Part 1 | The Pity of War

In this innovative programme, Professor Niall Ferguson argues that Britain's decision to enter the First World War was a catastrophic error that unleashed an era of totalitarianism and genocide. In part one, Niall Ferguson links cutting-edge graphics and short illustrative stories to place the First World War into the context of human history.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 30'13''
  • Broadcast year: 2014
Curriculum Connection
  • History | Britain, Europe and the wider world 1901 to the present day | the First World War and the Peace Settlement

Licence: ERA Licence required


UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: The Pity of War