1914, the latest news

A web documentary on the Arte website

Over 50 photographs from the Roger-Viollet Archive as well as Paris museums and library collections were displayed at the rate of one per day from January to August, 2014.

“1914, DERNIERES NOUVELLES” is an interactive serial narrative which offers a complete immersion in the dark and exciting period between January and August 1914. People then believed that everything was still possible, but they also knew deep inside that it could all fall apart. Each day, a new photograph takes the viewers back a hundred years. Taking advantage of the digital format, each photo is enhanced with detailed information. On week-ends, the website broadcasts a weekly supplement in the form of a 1mn30 video-chronicle. Day by day, photographs and videos depict the progressive build-up to the war.

More information

  • The Roger-Viollet agency was one of the main image partners of the web documentary produced by les Films d'Ici 2 and released on the Arte website on January 6, 2014.