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History of land battle from early to modern times

Title
History of land battle from early to modern times
Genre
Feature
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1980
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Duration
00:51:33
Description
Documentary on the history of land battle from early to modern times presented by journalist and military historian Gwynne Dyer in discussion with retired US Colonel Dupee, Sandhurst military expert John Keegan and historian John Erickson. Covering the changes in weaponry and tactics; decrease in casualties in modern times; Israel’s army and the 1973 Yom Kippur War with Egypt; USSR capabilities; arms industry. Includes interviews with US Marine Corps personnel; sound clips from war movies; readings from passages of Faces of Battle by John Keegan; sound effects of gunfire, demonstrations of weapons at arms fair. Executive producer George Lewinsky.
Contributors
Gwynne Dyer; John Keegan; John Erickson; George Lewinsky; Colonel Dupee
Keywords
Books; Egypt; Israel; Armed forces; USSR; Arms sales; Military affairs; Weapons; Cold War; Arms industry; History; Second World War (1939-1945); First World War (1914-1918); Warfare; Military operations; War (concept); Land battles; Military history; Faces of Battle; Agincourt; Soldiers; Firearms; Yom Kippur War (1973); Wars (events); War casualties

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