I was a member of the military for 13 years. I participated in countless Remembrance Day parades. I stood at attention under snowfall by the cenotaph, and honoured those who died to protect our freedom.
Yet nothing came close to bringing it home than this audio series by Dan Carlin. It’s called Blueprint for Armageddon and it analyzes in details the beginnings of World War I, the history, the unbelievable carnage of its battles, the humanity lost, and it really makes you think about the price that was paid.
I cannot recommend it enough.
The series is comprised by 6 episodes, and each episode is over 3 hours long, so prepare yourself.
Here’s the link to Dan Carlin’s website. You can also look it up in iTunes.