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Soldiers, A History of Men in Battle

  • 1985-12-18T05:00:00Z
  • BBC One
  • 1985-09-18T00:00:00Z
  • 50 mins
  • 10 hours, 50 mins
  • English
Soldiers, a history of men in battle was a 1985 BBC television documentary series about the history of warfare from antiquity to the Falklands War. Each episode looked at warfare from the perspective of different participants: infantryman, artillerist, cavalryman, tanker, airman, guerrilla, surgeon, logistician and commander. The series and a companion book were written by John Keegan and Richard Holmes, and the series was presented by Frederick Forsyth.

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Despite the fact that this is 30 years old this is still worth watching because of the many eye witness accounts that go as far back as World War I. What I didn´t like is putting sound effects over original footage that was silent.

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