WW1 Documentaries and Books
August 14, 2012 3:38 AM Subscribe
Care to recommend some in-depth documentaries (and books, or anything online) about World War One?
posted by nfg to Society & Culture (10 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking to get a list of documentaries (and books, websites etc) about World War 1, I'm happy to make the terms of reference rather elastic - anything encompassing the earlier history of Europe circa the belle époque and the period leading into the war, perhaps examining earlier colonial tensions, ethnic/nationalist and other political movements or more broadly anything which leads to a more in depth understanding of the conflict.
Bonus points for material which takes a look at the war from the point of view of class interests and / or examines the social effects on participant nations. Obviously I'm interested in anything covering the war itself also. My interest stretches out past the war also: the revolution in Russia, post-war chaos, the seeds of further conflict.
Fwiw my knowledge of the war (from school) is pretty tightly wound up with Irish home-rule, rebellion and independence so I have that angle covered.
As I'm already buried under a pile of books to read so I'd really love if there were some documentaries which checked the boxes, but books and other resources are fine.