No Man’s Land (Life and Death in the Trenches)

No Man’s Land is the story of “the War to End War”, from the point of view of the soldiers who lived the hell that was the trenches of the western front. In the fall of 1914, with the failure of Germany’s offensive strategy in the west, the Great War became a war of defense in which trenches played a major role. The use of 500 miles of trenches, tens of thousands of bails of barbed wire, coupled with the deployment of new, more deadly forms of gas and artillery, created an extremely brutal, stalemate situation. On these fields of destruction, some of the bloodiest battles in history were fought in the “No Man’s Land” between the warring armies. The physical conditions of the First World War arouse both fascination and disbelief. How was it that the individual soldier was able to put up with the cold, the wet, the dirt, the noise, the death of comrades, the constant danger and the apparent inevitability, sooner or later, of his own extinction? Death could come in many ways, perhaps cleanly by a bullet in the open, but much more probably by multiple wounds from a shell, by suffocation in a trench cave-in or a slow death by shock and loss of blood before medical care could reach them. And how was it that the extraordinary trench environment in which the millions suffered this agony, came into being in the first place. From the first battles to the last shot, this is the story of combat, weapons, life, death and the sheer horror of trench warfare told through eyewitness interviews, first person accounts, detailed reenactments and rare color footage, all in HD. This production is done with the assistance of Dr Edward Coffman, author of “The War to End War”, The Great War Association, the U.S. Army Infantry Museum, the Patton Museum and the Liberty World War One Museum.

Episodes

  1. EVE OF DESTRUCTION
  2. A WAR OF SPADES
  3. EYE DEEP IN HELL
  4. CHEMICAL BATTLEFIELDS & LANDSHIPS
  5. BREAK OUT

Program Type: Documentary
Year Released: All new for 2014
Running Time: 5 Episodes / 60 minutes
Language(s): English
Format: HD