The Concise History of WW! covers life 'War to end all Wars' with the use of extraordinary archive footage. From the assassination of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on 24th June 1914 all the way to the peace signing in Versailles 5 years later this superb 2 DVD set affords the viewer a valuable insight into "The Great War". The scale and intensity of the conflict were unprecedented, with more men fighting and more casualties in action than any previous human conflict. Of the 70 million soldiers who took part in the fighting, 60 million were Europeans. New technologies - machine guns, better artillery, advanced logistics, poison gas, aerial warfare and submarines - increased the scale of the carnage to a level the world had never seen before. This DVD charts all the major events, key personalities and actions that decided the course of WW1 and is a must have for all collectors of military history.