Narrator Alexander Scourby discusses the events leading up to the first great conflagration of world powers, as well as the horrors that followed, in an in-depth documentary that originally aired as an installment of the Emmy-winning Project Twenty documentaries of the 1950s and 60s. From the slow fall of Europe into chaos to the inevitable involvement of the United States, rare footage and stirring orchestral music combine to cover this dark chapter in human history.
Side #1 -- 1. Play Program [1:10] 2. The Twilight of Royalty [5:23] 3. Assassination at Sarajevo [2:22] 4. Europe Goes Singing Into Battle [2:13] 5. The Hun at the Gates of Paris [1:58] 6. Sinking the Lusitania [4:37] 7. America Enters the War [3:54] 8. A War to End Wars [5:15] 9. Fighting for a Trench [3:40] 10. Gambling on the Western Front [4:46] 11. New Methods of Inflicting Death [2:33] 12. Armistice [7:55]