Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) (2005): S01E08 – Retribution

Introduction Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) is a 2005 war documentary. Outline Details the events leading up to the US joining the war in 1917 including the battle of Belleau Wood. After the Marines were repeatedly urged to turn back by retreating French forces, Marine Captain, Lloyd Williams uttered the now famous retort “Retreat?… Read More

Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) (2005): S01E07 – Crisis

Introduction Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) is a 2005 war documentary. Outline The Allied powers turn their attention to Turkey as part of the Gallipoli Campaign. Britain and France launched a naval attack followed by an amphibious landing with the aim of capturing Constantinople. Also highlights the Battle of Jutland fought by the British… Read More

Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) (2005): S01E06 – An Unending Hell

Introduction Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) is a 2005 war documentary. Outline Germany advances deep into Russia and destroys Serbia before turning to the west to take on the British and the French. Details the Battle of Verdun which was the largest and longest battle of the war on the western front. The battle… Read More

Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) (2005): S01E05 – Fight On, Fly On

Introduction Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) is a 2005 war documentary. Outline See the evolution of the aircraft from reconnaissance and intelligence gathering to air to air combat. WWI introduced a new breed of warrior, the fighter pilot with the most famous being Manfred von Richthofen or the Red Baron. He was considered the… Read More

Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) (2005): S01E04 – Over The Top

Introduction Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) is a 2005 war documentary. Outline As the Spring of 1915 arrived, the British went on the offensive and breached the German line. The battles were deadly on both sides with the armies equipped the weapons of the Industrial Revolution including heavy artillery and machine guns. The Germans… Read More

Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) (2005): S01E03 – Looking for a Miracle

Introduction Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) is a 2005 war documentary. Outline The German army went on the offensive and invaded France and was making significant progress. However, the Russian army mobilised more quickly than the Germans expected and pushed Germany back. Learn about the Battle of Langemarck where the French and British armies… Read More

Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) (2005): S01E02 – Best Laid Plans

Introduction Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) is a 2005 war documentary. Outline The start of WWI was greeted with enthusiasm by Europe as young men flocked to join the army and fight for their cause. Highlights the Battle of Mons, which was the first major action for the British forces. While the British fought… Read More

Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) (2005): S01E01 – Clash of Empires

Introduction Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) is a 2005 war documentary. Outline Details the days of peace and significant progress from 1901 -1914 as Europe prospered from increasing globalization. See how the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, changed everything and played a pivotal role to the start of WWI.… Read More

Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) Documentary Series Overview (2005)

Introduction Trenches – World War I (1914-1918) is a 2005 war documentary. Outline Learn about the origins of WWI and see dramatic footage from the pivotal conflicts that eventually determined the outcome. From the start of the war that was greeted with enthusiasm to the deadly battles this series covers it all. Trenches – World… Read More

War Above The Trenches (2018): S01E02

Introduction See the story of the Royal Flying Corps’ bitter struggle for air superiority over the Western Front during World War I, a horrifying conflict more thought of a trench-based war. Adapted from the book Bloody April by historian Peter Hart, War Above The Trenches explores the brave new world of dogfights, aerial reconnaissance and… Read More