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An epic story of arguably the most awesome war machines ever built and their pivotal role in global history. A saga of power, international politics, envy and one-upmanship that led to two titanic wars.

Spanning two centuries, The Battleships is a global saga of epic proportions. Featuring rare archive film, computer graphics, excerpts from feature films and sequences shot on the great surviving battleships of history, the series tells the story of the world’s most dramatic naval battles and the egos and rivalries behind the creation of the most powerful fleets in history. From the Battle of Trafalgar to World War Two, battleships played a major role in shaping the modern world.

Programme Information

  • Genre: History

  • Subgenre: Factual


  • Broadcaster: n/a

  • Duration: 4 x 50'

  • Tags: War Series Technology Male

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