Greatest Tank Battles: Series 1-2 and 3

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War Documentary hosted by Robin Ward, published by History Channel in 2011 - English narration

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Greatest Tank Battles: Series 1-2 and 3 Filmed on battlefields across the world, and using stunning, ultra-realistic CGI animation and eyewitness accounts, this 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 takes us deeper into the mechanized 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.

[edit] The Battle of 73 Easting - Season 1 starts here

The 1991 Gulf War's Battle of 73 Easting is the most studied tank battle of modern times. This is the story of how the American 2nd Armoured Cavalry Regiment used superior equipment and training to overcome a blinding sandstorm and hundreds of tanks manned by Iraq's elite Republican Guard.

[edit] The Battle for the Golan Heights

In 1973, Syria launches a surprise attack against Israel in the Golan Heights. This is a story of survival, where a few out-numbered tankers manage to hold off an enemy of overwhelming size in one of the greatest tank battles ever waged.

[edit] The Battle of El Alamein

In 1942, Erwin 'The Desert Fox' Rommel's Desert Afrika Corps faced off against Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery's Eighth Army. This is the story of the climax in the struggle for North Africa, which would change the course of the Second World War.

[edit] The Battle of the Bulge

In December 1944, German forces launch a surprise attack through the Ardennes Forest in Belgium. This is the story of the American tankers who helped defend the American line against Hitler's final gamble on the western front.

[edit] The Battle for the Hochwald Gap

In February 1945, Canadian forces launch an attack to cross the Rhine and enter the German heartland. This is the story of the struggle for the Hochwald Gap - the final obstacle blocking the Allies, which the Germans are determined to hold at any cost.

[edit] SS Panzers Attack

In December 1944, an infamous SS tank force led Hitler's final offensive in the west. This is the story of the Sixth Panzer Army's incredible breakthrough of the American line and subsequent encirclement and defeat.

[edit] The Battle of Normandy

On June 6, 1944, the Allies land on the northern coast of France. This is the story of the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade as they fight their way inland against a stubborn and ruthless German defence.

[edit] The Battle of Arracourt

By September 1944, Patton's hard-charging Third Army threatens to breach the German border. This is the story of the largest tank-vs-tank clash of the Second World War, as Hitler masses hundreds of panzers in a desperate bid to halt Patton's advance

[edit] The Battle of Kursk Northern Front

In the summer of 1943, Hitler launches a massive armoured offensive in an effort to regain the upper hand on the Eastern Front. This is the story of the formidable Russian defence that stalled a massive Panzer onslaught.

[edit] The Battle of Kursk Southern Front

The Battle of Kursk comes to a climax at the Russian village of Prokhorovka on July 12, 1943. This is the story of the largest tank battle in military history, as elite SS troops face off against Russian defenders determined to stop them whatever the cost.

[edit] Tank Battles of Korea - Season 2 starts here

Season two starts here. In 1950, the world is caught off guard as North Korea launches a massive armoured assault into South Korea. This is the story of the American tankers who rush to the aid of the South and the bloody battles they fight up and down the Korean Peninsula.

[edit] Tank Battles of the Great War

In 1916 the British debut a new mobile weapon hoping to break the long bloody stalemate on the Western Front. This is the story of the first tanks and how they change the face of the modern battlefield forever.

[edit] The Battle of France

At the outset of WWII, the Germans pioneered a new form of mobile armoured warfare. This is the story of the famed Nazi Blitzkrieg, as thousands of panzers burst through terrain thought impassible to conquer Western Europe in a matter of weeks.

[edit] The Battle of Italy

In 1943, tanks of the Canadian Armoured Corps make their combat debut on the European mainland. This is the story of the Canadian tankers who fight their way up the Italian peninsula in the push to liberate Rome from Nazi occupation.

[edit] The Battle of Tunisia

It's 1942 and Rommel's Afrika Corps have been pushed back to Tunisia and the brash new US tank force lands in North Africa. This is the story of the final North African battles as two of history's most famed tank commanders Patton and Rommel go head-to-head.

[edit] Tank Ace Ludwig Bauer

After the success of the Blitzkrieg, young men across Germany flocked to the corps. One teenager was to prove an amazing survivor.Ludwig Bauer.

[edit] The Six Day War 1967 Battle for the Sinai

In 1967, in response to a growing threat by her Arab neighbours, Israel launches a pre-emptive strike against Egypt in the Sinai. This is the story of one of the swiftest and most dramatic victories in modern warfare.

[edit] The October War 1973 Battle for the Sinai

Eager to regain territory lost six years earlier, Egypt launches a surprise attack against Israel in October 1973. This is the story of the final Arab-Israeli war in the Sinai, where both sides enjoy remarkable success, suffer stunning defeat, and gain, most importantly, lasting peace.

[edit] The Battle for the Baltics

By 1944, the Soviets have turned the tide of war in the East and are pursuing the Nazi army back through the Baltic States. This is the story of the German tankers who continue to fight and win the battles even though they cannot win the war.

[edit] The Battle of Stalingrad

By late 1942, the German offensive on the Eastern Front begins to stall and the Soviets make their stand in the city of Stalingrad. This is the story of the most infamous battle in history, as an entire German army is lost and the course of the war forever changed.

[edit] Candian Tank Battles in Italy - Season 3 Starts here

Season 3 Starts here, May 1944: Canadian tanks begin their final push to drive the Germans from Italy. At each step, over rugged mountains and through steep valleys, the Canadians confront Hitler's elite Panzers - at the Melfa River, on the Trasimene Line, in the formidable Gothic Line, finally battering their way into the Po Valley.

[edit] Michael Wittmann Greatest Tank Ace

Michael Wittmann, the most decorated tank ace in history, fought at Kursk and in Normandy and in many of the greatest tank battles of all time. An officer in the notorious Waffen SS, hailed as a hero by the Nazis, Wittmann remains a focus of cult and controversy.

[edit] The Battle for Vietnam

1965: American ground forces and Marine Corps tanks land in South Vietnam, confident that they will defeat the Communist insurgency, until they encounter the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese Army.

[edit] The Battle for Germany

In 1944 the US 3rd Armoured Division spearheads the Allied push from the western border of Germany towards Berlin. The American tankers battle fanatical Germans defending their homeland to the last, armed with the most powerful Panzers ever to take the battlefield.

[edit] The Battle for Vietnam

1968: The Americans mobilise hundreds of tanks to help defeat Communist forces in South Vietnam. Now the Communists combine guerrilla tactics with conventional military might and send their own tanks into battle. The final struggle for Vietnam begins.

[edit] Pacific Tank Battles

By 1942, the Japanese Empire stretched halfway across the Pacific Ocean. This is the rarely told story of the key role played by US Marine tanks in the Pacific Campaign. They fight bloody battles against fanatical Japanese forces that defend the now infamous Islands of Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

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  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio English
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/sVBR 48 KHz
  • Audio Channels: Stereo 2
  • Run-Time: 45mins
  • Framerate: 25 fps
  • Number of Parts: 26
  • Container Mp4
  • Part Size: 682 MB average
  • Source: DVDRip
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