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The Tank: Weapon of the 20th Century

Tanks are killing machines designed to destroy. Since their invention at the beginning of the 20th century, they have also been a solid element in the omnipotence fantasies of state leaders and dictators. For the past 100 years, they have undoubtedly been the backbone of every land army.

The huge vehicles have long since found their way into global culture - whether as a monument, in films or on billboards. Tanks have made history and have themselves become part of the story. But why were they even developed? How and why did you start triumphant? And, in the face of remotely controlled drones and airborne wars, have they become obsolete?

The history of tanks is diverse! It's a story of technology, psychology, culture - and people. Tanks are weapons and symbols at the same time

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2 × 50′
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1 × 90′
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Produced by
Spiegel TV in association with ZDF and Arte
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Year of Production
2018
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Broadcaster
ARTE, ZDF
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