An account of one of the most daring raids of WWII.
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Hear first-hand about America's astonishing first air raid on the Japanese archipelago.
Featuring the Chindits, the British army's troops who beat the Japanese in a mission.
Details of the 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, a depleted unit of black soldiers.
How Major-General Robert Laycock rallied his ill-equipped unit to see off a German attack.
How Erich Von Manstein's escape from the Red Army became the basis of NATO's defence plans
How outnumbered British troops held back Japanese forces at the key Burmese town of Kohima
How Major-General Urquhart survived the doomed British attack on Arnhem.
How Leslie Morshead and his troops held off Rommel's Afrika Korps at the port of Tobruk.
WWII's largest evacuation saw millions of people whisked away in a German operation.
A soldier who hiked through the Libyan desert without supplies recalls his troop leader.
Tanker master Dudley Mason's vital role in securing Malta in the face of Nazi bombardment.
How some Finns, Estonians and Belgians held off the three million-strong Russian army.