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Greatest Tank Battles - War Documentary series (2010)
« on: January 21, 2014, 11:38:14 PM »









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.




1   "The Battle of 73 Easting"   

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 Armored Cavalry Regiment used superior equipment and training to overcome a blinding sandstorm and hundreds of tanks manned by Iraq's elite Republican Guard.

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2   "The October War: 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.

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3   "The Battle of El Alamein"   

In 1942, Rommel's Afrika Corps faces off against 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.

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4   "The Battle of the Bulge: Race to Bastogne"   

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.




5   "The Battle for the Hochwald Gap"   

In February 1945, the First Canadian Army launches 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.

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6   "The Battle of the Bulge: SS Panzers Attack!"   

In December 1944, an infamous SS tank force leads Hitler's final offensive in the west. This is the story of the 6th Panzer Army's incredible breakthrough of the American line and subsequent encirclement and defeat.

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7   "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.

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8   "The Battle of Arracourt"   

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

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9   "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 defense that stalls a massive panzer onslaught on the Northern shoulder of the Kursk salient.



10   "The Battle of Kursk: Southern Front"   

The Battle of Kursk comes to a climax at the Battle 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.









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Re: Greatest Tank Battles - War Documentary series (2010)
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1   "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.

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2   "Tank Battles of Korea"

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.

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3   "The Battle of France"

At the outset of World War II, the Germans pioneer 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.

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4   "The Six Day War: 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.

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5   "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.

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6   "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.

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7   "Tank Ace: Ludwig Bauer"

After the success of the Blitzkrieg, men across Germany flocked to the armoured corps in search of glory. This is the story of one German tanker as he comes face to face with the harsh realities of armoured warfare. Highly decorated Ludwig Bauer fought in several of WWII's greatest tank battles.

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8   "The October War: 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.

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9   "The Battle of Tunisia"

By 1942, Rommel's Afrika Corps has 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.

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10   "Tank Battles of Italy"

In 1943, tanks of the Royal 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.

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