Imagine soldiers witnessing the approach of a monstrously outsized and powerful weapon of war while engaging in combat on a grassy battlefield. That was the scene at the introduction of one of the most intimidating vehicles ever invented, the tank. Great Tank Battles of World War II: Dawn of the Titans focuses on the emergence of these fighting giants on the grounds of Northern France.
First displayed during World War I, the tank took infantrymen by surprise. Germans used a tank known as the Father of all Panzers to implement Blitzkrieg. Decades later, the Germans reigned supreme again with the use of 45,000 armored vehicles in Operation Yellow. Panzers weren't the only great fighters. The French D-1, Russian BT-5, and British Matilda all earned reputations for destruction. Part of a four-video collection, Great Tank Battles of World War II: Dawn of the Titans sets the stage for the worldwide influence of heavy machinery in war.