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Greatest Tank Battles is a military documentary series that highlights and profiles some of the more fantastic battles in the history of warfare. It is filled with a wealth of information about these great military machines and the battlegrounds where they went head to head.

Each episode of the series weaves narration, archival footage, vintage photographs, interviews, expert commentary and 3D CGI computer simulated graphics to tell the story behind the equipment and the battle itself.

There are 20 episodes of the series to date and each one focused on one particular battle situation. A lot of the episodes were centered around battles that took place during World War II in the 1940's but there are also other shows that take place as recently as 1991 and some are from the early days of military technology in the early 1900's.

The show's debut episode focused on The Battle of 73 Easting. This battle took place during the Gulf War. It presents the story of the American 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment battled not only Iraq's royal guard but also terrible field conditions and a blinding sandstorm.

Another notable episode focused on The Battle of Normandy. This is the very historically noted story of the allied invasion on the beaches of France. The focus is on the 2nd Canadian Armored Brigade fighting to make it past the shores against the cold blooded German brigade.

The debut episode of season 2 presented one of the most important developments in the history of war, from 1916. This was when the British unveiled the new mobile weapon that was the first tank. Another notable episode from season 2 told the tale behind the 1944 Battle for the Baltics, when the Russians chase the Nazi forces through the Baltic States.

Other great battles to be profiled in this informational series were The Battle of France, The Battle of the Bulge, The Battle of El Alamein, The Battle of Stalingrad, The Battle of Tunisia and The Battle of Arracourt.

Wednesdays at 10:00 pm et/pt on Military Channel
3 Seasons, 26 Episodes
January 5, 2011
Documentary & Biography
7.4/10
Cast: Robin Ward
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Greatest Tank Battles Full Episode Guide

  • Examining how the British Mark IV tank met a German AFV on the battlefield.

  • Examining how a British Mark IV tank, met a German AFV on the battlefield.

  • Examining the 1942 American landings in North Africa.

  • Following a 1945 Canadian attack across the Rhine river.

  • German forces launch a surprise attack in the Ardennes in December 1944; American tankers defend the American line.

  • New reload edition with bonus footage and new information. This is the story of how the American 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment used superior equipment and training to overcome a blinding sandstorm and hundreds of tanks manned by Iraq's Republican Guard.

  • In 1973, Egypt launches a surprise attack against Israel in the Golan Heights. This is a story of survival, where a few out-numbered tankers manage to hold off an enemy of overwhelming size in one of the greatest tank battles ever waged.

  • In 1967, in response to a growing threat by it's Arab neighbors, Israel launches a pre-emptive strike against Egypt in the Sinai. This is the story of one of the most dramatic victories in modern warfare.

  • By late 1942, the German offensive on the Eastern Front stalls and the Soviets make their stand in the city of Stalingrad. This is the story of the infamous battle where an entire German army is lost and the course of the war forever changed.

  • After the success of the Blitzkrieg, young men across Germany flock to the armored corps in search of glory and excitement. This is the story of one young German tanker as he comes face to face with the harsh realities of armored warfare.

  • In 1943, tanks of the Canadian Armored Corps make their combat debut on the European mainland. This is the story of the Canadian tankers who fight their way up the Italian peninsula in the push to liberate Rome from Nazi occupation.

  • In 1916 the British debut a new mobile weapon hoping to break the long bloody stalemate on the Western Front. This is the story of the first tanks and how they changed the face of the modern battlefield forever.

  • Two of history's most-famous commanders go head-to-head in a North African battle.

  • In search of glory and excitement, young German men flock to the armoured corps.

  • At the outset of WWII, the Germans pioneered a new form of mobile armored warfare.This is the story of how the Nazi's unleashed the blitzkrieg on Western Europe as thousands of Panzer tanks raced across rugged terrain and crushed Allied defenses.

Greatest Tank Battles Video Clips & Extras

Introduction of the Tank in World War I | Greatest Tank Battles Clip (02:51) The Dreaded Tiger | Greatest Tank Battles Clip (00:55) Graveyard Battle | Greatest Tank Battles Clip (03:10) Defeating a Centurion Tank | Greatest Tank Battles Clip (02:50) Greatest Tank Battles- Golan Heights Battle | Yom Kippur War Clip (02:57) Greatest Tank Battles- The Final Battle | Yom Kippur War Clip (03:13) Greatest Tank Battles- German Soldier Wounded by Tank Shell Clip (02:17) Greatest Tank Battles- M2 Bradley vs T-72 | Gulf War Clip (03:11)

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