- MEUCE European Film Series on WWI - "Apocalypse-Episodes 4 & 5: "Rage & Deliverance" (FIU)
MEUCE European Film Series on WWI - "Apocalypse-Episodes 4 & 5: "Rage & Deliverance" (FIU)
|Venue:||FIU - Graham Center - GC 140|
In collaboration with the Consulate General of France in Miami,and in order to commemorate the century of World War I, the Miami-Florida European Union Center of Excellence, will screen 5 documentaries of World War I entitled "Apocalypse - 1ere Guerre Mondiale"; The 4th and 5th episodes will be "Rage" & "Deliverance"
Synopsis Episode 4: RAGE
Soldiers from the brink. They want it to stop. They want to return to their homes. Home, in the back, anger is brewing, hunger gnaws populations. The war has spread his misery in every home, it is present in every moment of daily life. We must find a solution. It is necessary that the war ends. While revolts began: in Germany, social unrest fears for the future of the Reich. The Austro-Hungarian Empire falters: Franz Joseph died, and his young successor Charles I began attempts at peace.
On the front, the battle of the Chemin des Dames will trigger riots in hairy. Russian soldiers, tired of being torn by hunger and fear, sr join the Revolution. The Tsar abdicated and prepares for exile. But German General Staff makes a strategic mistake that will change the course of the conflict in submarine warfare "excessive", he decided to attack all ships in the Atlantic, including American ships. The USA entered the war on the Allied side, and in June 1917 the géhéral Pershing landed in France with the first enrollment. A month after their arrival, while American reinforcements are still in training, begins in Belgium Passchendaele: in torrential rain, thousands of soldiers of the British Empire drown in a sea of mud. Another failure, a new empty meaningless slaughter. Why this stubbornness of European leaders? Do they not like their people, deliverance?
Synopsis Episode 5: DELIVERANCE
In October 1917, at Caporetto, the Italians are engaged in a bloody battle that pits them against the Austro-Hungarians and Germans. It is a stinging defeat for the Italians. Meanwhile, in Russia, Lenin, head of the Bolsheviks, the October Revolution triggers. The new communists of Russia signed a separate master with Central forces at Brest-Litovsk in March 1918 peace. The Germans will then be able to concentrate their forces on the Western Front. They gather their men and start walking towards France. Frightened Parisians fleeing the capital. But American reinforcements are on the warpath, the "Sammies" in July 1918, 1.3 million are now on European soil. Major German offensive, which provided the final victory, then wipe a dismal failure. The Allied forces, backed by Uncle Sam, go from strength to strength: Saint-Mihiel, Belleau Wood, Vittorio Veneto and the Marne. Alsace, Lorraine, and all territories taken in France at the beginning of the war are released. This series of victories will precipitate the fall of Germany. Meanwhile, the British armies strung victories in the East: Palestine, Syria, Anatolia, Iran, Iraq are all captured territories to the Ottomans, who eventually capitulate. On 11 November 1918, on the battlefields of France, the bugle sounds the armistice: the fight continues, the soldiers will finally return to their homes ... But some of his scars, very quickly, will open again: the peace settlement will be humiliating for Germany. The "Peace Conference", which ends June 28, 1919, in Versailles, carries within it the seeds of the Second World War ... Europe and grieving decimated, will have to lick its wounds and rebuild a future.
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