The Amazing World of War Machines (2008): S01E07 – Submarines

Introduction A military documentary showcasing military technology advances through the ages. Outline Beneath the waves lurks a stealthy war machine. Capable of carrying nuclear weapons, submarines play a key role in the defence of many countries around the world today. The earliest beginnings of submarines can be traced back to the time of Alexander the… Read More

The Amazing World of War Machines (2008): S01E06 – Battleships & Flotillas

Introduction A military documentary showcasing military technology advances through the ages. Outline Another basic building block of civilisation and warfare is the ship. From the Second Millennia BC, ships were used to transport troops to battle. The Egyptians and Syrians crossed the sea to do battle, and when they were not fighting each other, they… Read More

The Amazing World of War Machines (2008): S01E05 – Tanks & Armoured Vehicles

Introduction A military documentary showcasing military technology advances through the ages. Outline The idea of tanks began as an extension of armoury, with technicians seeing the need for soldiers to traverse the battlefield while being fully protected from enemy fire. As the type of weaponry used in warfare increased in size and calibre, the type… Read More

The Amazing World of War Machines (2008): S01E04 – Fortification – Bollards to Bunkers

Introduction A military documentary showcasing military technology advances through the ages. Outline Once man moved from hunter-gatherer to crop grower and farmer, he needed somewhere permanent to live, and to protect his property. From earliest civilisation, forts, barricades and battlements were an intrinsic part of the world. Some of the oldest defensive structures still exist,… Read More

The Amazing World of War Machines (2008): S01E03 – Artillery – Bombard to Howitzer

Introduction A military documentary showcasing military technology advances through the ages. Outline The United State’s 280mm Howitzer, Atomic Annie, was first tested in 1953. It fired a 365kg fission warhead 10,000 meters, and it detonated 160 metres above the ground. Both the US and the Soviet Union have since decommissioned these tactical weapons systems. Artillery… Read More

The Amazing World of War Machines (2008): S01E02 – Rifles & Machine Guns

Introduction A military documentary showcasing military technology advances through the ages. Outline One of the fundamental pieces of military equipment is the rifle. Originally the soldier’s musket was the crucial piece of hardware in gaining ground and holding it. New, more efficient firearms included the first shotgun and the bolt-action rifle. Walter Hunt, a prolific… Read More

The Amazing World of War Machines (2008): S01E01 – Flint & Steel

Introduction A military documentary showcasing military technology advances through the ages. Outline The history of armed conflict is intrinsically tied to the history of civilisation and Man’s quest for the basic things in life. Over the centuries those weapons ranged from bow and arrows to armour, swords and chain mail. But one technological development left… Read More

The Amazing World of War Machines Documentary Series Overview (2008)

Introduction A military documentary showcasing military technology advances through the ages. Outline From gunpowder to the Gatling gun, the first tank to the latest unmanned drones, we review the mechanisms and machinery man has created to wage war. Historical achievements through to modern day technologies are examined as we travel land, sea and air in… Read More

101 Weapons That Changed the World (2013)

Introduction A countdown of mankind’s most ground-breaking weapons, including the catapult, the stealth fighter jet, the 1,000-year-old Chinese fire spear and the AK-47 assault rifle. Outline From the catapult to the stealth fighter, the most basic and the most complex weapons alike have changed the course of history – and with it, our world. History… Read More

War Factories (2020): S02E08 – The First Giants

Introduction This incredible series is more than the epic story of war production – it is the untold secret story of World War II. No matter how many soldiers or how clever the generals or how daring the strategy, a war cannot be won if there are not enough bullets and steel and planes and… Read More