1/5 Michael Portillo begins his journey in Metz on European tracks built with war in mind.
2/5 Michael finds out about railworkers from north east England who died during World War I.
3/5 Looking at the miniature tracks and trains that kept supplies flowing to the front line.
4/5 In Yorkshire, Michael Portillo discovers how women took over railwaymen's roles.
5/5 Exploring how, even after the war had ended, the work of the railways was not over.
Epic drama series set in Great War Britain.
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Coverage of commemorations marking the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.
A "unique" network of tunnels used to train soldiers is found on Salisbury Plain.
How US efforts to stay out of the war reached an end in 1917.
Never before seen photographs are released showing life in Jersey's prisoner of war camp.
The institution that began as much of "a memorial shrine as a museum".
Hundreds of alcohol bottles belonging to British WW1 soldiers are unearthed in Israel.
The origins of "the master hoax" of 1917.
Tanks were one of the most dangerous places to be in World War One.
Previously unseen pictures of German submarines stranded on the UK coast are released.
Welsh societies mark the centenary of the death of poet Hedd Wyn.
Timeline of a five month long brutal battle of attrition on a 15-mile front.
Discover how the Battle of the Somme unfolded for people in your area.
The failures of the British fleet at Jutland.
Bringing together the sound archive collections of the Imperial War Museums and the BBC.
Programmes from the BBC archive covering World War 1.
Tough decisions to save or sacrifice lives.
All the resources you need if you're teaching or learning about the Great War.
A new memorial for sailors killed when their ship was torpedoed by a German U-boat.
Discover places across the UK and Ireland with a story to tell about WW1.
How to find out what your family did in World War One.
The most dangerous position in the war?
World War One's influence on Tolkien's classic story.
The African passenger ferry with a gunboat past.
Could World War One have been avoided?
Drama serial tracking the fortunes of a group of characters on the home front.
An interactive drama about the women of WW1 who formed their own football teams.
A battle that raged in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.