Commanders At War

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  • Season 1
    • The Battle of the Bulge
      3/16/09
      8.3
      After D-Day in 1944, the end of Hitler's Third Reich was in sight. Not willing to give up his plans of conquest, Hitler concieved of a bold new offensive to strike the Allies through the Ardennes Forest, dividing the American and British forces and to capture the critical port city of Antwerp.moreless
    • The Battle of Kursk
      3/9/09
      8.5
      Germany and Russia clashed near the Soviet city of Kursk, as each vied for control of the Eastern Front. The Germans were led by Field Marshal Von Manstein, an aristocratic master tactician. Facing him across the battlefield was the Red Army's Marshal Georgy Zhukov, a down-and-dirty street brawler.
    • The Battle of Stalingrad
      3/2/09
      8.2
      With the city that bears the name of Joseph Stalin in his sights, Hitler sent his 6th Army to crush the city of Stalingrad. What he did not expect was the ferocious resistance offered by the city's defenders. What was supposed to be a battle lasting only a few weeks dragged out for many months.moreless
    • The Battle of El Alamein
      2/23/09
      8.0
      After numerous victories throughout North Africa, German Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel would have to face off against a commander worthy of his skills: the new British commander, Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery.
    • The Battle of Midway
      2/16/09
      8.9
      After the devastation of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the American Navy intercepted Japanese communications regarding a planned attack on Midway Island. Heavily outnumbered, the American Pacific Fleet had to prevent Admiral Nagumo from capturing this critical strategic position and prevent the loss of the remaining American aircraft carriers in the Pacific.moreless
    • The Battle of Singapore
      2/9/09
      7.8
      In 1941, with Great Britain's attention fixed on the Axis Powers, Japan launched a surprise attack on Malaya and Singapore, the easternmost territories of the British Empire.
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