Just days before the invasion of Normandy in 1944, Allied troops in Italy battle for control of a strategic monastery at Monte Casino and destroy the ancient cloister in the process. Interviews and archival footage help tell the story.
The capture of British-held Singapore by the Japanese in 1942 is recalled. Lt. Gen. Sir Arthur Percival surrendered his 70,000-man garrison to a numerically inferior foe after the Japanese successfully traversed terrain the British thought impassable. Included: veterans remember the campaign.