An explanation and commemoration of Asia’s contribution to the Great War, aka World War 1.
Over 100 years ago, nearly two million men across Asia were recruited to fight in World War One. Today, few remember their sacrifice. From India’s Forgotten Army to the Chinese Labour Corp, Vietnam’s war and rebellion to Japan’s alliance and subsequent imperialism, the series examines Asia’s war effort and how it changed the continent forever.
About 90,000 Vietnamese soldiers and workers joined the French Western Front in 1914 during WWI. This in turn sowed the seeds of revolution for the birth of modern Vietnam.
Asia in the Great War Series
You can find a full index and overview of Asia in the Great War here.
Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 14 November 2018 and 28 July 2020 (US).
- Running Time: 48 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: Unknown.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.
You can find Episode 03 of Asia in the Great War – Vietnam: War and Rebellion on ChannelNewsAsia.com here (external link).