The Last Voices of World War One
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01: The Call to Arms
The declaration of war in August 1914 was greeted with a wave of patriotic euphoria as the British Expeditionary Force was dispatched to Belgium.
02: Battle of Somme
In the summer of 1916, there were hopes of a breakthrough that would end the war. Instead, by November, 150,000 troops had died on the Western Front.
03: Saving the Wounded
The aftermath of every battle was carnage on an unimaginable scale. Tending to the wounded was one of the most demanding and heartbreaking jobs.
04: Horror in the Mud
After surviving the winter of 1916, the British attacked the Germans at Arras. The ensuing battle saw the highest daily casualty rate of the war.
05: The Home Front
It wasn’t just soldiers who suffered. Their families faced Zeppelin raids, food shortages, and constant worry that their loved ones would not return.
06: The Boys of 1918
In the spring of 1918, the war still hung in the balance. The Germans launched a massive offensive, but France saw help from Britain.