Men & Machines that Beat Hitler - War and the modern age
Men & Machines that Beat Hitler
War and the modern age
This is the story of the veterans who fought in the 5th Royal Tank Regiment - a team of ordinary men who faced the frontline in both Europe and beyond. Their involvement in the Second World War spanned the humiliating defeat at Dunkirk, victory in the deserts of North Africa and finally saw resentment and revolt before D-Day. Based on the unpublished diaries and memoirs of the men who were thrust together in extraordinary circumstances to fight Hitler and his forces, this programme uses drama and documentary to bring their stories to life.