The story of how one of history’s bloodiest wars was finally won.
As we approach the centenary of the end of World War One, this epic two-part drama-documentary brings to life the experiences of the soldiers on the battlefields and the generals whose decisions led to victory for the Allied Forces, but at the cost of many lives.
A mix of reconstruction, archive footage and expert analysis, the first episode begins in early 1918, when the Allies, according to Field Marshal Haig, ‘had their backs to the wall’.
Facing almost certain defeat, they fought back with the ‘combined arms’ strategy – bringing tanks, aircraft and infantry together in one massive offensive.
By August, they were ready for what would be a turning point in the war – the Battle of Amiens.