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Greenlit: Battle Castle with Dan Snow, Discovery UK

Battle Castle with Dan Snow (6 x 60′) – What makes a castle impregnable? When were the fates of nations and empires decided by the thickness of walls, number of arrow slits and defensive position?  This documentary series brings to life a number of the mightiest fortifications and the sieges they resisted; outlining the clashes that defied the limits of medieval military technology, forged and destroyed empires and transformed mortal men into legends. Follow host Dan Snow as he explores the military engineering behind such strongholds as: Dover Castle, Krak des Chevaliers in Syria and Gibralfaro in Spain and details the legendary battles that testified to their might. Through dynamic location footage and immersive visual effects, this six episode series reveals the bloody history behind these fortifications and the weapons designed to defeat them. Each episode will climax with the ultimate test of each castle’s strength: examining the epic battle that changed the course of history.

Channel: Discovery UK

Producer: Ballista Media /  Parallax Films

TX: 11th October 2012

Source: Discovery press release

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