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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.
Provided interesting perspectives on the battles examined as well as providing a good general context.Published 2 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 8 months ago by blackbat 01
I absolutely love this series. Brings new information to known subject. Amazon needs to get more episodes of the show.Published 20 months ago 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 21 months ago by FMZ0311
The digs for artifacts are interesting but when they show the landscape that gives perspective to battles and positions it can make you feel as though you are there in person.Published 21 months ago by Hoosier Grandfather
I've watched every series and hope they continue to make more. I prefer learning something when I watch t.v. rather than ingest all the garbage out there. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Mom of 4