Catholic News Service has put together a moving short documentary on the Great War that includes war footage, interviews with historians and discussion of the role of the Vatican. The interviewed scholars cite striking similarities between now and the early 20th century. Just like now, there were competent and smart people and they tried to diffuse tensions, but the forces of war overwhelmed them. The take away messages: don’t be complacent; it could happen in our time, too; be vigilant. This is worth viewing – 1914- 2014 Echoes of the Great War.
Posted: August 8, 2014