This four-part series explores the key technological advances that have defined ground warfare through the ages. From the gladius to the AK-47, from the chariot to the tank, from the trebuchet to the howitzer and from the battle ramp to the star fort, this film follows the punch and counterpunch of battle tactics and new technologies. With classic examples like the stirrup and lesser known innovations like the gunner's quadrant, the series reveals how even the smallest innovations can have a wide-ranging effect on the way wars are fought. Individual episodes explore the development of the soldier and his weapons; movement in the combat zone; the evolution of artillery; and battlefield engineering.
Ground War Previous Broadcasts
Command and Control (Episode #104H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Feb 4, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
This episode considers the ways in which armies have used or modified the terrain of the battlefield to their advantage for both defense and attack.
- KQED Plus: Tue, Feb 5, 2013 -- 5:00 AM