Rebellion and war had occupied the British military for decades, flaring up in colonies from Canada to Burma, yet the British Army had always emerged victorious. Now, in the sun-bleached landscape of South Africa, Britain found itself in conflict with a formidable and determined enemy. It would prove to be a war that would demand new strategies and tactics from the British, as the rulebook was torn up in the face of a new kind of guerilla warfare. This feature-length documentary uses rare archive footage, photographs and illustrations to bring to life the last large-scale British military operation before WWI. Examining both sides of the conflict, the programme places the three-year campaign in its historical context, providing a shocking and revealing insight into a war that claimed tens of thousands of lives.
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This is the epic story of how World War I changed the face of battle forever. This war was a war of firsts , a transitional war from old style hand-to-hand combat with small guns and fixed bayonets and cavalry charges to high-tech weaponry that are still features of present-day armed conflicts. Firsts include aerial bombardment of cities, epic tank battles, fight for control of the skies, development of submarines, chemical and bunker warfare. Troops who were bunkered down in vast trenches became overwhelmed by powerful, new weapons including tanks, WMDs, submarines and the first blitz. World War I had horrible consequences 15 million died and 20 million were injured. Through experts, eyewitness testimony, riveting archive and special recreations seamlessly blended into an archival background, each episode features the story of one of these weapons. This mini-series event will bring the legendary, unrecorded events of World War I to life to create a seamless account of how people born into a simpler age learned to deal with the future shock of rapid technological advances driven by the engine of total war.
A fascinating look at how we have shaped our planet. In our relatively brief time on the planet, mankind has truly changed the world in many ways, from the global scale down to the minutiae of our day-to-day lives. Groundbreaking technological inventions, objects of beauty and genius, agricultural advances and increasingly deadly weapons have continually reshaped the world in which we live. This incredible 3 DVD collection explores just how those changes have come about, and what they mean to all of us. Including inventions such as the telescope and the internet, everyday objects from guitars to wedding rings and everything from fast food to atomic bombs and audio cassettes, these programmes reveal how even the smallest items can have globally significant effects. The results will make you look at the world around you from the TV you re watching to the contents of your pockets in an entirely new way!
Law of Attraction & EFT Guide to maximising the 2012 consciousness shift. Ancient texts, wise old masters and up-to-date scientific evidence supports the upcoming shift in universal consciousness. 2012 represents the end of a 26,000 year cycle where all the planets in our universe coming into Galactic alignment. Something wonderful is coming so relax and enjoy the ride!
A fascinating insight into warfare technology of the past, present and future.
The machines and weapons designed to fight the heavy metal wars of the 21st Century now face a grim challenge: they must adapt or die.
Today, the armies of the world operate in low burn guerilla conflict often in urban environments where civilian casualties must be avoided at all costs. Are today s enemies gaining ground against the cutting-edge military might of the West? And how can the designers and manufacturers of 21st Century War Machines counter these ever growing threats?
In this compelling series, renowned military analyst Simon Pearson provides a fascinating insight into warfare technology past, present and future. He expertly guides us through the origins of main battle tanks, attack helicopters, missiles, fighter and bomber aircraft and artillery right through to today s state-of-theart digital battlefield .
We hear from the makers and users of the military technology whilst also investigating the history and the future of man and machine in combat. Supported by spectacular action-packed footage and intricate 3D computer-generated imagery, 21st Century War Machines poses and answers many questions on this extremely topical and important subject and is a must have for anyone interested in military history.