My second-favourite BBC Horrible Histories video ever has to do with the contribution of the colonies to the British war effort during World War I. ‘Where can I find the British regiment?’ ‘Zat way, my chum.’ And: ‘Alley [Allez] in, Collect your bumf [toilet paper], your fleabag [sleeping bag], and your daisies [boots] from the devil dodger [army chaplain]…’ So excellent.
My absolute favourite BBC Horrible Histories video ever has to do with the causes of World War I. ‘Why war? Because an Austrian has been killed by a Serb in Bosnia, and that means war.’ ‘So: where is Bosnia, again?’ So, so excellent.