Great Generals

Discovery Channel Premiered Jan 01, 2005 Unknown


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Great Generals from Discovery Channel examines the greatest military leaders who have shaped our history. The program takes an in-depth look at their battles, brilliant strategies, and historic victories. From the winter of 1777 at Valley Forge when George Washington turned the tide for America's revolutionary forces to the Battle of the Bulge, great generals have played a critical role in shaping the world today. Even those who seemed to have little hope achieved victory. Napoleon Bonaparte, the Emperor of France, lived in exile surrounded by British warships. Only through the loyalty of his inner circle was he able to escape and land on French soil. Episodes also include profiles of General MacArthur, who played a prominent role in the Pacific theater in World War II, and General Pershing, who led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Travel through history and learn why these men truly were great leaders.

Previously Aired Episode

AIRED ON 10/6/2005

Season 1 : Episode 6

  • MacArthur, Marshall, Powell

    S 1 : Ep 6

    Aired 10/6/05 (45:00)

  • Montgomery, Pershing, Custer

    S 1 : Ep 5

    Aired 10/6/05 (45:00)

  • Patton, Puller, Franks

    S 1 : Ep 4

    Aired 10/6/05 (45:00)

  • Valley Forge: The Crucible

    S 1 : Ep 1

    Aired 7/2/03 (46:00)

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Documentary, News


public figures, war hero, Biography, History, Military & War