The Spring Offensive

The first in a two-part documentary drama reconstructing the final months of battle in 1918, showing how the Allied forces eventually won the First World War. The Germans had launched a might `shock and awe' attack, advancing more than 60km in only three days. Standing in their path were British, French, Australian and Canadian forces, whose four leaders - General Haig, Marshal Foch, General Monash and General Currie - concluded that the only way to achieve victory was by the effective co-ordination of artillery, tanks, aircraft and infantry. It was the birth of modern warfare.