Hitler's Last Stand
July 1944: After a brazen provocation, Nazi leadership dispatches 10,000 troops to eastern France to crush a rebellion by French resistance fighters.
An artillery observer and his radio stand between the survival and capture of a US battalion during a German panzer attack to retake Avranches.
A small group of US soldiers must capture Nazi Fort Koenigsmacker to silence its gun battery, armed with plastic explosives, grenades and gasoline.
Audie Murphy's Finest Hour+
When 2nd Lieutenant Audie Murphy runs out of bullets, he climbs on board a burning tank destroyer to fight on and become a Hollywood legend.
In the aftermath of the D-Day landings, Nazi paratroopers dig in to defend at Carentan to prevent the link up on US forces on Utah and Omaha Beaches.
As the war finally arrives on German soil, US soldiers must smash through two layers of the infamous Siegfried Line to capture the city of Aachen.
A Japanese American regiment fights through darkened forests, heavy rains, and entrenched Nazis to reach a lost US battalion in the Vosges Mountains.
As the Battle of the Bulge rages, a young US scout becomes separated from his regiment and spends the night trapped behind the enemy line.
As the Battle of the Bulge ebbs, Himmler launches a surprise offensive into France but is slowed by the bravery of a near-sighted US army cook.
Nazi Tank Hunters+
After a nighttime crossing of the Savio River, a platoon of Canadian tank hunters fights off Nazi Panther tanks with only the weapons they can carry.
No Better Place to Die+
In advance of the D-Day Landings, paratroopers from the US 82nd Airborne Division are dropped behind enemy lines to capture strategic positions. One such location is near the town of Ste Mere Eglise where American airborne troops fight Nazi forces for control of a bridgehead for three days, to prevent German reinforcements from reaching the beaches
Hell in Hoven+
Five months after D-Day, the ground war finally arrives on German soil as British soldiers attack in the shadow of Hitler’s infamous Siegfried Line.
A platoon of American Buffalo Soldiers exceeds all expectations to advance on a Nazi occupied castle in the foothills of Northern Italy.
With thousands of German soldiers trapped in the Falaise Pocket, a small Canadian tank squadron tries to close off the escape route.
A US Parachute Infantry Regiment rushes to protect a critical bridge from a Nazi battle group during the opening days of the Battle of the Bulge.
Blinded in one eye in the battle for Normandy, a defiant French-Canadian sniper sets out to liberate a Dutch city in the final days of the war.
When an American regiment drives for the coast to liberate the French port city of St Malo, they encounter stiff Nazi resistance and every road blocked. Even when the 3rd Battalion does break through, within hours, they find the roadblock retaken by Nazi forces and the Battalion surrounded by the enemy. Cut off from food, reinforcement and medical care, the saga of the Lost Battalion begins.
Island of Fire+
As part of the Allied effort to open the port in Antwerp, the Canadian First Army spends weeks clearing the Scheldt Peninsula in Holland. On November 1st, 1944, the Calgary Highlanders launch a diversionary attack against a heavily defended causeway. With the Germans distracted, Allied Commandos carry out an amphibious assault on Walcheren Island, the final Nazi stronghold guarding the port.
Nazi Kill Zone+
September 1944. After liberating much of France, Luxembourg and Belgium Allied forces launch General Bernard Montgomery's ambitious plan to end the war in 1944. Operation Market Garden is the largest airborne operation ever, but over confidence and miscalculations trap Allied soldiers behind Nazi lines in desperate attempts to capture bridgeheads. When they fail, the fight for survival begins.
Nazis Strike Back+
December 1944. Determined to recapture the port of Antwerp, Hitler mobilizes a massive surprise offensive into the Ardennes Forest against undermanned American lines. The plan relies on speed and paved roads to advance tanks to Bastogne, then Antwerp before the Allies can mobilize a response. US forces fight to extinction to slow the Nazi advance allowing for the legendary defense of Bastogne.
January 1945. As part of the Allied campaign to liberate France, the Americans 7th Infantry Regiment prepares to capture the village of Houssen in the Colmar Pocket. To drive Nazi forces back across the Rhine, a decorated battle hero volunteers for a dangerous role as forward artillery observer to counter an attack by elite Mountain Division troops, despite efforts to keep him safe.
Defend The Rhine+
March 1945. As Allied armies line up along the River Rhine prepared to invade Nazi Germany, the generals jostle for the honor to be the first to cross. Hitler has ordered that no bridge is to fall into Allied hands. So when a surprise opportunity develops, there is a dramatic race to capture a crossing intact, which could change the course of the war.
September 1944. Brest, France. The American's 121st Engineers Battalion and 29th Infantry Division clear routes through minefields occupied by Nazi forces since 1940.
Forest of Death+
December 1944. Bergstein, Germany. German Grenadiers use rocket launchers, MP-44s and lethal tree blasts to defend Hurtgen Forest's Hill 400 from US Ranger attacks. The Nazis fear if Hill 400 falls to the Allies, reconnaissance will reveal over 200,000 men amassing nearby in the Ardennes Forest. These 16 divisions await Hitler's order for a surprise offensive designed to turn the tide of war.
The Regina Rifles fight to capture the Abbaye D'Ardenne and liberate the city of Caen. Allied forces had planned to take the city on D-Day but a month later German troops still cling stubbornly to the critical hub. As a result, 860,000 Allied troops remain trapped on the Normandy beachhead.
Nearly a year after D-Day, American Captain Jack Lee and German Wehrmacht Major Josef Gangl, fight to defend high-ranking French prisoners from the Waffen SS in 13th Century Castle Itter. The battle for at the castle proves to be the last significant ground combat action of World War II in Europe and sees American and German forces fighting together against Nazi fanatics.