July 1st 1916 was the blackest day in the history of the British Army when a combination of bad planning and German bullets sent Kitchener's Army to their doom. An army that had taken two years to make took only a day to destroy.
Taken from the hugely-popular television series 'Line of Fire', this programme harnesses state-of-the-art computer technology to explore, explain and bring new perspectives to the battle which symbolises the suffering of the Great War. Featuring archive footage and specially treated recreations, 'The Somme' also includes authoritative comment and analysis by leading military historians from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.
About the 'Line of Fire'-'Line of Fire' is history with a difference. For the first time, the great battlefields of war are presented in a unique animated environment, providing new insights into military history's most compelling events. Each powerful episode combines unrivalled graphics with atmospheric recreations to analyse every facet of famous battles from the medieval period to modern times.
- Introduction - Britain Assists - Kitchener's Army - Planning Theory - The Barrage in Action - Reality Kicks In - Conclusion