Death in Their Hands
For countless soldiers, firearms have been an essential part of combat. This documentary series explores the evolution of arms used by the military.
S01:E01 - The Pistol: The Soldier's Frien
The development of the pistol is featured.
S01:E02 - The Power of the Rifle
The rifle's development is featured.
S01:E03 - Facing Assault Weapons
The assault weapon's development is featured.
S01:E04 - Defending With Machine Guns
For some 500 years following the invention of the gun, the rate at which one could fire has been limited by the time it takes to reload. With the invention of the machine gun, a gun’s rate of fire went from two or three shots per minute to 100 shots per second.
S01:E05 - Supporting the Infantry
As seemingly indestructible tanks began to devastate war fields, weapons needed to be developed to support the nearly defenseless infantry.
S01:E06 - Infantry Weapons and the Future
How the weapons soldiers carry can mean the difference between victory and destruction.