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Greatest Tank Battles: The Battle of Stalingrad

Greatest Tank Battles is an action-packed 20-part series that brings to life the most gripping and monumental tank battles ever fought... Filmed on battlefields across the world, and using stunning, ultra-realistic CGI animation and eyewitness accounts, this new original series puts viewers in the heat of the battles. They will witness historic armoured combats through the eyes of the very men who manned the tanks and fought to the finish. Greatest Tank Battles brings the full fury of mechanised warfare to the screen for the first time by analysing the weapons, defences, and tactics used in these conflicts. The viewer experiences the complete picture of tank warfare: a general's-eye view of the battlefield, a soldier's-eye view of face-to-face confrontations, and meticulous technical analysis by military historians. From the mighty 88-mm cannon of the Second World War German Tiger, to the thermal-imaging target system of the Gulf War M-1 Abrams, the series examines the significant technical details that shaped a century of battle. Greatest Tank Battles will, for the first time, take viewers through the hatch and inside some of history's most legendary tanks, allowing them to see the battle through the eyes of tank commanders and their crews. They'll ride along with some of the greatest tank aces, discovering how they were able to make kill after kill, often against overwhelming odds, and escape with their lives. These stories bring to life epic conflicts such as those on the Second World War's Eastern Front, where 100,000 tanks clashed in history's biggest war. But some stories push ever farther afield to bring the viewer eyewitness accounts of pivotal tank battles in Korea, Vietnam and the Middle East. Greatest Tank Battles takes us deeper into the mechanised battlefield than ever before, revealing the delicate balance between man and machine - between victory and death. It puts viewers in the commander's seat and sends them into the heart of the action.

Source: Military Channel

Episode Info

Episode number: 2x8
Airdate: Wednesday February 29th, 2012

Director: (Unknown)
Writer: (Unknown)

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Discovery HISTORY) Nov 24, 2013

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