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Combat Trains

Trains have played a crucial role in the war effort in the major conflicts of the past 150 years. These trains were a vital cog in the military machine from carrying troops, to moving hospitals, to being transformed into actual weapons. In this compelling series we tell the stories of these incredible trains…

We combine expert interviews, authentic reconstruction, engineering graphics and archive, highlighting the extraordinary human stories alongside the engineering detail and military perspective. The stories are dramatic, exciting and filled with fascinating historical detail. Each of these incredible stories is set against a backdrop of conflict and we put the events into context. In addition to the stories of the trains we learn more about the military, political and domestic battles happening at the time.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom Sky History2 (2015 - 2016)
Schedule: Wednesdays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 8 episodes

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Previous Episode

World War Two: The Homefront

Episode 1x08; Jan 27, 2016

Between 1939 and 1945 war came to Britain's railways. By now an established technology, in the Second World War trains operating in Britain came into their own - bringing troops back home after the humiliation of Dunkirk, as well as taking hundreds o

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x08: World War Two: The HomefrontJan 27, 2016
1x07: World War OneJan 20, 2016
1x06: Secrets & LiesJan 13, 2016
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