Great Tank Battles

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  • 2017
  • 1 Season

Superior firepower has always been a valid strategy of war, and nothing embodies that idea more than the tank. Come learn about the history of the tank, and see some of the great tanks that were used throughout military history.

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Out Blitzing the Blitzkrieg
4. Out Blitzing the Blitzkrieg
 
The fourth episode sees the Germans well and truly on the retreat and the Allies are able to successfully implement operation Husky - the landing on Sicily - where General Montgomery and the American General George Smith Patton ousted the Germans in little over five weeks. On the Eastern Front General Zhukov inflicted heavy defeat on the Germans now having the new T - 54 tank available.
Death in Snow and Sand
3. Death in Snow and Sand
 
The third episode opens with Rommel's second offensive in North Africa. The following summer the German offensive at Kharkov and the subsequent push past the River Don towards Volga and Stalingrad, later the scene of Germany's first major defeat - The Battle of Stalingrad. The scene is switched to North Africa following the continuous battle between the British 8th Army, the Desert Rats.
The Superior Force
2. The Superior Force
 
The second episode starts on the morning of the 22nd of June 1941 when the Germans launched operation Barbarossa, the code name for the invasion of the Soviet Union. 3 million Axis tools faced more than 4.5 million Red Army troops and were outnumbered two to one in tanks, but superior training and strategies gave the Germans the edge.
Dawn of the Titans
1. Dawn of the Titans
May 13, 2017
This first part of the series introduces the first tanks being deployed on the battlefields in northern France during the First World War and describes the devastating effect these steel monsters had on an infantry confronted with them for the very first time. It tracks the development, both technologically and strategically from the Fuller 1919 philosophy through the German attack on Poland.
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Superior firepower has always been a valid strategy of war, and nothing embodies that idea more than the tank. Come learn about the history of the tank, and see some of the great tanks that were used throughout military history.

  • Premiere Date
    May 13, 2017