It is the third week of Sherman’s bombardment of Atlanta. Union artillery rains shells on the city at an alarming rate: 6-10 a minute for hours on end. The terror of bursting shells drives residents to bombproof structures, even underground, for refuge. Young Lucy Caldwell finds sanctuary in a pit dug six feet deep in her neighbor’s yard. An estimated 100,000 shells are fired over 37 days.Premiere Date: August 10, 2014 | Runtime: 00:01:45
37 Weeks tells the story of Sherman's march on Atlanta. Each segment does more than just outline a military campaign - these stories make us feel and understand the human dimension of war. What did it feel like when Sherman's army - 100 thousand strong - was bearing down on your town or city? What was motivating Sherman's fateful decisions? These are among the stories being explored.