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Chapter 8: Trenches of Hell
The Somme/Germany - 1916
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Runtime: 90 min.

Directed by: Simon Wincer
Story by: George Lucas
Screenplay by: Jonathan Hensleigh
Music by: Frederic Talgorn
Executive Producer: George Lucas
Produced by: Rick McCallum

Sean Patrick Flanery .... Indiana Jones
Ronny Coutteure .... Remy Baudouin
Carl Duering ....Richter
Jamie Glover .... Robert Graves
Hervé Pauchon .... Charles De Gaulle
Richard Ridings .... André
Stevan Rimkus .... Siegfried Sassoon
Jason Flemyng .... Emile
Richard Ridings .... Andra


The Story

As a young soldier in the Belgian Army, Indy learns firsthand the savagery of warfare while participating in the Battle of the Somme. Almost succumbing to despair, as his life becomes an endless round of artillery barrages, nerve gas attacks and decaying corpses, Indy fears that death will be his only way out. Then he is captured by the Germans and confined to a POW camp where he and fellow prisoner Charles de Gaulle hatch a daring scheme to win their freedom in true "Great Escape" style.


Famous people encounters:

Charles De Gaulle
French general and politician. During World War I he served with distinction until his capture in 1916. And during World War II he gained enormous popularity as the leader of Free French forces in exile. Later he emerged as the first president (1959-69) of the Fifth Republic.
Robert Graves
English novelist, critic and classical scholar who carried on many of the formal traditions of English verse in a period of experimentation. He wrote more than 120 books, including the historical novel, I, Claudius.
Siegfried Sassoon
English novelist known for his antiwar poetry and for his fictionalized autobiographies, praised for their evocation of English country life.
Release dates:
First air date:
October 24, 1999

Video release:
October 26, 1999

DVD release:
Dec. 18, 2007
This Chapter contains former episodes:
Somme, Early August 1916 (1)
Episode #9 (Season 2-2)
Originally aired: September 28, 1992 on ABC

Germany, Mid-August 1916 (2)
Episode #10 (Season 2-3)
Originally aired: October 5, 1992 on ABC

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