Mon, 11 Nov 1.30pm
Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated, setting off a chain of events that will inflame the old grudges and kick-start the Great War.
Mon, 11 Nov 2.30pm
The Allies call upon their colonies as Italy and the Ottoman Empire enter the conflict, escalating it into a truly global war.
Mon, 11 Nov 3.30pm
The War has dragged on for a year. From France to the Italian Alps and the Balkans, new weapons and technologies have turned Europe into a crucible.
Mon, 11 Nov 4.30pm
Across Europe misery has penetrated every home, as hunger grips the population. On the cusp of victory, the Kaiser attacks all ships in the Atlantic.
Mon, 11 Nov 5.30pm
The War continues until June 1918 where Germany signs the humiliating Treaty of Versailles, unknowingly sowing the seeds for an even greater conflict.
Was the sacrifice of an entire generation worldwide an avoidable or a necessary tragedy? Are the roots of World War II to be found in the devastation of World War I and the Treaty of Versailles? Trace the journeys of the civilians and soldiers across the world who fought for survival in this unprecedented period in human history, both heroic and barbaric.
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