Apocalypse WWI is a new series by Isabelle Clarke and Daniel Costelle, directors of Apocalypse WWII, the historical series broadcast in over 165 countries. Could the sacrifice of an entire generation have been avoided? How did such a cruel and far-reaching conflict occur? How did men and women endure this atrocity for four long years? This series takes a strategic and global approach to address these fundamental questions, but also, and most importantly, tells the story with a sensitive, intimate approach on a human level. The series was produced using over 500 hours of archival footage, much of it previously unseen, and now completely colorized. The story takes us to the battlefields, inside the minds of those who govern, and to the heart of the everyday life of civilians behind the lines, thanks to some of the first amateur films, so rare from this period. We will move from the trenches in the North of France to the lesser-known fronts of Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Palestine and the Arabian deserts where millions of soldiers from the five continents perish or suffer wounds of the flesh and mind. Thanks to numerous letters, diaries and books written during the war, the narration brings to life the memories and the experiences of these men and women, and helps us better understand and feel how yesterday’s world was driven to apocalypse.