This is the story of the construction and defence of Hitler s three mile deep web of fortifications, pillboxes, troop shelters and anti-tank obstacles that ran along Germany s western frontier opposite the French Maginot Line. As the war progressed and the tide turned against the Reich, breaching the West Wall caused the Allies a huge problem as they pushed for final victory. This is a brand new episode from the landmark television series 'Battlefield'. Featuring fascinating archive footage from all over the world the programme includes a review of the political and military situation before the battle, portraits of leaders and commanders, an explanation of weapons and tactics and the story of the battle itself. Vivid graphics place the battle into the context of the war as a whole.