The Great War – History in Real-Time
For the past four and a half years on the internet, a team of historians from Europe have been undertaking the monumental task of following World War 1 as it happened, day by day, 100 years later, in their show “The Great War”. The show is a first-of-it’s-kind real-time History show that teaches people about the nitty-gritty details of the war, letting no detail slip by. After 650+ videos in multiple languages, on the centenary of Armistice, the regular, weekly content on the war as it happened, drew to a close. We sat down with producer Florian Wittig from The Great War to talk about this enormous undertaking, the benefits of learning history this way, and where the team is looking to go now.
The Great War will continue to post content about the aftermath of the war in the coming weeks, and their past episodes are available on their YouTube page, if you want to catch up. If you’re interested in hearing an extended chat with Flo, where we speak more about the history itself, you can check that out here.