Battlefield Britain

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War Documentary hosted by Peter Snow, Dan Snow and published by BBC in 2004 - English narration

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'Battlefield Britain' will span nearly 2000 bloody and turbulent years of battles fought on British soil, from Boudicca's uprising against the Romans in 61AD to the last battle fought on British soil at Culloden in 1746 and the Battle of Britain. Linking in with an innovative 8-part television series a major marketing event supported by English heritage this accompanying book is written by one of our foremost foreign correspondents Peter Snow and his son Dan Snow, a military historian.

Each of the eight chapters tell the story of a different conflict - the men who fought, the weapons, the tactics and the effect on our history. With recourse to the latest research as well as carrying out reconstructions of the battle, Peter and Dan raise such questions as why were the troops fighting? and what was morale like? As well as a dramatic narrative telling the story of each battle, there are battle experience boxes where Peter and Dan try out a tactic used in the battle, finding out what it was like to stand behind a shield wall and face a cavalry charge, for example.

One hundred stunning images are included such as computer-generated battleplans to illuminate the crucial turning points of each battle. And constructed photofits of the historical leaders of the battles bring to life such powerful men as William: son of a powerful Saxon dynasty, long-haired and handsome but ruthless to the core, he skinned enemies who taunted him with his humble origins in the tannery trade.

[edit] Boudicca's Rebellion Against The Romans 60AD

Boudicca - find out what really happened when she stood up against the mighty Roman Empire.

[edit] Medieval Warfare At The Battle of Hastings 1066

Heralding the beginning of the Norman Conquest, the Battle of Hastings, when William faced Harold on the south coast, was one of the bloodiest and most important battles ever fought on British soil.

[edit] Owain Glyn Dwr And The Battle For Wales 15th Century

The BBC series took a look at a decisive battle of the Welsh rebellion and its great leader, Owain Glyn Dwr.

[edit] The Spanish Armada 1588

Britain’s defeat of the Spanish Armada was a victory against one of the great sea-going nations. The dramatic events helped seal the British reputation as a seafaring people.

[edit] Routing The Royals: The Battle of Naseby

The battle of Naseby saw Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army win the decisive battle of the English Civil War, effectively bringing an end to the absolute power of the monarchy.

[edit] A Clash Of Kings: The Battle Of The Boyne 1690

The story of the Battle of the Boyne - the effects of which are still having consequences in everyday life in Ireland today.

[edit] Culloden: The Jacobites' Last Stand 1746

Culloden was the last pitched battle on British soil and brought an end to Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion, securing the crown of Britain for the House of Hanover.

[edit] Their Finest Hour, The Battle Of Britain

The final instalment looks to the skies and the RAF's struggle to prevent a Nazi invasion in the darkest days of WWII when Britain stood alone.

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Image: Battlefield_Britain_Screen0.jpg

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  • Video Codec: XVID
  • Video Bitrate: 1031 kbps
  • Video Resolution: 360x640 (height x width)
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 9x16 (1:1,78)
  • Audio Codec: MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3) <0x0055>
  • Audio BitRate: 128 kbps
  • Audio Streams: 1
  • RunTime Per Part: 58 min 45,68 s (88142 Frames)
  • Part Size: 490,62 MB
  • Capped by StGeorge

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