The Tank: Weapon of the 20th Century

Since their invention at the beginning of the 20th century, tanks have been wartime killing machines and the backbone of every land army, but they have also been exploited by authoritarian systems as symbols and tools of oppression.

This fascinating program reviews the history of tanks, and their effect on technology, psychology, culture, and people. Historians and military experts take viewers from the first tank battle in 1918 through the cold war to the role of tanks on today’s battlefields.