Is Everything We Know About WWI Wrong?


According to historian Dan Snow, much of what we think we know about the First World War is actually wrong. For example, while some of us may think that WWI was the world’s bloodiest conflict until that point, Snow makes comparisons with a conflict in China just 50 years before, which saw perhaps up to twice as many soldier deaths. He also points out that a soldier was much more likely to die during the Crimean War of 1853-56, than in WWI, in part due to the trench system.

Snow makes some interesting points that have some convincing arguments, but take a look for yourself and see if you agree.