10 Big Myths of World War One

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World War One is often seen as a pointless, bloody conflict with no lasting peace. Incompetent Generals sent their men to their deaths, using outdated tactics and never using new technology to innovate. But how much of this is true?

Dan Snow explores 10 of the biggest myths that surround one of the bloodiest wars in history.

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00:00 Introduction
01:03 Myth 1: It Was History's Bloodiest War
02:55 Myth 2: Most Troops Were Killed
04:52 Myth 3: The Rich Commanded, The Poor Died
07:52 Myth 4: It Was All Fought in France & Belgium
09:59 Myth 5: They Were Lions Led By Donkeys
13:09 Myth 6: Men Were Stuck in the Trenches
14:24 Myth 7: Nothing Changed
16:30 Myth 8: Everyone Who Fought, Hated It
18:39 Myth 9: No One Won
21:17 Myth 10: The Treaty of Versailles Was Too Harsh
24:08 Conclusion

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