Airdate: 100 Days to Victory

To mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the History channel will screen 100 Days to Victory, documenting the last 100 Days of the First World War.

This is a 2 part Australian-Canadian co-production produced by WA-based Electric Pictures and Bristol Global Media.

In early 1918, the Allied armies had their backs to the wall as a great German offensive swept westward in a final bid to win the bloodiest war of all. Four generals staring at defeat – Marshal Ferdinand Foch (France), Field Marshal Douglas Haig (Britain), General John Monash (Australia) and General Arthur Currie (Canada) – had to come together to defeat the enemy with unprecedented teamwork and innovation.

After four years of bloodshed, Australian General Monash and Canadian General Currie were for the first time placed in charge of their own armies. Previously outsiders to the key decisions of war, Monash and Curry found themselves in the centre of the action, orchestrating a mobile multifaceted warfare combining tanks, artillery, aeroplanes and infantry.

New technology, new weapons and a new collaborative approach saw the Allies win a great victory at Amiens. Then on 29th September, a combined Australian, British and American force broke through the ‘impregnable’ Hindenburg Line, leaving the Germans no choice but to seek peace negotiations.

Through cinematic recreations, interviews with top historians and state-of-the-art CGI, this two-part series reveals how visionary Allied leadership, revolutionary tactics and the indomitable bravery of Australian diggers and their allies, turned the tide to win the Great War.

100 Days To Victory is commissioned by Foxtel, Corus Entertainment and the BBC with the support of Screen Australia, Screenwest, Lotterywest and the Canada Media Fund.

8:30pm Thursday November 1 & 8 on History.

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