Synopsis by Kathleen Wildasin
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century: Explosion is volume one in the eight-part PBS educational and historical documentary series. The main focus of this 60-minute episode is European political instability at the turn of the 20th century. Other topics include the European arms race, the European labor movement, and Britain's debate over women's suffrage during the same time period. A Deluxe Teaching Edition of the documentary series that includes a comprehensive teacher's guide, resource package, and printed index is available.
world-war, battle [war], warfare, political-upheaval, social-change, retrospective