History Classics: Weapons at War: Brute Force
BRANDED. From man's earliest battles to the combat visions of the future, the WEAPONS AT WAR series richly illustrates the history of weaponry throughout the ages - and what weapons will be like in the future. This special collection shines the spotlight on WWII, beginning with Hitler's elite forces, including an examination of their training, tactics and battle history with footage of them in action. Then it's on to the advanced weaponry he deployed in the air, on land and in the sea from the well-trained fliers of the Luftwaffe to the devastating Panzer tanks to the ferocious Wolf Packs. Next is a close-up look at the war in the Pacific and the brave men who put their lives on the line to push the Japanese back to their homeland in places like Wake Island, Okinawa, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima. Finally, a comprehensive look at the events that led up to D-Day, one of history's greatest battles, from the earliest plans to the tense pre-dawn hours leading up to the monumental attack to the aftermath of the invasion.