In August 1944, Field Marshal Montgomery launched an audacious campaign to trap the German 5th and 7th Panzer Armies in Lower Normandy, forming a ring of steel around them with American, British, Canadian and Polish armour. The increasingly encircled German forces however, comprised some of the toughest and most battle-hardened units in Hitler's Army - and what would become known as the 'Falaise Gap' became synonymous carnage. German forces fought desperately to escape - and even counter-attack. The narrow country lanes and their high hedgerows proved a killing ground for tanks. Allied Typhoons, Spitfires, P-47s and Mustangs blasted the Germans with rockets day after day - until even the pilots high above the once tranquil French countryside complained about the overwhelming stench of death... 'Death and Destruction in the Falaise Gap' is the definitive film account of the campaign, featuring dramatic combat footage from both Allied and Axis archives to capture the horror and sheer slaughter that was Falaise. Veterans of the campaign offer a first hand account of the fighting, while military historian Jack Livesey provides a fascinating modern day 'war walk' around many of the critical scenes of battle.