WWI: The First Modern War

  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • TV-14

Examining weapons and military tactics that were introduced during World War I.

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WWI: The First Modern War Season 1
Get a firsthand look at how a new breed of weapons like WMDs, submarines, armored tanks and air attacks changed modern warfare forever.
WWI: The First Modern War Season 1
Get a firsthand look at how a new breed of weapons like WMDs, submarines, armored tanks and air attacks changed modern warfare forever.
The British Consider Abandoning the Tank
In this scene, the British army considers abandoning use of the tank after they keep getting mired in battlefield mud.
The Germans Release the First WMD
In this scene, the Germans unleash the world's first weapon of mass destruction when they release chlorine gas into the trenches of No Man's Land.

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Underwater Killers Season 1, Episode 4 Jul 26, 2014 $1.99

The Atlantic became a killing field as German submarines took on the might of the dominant British Navy. These stealthy, silent killers were able to sink 5,200 ships by war's end, nearly bringing Britain to its knees.

Clouds of Death Season 1, Episode 3 Jul 26, 2014 $1.99

The weaponization of the chemical chlorine by the Germans flew in the face of international treaties and unleashed an escalation of poison gas weapons on both sides of WWI.

Massive Air Attacks Season 1, Episode 2 Jul 26, 2014 $1.99

While most people think the Blitz originated in WWII, the first Blitz actually occurred during WWI, when bombs were delivered from giant airships designed by Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin.

Armored Beasts Season 1, Episode 1 Jul 26, 2014 $1.99

Tanks were the first armored fighting machines to be used on the battlefield. These "land ships" were designed in secrecy to break through heavily fortified trenches and offer troops protection from artillery.

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