Scorched Earth: Infantry Firepower
Documentary looking at the weapons used by infantry soldiers in the Second World War. Includes such weapons as the mortar, the landmine, the bazooka and the hand grenade. The programme features graphics, animation, archive footage and interviews with expert Robin Clifton.
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