Great Land Battles Of The 20th Century
The 20th century is destined to be remembered as an age of violence and strife. The turbulent passage of its years was to see many wars, but none was fought out over so wide of an arena as the mighty conflict known as the second World War. The great land battles of France and Stalingrad are chronicled, with rare footage of the conflict on the battlefield.
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- Ch 354Impossible PeaceAfter four years of fighting, World War I ends. The victorious nations assemble at Versailles to design the peace that they will impose on the defeated - Germany and Austria-Hungary. Russia's Bolshevik revolution has become a murderous civil war. The map of Europe is remade, with the dismantling and collapse of old empires.Great Tank BattlesThe third episode opens with Rommel's second offensive in North Africa. The following summer the German offensive at Kharkov and the subsequent push past the River Don towards Volga and Stalingrad, later the scene of Germany's first major defeat - The Battle of Stalingrad. The scene is switched to North Africa following the continuous battle between the British 8th Army, the Desert Rats.