The bloodiest battle of the Second World War in Italy, in the seaside town of Ortona in the Abruzzo region, is recalled. Germans and Canadians literally fought street by street, house by house, even room by room.
Operation Oak, the Nazi rescue of Benito Mussolini in 1943 after the Italian leader was deposed by a conspiracy within his regime, is recalled via testimonies, memories, filmed material, unpublished photographs, and documents from the Italian archives.
World War II is recalled via first-hand accounts, film footage and photos in this documentary series. First up: the December 1943 surprise aerial attack by the Germans on Allied forces at the port of Bari in southwestern Italy.
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Premiered: October 1, 2017
Premise: World War II is recalled via first-hand accounts, film footage, historical documents and photos. Also: computer reconstructions; and moving re-enactments.