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Age of Tanks

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4x52'

HD

Photo: Library of Congress

The tank was first introduced in 1916 during the First World War. Ever since, it has been perfected, challenged and remodeled. It has redefined the rules of ground warfare, has adapted to all kinds of combat and still plays a key role in military deployments.

How did this war machine change the course of history? How did technology affect the tank through the ages?

How do the different characteristics of tanks allow different strategies and military philosophy? To tell the story of tanks is to tell the turbulent story of the 20th century with a different and original viewpoint.

Veterans, soldiers and tank commanders will talk about their experience in these heavily armored fighting vehicles and exclusive archives of past battles and current footage will show us how these steel monsters fought and how they are used today.

Factual > History

Theme(s):
History
Producer(s) & Channel(s):
Imagissime / LOOKSfilm / FORMAT TV / Planète + / ZDFinfo / with the support of Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union
Director(s):
Florian Dedio, Barbara Necek, Anna Kwak-Sialelli
Year:
2017
Versions:
English / French
Nationality:
France / Germany
Available rights:
French-speaking territories / Worldwide

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