Lines in the Sand - The Middle East and the Great War is a companion historical documentary that accompanies Chapter 15: Daredevils of the Desert in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones. It appears on Disc 8 of Volume 2. It has a run-time of 34 minutes, 29 seconds.
The Ottoman Empire once spanned three continents, stretching from Budapest to Basra to Algiers. Founded around 1300, it created a rich, multi-ethnic world that was Islamic in faith and tolerant in practice. But by the early 20th century, the Empire was under attack from without and challenged from within. When World War broke out in 1914, the Ottomans had to choose sides. They cast their lot with Germany and Austria, and against Britain, France, and Russia. That decision would lead to the Empire's final destruction -- and the creation of the modern Middle East.
Produced and Written by Sharon Wood.