sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

First World War - YouTube Series

This is an ambitious program that began two years ago and might be worth sharing here for those of you with a taste for history. It's a YouTube series that is taking the First World War one week at a time - 100 years later.

The history of the First World War is largely lost to the present generation so I applaud the efforts of the producers of this excellent series, designed to educate.

This is the most recent entry, published on Jun 6, 2016

Aleksei Brusilov was the mastermind of Russia's finest moment in World War 1: The Brusilov Offensive. Although it didn't achieve it's planned objective, it broke the back of the Austro-Hungarian Army. The life of Aleksei Brusilov was an interesting one between the cultures and even after Imperial Russia was gone, his career was not over.

Then there is Lawrence of Arabia.