As the period 1942-45 sees the massive growth in daylight bombing raids by the United States, the German fighter wings are increasingly diverted to oppose these developing new tactics in the process and with the planes themselves being continuously upgraded.
Due to Hitler's belief that the days of large paratrooper operations had passed, the Green Devils were transformed into an elite ground force taking part in the operations in North Africa, Italy, and Normandy, and in the retreat back to Germany.
The effectiveness of its artillery arm was one of the dominating features of the German army on the battlefields of the Western Front in World War I. The expertise and technology that had made it so effective in that conflict werer never lost, so the ground was already laid for the rapid expansion of artillery of all types for the new Wehrmacht.
From 1940 until war's end, German industry produced a plethora of self-propelled weapons for the german Army. This unique compilation of combat footage of tank destroyers and self-propelled artillery allows the viewer to gain insight into the variety and importance of such weapons to the German Army.
In order to keep up with the demands of warfare, soldiers and engineers were educated partly with training films. This program contains footage of 2 German Army training films from late 1943 and mid 1944. Produced for the benefit of German personnel, this may be the only footage of this type to survive the war.
Filmed in Sweden and Norway, this documentary series follows adventure-traveler and BBC journalist, Simon Parker, as he embarks upon a 2,000 mile / 3,500 KM cycling adventure from the North Cape to Smygehuk – the full length of the Scandinavian Peninsula. On his journey, Simon charts the seasonal cycles of the natural world, as summer is transitioning into autumn.
The Black Vote is a show hosted by Bruce B. Holmes that focuses on the voting trends of African Americans and how candidates use their platforms to influence the outcome of elections. The Black Vote will interview current and up coming political figures, law makers, community activists and of course the voters. This show will bring a unique perspective to the opinions of every segment of the black community.
After interviewing hundreds of individuals and collecting thousands of pages of state and federal statutes and records, News21 found as many as 63 million people – nearly a fifth of the country – were exposed to potentially unsafe water more than once during the past decade. Twenty-nine journalism students from 18 universities took part in the project, which included a 30-minute documentary and numerous long-form stories.
Sir Robin Knox-Johnston: Sailing Legend is a feature documentary about possibly the most famous sailor in modern times, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, who was the first man to sail non-stop and alone around the world back in 1969. This is the remarkable story of Knox-Johnston's voyage around the world, and into history. From battling through monster waves, to being ‘lost at sea’ after losing his radio, and fighting off a shark, Sir Robin relives the journey and shares never before seen photographs and diary entries. We also hear about his achievement from fellow sailors Sir Ben Ainslie, Dee Caffari and Alex Thompson who put his voyage into perspective with the moon landings, plus adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, and long-time friend, the BBC’s John Simpson.