Monday, February 14, 2011

Greatest Tank Battles


Greetings fellow Treadheads. In case you are unaware, the Military Channel is running a series called The Greatest Tank Battles. According to the website, there are supposed to do 20-episodes, but the Episdode Guide lists only 10 so far. It's also my understanding that the series has been around since 2008 or 2009. I've only just found it and happily recording it to the DVR.

The CGI is comparable to the Dogfights series - sighs, I miss that show. Curse you History Channel for cancelling it after 2 seasons!!

What's really cool about each episode are the veteran interviews where they tell their stories and then we see the action unfold. Instead of focusing on the grand battle, the episode narrows down the view to that of the common tanker (the interviewed veteran) as they relate their actions.

Battle of 73 Easting clip

"Jagdtigers" at Bastogne clip

Erm, those Jagdtigers look suspisciously like Panzer IV/70(V)'s to me.

So, if you can get the Military Channel, look for the show on Wednesday night (that's when it's played on the West Coast).

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