Exploring World War I a year at a time, this five-part documentary series offers a unique overview of the devastating global conflict. Beginning with the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand in 1914 to the Allied victory and armistice of 1918, this spellbinding study of the Great War surveys the surprising causes, the horrors of combat in the trenches, and the strategies that finally brought about a lasting peace. 4 1/2 hrs. on two discs. Soundtrack: English.