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100 Days To Victory 2 Part Doco Premieres Thurs 25 Oct on BBC Two

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This two-part drama documentary tells the epic story of the Allies’ finest hour – and the invention of modern warfare. The first episode, The Spring Offensive, begins in early 1918, at a moment of maximum jeopardy for the Allies.

In the famous words of Field Marshal Haig, they had their “backs to the wall” as a great German attack swept westward in a final bid to win the bloodiest war of all. Standing in the German army’s path are British, Australian, Canadian and French forces, while the Americans are still arriving to join the fight.

The onslaught triggers a leadership crisis: Field Marshal Haig and Marshal Foch ask Australia’s General Monash and Canada’s General Currie to perfect a new way of waging war – one that will deliver ultimate victory.

Monash and Currie conclude that the only way to victory is to effectively achieve the ‘combined arms’ co-ordination of artillery, tanks, aircraft and infantry – on a massive scale. It’s the birth of modern warfare.

By August, they’re ready for what will become a major turning point in the War: The Battle of Amiens.

From the visceral experience of those serving on the battlefield to the crucial decision making of the generals, this drama documentary series brings the story of WWI’s remarkable multinational feat of arms vividly to life.

100 Days To Victory is an international co-production involving BBC Scotland, Foxtel Australia and The History Channel in Canada. It is produced by Electric Pictures.

Airdate: Thursday 25 October 2018 from 8.00pm-9.00pm on BBC Two.

Season 1 Episode 1 (of 2)