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.
180 minutes per volume
things have changed the face of war on land as the tank has done.
The armoured gun platforms can wreak havoc on an enemy and today's
tanks are precision killing machines.
Fields of Armour, the Discovery Channel examines the history of
the tank from its first use in World War I to today's Cyberwars
- where crews are tested in combat conditions via simulators and
giant computer games.
it goes further and seamlessly works the tank into the larger picture
of some of the most devestating conflicts mankind has seen.
first volume covers World War One, which witnessed the birth of
the tank, World War II when Germany seemed to know how to use the
weapons better than anyone else, the Desrt War between Rommel and
the British, Kursk, the biggest tank battle in history, breaking
out of the Normandy beachhead after D-Day and the Battle of the
2 sets its sights on the Cold War and Korea, the Arab-Israeli war
of 1973, Vietnam, Afghanistan, the Gulf War and how new technology
and computers can train troops to the stresses of real-life combat.
from wonderful film footage this series includes marvellous interviews
with the men who fought inside tanks. Many tell of their fears of
being burned alive if their vehicle is hit and horrific stories
of what they saw on the battlefield.
is fair to say that I found the entire series a fascinating one
and will not only interest history buffs, but also those modern
fans who love to see just how powerful these tanks have become.
The Devil's Coaches.
The Gentlemen's War.
Hammer into Anvil.
Nightmare in Normandy.
Bulge - Wave of Terror.
Cold War - War of Nerves.
The October War.
Vietnam - Into the Killing Zone.
Afghanistan - The Bear Trap.
The Quick and the Dead.