Join Zay Harding in this Globe Trekker Special as he travels across Northern France and Belgium, visiting key World War I locations on the Western Front.Zay's journey begins in the town of Meaux, 25 miles from Paris. He then travels to the illuminating Confrecourt quarries, where French troops took shelter as battles raged on above them.
The most comprehensive World War 1 documentary series ever made recalls the causes, conduct, and aftermath of "The War to End All Wars". Along with the social, political, and economic fabric of the times, the roles of key figures are analyzed in depth. Produced during the Golden Age of CBS TV documentaries, this series, narrated by Robert Ryan, contains some of the highest-quality World War 1 footage known to exist. It began as a regional conflict and escalated into a war of Empires that covered the Earth. World War I The Complete Story, is a comprehensive look at The War to End All Wars.
They were sent by the millions to wage a war that ranged across a continent. They were armed with weapons the likes of which had never been seen. They fought the first modern war, and often, they had to make up the rules as they went along. The men who fought the First World War occupy a unique place in the history of combat. They were the first to employ and face weapons like poison gas and the machine gun. In trenches that ranged for miles, they battled not just the enemy, but disease, malnutrition and the elements. FOOT SOLDIER: WORLD WAR I is a gripping look at the ordinary soldiers who fought in this global war. Go into the trenches alongside the Kaiser's soldiers, and stand beside the French and English infantrymen who opposed them. And march with the American "doughboys" as they finally entered the conflict. First person accounts, photos and rare footage from the front bring home the horror and heroism of the "War to End All Wars".
HISTORY is proud to present the definitive collection of documentary programs on World War One. Experience the world-changing events from the birth of what became known as The Great War to the tragic, final day where over 13,000 men died.