Peter Snow tells the stories of major battles of the 20th Century in the big picture, while his son, Dan, explores the details.
Outline Series 01, Episode 08
Covers the First Gulf War from start to finish.
Beginning with the invasion and occupation of Kuwait the episode then details the retaking of the country by the UN coalition.
It covers in most detail the air campaign (noting the changes in tactics to respond to international pressure) and then the ground attack.
No individual engagement is given priority, though an amount of time is given to non-combat events, such as the burning of oil wells and SCUD attacks on Tel-Aviv.
Dan Snow experiences operating in gas masks.
20th Century Battlefields Series
- Episode 01: 1918 Western Front.
- Episode 02: 1942 Midway.
- Episode 03: 1942 Stalingrad.
- Episode 04: 1951 Korea.
- Episode 05: 1968 Vietnam.
- Episode 06: 1973 Middle East.
- Episode 07: 1982 Falklands.
- Episode 08: 1991 Gulf War.
Production & Filming Details
- Director: Paul McGuigan.
- Producers: Danielle Peck amd Ben Lawrie.
- Production: BBC.
- Distributor: BBC.
- Released Date: 23 July 2007 (UK).
- Running time: 60 minutes.
- Country: UK.
- Language: English.