Civilians on the Battlefield

S1, EP10 "Civilians on the Battlefield"

On Demand

A look at three types of lethal weapons used against civilians over the centuries.

Original Air Date: May 10, 2020 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
Deadly Inventions

S1, EP9 "Deadly Inventions"

On Demand

Seeing what made the scorpio, the longsword and the Henry rifle legends of their time.

Original Air Date: May 10, 2020 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
The Ambush

S1, EP8 "The Ambush"

On Demand

Seeing what made three ambush weapons; the caltrop, the Dreyse needle gun, and the landmine, so efficient and deadly.

Original Air Date: May 03, 2020 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
War at Sea

S1, EP7 "War at Sea"

On Demand

A look at three maritime weapons of their days including, Greek fire, British cannons, and torpedoes.

Original Air Date: Apr 26, 2020 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
The Power of Destruction

S1, EP6 "The Power of Destruction"

On Demand

New technology in the 20th century leads to three particularly destructive weapons: the machine gun, the grenade, and the tank.

Original Air Date: Apr 19, 2020 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
Faster Than the Enemy

S1, EP5 "Faster Than the Enemy"

On Demand

A look at the some of the fastest weapons of their day, including the chariot, the sling and the revolver.

Original Air Date: Apr 12, 2020 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
Weapons for All

S1, EP4 "Weapons for All"

On Demand

Low-skill, high-impact weapons, including the pike and the AK-47 rifle.

Original Air Date: Apr 05, 2020 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
Close Combat

S1, EP3 "Close Combat"

On Demand

Experts they test the physical and psychological effects of history's most influential close combat weapons.

Original Air Date: Mar 29, 2020 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
Attack From Above

S1, EP2 "Attack From Above"

On Demand

Arms experts demonstrate the deadly effectiveness of aerial weapons.

Original Air Date: Mar 22, 2020 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m
Ranged Weapons

S1, EP1 "Ranged Weapons"

On Demand

Experts demonstrate the most important long-range weapons in history including the pilum and the longbow.

Original Air Date: Mar 15, 2020 • Smithsonian Channel • 44m