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World War 1

 

English: British trench near the Tigris, in Me...
English: British trench near the Tigris, in Mesopotamia, 1916. Español: Trinchera británica cerca del Tigris, en 1916. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I think that current events in our bruised and bleeding world indicate that we do NOT learn from the past.

Our greed, indifference, beliefs in the certainties of religion, tendency to ignore the events of the past ( not only the distant past, but the twentieth century and its many wars) lead us to the conditions that result in the stream of daily headlines of death and destruction.

 “the guardian today” has produced an informative and interactive half hour film that reminds us of one part of that century.

A global guide to the first world war – interactive documentary

Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Using original news reports, interactive maps and rarely-seen footage, including extraordinary scenes of troops crossing Mesopotamia on camels and Italian soldiers fighting high up in the Alps, the half-hour film explores the war and its effects from many different perspectives.