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BBC - Our World War

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BBC - Our World War

Just watched the first two episodes and what a powerful drama/documentary of those who fought in WW1.
It's on BBC Three and iPlayer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022twsy/episodes/player
Well worth watching to see the sacrifices made for our freedom.
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Excellent series  Cool
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Well worth watching to see the sacrifices made for our freedom.


Was the UK under threat in WW1 if we did not enter the war?
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Yup ITSME and it would have got worse
http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/component/content/article/121-aerial-warfare/876-bombing-brit...
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UK participation in WW1 started 28th July 1914, and you posted something related to 1915.
My original statement was
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Was the UK under threat in WW1 if we did not enter the war?
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Only insofar as the German intention was to rival the British Empire and be a major maritime power so a conflict of some sort was always a possibility
However had Britain stayed out of the war then it is almost certain that Germany would have beaten France and the other mainland European countries and even possibly Russia so would have created a European mega power
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Did Germany start WW1?
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I wish you hadn't asked that question
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26048324
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WW1 was all about borders in mainland Europe and Germany taking the opportunity after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, to the Austro-Hungarian declaration of war on Serbia on July 28 to extend it's own borders.
Edit: Roll on a hundred years and we still seeing borders conflicts now.
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Quote from: AndyH
Just watched the first two episodes and what a powerful drama/documentary of those who fought in WW1.
It's on BBC Three and iPlayer - http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p022twsy/episodes/player
Well worth watching to see the sacrifices made for our freedom.

Excellent program, almost impossible to imagine the stress of those involved including families back home, people talk of having a stressful day at work but nothing can compare to what these people on either side went through, not surprising that many came back, 'changed' as a result of what they witnessed.