The Superior Force
The second episode starts on the morning of the 22nd of June 1941 when the Germans launched operation Barbarossa, the code name for the invasion of the Soviet Union. 3 million Axis tools faced more than 4.5 million Red Army troops and were outnumbered two to one in tanks, but superior training and strategies gave the Germans the edge.
World War I
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- Ch 3541914 Invasion of BelgiumThe small Belgian army held up the German advance, the British Expeditionary Force fought its first battle and the invincible German army was brought to a standstill in Belgium. This film traces that first month, the battles of Liège, Antwerp and Mons. In reconstruction it uses the words of those who took part and looks at the remains of the battlefields and the fortifications that still exist.The Great War: 1914-19181915 was to see warfare take on a new dimension with the bombing of British cities by Zeppelin airships. Germany also began U-Boat attacks on neutral shipping, a policy that would contribute to the United States entering the war. Gas was also used for the first time by the Germans.