Neil Oliver: Skye’s Band Of Brothers
Tuesday, SBS One, 7.30pm
This documentary series explores how a London invention would be used to slaughter Brits during the first World War. When a group of soldiers from the Cameron Highlands arrived on the battlefields of France in 1914, they were met by German soldiers wielding the Maxim machine gun. This terrifying instrument of death was capable of firing 666 rounds a minute. Neil Oliver (above) examines the development of these weapons and the haunting legacy it caused in Portree, which lost so many young men because of them.