World War One The Centenary Collection is a series of video titles released to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One in the summer of 1914. The Great War of 1914-1918 was like no conflict before it. The full industrial might of nation states backed millions of fighting men in a war which saw casualty figures on a colossal scale beyond any previous experience. As well as the slaughter in the trenches the whole fabric of society was caught up in a process which destroyed almost an entire generation of young men, gave a new level of freedom and respect to women and led directly to the birth of modern Europe. Through fascinating and at times shocking archive footage this 2 part programme tells the stark story of the First World War, which even a hundred years on remains a visceral national memory.