Narrow Escapes of World War II

Series 1

Series 1, Episode 4 - The Black Battalion

3.0 6 x
The 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, a depleted unit of black soldiers, risked everything to fight off the Nazis at Bastogne. Hear their tales of wartime bravery.

Series 1, Episode 3 - Wingate and the Chindits

4.0 4 x
The Chindits were the army's elite jungle troops who beat the Japanese in a daring mission. Hear their jaw-dropping story and their feats of wartime heroism.

Series 1, Episode 2 - The Doolittle Raid

3.0 8 x
Humbling tales of heroism from WWII. Hear first-hand about America's astonishing first air raid on the Japanese archipelago, led by Colonel 'Jimmy' Doolittle.

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Amiens Raid

3.0 7 x
Discover how a squadron of low-flying bombers freed Resistance fighters from Amiens Jail in 1944. A gripping account of one of the most daring raids of World War II.

Series 1, Episode 13 - Breakout Through Hell's Gate

3.0 4 x
Hear how Leon Degrelle and a motley crew of Finns, Estonians and Belgians held off the three million-strong Russian army, enabling 56,000 men to escape.

Series 1, Episode 12 - Operation Pedestal

4.0 6 x
How did plucky tanker master Dudley Mason play a vital role in securing the island of Malta in the face of Nazi bombardment? A humbling tale of heroism from WWII.

Series 1, Episode 11 - Moore's March

3.0 8 x
WWII tales. A Scottish soldier who hiked 200 miles through the Libyan desert without water or supplies recalls his party's legendary leader: tough trooper Ronald Moore.

Series 1, Episode 10 - Evacuation in the Baltics

4.0 5 x
WWII's largest evacuation saw two million civilians and soldiers whisked away in a German operation lasting four months. Hear about this extraordinary exit.

Series 1, Episode 9 - Morshead Holds Tobruk

3.0 10 x
Courageous wartime tales. Australian Leslie Morshead and his troops held off Rommel's Afrika Korps at the crucial port of Tobruk for an astonishing eight weeks.

Series 1, Episode 8 - Roy Urqhart's Escape from Arnhem

3.0 2 x
Major-General 'Roy' Urquhart led the doomed British attack on Arnhem, but somehow made it back across the Rhine, dodging enemy gunfire and patrols.