British Documentary: The Ottoman Empire in World War I

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This is a documentary filmed by Channel 4 called ‘The First World War‘. It was shown in Britain on Channel 4 in 2003. The directors of the series are Marcus Kiggell, Simon Rockell and Corina Sturmer. The documentary is based on the book by Professor Hew Strachan. This account on the Great War looks not only at the Western Front but also looks at the war in a global context by looking at the Middle East and Africa and their participation in the First World War.

Episode 4: Jihad. This episode looks at the Ottoman Empire in the First World War. This episode has been divided into 5 parts. Episode 4 starts with the Ottomans joining the war allied with Germany. The much debated Armenian Genocide is also looked at. The documentary looks at how the Allies – Britain, France and Russia overlooked the Ottoman army and underestimated the Ottomans. The episode ends with the humiliating defeat of the British in the Siege of Kut 1916.

 This is part 1:

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Video Credit: British Documentary – The Ottoman Empire in WW1 part 1 by Gogosbr

Last Viewed: Saturday 4th February

 

Part 2:

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Video Credit: British Documentary – The Ottoman Empire in WW1 part 2 by Gogosbr

Last Viewed: Saturday 4th February

 

Part 3:

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Video Credit: British Documentary – The Ottoman Empire in WW1 part 3 by Gogosbr

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Part 4:

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Video Credit: British Documentary – The Ottoman Empire in WW1 part 4 by Gogosbr

Last Viewed: Saturday 4th February

 

Part 5:

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Video Credit: British Documentary – The Ottoman Empire in WW1 part 5 by Gogosbr

Last Viewed: Saturday 4th February

 

 In addition to the videos above, this is a short video that outlines  some of the major events that involved the  Ottoman Empire.

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The Ottoman Empire: World War I

Umar, A. (Director). (2010). Ottoman Empire: World War I-Documentary Part 2 [Motion Picture].

Video uploaded by Logan Martinez.

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