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  2. They must take us for idiots . I thought this might shed some light on the truth but i should have known better.
    More zionist propaganda .
    They no longer can get away with propaganda reruns from the fifties and sixties .

  3. Nathan Moore says:

    1:34 "in my opinion". Basically sums this entire "documentary" up. Like a British Brit Humes.

  4. Can anyone take a German point of view to argue with this British presentation.

  5. Micha Queta says:

    ROLFMAO so many TWOOFERS around here its pathetic.Go back to Zeitgeist videos you morons this is history.

  6. This particular documentary is … remarkably poorly executed. Save your time, try other ones. The subject matter is absolutely vital to understand the century that followed. August 1914, "The Guns of August" by famed pulitzer prize winning historian Barbara Tuchman covers the start of the war in remarkable quality and scope. While this particular documentary isn't as bad as most offerings from The History Channel, it's still rubbish.

  7. GORN CAPTAIN says:


  8. Pretty ludicrous to claim a favorable German outcome in WW1 could in any way begin to approach the disaster that was the Third Reich, for which Britain et. al. created considerable fodder at Versailles. To say nothing of the Cold War which followed. And how exactly would Britain have suffered except for possibly finding it harder to maintain its stranglehold over India and the African colonies? It's delusional to think Germany could have created a cohesive continental empire.

  9. "worse than any British…" however Leopold II the "ally" sovereign of Belgium had surpassed both Britain and German colonial atrocities…ever hear of the Congo….blame should fall on all those murderous kings. all should have been overthrown by democracy….but those masses starting to revolt and create change became the real casualties of your "great war"..(to remain a monopoly at any cost)…comment directed towards the film content not the channel

  10. Terrible. I can't even finish watching it. Text-book example of conformation bias.
    The language he uses when referring to Germany says it all really.

  11. total bs. england was afriad germany would surpass her and eventually does anyways. ww1 was made worse by england who dragged in the usa.

  12. Cerii says:

    A little details forgotten in this documentary. It was the Austro-Hungarian foreign minister which was reckless and threatened the serbes with war since he knew germany gave them the 'blank check'. So actully you can send most of the blame to the Austro-Hungarian, not the german. Off course germany should have theire blame, but not the most.

  13. I'm not going to watch a three hour doc which purports to answer a question which takes a few sentences to answer. The UK had alliances. When the countries with which they were allied went to war, she had two choices:

    One, the unthinkable – reneg on her treaty agreements and alliances.

    Two, go to war on the side of her allies.

    It's that simple. There. i just saved anyone who read this three hours of what is most likely propaganda.

  14. 60nmk says:

    The ridiculous simplistic premise that this pompas idiot uses with the shooting of Ferdinand is nothing short of embarrassing and we know very well today that all wars are Nothing but a disgusting banking wars and all of you are totally insane trying to work it out when we know it all today in spades and this nutcase still doesn't 'tragically' get it. More Zionist crap just as you say and remember Adolf Hitler was pro absolute rights to all species of property and what do we have today 'legal title' and you are never allowed to own your own home or car or shirt on your back, you are a slave and this dickhead and his pompas ignorant Vomit can go to hell . . .

  15. no mention of economic pressure for war from the rich of all countries.

    if you want to know the cause of war see who profits from it.

  16. Oh, Good Lord! I am tired of hearing about German War Crimes. Now, the Rothschild backed system is attempting to smear Germany's name by claiming civilian executions in WW1. How far does the Rothschild smear has to go back to rewrite history to justify Zionism?

  17. world war…. should just be called the European war really

  18. Hastings is an English school boy program, they casually ignore the fact that the Russian tsar's second army invaded and were slaughtered on Prussian territory at the Battle of Tannenberg between the 26th and 30th of July 1914. It's the action of moronic imbeciles that turns wars between two nations into world wars and the only genuine reason why France engaged, was to regain the German speaking Alsace and Lorraine which was lost when the Napoleon III mobilized against Prussia in 1870. was taken prisoner and the French were slaughtered, putting an end to France's hegemony in continental Europe.

  19. hanbaal says:

    It was die krupps's fault

  20. Oh oh Oh you lying scumbags you treturous war mongrols,I can understand the reason why Britain entered the war i can understand the so called "pushing on to war" but saying that GERMANS MASSACERED,RAPED AND PUTT BELGIAN BABIES ON BAYONETS those are things you wont gett away with !!!!!!
    Why dont you talk to some other Historians not only to your's in Britain, let's say hear the German side for once ey?
    WHY DONT YOU TELL THE STORY OF HOW YOUR OWN GOVERMENT ENLISTED BOYS FROM 14-17 IN THE ARMY-and afterwords when they had been affected by shell shock YOU LED THEM UP TO THE FIRING SQUAD because of COWARDICE!!!
    Ridiculing and shaming the relatives of soldiers who were court marshalled and shot for shell shock.Putting guns bellow deck on the passenger ship called LUSSITTANIA and being responsible for the sinking!!! Kiling and murdering IRISH people in 1916's bloody Easter going with tanks on their Rugby fields and shooting the players,also hanging people on train stations!!!! WHY DON'T YOU MENTION THAT TO THE PEOPLE.


    "The British goverment warns that if anyone is found taking photographs of the war,they will face the firing squad."-1916 British Military order No.1137.

    This comment is not against the British people but for their LYING,TRETUROUS GOVERMENT who lied to their own people,helped create Hitler and destroyed her image and launched her on the place of a THIRD WORLD POWER.

  21. Jen says:

    "For there is hope of a tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout again, and that the tender branch thereof will not cease." (Job 14:7)
    "Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. (the man=Jesus…) {2} But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. {3} And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. {4} The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. {5} Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. {6} For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish." (Psalms 1:1-6)
    "I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. {2} Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. {3} Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. {4} Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. {5} I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. {6} If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. {7} If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. {8} Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. {9} As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. {10} If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love. {11} These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. {12} This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. {13} Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. {14} Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. {15} Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. {16} Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you. {17} These things I command you, that ye love one another. {18} If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. {19} If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. {20} Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.(=last 23 books of the Bible…) {21} But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me. {22} If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. {23} He that hateth me hateth my Father also. {24} If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. {25} But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause. {26} But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: {27} And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning." (John 15:1-27) <3

  22. Sven Kermer says:

    To say, that the german empire in WW I had the same intentions as Hitlers Nazi Regime is a total misjudgement. The french laid the fuse to the destruction of europe. They where plotting for more than a decade before the actual start of the war to drag the russians and the british into an alliance to get their revenge for 1870. They funded the armament of Russia and Serbia and put a considerable amount of presssure towards the Tsar to declare war on germany. The sometimes stupid behavior of the Kaiser played them into their hands, but the Kaiser was not the driving force towards war. The Facts are, that the major threat to Briton by Germany, the Dreadnought race was finished by 1913 and Germany accepted the superiority of the Royal Navy. The tragic truth is, that Briton could have called off WW I simply by telling the french they would not take part. Briton did not see, that the real threat to the empire was not Germany, but the USA. This misjudgement stripped Briton off its empire and reduced it to a second rate power at the leash of the Americans. Because of french wanting and a unsympathy against german behavior, Briton did abandon their golden rule, which had serverd her so well, of always supporting the third against the second largest power, to stay the supreme power herself. 1914 the USA where the second largest power, not Germany. The rest is history.

  23. Lol…who needs a documentary when you can get more entertainment reading the arguments in the comments! Love it.

  24. The title of this Docu makes me shake my head and murmur "some people have no shame." There was no good reason for going to war in 1914 or 1939. Germany will always be the whipping boy of the Allied victors who have a habit of producing a certain amount of historians who follow the rule which says 'don't rock the boat and just keep writing the lying drivel which passes for historical fact. This historian actually does write some good military tracts, but, his understanding of the economic and covetous reasons for France and especially England's reasons for picking a fight with Germany is very limited if it exists at all. He along with many other modern WW1 and WW2 historians seem to buy into the Allied propaganda which in most cases was created to cover up their own war crimes which were much worse than anything the Germans ever did. Fortunately there are now many new historians who get closer to the truth. Unfortunately, they will never be published by the mainstream publishing houses unless an editor is very brave.

  25. The Russians should have let Serbia suffer the consequences of their actions. The blame lies with Serbia and Russia

  26. Max Hastings seems to forget or doesn't know at all that Belgium allowed France and The BEF passage through Belgium territory. That the Germans beat the Allies to the punch is just better tactics and strategy. It was not a mistake as Hastings states.

  27. Who the hell edited this? Great job crappily splicing up and jamming two different documentaries together. Horrible

  28. It's amazing how many pieces of human shit that deserve the miserable death they'll eventually meet are trashing up the comment section on this video.
    Nine out of ten of you trashbags need to just kill yourselves. Jerk your dicks off to hitler then slit your fat disgusting wannabe Neo Nazi wrists.

  29. Steve 123 says:

    all wars are necessary because of sin_s

  30. Axel Scharf says:

    I'm really impressed also thankful about all those people here making comments against this one sided British ( let's call it ) propaganda. It's moving to read that so many people from so many different countries learning about the german history especially before the first world . So glad that education proofs that my ancestors where not blood dursty inhuman people like the British want to make you believe . Only one point from me : the first world War started in 1871 after the german-bund defeated France ! Since then France was waiting for a revange and great Britain was always afraid of a united , strong germany that will overpower them easily militarily and economical. It was OK for the British Empire to kill over centuries people all over the globe . Even in death camps like they had in south africa in the war against the boer's . But some untrue stories about german soldiers shooting people in Belgium are a reason to offend a hole nation for a century and to declare war on them ! Even today the English people are scared that the germans can take something away from them . Sincerely a German . Sorry for my bad English.

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