War Above the Trenches

War Above the Trenches

Into the Furnace
Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  November 15, 2018

After the bloody battles of Verdun and the Somme, the British and French are locked in a deadly stalemate as they face the armies of Germany in the horrors of trench warfare. In the air above The Western Front, the aircraft of friend and foe range over the lines of beleaguered forces, seeking intelligence and information for the commanders on the ground and targets for that deadliest of weapons, the heavy artillery. Neither can afford to lose control of the sky and the heavens have become a battlefield as each side develops newer fighting machines to specifically hunt and destroy enemy aircraft. A new chapter of aerial warfare is underway.

After the bloody battles of Verdun and the Somme, the British and French are locked in a deadly stalemate as they face the armies of Germany in the horrors of trench warfare. In the air above The Western Front, the aircraft of friend and foe range over the lines of beleaguered forces, seeking intelligence and information for the commanders on the ground and targets for that deadliest of weapons, the heavy artillery. Neither can afford to lose control of the sky and the heavens have become a battlefield as each side develops newer fighting machines to specifically hunt and destroy enemy aircraft. A new chapter of aerial warfare is underway.

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