The Great War: Video Series Will Document How WWI Unfolded, Week-by-Week, for the Next 4 Years

This ambi­tious project deserves a men­tion: Medi­akraft Net­works has launched a video series on Youtube that will doc­u­ment how World War I unfold­ed, week-by-week, over a four-year peri­od, from 1914 to 1918. A new video will be released every Thurs­day, and it will reflect on what hap­pened dur­ing the same week 100 years pri­or. Launched in late July, the series has already cov­ered 16 weeks of The Great War, with lat­est video show­ing how World War I became a defen­sive war and trench­es began to scar the land. Host­ed by Indy Nei­dell (read an inter­view with him here), each video fea­tures archival footage from British Pathé, the news­reel archive com­pa­ny that put over 85,000 his­tor­i­cal films on YouTube ear­li­er this year.

the great war video series

You can watch all 16 episodes above, along with a few help­ful primers that explain why the War start­ed in the first place. To view new videos as they get released, keep tabs on this Youtube page. There should even­tu­al­ly be close to 300 episodes. Quite an under­tak­ing!

As a side note, I noticed that a Dutch pod­cast (in Eng­lish) will cov­er “The First World War in 261 weeks.” That’s the title of the pod­cast itself. Find it here.


Relat­ed Con­tent:

Free: British Pathé Puts Over 85,000 His­tor­i­cal Films on YouTube

Free Online His­to­ry Cours­es

The His­to­ry of Rome in 179 Pod­casts

Learn The His­to­ry of Phi­los­o­phy in 197 Pod­casts (With More to Come)

Read Joyce’s Ulysses Line by Line, for the Next 22 Years, with Frank Delaney’s Pod­cast

by | Permalink | Comments (3) |

Sup­port Open Cul­ture

We’re hop­ing to rely on our loy­al read­ers rather than errat­ic ads. To sup­port Open Cul­ture’s edu­ca­tion­al mis­sion, please con­sid­er mak­ing a dona­tion. We accept Pay­Pal, Ven­mo (@openculture), Patre­on and Cryp­to! Please find all options here. We thank you!

Comments (3)
You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Open Culture was founded by Dan Colman.