Program Title: Greatest Tank Battles (New Series)
Telecast date: Every Tuesday, 5 April 2011
Telecast Time: 9pm
Channel: Astro, Channel 555
Witness history’s Greatest Tank Battles as we take you to the front lines of battlefields across the globe in this stunning new series. Greatest Tank Battles is an action-packed series that brings to life the most gripping and monumental tank battles ever fought… Filmed on battlefields across the world, and using stunning, ultra-realistic CGI animation and eyewitness accounts, this new original series puts viewers in the heat of the battles. They will witness historic armoured combats through the eyes of the very men who manned the tanks and fought to the finish.
See through the eyes of the very men who fought in such momentous battles as The Battle of 73 Easting during the Gulf War and The Battles of El Alamein, where Rommel was finally pushed from North Africa.
The Battle of 73 Easting, 5 April
The 1991 Gulf War’s ‘Battle of 73 Easting’ is the most studied tank battle of modern times. This is the story of how the American 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment used superior equipment and training to overcome a blinding sandstorm and hundreds of tanks manned by Iraq’s elite Republican Guard.
The October War: Battle For The Golan Heights, 12 April
In 1973, Syria launches a surprise attack against Israel in the Golan Heights. This is a story of survival, where a few out-numbered tankers manage to hold off an enemy of overwhelming size in one of the greatest tank battles ever waged.
The Battles of El Alamein, 19 April
In 1942, Rommel’s Desert Afrika Corps faces off against Montgomery’s Eighth Army. This is the story of the climax in the struggle for North Africa, which would change the course of the Second World War.
The Battle of the Bulge: Race To Bastogne, 26 April
In December 1944, German forces launch a surprise attack through the Ardennes Forest in Belgium. This is the story of the American tankers who helped defend the American line against Hitler’s final gamble on the western front.
This program is available in Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese subtitles.