Narrow Escapes of World War II

April 2019
1:00:00

Morshead Holds Tobruk (S1E9)

4.0 1 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.
1:00:00

Roy Urqhart's Escape from Arnhem (S1E8)

4.0 0 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.
1:00:00

The Siege of Kohima (S1E7)

4.0 2 x
In 1944, 1,500 outnumbered British troops amazingly held Japanese forces at the key Burmese town of Kohima. Hear about their valiant feats of wartime derring-do.
March 2019
1:00:00

Manstein Holds the Line (S1E6)

3.0 2 x
Death-defying tales from World War II. Hear how Erich Von Manstein's miraculous escape from the Red Army later became the basis for NATO's defence plans.
1:00:00

Lucky Laycock's Escape from Crete (S1E5)

4.0 4 x
Death-defying tales from WWII. How legendary Major-General Robert 'Lucky' Laycock rallied his ill-equipped unit to see off a German attack on Crete.
1:00:00

The Black Battalion (S1E4)

4.0 3 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.
1:00:00

Wingate and the Chindits (S1E1)

3.0 3 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.
1:00:00

The Doolittle Raid (S1E3)

4.0 2 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.
February 2019
1:00:00

The Amiens Raid (S1E2)

3.0 5 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.
1:00:00

Breakout Through Hell's Gate (S1E13)

4.0 3 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.
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