Apocalypse WWI: Verdun

Friday 08:00

SDNSH
Apocalypse WWI: Verdun

WHEN TO WATCH

  1. Friday 26 May at 08:00

    The Illusion

Synopsis

February 1916. World War I has been raging for two years and has killed over 3 million people. And yet, neither side has managed to gain the upper hand. The Germans, by mobilizing more artillery and men in Verdun than in any other offensive, aim to take destiny into their own hands and win the war. But the French will hold out. For 300 days and nights, under a constant steel storm of 60 million shells, the Germans and the French fight it out, each determined to end the war. How did they survive this Apocalypse? From a stock of over 500 hours of restored and superbly colorized archival footage, Apocalypse Verdun by Isabelle Clarke and Daniel Costelle takes viewers on a 90 minute journey into the heart of one of the greatest battles of all times.

Episodes

Season 1
  • The Carnage

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    The Carnage: A gripping documentary composed of archive footage, Apocalypse WWII: Verdun takes us to the infamous and bloody battle of Verdun. (S1, ep 1)

  • The Illusion

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    The Illusion: The possibility of ending the war in Verdun is an illusion. Ever since Pétain imposed his flawless logistics, the Germans are struggling to advance. (S1, ep 2)

    Next Showing
    Friday 26 May at 08:00
    SDNSH
    On National Geographic