It is mid-July, 1864. The President of the Confederate States of America discharges General Johnston of his command for failing to halt the enemy’s drive to the gates of Atlanta. The city is a fortress, encircled by ten miles of fortifications that have destroyed its forests. Unlike his predecessor’s retreat, General John Bell Hood believes the offensive power of his infantry can protect them.Premiere Date: July 13, 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.