APOCALYPSE, the Battle of Verdun

February 19, 2016 - Apocalypse


February 1916. World War I has been raging for two years and has killed over three million people. And yet, neither side has managed to gain the upper hand.

The Germans, by mobilizing more artillery and men in Verdun than in any other offensive, aim to take destiny into their own hands and win the war. But the French will hold out. For three hundred days and nights, under a constant steel storm of sixty million shells, the Germans and the French fight it out, each determined to end the war.

How did they survive this apocalypse?

From a stock of over five hundred hours of restored and superbly colorised archival footage, APOCALYPSE Verdun by Isabelle Clarke and Daniel Costelle takes viewers on a ninety-minute journey into the heart of one of the greatest battles of all times.

Episodes :

  1. The Carnage
  2. The Illusion


Production :

CC&C, ECPAD, with the participation of France Télévisions

Broadcasters :

France 2, RTBF

Format :

90 minutes or 2 x 45 minutes

Distribution :

France Télévisions Distribution

Directors :

Isabelle Clarke & Daniel Costelle

Authors :

Isabelle Clarke & Daniel Costelle, with the collaboration of Kévin Accart, Mickaël Gamrasni

Commentary : Mathieu Kassovitz

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