BATTLE GEAR. Suit up and strap in with THE HISTORY CHANNEL for an in-depth tour of duty that explores the armor and weapons that have made a foot soldier’s job possible throughout the ages. DVD.
BATTLE GEAR. From battle armor to bubble gum, you might be surprised by what soldiers have carried into battle… and what they’ll be carrying in future wars. Discover how weapons and equipment are developed—from the gladius of Ancient Rome to today’s M16 assault rifles, infrared scopes, and biological-weapons protection—and see how body armor has evolved from medieval times, through WWI and WWII, to the technological innovations that shield today’s land warriors.
For the first time on DVD, this enthralling and comprehensive program examines the priorities and provisions for survival, as you journey through a timeline of prehistoric infantrymen to the “Future Warriors” on the not-too-distant horizon!