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Stories of dangerous but vital small-scale Allied military operations told through veterans' accounts, archival film clips and meticulous reconstruction.
Season 1, Episode 6
October 6, 2005
A British commando assault on Vaagso, Norway, in December 1941, which duped Hitler into committing and ultimately wasting 250,000 Nazi troops, who were pinned down there for the rest of the war.
Season 1, Episode 5
September 29, 2005
How a special force in canoes tried to clog the flow of Nazi supplies moving through Bordeaux.
Season 1, Episode 4
September 22, 2005
The mission of the destroyer HMS Campbeltown to destroy the dry dock at St. Nazaire, the only dock large enough to repair Germany's giant battleship Tirpitz, thus making Britain's Atlantic sea operations safer.
Season 1, Episode 3
September 15, 2005
The British capture of a German radar installation that was key to the Nazi air-defense system is recalled.
Season 1, Episode 2
September 13, 2005
How French Resistance operatives were freed from Amiens prison through exacting targeted bombing of the prison walls by the Mosquito fighter-bomber.
Season 1, Episode 1
September 1, 2005
How a team of Norwegian raiders kept an A-bomb ingredient from the Germans by destroying a factory.
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