In February the Germans began their assault on the forts at Verdun in a battle of attrition that would last until December. In the East the Russians launched the Brusilov Offensive to try and relieve the pressure on the French. Although the Russians ultimately failed to make any gains it did draw German divisions away from the Western Front. Meanwhile, the British launched a new offensive at the Somme with terrible loss of life for little or no gain. At sea the dreadnoughts of the Royal Navy and German High Seas Fleet clashed at Jutland in the wars one substantial sea battle. The outcome, however, was inconclusive and although the British lost more ships and men, the Germans retreated back to port never to put to sea in strength again.
Learn the details behind the one hundred most significant breakthroughs in the history of mankind! Take a journey through history and examine the discoveries, breakthroughs and eureka moments that have transformed all of our lives for the better. Host Bill Nye travels the world, meeting eminent scientists in various fields, to explore and explain the principles behind the most significant developments in the history of mankind. Each of the 100 Greatest Discoveries, in eight different fields of knowledge, is examined both in terms of the principles and personalities involved. Over 500 years of scientific advances are distilled and presented in this accessible, entertaining series to give you a good understanding of HOW many of science s toughest riddles were solved, WHO it was that solved them, and WHY these solutions are so significant.
Using authentic newsreel footage from the era, discover the reality of life during WWII for those who remained in Britain. It was a difficult time, when every citizen had to share the nations burden, from children, hundreds of thousands of whom were evacuated from cities, to older men and women who had already served their country in previous wars, yet were called upon to form the country's last line of defence, the home guard.
Witness the mastery of the unbeaten 1966 national side in this must-have collector's pack. Take an eye-opening trip down memory lane with a bumper reproduction of the official match-day programme from July 1966, brimming with statistics and team photographs.