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WW2 - Battles for Europe

Series 1

WW2 - Battles for Europe

  • D-Day

    June 6, 1944 - D-Day. British, American and Canadian troops stormed the beaches of Normandy in what would become known as The Longest Day.

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  • Battle for Caen

    This edition examines the efforts of the British and Canadians who fought elite German divisions to capture the city of Caen, the key to breaking out of Normandy.

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  • Breakout of Normandy

    Examining the work of the American forces who launched a huge offensive to blast a gap in the German lines and break through to liberate France.

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  • Market Garden

    Field Marshal Montgomery's daring airborne plan to end the war by Christmas, which went a bridge too far at Arnhem.

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  • Battle for the Scheldt

    As the Allies' advance stalls, the Canadians had to seize Hitler's island fortress to open up the vital port of Antwerp and keep the war moving.

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  • Battle for the Siegfried Line

    The Allies entered Germany and ran into the Siegfried Line. American troops fought to a gruelling, bloody standstill in the Huertgen Forest at a terrible cost.

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  • Battle of the Bulge

    Hitler's launch of his great counter-offensive against the unsuspecting Allies in the Ardennes. This was the Nazis' last gamble in the West to turn the tide of the war.

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  • Crossing the Rhine

    The Allies reached the last great natural barrier between their forces and the German heartland. If they could get across the River Rhine, the war would be won.

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