August 1914 – The Battle for France

In the weeks of summer heat of France in 1914 the allies faced defeat before World War I had hardly begun.

Massed German forces were overwhelming the small British Expeditionary Force (BEF) and an ill - prepared French army in a single bold sweep through Belgium - The Schlieffen Plan.

Military historian, Dr Spencer Jones describes how the allies by bravery and good fortune just managed to save France and turn the tide which seemed to be sweeping over Europe.

In Military, World War 1,

Presented by:

Spencer Jones

Directed by:

Sean Griffiths

Produced by:

Michael W Gibbs

Thanks to:

University of Wolverhampton, Imperial War Museums, Pathé News