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Duration: 1 hour

The story of the Great War told from a unique new aerial perspective. Featuring two remarkable historical finds, including a piece of archive footage filmed from an airship in summer 1919, capturing the trenches and battlefields in a way that has rarely been seen before. It also features aerial photographs taken by First World War pilots - developed for the first time in over ninety years - that show not only the devastation inflicted during the fighting, but also quirks and human stories visible only from above.

Presented by Fergal Keane.

Last on

Wed 26 Feb 2014 00:15 BBC Four

  • BBC TV blog

    BBC TV blog

    Producer / director Mark Radice on the show's incredible historical discoveries: "We discovered that the huge network of tunnels still lie underneath the villages."

    Read Mark Radice's post on the BBC TV blog


Fergal Keane
Mark Radice
Mark Radice


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