Us and Them
Part 3Unknown - 2014
In this film, historian David Reynolds argues that the Great War made national identity a matter of "us" versus "them," and he traces the recurrent struggle between nationalist uprisings and empire-building since 1914. New nation states hastily patched together from the ruins of the Habsburg Empire destabilized the whole European continent for much of the twentieth century. However, the British Empire strengthened after the war and bonds with Dominions were renewed, except for Ireland. Comparing the troubled relationship between Czechs and Sudeten Germans in interwar Czechoslovakia to Britain's problems in Ireland, Reynolds examines how two blood sacrifices of 1916-the nationalist Easter Rising and the 36th Ulster Division's losses on the first day of the Battle of the Somme-aggravated tensions that remain to this day.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , Channel Four (Great Britain), , 
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (50 min., 22 sec.)) : color and sound video file,rda