As It Happened

As It Happened

The First World War From Above
SBS  |  May 20, 2011

This remarkable documentary offers a unique perspective on the scale of the First World War as a collection of extraordinary historical finds are brought to the screen for the first time. Aerial footage, shot from an airship in the summer of 1919, captures with amazing clarity the trenches and battlefields of Europe, revealing the damage and destruction inflicted on towns, villages and the countryside, from the coast of Belgium to the border of Switzerland.

This remarkable documentary offers a unique perspective on the scale of the First World War as a collection of extraordinary historical finds are brought to the screen for the first time. Aerial footage, shot from an airship in the summer of 1919, captures with amazing clarity the trenches and battlefields of Europe, revealing the damage and destruction inflicted on towns, villages and the countryside, from the coast of Belgium to the border of Switzerland.

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