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Peter and Dan Snow: 20th Century Battlefields

Peter and Dan Snow: 20th Century Battlefields is a BBC documentary series hosted by Peter Snow and his son Dan Snow, covering the major battles of the twentieth century. The series consists of eight episodes, each of which looks back at one of the most intense and bitterly fought battles of the twentieth century, including 1918 Western Front, 1942 Battle of Midway, 1942 Battle of Stalingrad, 1951 Korean War, 1968 Vietnam War, and 1991 Gulf War.

Episode 1 - 1918 Western Front
This episode covers the 1918 Battle of Amiens, and in particular the innovative tactics invented to break the back of the Germans.

Episode 2 - 1942 Battle of Midway
This episode covers the War in the Pacific from the Attack on Pear Harbor and the Battle of the Coral Sea and then in more detail on the Battle of Midway.

Episode 3 - 1942 Stalingrad
This episode covers the Eastern Front briefly up to the Battle of Stalingrad, one of the most epic battles of World War II.

Episode 4 - 1951 Korea
This episode covers the entire Korean War from the initial invasion by North Korea until the final ceasefire after Chinese involvement.

Episode 5 - 1968 Vietnam
This episode covers the Tet Offensive, in particular the fighting at Saigon and Khe Sanh, but the main focus is on the Battle of Hue.

Episode 6 - 1973 Middle East
This episode covers the 1973 military clash between Arabic nations and Israel, from start to finish concentrating on both the Syrian and Egyptian fronts.

Episode 7 - 1982 Falklands
This episode covers the 1982 Falklands War from start to finish, detailing all major engagements of the conflict.

Episode 8 - 1991 Gulf War
This episode covers the 1991 Gulf War, and reveals how the tactics of both sides were dominated by cutting-edge technology and ruthless political calculation.


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