Brilliant and insightful piece
This video is called World War One in Color: Slaughter in the Trenches.
From the site No Glory in war 1914-1918, in Britain:
World War One 1914-18: One hundred years of failure to learn from ‘the war to end wars’
Written by Michael Faulkner on 12 February 2014
The First World War had little or nothing to do with the defence of “western civilization”, “liberal values” or democracy, it was at root a war of inter-imperialist rivalry
The government’s promised launch of a four-year long commemoration of World War One kicked off with a salvo from Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove. He set the tone of what we may expect by shooting down the popular TV satirical/historical spoof of the 1980s, “Black Adder”, which parodied several hundred years of British history, culminating in in a final episode with the whole cast “going over the top” to collective
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