A Bloody Legacy

World War I resulted in the death of over 20 million people worldwide, and many hoped it would be ‘the war to end all wars’. When the allies drew up the Treaty of Versailles, their intention was to create a new international order, and a fairer, better world for all. It was a plan that was bound to fail. The resolutions signed in Versailles laid the groundwork for countless intractable conflicts that continue to fester today and make peace all but impossible. The documentary series A Bloody Legacy focuses on the history of two regions: the violent conflicts in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

This documentary aims to gain an understanding of the historical context and unlock new insights into today’s conflicts. We witness the shattering of established orders, and the appearance of a more chaotic world than ever before.