It wiped out ten million people heralded the birth of modern warfare and engendered mass destruction on a scale never before known in human history. Dubbed "the war to end all wars" it was directly responsible for the outbreak of fresh international conflict barely twenty years later. Yet in terms of intelligent contemporary examination World War I is constantly placed second behind World War II. As the last veterans pass away this definitive ten-part series offers insight and analysis to provide a coherent and strategic military narrative. Based on new and authoritative accounts this stylistically innovative series from acclaimed documentary filmmaker Jonathan Lewis (Before Hindsight Stalin People's Century) places World War I in its proper global context and explodes conventional myths with the human tragedy placed into a wider political and military context beyond the Western Front.