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"The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century" icon

The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century

This is a companion website to a PBS TV series of the same name. The website explores the political, social, military, and cultural impact of the war as well as similarities between that conflict and more recent events.  PBS uses a variety of types of material to supplement the textual description and analysis of the war including silent archival videos, animated maps, comments from historians, timelines, quotes and poems from contemporaries, links to related web sites, and photographs.  The site also provides bibliographies, a glossary, lesson plans, and a topical and name index to the web site.
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