Ground War: The Evolution of the Battlefield

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  • 2010
  • 1 Season

Ground War: The Evolution of the Battlefield is a television series in four parts that looks at how war has changed. After the turn of the century, war went from being fought on the ground to being fought in the air, but ground war will always be a huge part of wars. The technological changes and advancements that are made to improve conditions for soldiers and win wars are huge. Every episode of this television series looks at a different aspect of ground war to give viewers a good grasp of what combat looks like from the point of the soldier.

Ground War: The Evolution of the Battlefield
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Seasons
Command and Control
4. Command and Control
May 27, 2010
The final episode considers the ways in which armies have used or modified the terrain of the battlefield to their advantage for both defense and attack.
Firepower
3. Firepower
May 27, 2010
Episode tracks the development of artillery from the ancient Greeks through the invention of gunpowder in China, to the very latest generation of big guns and directed-energy weapons.
Battlefield Mobility
2. Battlefield Mobility
May 20, 2010
This episode explores mobility on the battlefield and the never-ending challenge to maximize effectiveness and find the right balance of protective armor, speed, mobility and firepower.
Warrior Weapons
1. Warrior Weapons
May 20, 2010
This episode traces the evolution of soldiers and their gear, from the phalanx formations of Alexander the Great to the the development of wearable exoskeletons that will one day soon make human soldiers stronger and faster.
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Ground War: The Evolution of the Battlefield is a television series in four parts that looks at how war has changed. After the turn of the century, war went from being fought on the ground to being fought in the air, but ground war will always be a huge part of wars.

The technological changes and advancements that are made to improve conditions for soldiers and win wars are huge. Every episode of this television series looks at a different aspect of ground war to give viewers a good grasp of what combat looks like from the point of the soldier.

  • Premiere Date
    May 20, 2010