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'WWI in Color'- movie reflection

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International Baccalaureate History

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Camilla Mauritzen

Mr. Proskurnicki

History IB 1K

08.10.08

World War One- Movie Reflection

World War One. I've never really thought about it, never thought how hard it must've been to be a soldier at that time, never actually thought about how many people died in honor of their country. The movie pretty much opened my eyes to what was behind it all. Millions of men and women died, 10 million I think was said in the movie, and 20 million were wounded. That's just shocking. When you think about how nowadays a killing is considered 'normal' and that it would probably reach the front pages, news broadcasts and maybe a few people would walk around protesting against 'assassins', it's kind of insane to realize that one assassination (yes, maybe he was the crown prince, but still) at the time could trigger a war. Okay, if it were a war just between Serbia and Austria-Hungary I would understand and wouldn't consider it to be such a big deal, but this. This is insanity in my opinion. Bringing in alliances and pretty much involving people from all across the globe definitely makes it a big

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