- Sorry, this item is not available in
- Image not available
- To view this video download Flash Player
New scientific insight into historic battles
"An eye-opening documentary" —The Times (U.K.) "Clear, concise, and rich in detail" —The Sunday Times (U.K.)
What explains the massacre at Waterloo? Why was Gallipoli such a disaster? What role did luck play at Hastings? Battlefield Detectives puts these and other famous battles under the microscope by revisiting the sites—some little changed, others transformed completely—where the fighting took place. Using 3-D computer models, maps, artifacts, original footage, and dramatic reenactments, investigators recreate the conditions at the scene.
New research is adding to our understanding of what really happened in some of the great battles of history, including Agincourt, Trafalgar, Balaklava, Little Big Horn, and Vietnam. Geologists are finding answers in the landscape and psychiatrists in the minds of the warriors, while climatologists and meteorologists are showing how weather was often crucial. From firearms experts and forensic scientists to crowd-behavior specialists, genealogists, and engineers, a wide range of authorities unlock the long-buried secrets of the battlefields.
Brilliant! However they do not list the content? So I will: 9 episodes 1. Hastings 2. Agincourt 3. Armada 4. Trafalgar 5. Waterloo 6. Light Brigade 7. Custer 8. Gallipoli 9. Read morePublished 6 months ago by B J Wiese
Provided interesting perspectives on the battles examined as well as providing a good general context.Published 9 months ago by john mcquilton
excellent series that I recall seeing some of the shows on TV years ago. They really do their research on these battles of the past & take you past the popular stories &... Read morePublished 16 months ago by blackbat 01
Show was informative and I learned more about the Charge of the Light Brigade. It was also informative about how heroic the Ottoman Turks fought in defense of Balaclava harbour. Read morePublished 21 months ago by JasonMilke
Enjoyed this series very much. I found it informative, enlightening and insightful. I wish there were more episodes made and more programs like this available on Amazon Prime.Published on September 7, 2013 by AA Fanestil
History is always written by the victors from their point of view. Finally an unbiased evaluation to determine what actually occuredPublished on August 30, 2013 by James J. Goodman
I will wind up watching the entire series - new tech gives us a lot more information, or at least clues.Published on August 28, 2013 by David Knowles
I absolutely love this series. Brings new information to known subject. Amazon needs to get more episodes of the show.Published on August 11, 2013 by Mark L. Davis
This show will challenge even your most-educated historical mind in one way or another. Definitely worth the buy, and definitely worth the wait!Published on July 24, 2013 by FMZ0311