How Wars Begin Episode guide

  1. The Cold War

    AJP Taylor considers the origins of the Cold War.

    First broadcast: 15 Aug 1977

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  2. The Second World War

    AJP Taylor, the noted historian, considers when World War II started and why.

    First broadcast: 08 Aug 1977

  3. The First World War

    AJP Taylor presents his interpretation of the causes of the First World War.

    First broadcast: 01 Aug 1977

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  4. Bismarck's Wars

    AJP Taylor talks about Prussia's wars under Bismarck, including the Prusso-Austrian War.

    First broadcast: 25 Jul 1977

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  5. Two Contrasting Wars

    AJP Taylor discusses the Crimean War and the war of national liberation in Italy.

    First broadcast: 18 Jul 1977

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  6. The Modern War: From French Revolution to French Empire

    AJP Taylor argues that the French Revolution was the first modern war.

    First broadcast: 11 Jul 1977

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