The First World War

Germany's Last Gamble

Series 1 - Episode 9 Germany's Last Gamble

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Summary

The penultimate episode explores Germany's bid to end the conflict by launching a massive offensive on the Western Fron tin March 1918, masterminded by General Erich Ludendorff. Within days the British Fifth Army was in retreat, Paris was under shellfire and defeat seemed inevitable. However, the plan ran out of steam as supplies and strategic options dried up and German troops became war-weary, hungry and demoralised.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Jonathan Lewis
Director Ben Steele
Executive Producer Alan Clements
Producer Ben Steele
Series Producer Jonathan Lewis
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