The First World War

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  • 2003
  • 1 Season
  • 8.7  (1,280)

Based on the book of the same name, this series looks at the war in all phases: from its beginning and how nations across the planet became involved, to the hostile ending and political ramifications afterward. This documentary also offers insight into the massive change in global relations and the global economy after World War I.

The First World War
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War Without End
10. War Without End
June 4, 2003
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.
Germany's Last Gamble
9. Germany's Last Gamble
June 4, 2003
Over 1 million German troops were committed to Kaiserschlacht -the last great offensive of the war, while conflict still raged on many other fronts.
Revolution
8. Revolution
June 4, 2003
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.
Blockade
7. Blockade
June 4, 2003
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.
Breaking the Deadlock
6. Breaking the Deadlock
June 4, 2003
The Somme and Verdun saw carnage on an unprecedented scale, as armies fought to break the stalemate on the Western Front.
Shackled to a Corpse
5. Shackled to a Corpse
June 4, 2003
As the Germans and Austrians clashed with the Russians on the bitter Eastern Front, Italy became embroiled in a terrible slaughter.
Jihad
4. Jihad
June 4, 2003
The Turkish Ottoman Empire proved a formidable foe, as Allies found to their cost at Gallipoli and in the Middle East.
Global War
3. Global War
June 4, 2003
The European Empires clashed all across the world, from the South Atlantic Seas to the plains of Africa.
Under the Eagle
2. Under the Eagle
June 4, 2003
The German invasion of Belgium and France was brutal and fanned the flames of war. It was only the beginning of the slaughter.
To Arms
1. To Arms
May 4, 2003
The First World War began as a clash in the Balkans and grew to engulf Europe and the world.
Description

Based on the book of the same name, this series looks at the war in all phases: from its beginning and how nations across the planet became involved, to the hostile ending and political ramifications afterward. This documentary also offers insight into the massive change in global relations and the global economy after World War I. The First World War is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (10 episodes). The series first aired on May 4, 2003.

Where to Watch The First World War

The First World War is available for streaming on the Pure History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The First World War on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, The Roku Channel Free, Google Play and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    May 4, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    8.7  (1,280)