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Latest update : 2014-08-05

Professor William Philpott, Military Historian at King's College London

One hundred years ago, over the course of a few fateful days in July and August 1914, the ruling monarchies of Europe plunged the continent into a war the likes of which had never been seen before. By the time it ended four years later, more than ten million people had died and many millions more had been wounded and mutilated. The world that emerged from the carnage was a radically different place.

To discuss the legacy of the Great War, Robert Parsons speaks to Professor William Philpott, a specialist on the history of warfare at King's College London and the author of "War of Attrition: Fighting the First World War".

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