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WWI: The First Modern War

This miniseries focuses on the game-changing weapons that were introduced during World War One - the war that was supposed to end all wars. Troops who were bunkered down in vast trenches became overwhelmed by powerful new weapons, including tanks, WMDs, submarines and the first blitz. Through experts, eyewitness testimony, riveting archive and special recreations seamlessly blended into an archival background, each hour-long episode features the story of one of these weapons. The mini-series examines how and why the weapons were developed, the strategy of how they attempted to break the bloody trench warfare stalemate, and their ultimate effectiveness. At the end of four years of war, a generation of men was lost.

Show Info

Network: United States History (2014 - 2014)
Schedule: Saturdays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: WarHistory
Episodes ordered: 4 episodes

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Previous Episode

Underwater Killers

Episode 1x04; Jul 26, 2014

The Atlantic became a killing field as German submarines took on the might of the dominant British Navy. The stealth and silent killers were able to sink 5,200 ships by war's end, and nearly brought Britain to its knees. But in their frenzy of attack

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x04: Underwater KillersJul 26, 2014
1x03: Clouds of DeathJul 26, 2014
1x02: Massive Air AttacksJul 26, 2014
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Also known as:
  • World War I: The First Modern War (United States United States)
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