The Mad Century: Marconi, Marx, Pavlov and Picasso

The Mad Century: Marconi, Marx, Pavlov and Picasso
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In the early years of the 20th Century, Marconi revolutionised communication, Queen Victoria died, and Australia federated. What’s more, imagination took off as the Wright Brothers flew over America, Pavlov questioned the thought process, Picasso challenged perception and Einstein explained relativity. The workers, inspired by Marx, were stirring; empires were far-flung and expanding; and European aristocrats were surprised to see that wealth could come to ordinary people like Americans.

Bruce Petty combines animation, photography and historical footage to explore the achievements and conflicts of the 20th century. This clip is narrated by Neville Thiele.

Summary by Antoinette Starkiewicz