Computer-generated images and footage from widespread archives recreate the role that armored vehicles played in World War II. TANKS! BARBAROSSA focuses on how the infamous Russian winter brought the German advance to a standstill, which was when the Russians made history with the T-34 tank.
Description by Allegro:
German armor played a pivotal role in Operation Barbarossa, the Nazi attack on the Soviet Union in June of 1941. In this program we look at German tanks, their role, deployment and the tactics in the first critical weeks of the Nazi invasion. Time and again, German Panzer divisions led the breakthroughs through the Soviet lines of defense and made possible the stunning advances of German forces. This episode features rare archive film, informative 3-D graphics, new footage of surviving machines, and the views of some of the leading authorities on armored warfare, including David Fletcher of the Royal Tank Museum, German army veteran Gerry Majewski, and author and historian Bob Carruthers.