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The First World War on DVD

One of the things I've been enjoying during my vacation/sabbatical is the series, "The First World War."

It runs on the Military Channel (along with the BBC's "World at War").  I bought the DVD set and have thoroughly enjoyed it.

As a student of World War Two and Civil War history, I've never paid much attention to the "Great War."  I should have. I am amazed that after the end of World War Two and the Cold War, the world today is pretty much in the shape it was on the eve of the First World War.

There was impending economic trouble, a rise in Islamic militarism (the last gasp of the Ottoman Empire), as well as militant European nationalism (as seen today in Eastern Europe, the Baltics, and in the racial tensions in nations such as France and Germany with immigrant populations).

The archival footage is simply amazing--especially the footage of the Armenian genocide, which the Turks contended was justified because the Christian Armenians were supposedly allied with Christian Russia.  "Christian Russia."  Boy does that sound odd . . .  There are several scenes of American "canteens" run by volunteers, which made me think of Machen.

In any case, check it out.  If not on the Military Channel, then here:  The First World War 

Reader Comments (3)

Is it a top-notch production, or does it look like one of those looks-like-it-was-shot-at-a-local-regional-park shows that run on the History Channel?
July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick Yamada

Dr. Riddlebarger, Dive into this website. Plug your nose, close your eyes and jump. Once you come up for air, you'll understand exactly why the Turks complained about "Christian Russia." Have Fun! But beware. You must be prepared to have a lot of your assumptions challenged by this site. Test everything by the Scriptures, and you will know whether or not it's true.

P. S. There's a good Armenian sister at CRC who could give you personal family accounts of the great Armenian holocaust. Her family came to Fresno after the great persecution. Do you know who? Lovely sister in Christ, she is.
July 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJenny
Speaking of the Turks, give a listen to Scott Clark's latest Office Hours, interviewing the Turkish pastor. Very good.
July 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"

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