- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: October 20, 1997
See how the great peacetime creation of the 19th century became an essential part of 20th century war, and ride along on history-making missions.
The coming of the railroad changed virtually every aspect of society, and warfare is no exception. Linking the industrial might of nations to the battlefields, trains have played a vital role in virtually every conflict since the American Civil War.
TRAINS IN WAR is the definitive examination of how the great peacetime creation of the 19th century forever changed the way nations wage war. From the storied Civil War saga of The General to the trains that sent millions of Hitler's innocent victims to the death camps, explore the fascinating stories and varied missions of military trains. See rare footage of trains in action during the World Wars, and meet some of the men and women who kept them running, often under life threatening conditions.
It's a riveting exploration of an often-overlooked aspect of warfare, and an explosive chapter in the history of the world's railroads.