Relive the incredible rise and fall of the Third Reich.
Rise & Fall of the 3rd Reich
An in-depth look at the Third Reich, from its formation in the wake of the shame caused to Germany in the Treaty of Versailles through to the downfall and Hitler and his infamous regime. This programme features unique footage and interviews with military experts.
Luftwaffe - The Eagle Strikes
This documentary combines rare archive footage and intricate graphics to follow the meteoric ascent of the Luftwaffe and Germany's innovative aircraft designers. Additional features include: actual gun camera footage, a compendium of aircraft types, a look at the formidable Junkers JU87 dive bomber and a gallery of Nazi secret air weapons.
U-Boat Wars -The Killer Wolf Pack
Hell-bent on starving the British into surrender, Hitler's U-Boats prowled the Atlantic in packs like hungry wolves sending ships, supplies and thousands of men to a watery grave. Stealthy and undetected, the German submarines of WW2 were unparalleled in their ability to sneak attack. Their goal was to destroy merchant shipping bound for the British Isles with essential supplies, and bring the country to the brink of starvation and total collapse, allowing an easy Nazi invasion.
Road to Liberty: Battle of the Bulge
The Battle of the Bulge was the infamous German offensive against the Allies towards the end of World War II which took place in the forested Ardennes region of Belgium. Germany's planned goal for these operations was to split the Allied line in half, capturing Antwerp, Belgium, and then proceeding to encircle and destroy four Allied armies. This comprehensive programme looks at all the strategic plans, firsthand witness reports and interviews with military experts.
From the Walkman to the bra, these are the innovations that have changed all of our lives. But what is number one on the list? The gadget: It's small enough to hold in your hands. It's mechanical or electronic and mass-produced. It's a personal item that evolves from novelty to necessity and ultimately shows its paradigm-shifting power. In this entertaining programme, a diverse panel of hand-picked experts join forces with HISTORY to rank the most influential inventions of the past 200 years and tell the surprising stories behind them.
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!
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.