World War One (ALL PARTS) (2021 Re-edit)

Published 2021-07-01
All 5 parts of Epic History TV's history of World War One in one place (re-edited in 2021). From the Schlieffen Plan to the Versailles Treaty, a global history of the entire conflict.

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Hew Strachan, The First World War: A New History
Gary Sheffield, A Short History of the First World War
Lyn MacDonald, To the Last Man: Spring 1918
Peter Hart, The Great War: 1914-1918
A J P Taylor, The First World War: An Illustrated History

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All Comments (21)
  • This is our WW1 compilation video, originally released in 2016. Unfortunately, the original was demonetized and made 18+ by YouTube, presumably because of the very few (and carefully chosen) photographs of war dead (no actual reason was given). This was frustrating not only for the obvious financial reasons, but because the video was intended as an educational resource. The video has now been re-edited to remove some of the more explicit photographs. Hopefully YouTube will allow this version to remain available to those of all ages seeking to learn more about this important episode of history. For those wishing to support the channel you can find out more at
  • nitrorabbit
    The most amazing thing is that basically you're looking at a map the whole entire time, but the animations, music, sound effects and pictures make it feel like you're watching a movie. And the narration is my favorite type (accent, voice, tone, pace).
    Thank you for these great videos!
  • groovejet77
    This was the most amazing history lesson I've seen. Sad that YouTube would do this. Also it's awful to imagine so many young men's lives lost. The incredible sacrifices. I wish we could have built a land fit for heroes.
  • Eric
    This is the best way to really understand any wars in our history, showing what actually happened in a sequence one can visually see. Reading it in a textbook is nothing compared to this. Thank you
  • seaandstorm
    I grew up in a town of 16,000. I can't even wrap my head around casualties of 100x that in a single day.
  • Shane Harboun
    I can't get over how well the music accompanies the storytelling. If this isn't quality content I don't know what is.
  • Eric Henry
    I learned more about WW1 in this hour than I had in my 47 years of life. This was amazing. Please tell me you guys plan on a full year by year just like this of WW2 and maybe Vietnam? Thanks so much for the knowledge.
  • It made no sense why YouTube demonetized the original video. It's like they are afraid of history and don't want people to be offended. We need to learn of our past in order to not make the same mistakes again. Either way this is the best WW1 documentary on YouTube and any history buffs should check it out.
  • Actually Serbia accepted almost every request of the ultimatum and even the Kaiser admitted that after that he saw no reason for war but military schedules pushed forward countries into the war.
  • Captain Nathan
    I’ve always been a great lover of history, and while I had a basic understanding of WW1, watching this made me realize that understanding was seriously deficient! This was so well done. As others have said, you were just looking at maps (which fascinates me anyway) but it feels like you’re watching a movie! Strange but fabulous.

    I truly applaud the people making this very, very important vids. These important facts are no longer taught in our schools, including universities, and it is a travesty. When people on Twitter & other social media attack current political situations, I have to laugh. They write with such “authority” while knowing absolutely nothing and telling you that you’re ignorant! If it wasn’t so sad it would be very funny.

    Anyhow, thank. you again. I hit subscribe and notifications bell and look forward to more of these kinds of wonderful presentations. THANK. YOU!
  • Glasgow187
    Been listening about military history all day. Crazy to me that the first 5 months of WWI had more dead than Alexander the Great's entire campaign
  • Omar Carranza
    As someone who is considerably knowledgeable and familiar with different conflicts across the world including WW1, this video made me feel like a student on the first day of school again, I learned so much more in one hour than months of studying. Magnificent job to the creators, I cannot wait for the WW2 video.
  • Patrick Dorval
    We lost History Channel to stupid pawn and lumber shows, but we have you. I'm speechless, this is truly an internet treasure.
  • Bernard Regier
    Extremely informative; a much needed breakdown of geopolitical events spanning a timeline that had been, in my mind, at least, previously distorted.
  • Danny Chu
    I am shocked that I spent an hour mainly looking at a world map and was enthralled by what it was just saying while moving flags and ship images back and forth. Background music was pretty much the same throughout and was captivating.
  • stoic
    The amount of people dying in each battle was mind blowing... imagine being that last soldier who died in ww1 when 5 mins later the war ended
  • George Earst
    Great job guys. I served in Europe and many other places around the world. Unless you were there, you cannot even begin to grasp the details of this material. Reading about it, and studying to make a grade cannot prepare you for war or training to fight a war. I'm grateful for this material.
  • Ken Fryer
    This is brilliant. I've learned so much so easily. All history should be presented like this.
  • 36:34 The Allies have advanced 10 miles at the cost of 600,000 casualties. German losses are about 450,000. The Allies reassure themselves that this is a winning strategy, because at this rate, Germany will run out of men first. INSANITY