Soldiers, A History of Men in Battle
Soldiers, a history of men in battle was a BBC
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 television documentary series about the history of warfare from antiquity to the Falklands War
Falklands War
The Falklands War , also called the Falklands Conflict or Falklands Crisis, was fought in 1982 between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the disputed Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands...

. 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
John Keegan
Sir John Keegan OBE FRSL is a British military historian, lecturer, writer and journalist. He has published many works on the nature of combat between the 14th and 21st centuries concerning land, air, maritime, and intelligence warfare, as well as the psychology of battle.-Life and career:John...

 and Richard Holmes
Richard Holmes (military historian)
Brigadier Edward Richard Holmes, CBE, TD, JP , known as Richard Holmes, was a British soldier and noted military historian, particularly well-known through his many television appearances...

, and the series was presented by Frederick Forsyth
Frederick Forsyth
Frederick Forsyth, CBE is an English author and occasional political commentator. He is best known for thrillers such as The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, The Fourth Protocol, The Dogs of War, The Devil's Alternative, The Fist of God, Icon, The Veteran, Avenger, The Afghan and The Cobra.-...



1.The Face of Battle (18/09/1985)

2.Cavalry (25/09/1985)

3.Gunner (02/10/1985)

4.Fighting Spirit (09/10/1985)

5.Infantry (23/10/1985)

6.Tank (30/10/1985)

7.Air Power (06/11/1985)

8.Sapper (13/11/1985)

9.Casualty (20/11/1985)

10.Sinews of War (27/11/1985)

11.Commander (04/12/1985)

12.Irregular (11/12/1985)

13.Experience of War (18/12/1985)
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