Episodes

6 episodes
  • Ep. 1: March & April 1918

    Nov 7 2019

    Germany has defeated Russia. Now it concentrates on the Western Front. Where the Allies have "their backs to the wall".

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    16 mins
  • Ep. 2: May & June 1918

    Nov 7 2019

    A series of German offensives is launched, pushing the Allies back, threatening Paris and the Channel ports. But Ludendorff fails to achieve a decisive breakthrough.

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    16 mins
  • Ep. 3: July & August

    Nov 7 2019

    The cracks in Ludendorff's strategy start to show. Germany's supply lines are over-streched, and its troops wilt under the pressure of Allied counter-attacks.

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    24 mins
  • Ep. 4: September 1918

    Nov 7 2019

    Allied attacks force Ludendorff to consider options for retreat to defensible lines. For the first time, he contemplates asking for a cease-fire.

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    20 mins
  • Ep. 5: October 1918

    Nov 7 2019

    As a new German Chancellor opens negotiations with US President Wilson for an armistice, the Allies debate how severe the terms should be, and whether it is worth fighting on to force a surrender. As the screw tightens, Ludendorff protests: and is dismissed.

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    25 mins
  • Ep. 6: November 1918

    Nov 7 2019

    The Allies have demanded sweeping political change in Germany as the price of an armistice. The last step in the process is the abdication of the Kaiser. Two days later, on November 11th, the armistice is signed.

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    17 mins