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Title Great Continental Railway Journeys: Amsterdam to Northern France - Series 1, Ep 5 of 5 / Director: Farrell, Cassie
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2015
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Series Great Continental Railway Journeys ; Series 1, Episode 5
Summary All aboard! Michael Portillo travels on the great train routes of Europe, as he retraces the journeys featured in George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide. This episode he alights in France where his epic European railway expedition ends.Michael Portillo uses George Bradshaw's 1913 Continental Railway Guide to explore the dazzling cities of the pre-war Low Countries before tasting the delicacies of Brussels. He then travels to the French sector of the Western Front, where from 1914 the trains carried a new cargo of artillery shells, with the Edwardian tourists of 1913 replaced by soldiers facing the horrors of the trenches. Michael ends his epic journey in the forest of Compiegne to hear how, after four years of conflict, the Armistice was finally signed in a railway carriage. (From the UK) (Documentary) G CCFollow the conversation on Twitter: #sbsdoco
Notes Closed captioning in English
Event Broadcast 2015-02-21 at 19:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Vredespaleis (Hague, Netherlands)
Chocolate -- Standards.
Diamond industry and trade.
Railroad travel -- Planning.
War and society.
Form Streaming video
Author Farrell, Cassie, director
Portillo, Michael, host
Dease, Maurice, contributor
Jones, Heather, contributor
van Heijningen, Willem, contributor
van Hoogstraten, Steven, contributor