A Century on Film

A Century on Film

One Hundred Years of Tragedy Begins
Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  November 10, 2018

World War I was the first war in which the newly invented movie camera was used on a wide scale. A terrorist attack on the Balkan Peninsula triggered a war that spread instantly, strewing seeds of misery that still plagues the world today: Science and technology that serve the war, regimes of terror, the conflict in the Middle East... The world we live in is in itself a product of World War I.

World War I was the first war in which the newly invented movie camera was used on a wide scale. A terrorist attack on the Balkan Peninsula triggered a war that spread instantly, strewing seeds of misery that still plagues the world today: Science and technology that serve the war, regimes of terror, the conflict in the Middle East... The world we live in is in itself a product of World War I.

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