Original German Film Footage (DVD)Having proven in the Great War that they had a talent for devising potent artillery, German weapons manufacturers outdid themselves in World War II with the creation of massive siege weapons that could be efficiently transported to distant battlefields. This program profiles the Karl-Gerät (“Thor”) mortar and the railway-mounted Heavy Gustav, a cannon weighing more than 1,000 tons. A separate feature details how the Wehrmacht used such weapons against the English coast and at Sevastopol on the Eastern Front. At the behest of the Nazi party, the German military conducted its World War II operations with both discipline and fervor. Using archival footage and expert commentary, this disc is part of a documentary series which examines the strategies, weapons, and innovations that enabled the greatly outnumbered German forces to stand their ground and at times, prevail.
GERMANY AT WAR – ATTACK AND DEFENCE Original German Film Footage (DVD)
During WWII the German Army employed heavy artillery guns of various caliber, such as heavy mobile railroad guns; THOR; and HEAVY GUSTAV. Using original German film footage, this program contains: Heaviest Artillery Against Sewastopol and Wehrmacht Units on the Front. In Color and B&W.
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By History Films
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DVD. 50 minute running time.