asher63 (asher63) wrote,

Learning About the Great War

The centennial of the First World War prompted me to try to improve my nearly-nonexistent knowledge of this event. I ordered three WWI documentaries on DVD - The Complete Story WWI, WWI In Colour, and First World War, The Complete Series. I've found all three fascinating and informative, and each one fills in some gaps and details that the others miss.

Maybe the biggest thing I came away with was the scope and depth of Germany's worldwide influence - in China, Ireland, Mexico, in the Russian revolution, and elsewhere - during that period.

Also, how eerily the events of a century ago echo aspects of our own time.

Anyway I'm looking forward to learning more.
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