- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: April 24, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Delta
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Description by OLDIES.com:
Dawn Of The Titans:
This comprehensive series introduces the first tanks deployed on the battlefields in Northern France during World War I and describes the devastating effect these steel monsters had on an infantry confronted with them for the very first time. From the Fuller 1919 philosophy to the German attack on Holland, Belgium and France in 1940, track the technological development and meet the commanders behind the battle campaigns. Follow Germany's attack on Poland and the "Blitzkrieg" strategy that put the German Army in the ascendancy for the first years of World War II. Then witness how offensive follows counter-offensive through to the fall of Paris. Featured are the German PzKpfw Panzers I and II and the more powerful III and IV versions, the French D-1, the Russian BT-5, and the British Matilda II.
The Superior Force:This comprehensive series continues its focus on the German tank strategies and the invasion into Russia in 1941. Though out-numbered two to one, superior training gave Germany their edge for success, having their finest hour during the capture of the city of Kiev. German forces continued their campaign and many historians consider the battle for Moscow a turning point in the war when they were stopped within 20 miles of their target, coming up against the powerful T-34 Russian tank. Though in North Africa, Germany's brilliant tactician General Erwin Rommel totally outclassed the Allied forces, showing the superiority of German training and equipment.
This comprehensive look at the tanks of World War II begins with a look at the German Panzer divisions, which overran Poland and France in the early days of the war, as well as the advances in technology and tactics that allowed the Nazis to attack Russia and get within twenty miles of Moscow, until being slowed down by weather and the Soviet T-34 tank.