Bbc Somme

BBC - Somme Journey (2002)  Video

Posted by notbanned at July 7, 2016
BBC - Somme Journey (2002)

BBC - Somme Journey (2002)
PDTV | 832x468 | .MKV/AVC @ 1463 Kbps | 41mn 12s | 470 MiB
Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

David Ervine of the Progressive Unionist Party and Sinn Fein's Tom Hartley explore the issue of war and memory as they walk across the World War I killing fields of Northern France and Flanders.

BBC - The Somme the First 24 Hours (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Oct. 30, 2016
BBC - The Somme the First 24 Hours (2016)

BBC - The Somme the First 24 Hours (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 4000 Kbps | 42mn 2s | 1.23 GiB
Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

The Somme – The First 24 Hours was made for the hundredth anniversary of the Somme. Tony Robinson tells the powerful and moving story of five men of one battalion as they enlist, train for and take part in the worst disaster in the history of the British army. With a secret diary kept by Private Frank Meakin,Tony Robinson recounts the tale of the Sheffield City battalion where just 47 of the 650 men in the battalion survived.The whole battalion was made up of men from the same street, the same workplace and who were killed disproportionately.

BBC - The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Aug. 3, 2016
BBC - The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire (2016)

BBC - The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3588 Kbps | 3x~58min | 4.41 GiB
Audio: English AAC 132 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Historian Peter Barton explores the events of the Battle of the Somme.

BBC - Heroes of the Somme (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at July 9, 2016
BBC - Heroes of the Somme (2016)

BBC - Heroes of the Somme (2016)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3199 Kbps | 58mn 58s | 1.39 GiB
Audio: English AAC 161 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

The Heroes of the Somme uses original archive from the Western Front to uncover the stories of seven of the men whose remarkable bravery won them the Victoria Cross, Britain's most prized military medal. The WWI Somme offensive lasted 141 days and involved 13 Allied nations fighting 14 separate battles. Day One of the battle, 1 July 1916, was the worst in British military history with 60,000 casualties. By the end of the offensive the total for both sides was a million. This extraordinary sacrifice was made for just six miles of empty farmland.

BBC - Wales at the Somme: The Battle of Mametz Wood (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at July 5, 2016
BBC - Wales at the Somme: The Battle of Mametz Wood (2016)

BBC - Wales at the Somme: The Battle of Mametz Wood (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 1331 Kbps | 58mn 55s | 1.21 GB
Audio: English AAC 134 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Welsh rugby player Gareth Thomas travels to France to unearth his great uncles' involvement in the Battle of the Somme. At Mametz Wood he joins an archaeological dig, which reveals new discoveries.

BBC - War of Words: Soldier-Poets of the Somme (2014)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at July 4, 2016
BBC - War of Words: Soldier-Poets of the Somme (2014)

BBC - War of Words: Soldier-Poets of the Somme (2014)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2480 Kbps | 01:29:10 | 1.67 GB
Audio: English AAC 140 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

The 1916 Battle of the Somme remains the most famous battle of World War I, remembered for its bloodshed and its limited territorial gains. What is often overlooked, however, is the literary importance of the Somme: more writers and poets fought in it than in any other battle in history.

BBC - The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013)  

Posted by notbanned at July 3, 2013
BBC - The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013)

BBC - The Somme: Secret Tunnel Wars (2013)
PDTV | 832x468 | .MKV/AVC @ 1550 Kbps | 59mn 0s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 654 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Beneath the Somme battlefield lies one of the great secrets of the First World War, a recently-discovered network of deep tunnels thought to extend over several kilometres. This lost underground battlefield, centred on the small French village of La Boisselle in Picardy, was constructed largely by British troops between 1914 and 1916. Over 120 men died here in ongoing attempts to undermine the nearby German lines and these galleries still serve as a tomb for many of those men. This documentary follows historian Peter Barton and a team of archaeologists as they become the first people in nearly a hundred years to enter this hidden, and still dangerous, labyrinth. Military mines were the original weapons of shock and awe - with nowhere to hide from a mine explosion, these huge explosive charges could destroy a heavily-fortified trench in an instant. In order to get under the German lines to plant their mines, British tunnellers had to play a terrifying game of subterranean cat and mouse - constantly listening out for enemy digging and trying to intercept the German tunnels without being detected. To lose this game probably meant death. As well uncovering the grim reality of this strange underground war, Peter discovers the story of the men who served here, including the tunnelling companies' special military units made up of ordinary civillian sewer workers and miners. He reveals their top secret mission that launched the Battle of the Somme's first day and discovers why British high command failed to capitalise on a crucial tactical advantage they had been given by the tunnellers.

BBC - Western Front Part 4: Commanding the Front  

Posted by vman at June 17, 2013
BBC - Western Front Part 4: Commanding the Front

BBC - Western Front Part 4: Commanding the Front
DVDrip | 720 x 480 | XviD MPEG-4 1823 Kbps | 01:06 mn | Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | 350 MB
Genre: Documentary

For most British people, the First World War was the Western Front, the trench line stretching from the Swiss Frontier to the North Sea. It was there that the majority of nearly nine million British and Dominion soldiers who enlisted during the war served, and where most of the 947,000 who were killed met their deaths.
This detailed series covers everything from how the front was created and the experiences of the British Army in France, how the First World War was fought in trenches, forts and bunkers to the battle of Verdun and the last hundred days of the war. Professor Richard Holmes, the military historian, skilfully clarifies the complexities of the Western Front, highlighting the political, military and human dilemmas of this the most bitter and bloody of wars.
Commanding the Front
Richard Holmes discusses the Battle of the Somme, which took place in northern France in 1916 and saw 60,000 British soldiers killed or wounded in a single day.

BBC - Planet Earth II Playlists (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Dec. 5, 2016
BBC - Planet Earth II Playlists (2016)

BBC - Planet Earth II Playlists (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 4700 Kbps | 3x~29mn | English AAC 125 Kbps, 2 channels | 3.04 GB
Genre: Documentary

Radio 1 presents music selections, set to Planet Earth II footage.

BBC - Planet Earth II: 5of6 Grasslands (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Dec. 5, 2016
BBC - Planet Earth II: 5of6 Grasslands (2016)

BBC - Planet Earth II: 5of6 Grasslands (2016)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3875 Kbps | 58mn 8s | English AAC 144 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.63 GB
PDTV | 832 x 468 | .MP4/AVC @ 1209 Kbps | 58mn 8s | English AAC 128 Kbps, 2 channels | 557 MB
Genre: Documentary, Nature / Subtitles: English

Grasslands cover one quarter of all land and support the vast gatherings of wildlife, but to survive here animals must endure the most hostile seasonal changes on the planet. From Asia's bizarre-looking Saiga antelope to the giant anteaters of Brazil, grassland animals have adapted in extraordinary ways to cope with these extremes. In the flooded Okavango, lions take on formidable buffalo in epic battles, on the savannah bee-eaters take advantage of elephants to help catch insects and, on the freezing northern tundra, caribou embark on great migrations shadowed by hungry Arctic wolves.