Josip Broz Tito in World War 1

While Josip Broz Tito was the father of Yugoslavia, his service in some of the most gory moments of World War I shaped his world view. Tito's time in the army—fighting for Austria-Hungary—made him a critic of the monarchy and strengthened his political will. Help your young historians unravel these influences using an informative video biography. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • After viewing the video, ask the class to discuss the effect of Josip Tito's service during the Great War on his later political career 
Classroom Considerations
  • One installment of the Who Did What in World War I? video biography series
  • Graphic pictures of dead soldiers and war atrocities make this video inappropriate for some students
  • Engaging narrator helps viewers examine the influence of Tito's service
  • Intriguing photographs and quotes from Tito keep learners interested
  • While Tito's biography during the war is complete, the video does not explore his post-war political career