The Long Shadow

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  • TV-PG
  • 1899
  • 1 Season
  • 8.8  (381)

Tracing the legacy of the Great War through a hundred years and eleven different countries, historian David Reynolds explores how the war haunted the generation who lived through it and builds a powerful new argument that the conflict unleashed forces we still grapple with today.

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Us and Them
3. Us and Them
December 31, 1899
Nowhere was the legacy of the Great War more profound than in the unleashing of nationalist fervor across Europe. David Reynolds argues that the war made national identity a stark either-or issue, a matter of 'us' versus 'them.'
Ballots and Bullets
2. Ballots and Bullets
December 31, 1899
David Reynolds examines the intriguing paradox of the Great War - that it was not caused by profound political or ideological divisions but did create them in its wake.
Remembering and Understanding
1. Remembering and Understanding
December 31, 1899
David Reynolds shows how the common perception of the Great War as futile slaughter has been molded over time. The image of mud and trenches, poets and poppies was not the general view in the 1920s and 1930s.
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Tracing the legacy of the Great War through a hundred years and eleven different countries, historian David Reynolds explores how the war haunted the generation who lived through it and builds a powerful new argument that the conflict unleashed forces we still grapple with today.

  • Premiere Date
    December 31, 1899
  • IMDB Rating
    8.8  (381)