Armour: vol 2
history of armoured warfare is a history of tactics, technology
and human genius. Relive the great tank battles from World War I
through to today's cyber wars.
War - War of Nerves
The idealogical battle between East and West in Korea surprised
many 'experts'. They had predicted another war would involved rockets
and missiles. In the Korean War it remained a battle of tanks and
Egyptian troops possible of such skill and audacity, but on 6 October
1973 they broke through the formidable Israeli Suez Canal defences
and began a campaign that would result in one of the most ferocious
armoured battles in history.
- Into the Killing Zone
Despite being technologically superior the US armed forces found
that the tactics and strategy of the Vietnamese
army made it the US's most difficult foe yet.
- The Bear Trap
Again a nation of technological superiority found itself humbled
on the battlefield by a determined enemy. The eventual Red Army
defeat was a major cause in the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Quick and the Dead
The Gulf War in 1991 was the greatest clash of armoured forces since
World War II. Despite the role of airpower in defeating Iraq the
ground forces still had to fight a war the conventional way.
This episode examines the use of a classic battle from the Gulf
War - 73 Easting - and how it has been turned into a war simulation
that is as real to troops as actual combat.
Nightmare in Normandy.
Bulge - Wave of Terror.