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History revisits WW1 with weapon-focused miniseries

Just months after airing the three-part series The World Wars, U.S. net History will continue to mark the centenary of the First World War with a four-hour miniseries entitled WW1: The First Modern War (pictured), premiering on July 26.
July 17, 2014

Just months after airing the three-part series The World Wars, U.S. net History will continue to mark the centenary of the First World War with a four-hour miniseries entitled WW1: The First Modern War (pictured).

The four-part miniseries – which airs in its entirety on July 26 - tackles a different weapon of mass destruction in each hour, with parts dedicated to tanks, air attacks, chlorine gas and submarines.

Each weapon played an integral role in defining modern warfare, and the series uses experts, eyewitness testimony, archival footage and recreation to discuss how and why these weapons were developed, the strategy behind their utilization, and their ultimate effectiveness.

WW1: The First Modern War is produced by Impossible Pictures and First Film Productions, with Paul Wooding and Steve Maher serving as exec producers. Susan Werbe is exec producing for History.

The series airs on July 26, beginning at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

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