World War I
The War That Failed to End WarsStreaming Video - 2012
In 1914, the participants thought it would be a short war, to be fought on the order of Austerlitz with charging cavalry, the battle lasting an afternoon. But that's not the way it turned out, and when the war was over, so was the world from which it had sprung. Both sides were certain they knew what they were fighting for and that their side was right, but it is hard to see now what World War I achieved other than to destroy a whole generation of men, establish mechanization as a measure of strength in war, destroy the economies of Europe-and set the stage for World War II.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c1991
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (15 min.) :,sd., col
Alternative Title: War That Failed to End Wars