As the BBC's centenary programmes launch - we at HoZ are enormously excited to see David Olusoga's two part series THE WORLD'S WAR which begins on BBC 2 at 9pm on Wednesday. The offical TV tie in book, also called THE WORLD'S WAR is out on the shelves tomorrow.
This is the extraordinary story of how Europe's Great War became the World's War - a multi-racial, multi-national struggle fought all over the world. Historian and presenter David Olusoga explores the experiences and sacrifices of four million non-white people and investigates how, from the moment the guns fell silent, their part in Allied victory was airbrushed from history.
'In a great rarity for this centenary year, Olusoga has written an unsual and original book - and written it beautifully too. His carefully researched account is a reminder that the war of 1914 - 1918 was a truly global war, leaving behind a seldom explored legacy that stretched around the globe.' Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost
Catch a clip from The Radio Times here.