Britain entering WWI might have been a tragic miscalculation

Stream The Pity of War on BBC Select

The First World War was one of the great turning points in modern history. In this fascinating take, historian Niall Ferguson argues that Britain’s decision to enter the war in 1914 was a tragic mistake that unleashed an era of totalitarianism and genocide around the world.

This World War I history documentary considers that a different approach from Britain could have negated the need for this brutal war and completely changed world history.

This show is not currently available on BBC Select but browse through the below titles for more World War documentaries available to stream on BBC Select.

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