This Means War
The Guardian has on this, the hundredth anniversary of its start, posted an absolutely superb mini-documentary on the First World War. “A global guide to the First World War” really does do a great job of showing the meaning of the war as the violent collision of the past and the future that drew the entire world into the vortex.
That theme of the contrast and conflict of old and new is often subtle, but unmistakable. Viewing the clip, however, may provide you with insight into why so many considered it a watershed event in human history and why its effects still lurk and linger. Rosenstock-Huessy, who was himself a soldier in the war on the German side, thought of it as the first civil war of the global era.
Very worth viewing.