100 Years of War explores the impact and legacy of war and how, through the twentieth century and beyond, conflict has shaped national character, international relations and the geopolitical stresses and strains of our world today. The pop-up channel will run exclusively in Southern Africa on DStv channel 199 from Monday 29 October to Sunday 11 November 2018.
In addition to the exclusive series about the Boer War and the two World Wars, new channel content will encompass compelling feature documentaries on the Angolan Civil War and the Gulf War. History fans will be able to access six hours of fresh, riveting content each and every day.
Through exclusive documentaries, definitive archive series and unique personal testimonies,100 Years of War will explore a century of conflict: from The Boer Wars at the turn of the twentieth century, to the second Gulf War at its end. It will examine how the collapse of the old European powers in the first half of the century gave rise to the era of Super Power conflict and arms race in the second half; and how this in turn led to battles in so-called “spheres of influence” from the Vietnam quagmire and proxy wars in Africa and the Middle East, to the collapse of Apartheid and the fall of Communism.