Combat Trains (2015)


Genre: Documentary

Plot: Trains have played a crucial role in the war effort in the major conflicts of the past 150 years. These trains were a vital cog in the military machine from carrying troops, to moving hospitals, to being transformed into actual weapons. In this compelling series we tell the stories of these incredible trains... We combine expert interviews, authentic reconstruction, engineering graphics and archive, highlighting the extraordinary human stories alongside the engineering detail and military perspective. The stories are dramatic, exciting and filled with fascinating historical detail. Each of these incredible stories is set against a backdrop of conflict and we put the events into context. In addition to the stories of the trains we learn more about the military, political and domestic battles happening at the time. Read More



Episode 8: World War Two: The Home Front
Episode 7: World War One
Episode 6: Secrets & Lies
Episode 5: Precious Cargo
Episode 4: The First Railroad War
Episode 3: Ambulance Trains
Episode 2: The Death Railway
Episode 1: Nazi Railways