Scorched Earth WWII
State-of-the-art computer graphics and actual footage show how Europe and North Africa fought to stop the Nazi’s Blitzkrieg warfare of WW II.
S01:E01 - Scorched Earth: Hitler's Big Guns
Ground-breaking 3D graphics and state-of-the-art computer animation provide some of the highlights in this authoritative, entertaining look at the great German siege guns of World War Two. The programme features extraordinary archive footage culled from German and Allied sources and all-new footage of surviving examples of German heavy artillery.
S01:E02 - Scorched Earth: Infantry Firepower
Documentary looking at the weapons used by infantry soldiers in the Second World War. Includes such weapons as the mortar, the landmine, the bazooka and the hand grenade. The programme features graphics, animation, archive footage and interviews with expert Robin Clifton.
S01:E03 - Scorched Earth: Propaganda
There are many weapons of war; fighter planes, heavy tanks and skilled infantrymen but it could be argued that none is more powerful than the power of suggestion. Propaganda and the war of words played an undoubtedly vital role in both the successes and failures of WW2. Governments struggled to gain the upper hand. But one Nazi proved to have a deft talent for spin. Joseph Goebbels.
S01:E04 - Scorched Earth: The Afrika Korps
This is the story of the rise and fall of one of the legendary forces of warfare. During its brief existence, the Afrika Korps forced the Allied forces ranged against it into a for war of attrition, thereby cementing its place in the annals of military history. The Afrika Korps will be forever associated with its brilliant commander Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox of legend.
S01:E05 - Scorched Earth: The Sinews of War
Documentary looking at the work of those who kept the armies fed and supplied during the Second World War. Using maps, archive footage and interviews with experts Chris Reed and Bob Carruthers, the programme demonstrates the vital place occupied by army logistics in an understanding of the war effort.