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Battlefield Detectives

Battlefield Detectives

Battlefield Detectives utilizes groundbreaking means to understand battles by applying newly developed equipment and forensics to investigate battlefields using detailed battlefield archaeology, state-of-the-art 3D graphics and on-location shooting to shed new light on how history-changing battles were truly won or lost.

Battlefield Detectives
Battle Of Britain
The Battle of Britain is about to begin. For four long months, the RAF and the German Luftwaffe fought an epic battle. What were the secret systems and tactics that forced the Germans to withdraw?
Waterloo
The Duke of Wellington greets Field Marshall von Blucher to defeat the Emperor of France - Napoleon Bonaparte. How did Wellington achieve this remarkable victory? What gave Wellington the edge at Waterloo?
Civil War: Shiloh
6 April 1862, a Confederate army launched a surprise attack on their unsuspecting Union enemy and ended up withdrawing in chaos. Forensic history uncovers why things went so badly at the Battle of Shiloh.
Stalingrad
Stalingrad proved to the first major defeat for the Nazis - one that cost the lives of half a million Germans and three times as many Russians. Did Russia have a few other tricks up its sleeve?
Alesia
In the late summer of 52 BC, Julius Caesar was pitted against Vercingetorix and won. Recent archaeological discoveries and extraordinary photographic evidence reveal the secrets of his success.
Pointe Du Hoc
The largest invasion in history is underway. The story is remembered as one of the most extraordinary aspects of the D-Day landings. How did the outnumbered US Rangers destroy the guns of Pointe du Hoc?
World War I: Jutland
The Battle of Jutland between Britain and Germany was the largest naval action of its time. It was a confrontation that the British wanted - an opportunity to unleash their lethal super weapons of the day.
The War Of 1812
Captain James Lawrence sails out of Boston Harbor on the USS Chesapeake to take up a challenge from a British frigate: HMS Shannon. The fighting lasts for just eleven minutes and the Chesapeake is taken.
Revolutionary War: Oriskany
Scientists and historians explore the little-known story of American Indian involvement in the Revolutionary War to discover what made this battle so bloody and why so many militiamen had to die.
The Civil War: Gettysburg
It was the largest battle ever fought on American soil. Experts in physics, geology, crowd control, and cartography join forces with military historians to better understand this epic battle.
The Battle Of Monmouth
The Battle of Monmouth was a key moment in the Revolutionary War between Great Britain and her thirteen rebellious colonies, and was the last major battle of the Revolution in the North.
The Civil War: Antietam
It was the bloodiest single day in U.S. history. 12 hours of fighting resulted in 23,000 casualties. Experts from archaeology, weapons technology and pathology investigate this uniquely horrific moment.
Native American Wars: The Apache
Archaeologists and forensic scientists investigate and compare the weapons used by the Apache and their last enemy, the U.S. Army. How did the Army eventually overpower the Apache? The answer is revealed.
The Mexican-American War
The armies of Mexico and the United States had been anticipating war since the annexation of Texas in 1845. For Mexico, Texas was too important to surrender and at Palo Alto, the battle began.