- 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: April 1, 1998
This is a ground-level view of the history of tank warfare, from the first battles on the Western Front to the "Hail Mary" sweep in Desert Storm.
When the tank first appeared on the battlefield in World War I, it was slow, clumsy and unreliable. But its potential was undeniable. By World War II, tanks developed into the most effective ground weapons the world had ever seen.
HELL ON WHEELS is a comprehensive look at the evolution of tank warfare, from the refinement of the vehicles themselves to the new supply and logistical support they require. Examine some of the most important designs in history, like the Sherman and the M-1, and see extensive combat footage of tanks in action throughout the 20th century. Military historians and former soldiers reveal how the strategies of tank warfare have evolved through the years, and recall the men who left their mark on armored combat, generals like Rommel, Patton and Schwarzkopf.