The First World War

Video clips are automatically supplied by broadcasters and distributors. is not responsible for the clip's contents.
Breaking the Deadlock

Series 1 - Episode 6 Breaking the Deadlock

Mon 28 Sep 7:25pm - 8:35pm PBS America
See Repeats
Mon 28 Sep, 11pm - 12:15am PBS America
Tue 29 Sep, 9:15am - 10:30am PBS America
Tue 29 Sep, 2:40pm - 3:50pm PBS America


A fresh appraisal of the Western Front covering the period 1915-17. German storm troopers emerged, artillery became more important than machine guns or tanks and more than 200 generals were killed in action, shattering the myth that many hid behind the lines. The programme reveals there was a succession of minor truces between rival forces and not just the brief instance of Christmas 1914.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Jonathan Lewis
Director Simon Rockwell
Executive Producer Alan Clements
Series Producer Jonathan Lewis