British Tanks of the Second World War: Expanded Edition (DVD)
In comparison to the German's formidable Panzer Force at the outset of WW2, British tanks were throwbacks to the crude designs of the Great War. From the Tog 1 at the outset of war to the Comet at the end of hostilities, there was a never ending cycle of improvements in firepower, manoeuvrability and crew protection that turned around the initial inferiority of British tanks into a fearsome strike force that outfought the Panzer divisions. Tanks that smashed through defences and enemy lines, destroyed gun positions and isolated and paralysed the enemy. British Tanks Of The Second World War is the fascinating story of the design innovations and adaptations including tanks that could swim' and lay bridges.ADDITIONAL FILMS:Beach Obstacles? (1943) - A silent film illustrating the many tank adaptations created to overcome beach defences. Tank Battle? (1941) shows how an armoured formation goes into battle. Ten Tips for Tackling Tanks? (1941) advises on the methods that can be deployed to attack, disable and disarm tanks. Spot That Tank? (1942) is a Army Fighting Vehicles official recognition film. Tank Patrol? (1942) is a dramatised documentary overview of a routine patrol. Birth of a Tank? (1942) details the intricate manufacture and roll-out of a brand new Valentine tank.
Running Time: 210 minutes
Region: Region 2
Release Date: 11 Sept. 2015
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