The Somme - From Defeat To Victory

this clip dwells on the grievous loss of life during the battle of the Somme, and in particular how it devastated entire communities in Great Britain. the film was made by the (now sadly departed) BBC's in-house documentary department, approaching the battle from a unique viewpoint - how despite being defeated, the allied armed forces took the lessons learned during fighting, and applied them in subsequent battles to eventually win the war against Germany

the effect that the loss of Thiepval had on the German offensive and the subsequent allied revival in 1916, is examined in this clip

production company: BBC

executive producer: matthew barrett

director: detlef siebert

drama + docu-drama
· mostly martha
· going down
· kickdown
· girl in the layby
· the ring
· ww2: behind closed doors
· the somme: from defeat to victory
· mummifying alan
· big bigger biggest
· engineering connections
· hunger in a world of plenty
· my brilliant brain
· the guggenheim
· under a coloured cap
· helicopter wars
· survival
· stars
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