After World War II Apocalypse and Hitler Apocalypse, here is Apocalypse WW1, third series of the Apocalypse collection. Doesn't this reverse chronological order evoke a kind of archeology of war violence? What the first meaning of the word apocalypse suggests: “revelation”, in Greek ... Isabelle Clarke and Daniel Costelle open the ball for the commemoration of 14-18 on France 2.
Could the sacrifice of an entire generation have been avoided? How was such a cruel and utter conflict possible? How could men and women endure such horror for four long years? The Apocalypse WW1 series answers these fundamental questions with a comprehensive approach and a sensitive look, at human height.
Produced from more than 500 hours of cinematographic archives, often unpublished and colored, it takes us on the battlefields, in the heads of rulers and soldiers, but also in the daily life of civilians behind. We go from the trenches in the north of France to the lesser known fronts of Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Palestine, where millions of soldiers, coming from the five continents, will die or be wounded in their flesh and their spirit. The narration carries the voices, memories and experiences of these men and women in order to better understand and feel what led “the world of yesterday” to the apocalypse.
Apocalypse, WW1, Isabelle Clarke and Daniel Costelle. From Tuesday March 18 at 8:45 p.m. on France 2.