The Marines at Hue
Premieres Monday, March 3 at 10/9c
The city of Hue, South Vietnam, was the site of one of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War. Three understrength U.S. Marine battalions attacked and soundly defeated entrenched enemy troops, liberating Hue for South Vietnam. This episode tells the story of one of the most significant battles of Vietnam, while zooming in to provide an under-the-helmet perspective of the young men from Alpha, Fox, Golf and Hotel Companies who fought and recaptured Hue City.
Those Damned Engineers
Premieres Monday, March 10 at 10/9c
In December, 1944, the Germans secretly mustered 600,000 battle-hardened troops into an all-out offensive to capture Antwerp, attempting to force the allies to a negotiated end of the war without a German defeat. Thanks to those “Damned Engineers,” the Germans never got to Antwerp. The delays would be just long enough to run down the Nazis and to allow Patton to race up from the south. Quickly the huge enemy offensive died and with it, the last hope of Germany.
A Chance in Hell
Premieres Monday, March 17 at 10/9c
Since the fall of Fallujah, Ramadi had been the center of the insurgency in Iraq. When Colonel MacFarland arrived in “Iraq’s deadliest city” in 2006, the odds could not have been worse. Al-Qaeda has arrogantly declared Ramadi the capital of a new caliphate. The boys of MacFarland’s Ready First Combat Team would fight against the odds to give America a victory and help turn the tide of war, a triumph that sustained until January, 2014.
The Heroes of Tarawa
Premieres Monday, March 24 at 10/9c
Everything went wrong in America’s first test of whether the Japanese-held islands of the Pacific, the key steppingstones to the doorstep of Japan, could be captured by across-the-beach infantry assaults. History’s lessons were grim and the tactic seemingly disastrous. But, the march back from Pearl Harbor had to begin and the testing ground would be heavily fortified Tarawa, proclaimed by a Japanese commander that “Tarawa could not be taken by a million men in a million years.” If he had been right, the Japanese would have won the Pacific war.
The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill
Premieres Monday, March 31 at 10/9c
Taking an otherwise nondescript hill on the embattled island of Okinawa proved to be one of the most incredible battles of WWII. The young Marines of Charlie Company strained against the searing Pacific sun to see the top of Sugar Loaf Hill, an epic battle would come down to the sheer courage, ingenuity, and guts of the troops. This episode captures all the fury, heartbreak, and spectacular moments of those seven days in hell that would forever change the course of history.
Bloody George at the Chosin Reservoir
Premieres Monday, April 14 at 10/9c
Bloody George was an understrength Marine rifle company called to serve their country at the start of the Korean War. As the war turned apocalyptic, a cruel twist of fate awaited Bloody George. Their small numbers would face overwhelming enemies in barbaric battles of carnage, from the invasion of Inchon to the bloody street battles of Seoul and the frozen hell of the Chosin Reservoir. They would endure unimaginable horrors as they desperately fought in hand-to-hand combat to save their fellow brothers trapped by a merciless enemy. Their valor and sacrifice would forever change the course of the war, but few would survive.