Episodes

  • The Air War

    Premiere Date:November 10, 2010

    The untold story of the American 8th Air Force's bloody battle to defeat the German Luftwaffe in the months leading up to D-Day. Told through the gripping, first person accounts of three American airmen and Stars & Stripes reporter Andy Rooney, this special showcases breathtaking aerial combat–original, color footage, never before seen by most Americans–of the B-17s Flying Fortresses, P-47 Thunderbolts and P-51 Mustangs on missions such as Regensburg, Schweinfurt and Berlin. Never-before-seen 8mm footage of the airmen on the bases, the devastation in Germany, and the Luftwaffe perspective is also highlighted. Flying 25,000 feet above the earth in oxygen-devoid air, and temperatures as low as 50 below zero, the 8th Air Force fought a war unlike anything ever before experienced. By the end, they would suffer more than 26,000 combat deaths–more than the US Marines lost in all of World War II. Narrated by Emmy nominated actor, Rob Lowe.

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  • Edge of the Abyss

    Premiere Date:November 19, 2009

    The Battle of the Bulge pushes the Allies to the brink, and Rockie Blunt barely survives the fight. Okinawa erupts as the Japanese make their last stand. Hitler is handed a final ultimatum.

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  • End Game

    Premiere Date:November 19, 2009

    With the end in sight, Okinawa is a bloody obstacle to victory. The Third Reich ends with a single gunshot. America delivers the final blow to Japan and the world celebrates the fall of the Axis.

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  • Striking Distance

    Premiere Date:November 18, 2009

    American forces storm the Philippines while Shelby Westbrook is shot down over Europe. Jack Yusen battles the dangers of the deep when his ship is sunk after a heroic duel.

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  • Glory and Guts

    Premiere Date:November 18, 2009

    The Marine assault on Iwo Jima brings horror and glory. Pilot Bert Stiles engages a German fighter with disastrous consequences. Reinforcements arrive in Europe to push the Allies toward victory.

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  • Day of Days

    Premiere Date:November 17, 2009

    The Allies are bogged down in Normandy's hedgerows in the aftermath of D-Day, while on Saipan, victory turns to horror.

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  • Point of No Return

    Premiere Date:November 17, 2009

    The Allies race toward Germany as American Marines battle for ground on Peleliu and across the bloody Pacific.

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  • Hard Way Back

    Premiere Date:November 16, 2009

    The Allies take on the daunting forces of the Axis, with victory far from certain. Charles Scheffel battles Rommel's forces in Tunisia and Jack Werner faces bitter combat in the northern Pacific.

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  • Battle Stations

    Premiere Date:November 16, 2009

    The Allies lay plans for the invasion of France; Bert Stiles and the 8th Air Force attempt to clear the skies over Normandy, while the Pacific remains a quagmire. D-Day arrives.

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  • Bloody Resolve

    Premiere Date:November 16, 2009

    The Marines assault Tarawa in one of the bloodiest battles yet waged. MacArthur island-hops and Italy's front lines claim a casualty.

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  • Darkness Falls

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    Premiere Date:November 15, 2009

    As Europe falls under Nazi control, America is unprepared for war and the attack on Pearl Harbor. The first bloody battles are fought on Guadalcanal and in North Africa.

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