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  • Men on the March

    The complete story of World War I - from outbreak to conclusion - told through illuminating figures. Hear how an assassination brought conflict to Europe in 1914.

  • Men on the March

    The complete story of World War I - from outbreak to conclusion - told through illuminating figures. Hear how an assassination brought conflict to Europe in 1914.

  • Weapons of War

    The story of World War I, told through revealing data. Around 25,000 miles of trenches were cut as the sides dug in and UK factories built 30,000 aircraft a year.

  • Weapons of War

    The story of World War I, told through revealing data. Around 25,000 miles of trenches were cut as the sides dug in and UK factories built 30,000 aircraft a year.

  • Descent Into Hell

    The first day of the Somme Offensive was the blackest day in the British Army's history. The shocking numbers are revealed as the war retrospective revisits 1916.

  • Descent Into Hell

    The first day of the Somme Offensive was the blackest day in the British Army's history. The shocking numbers are revealed as the war retrospective revisits 1916.

  • The Home Front

    A fresh look at the Great War, with statistics helping to shed new light on the horrendous conflict. Hear about the effect of World War I on the domestic front.

  • The Home Front

    A fresh look at the Great War, with statistics helping to shed new light on the horrendous conflict. Hear about the effect of World War I on the domestic front.

  • Total War

    Learn more about the 'war to end all wars' through illuminating and often shocking statistics. After 1916, the imperial powers redoubled their efforts to win the war.

  • Total War

    Learn more about the 'war to end all wars' through illuminating and often shocking statistics. After 1916, the imperial powers redoubled their efforts to win the war.

  • Endgame

    Hear how the arrival of American forces and an Allied counter-offensive in 1918 helped defeat Germany. Tragically, 11,000 men were killed or injured on Armistice Day.

  • Endgame

    Hear how the arrival of American forces and an Allied counter-offensive in 1918 helped defeat Germany. Tragically, 11,000 men were killed or injured on Armistice Day.

Episode guide

The Great War In Numbers

Series 1

The Great War In Numbers

  • Men on the March

    The complete story of World War I - from outbreak to conclusion - told through illuminating figures. Hear how an assassination brought conflict to Europe in 1914.

  • The Home Front

    A fresh look at the Great War, with statistics helping to shed new light on the horrendous conflict. Hear about the effect of World War I on the domestic front.

  • Descent Into Hell

    The first day of the Somme Offensive was the blackest day in the British Army's history. The shocking numbers are revealed as the war retrospective revisits 1916.

  • Weapons of War

    The story of World War I, told through revealing data. Around 25,000 miles of trenches were cut as the sides dug in and UK factories built 30,000 aircraft a year.

  • Total War

    Learn more about the 'war to end all wars' through illuminating and often shocking statistics. After 1916, the imperial powers redoubled their efforts to win the war.

  • Endgame

    Hear how the arrival of American forces and an Allied counter-offensive in 1918 helped defeat Germany. Tragically, 11,000 men were killed or injured on Armistice Day.