A+E Networks UK has ordered a new series from indie factual prodco Woodcut Media.
Combat Machines (8 x one hour) will air on History and uses expert interviews, authentic recreation, graphics and archive footage to unravel stories of remarkable feats of military engineering. Examples include Hiram Maxim’s machine gun and armored cars such as the Cougar and Marauder.
Themes covered in the series include: the desert rats; machines of WW1; vehicles of WW2; electronic warfare; battlefield engineering; the Vietnam War; mechanized infantry; and the arms race.
Combat Machines was ordered by Dan Korn, VP of programming for History at A+E Networks UK. The series will be distributed internationally by TCB Media Rights.
“History viewers have an enduring fascination with how things are made and the ‘great leaps forward’ in mechanization which occur in the midst of conflict,” said Korn, in a statement. “Combat Machines is the perfect opportunity to examine those moments of engineering ingenuity which, in many cases, made the difference between triumph and disaster.”
Combat Machines will broadcast on History in the UK in 2018.