Part 2 | The Pity of War

In this innovative programme, Harvard historian Professor Niall Ferguson offers a different perspective on the First World War and argues that Britain's decision to enter the war was a tragic mistake. In part two, Professor Ferguson continues his argument that much of the responsibility for the scale of the conflict lies with the British.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 22'46''
  • 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