in just 100 days and the signing of a bitterly resented peace, while other nations stumbled towards their own ceasefire agreements
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