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  • Premieres Monday November 3rd at 11pm, 10pm BKK/JKT
  • National Geographic Channel


WWII’s Greatest Raids is a series that takes you into the heart of an elite band of soldiers in the heat of a key action in their history, and follows them on the mission to show just how these men put their unique combination of skills, training and equipment to the test of combat. We’ll explore just how celebrated outfits such as the U.S. Army Rangers, the British Special Air Service and the Black Devil Brigade have changed the course of a battle, or perhaps even a war, through their courage, daring and commitment.


  • WWII’s Greatest Raids: Rangers Lead The Way
    US Army Rangers spearhead the biggest amphibious assault in history the Allied Invasion of France on June 6th, 1944. Theirs is a suicidal mission: They must conquer the vertical cliffs at Pointe du Hoc before taking on a lethal and determined enemy, then destroy the guns that threaten to blow the Allied fleet out of the water. General Omar Bradley called the Rangers assault, "The most dangerous mission of D-Day."
  • WWII’s Greatest Raids: Mountain Massacre
    The Black Devils, a joint US-Canadian elite mountain warfare unit, are about to go into serious action for the first time. They must mount a do-or-die night-time assault up a treacherous mountain, in frigid and foul weather, to take on the heavily-entrenched German defenses in a desperate bid to jumpstart the Allied advance up Italy. It's a high risk operation which could decide the fate of the entire Allied campaign in Italy.
  • WWII’s Greatest Raids: Hitler's Last Bridge
    A brave band of regular GIs are tasked with turning the tide of war. The last significant bridge standing over the River Rhine is the final gateway to the Heartland of the Third Reich. On March 7th, 1945 an advance unit from the US 9th Armored Division launch a raid to capture Ludendorff Bridge, allowing American armor to pour across the river and strike into the soft underbelly of greater Germany.
  • WWII’s Greatest Raids: Strike From The Sky
    British light infantry must crash land by glider in Northern France, then take and hold two key bridges in the hands of a heavily armed enemy. If they fail, the D-Day landings could stall and the Germans could push the Allies back into the sea. Succeed, and the British Army could secure the beachheads, break out of Normandy and march on to Berlin and victory.
  • WWII’s Greatest Raids: Sas Vs Rommel
    The SAS launches a deadly and daring raid deep behind enemy lines on a German airfield in the middle of the Libyan Desert. If they succeed in destroying Rommel's supply planes, their action could help turn the tide of war in North Africa and allow the British to drive the Germans out of the continent. To triumph they must outwit the enemy then escape and evade the Luftwaffe, who will surely be bent on revenge.
  • WWII’s Greatest Raids: Commando Do Or Die
    In 1942, British Commandos attempt one of the boldest raids in military history: a head-on amphibious assault against a heavily-defended enemy port. Their mission is to take out the dock facility at St. Nazaire, France, before it becomes a base for Germany's biggest battleship that has the power to tip the scales in the war at sea. In a ship filled with explosives and disguised as a German Destroyer, they must sail into a storm of shells and bullets, in what some call "the greatest raid of all."