Remembering & Understanding

Remembering & Understanding

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In this series, historian David Reynolds examines how World War I haunted the generation who lived through it and shaped the peace that followed. In this film, he shows how the common perception of the Great War as futile slaughter has developed after the Second World War and, in particular, through popular depictions in the 1960s. For many British people, the sacrifice would not have been in vain if the Great War proved to be "the war to end war." What mattered for Germany, by contrast, was preventing another 1918 - the year of humiliating defeat. The second war highlighted the sense that 1914-18 had been an ineffectual conflict that required a second round. In the 1960s, plays like "Oh! What a Lovely War" and rediscovered Great War poetry served anti-war movements.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Channel Four (Great Britain), [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (49 min., 35 sec.)) : color and sound
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