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Smithsonian Channel, Story House take aim with “World of Weapons”

Smithsonian Channel, a ViacomCBS network, is to explore the evolution of weaponry throughout history in a new docuseries from global content producer Story House Productions. World of Weapons will serve as ...
February 7, 2020

Smithsonian Channel, a ViacomCBS network, is to explore the evolution of weaponry throughout history in a new docuseries from global content producer Story House Productions.

World of Weapons will serve as a 10-part series set to explore the historical, scientific and societal impact that weapons have had on civilization since their inception. The ever-evolving arsenal of weapons have helped transform combat throughout generations by building empires and consequently bringing them to their knees, while also helping to deter aggression.

Experts will spotlight some of the world’s most important and innovative weapons to examine how these specialized tools work and what problems they solve on the battlefield while also offering fresh insight into their role in history.

Episodes will focus on warfare conducted from the air and sea, close-hand combat and melee attacks, weapons that have been designed for the average person, the catastrophic effects of the most destructive weapons, the advantage of the ambush and the impact that speed has in warfare.

The series was originally produced for ZDF and ZDF Enterprises.

Producers for Story House Productions are Jens Afflerbach, Carsten Obländer and Arnd Piechottka. Joy Galane and David Royle serve as executive producers for Smithsonian Channel.

World of Weapons premieres March 15 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel.

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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