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 354Arnhem: A Bridge Too FarIn December, 1944, 400 men of the 1rst British Airborne Division paraded at Buckingham Palace to receive their grateful thanks from their king and countrymen. Although they paraded as heroes, victors they were not. They were some of the survivors of a whole airborne division of over 10,000 men lost during the most audacious and ultimately controversial battles of Operation Market Garden; Arnhem.The Crimean WarThe first program looks at the reasons behind the war, and why Britain allied itself against Imperial Russia.