Arnhem 1944 Collection

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season

Arnhem 1944 Collection from Total Content Digital is a gripping retelling of the events that unfolded during one of the most pivotal moments in the Second World War. This historical documentary series explores the brave acts of soldiers who sacrificed their lives to fight against the Nazi occupation in Arnhem, the Netherlands, in September 1944.

Narrated by Laura Shavin, the Arnhem 1944 Collection takes us on a journey that covers every aspect of the battle, from the initial plan to the horrific aftermath. The series is presented in a highly engaging format, with a mix of archival footage and interviews from historians, military experts, and eyewitnesses, making the events more personal and relatable to the audience.

The series is divided into four episodes, each exploring a different phase of the battle. The first episode, "Operation Market Garden," takes us through the elaborate plan devised by the Allied forces to capture key bridges over the Rhine River in the Netherlands. The plan involved landing troops behind enemy lines, securing key transportation routes and bridges, and advancing towards the German border. However, the ambitious plan was thwarted by various factors, including poor communication, better-prepared German soldiers, and unfavorable weather conditions.

Episode two, "The Battle for Arnhem," delves deep into the heart of the conflict, as the Allied forces attempted to secure the key bridge over the Rhine River in Arnhem. Due to their lack of success in the initial stages of the battle, the troops soon found themselves surrounded by German forces, with little hope of reinforcement or escape.

Episode three, "The Fighting Withdrawal," focuses on the epic battle that ensued as the Allied forces made their way back to their lines. This was no easy feat, as they were relentlessly pursued by the German army, with heavy shelling and sniper fire making the journey incredibly treacherous.

The final episode, "The Aftermath," provides an emotional and often harrowing exploration of the tragic consequences of the battle. The bravery of the soldiers, the horror of the injuries and the deep emotional scars experienced by the survivors.

Overall, the Arnhem 1944 Collection from Total Content Digital is a must-watch for anyone interested in history, especially World War II. It's an incredibly well-paced and heart-wrenching series, which will leave viewers with a deep admiration for the soldiers who fought in Arnhem. Additionally, the narration by Laura Shavin, who provides the right mix of gravitas and emotion, adds to the overall quality of the program. The series serves as a powerful reminder of the sacrifices that men and women made to secure peace and freedom in Europe.

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1. Arnhem 1944
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This is the tragic story of the last bridge in the ill-fated Operation Market-Garden, and features rare newsreel footage of the Allied operation that was supposed to end World War Two in 1944. Featuring extensive footage from the training films and newsreel cameras of both sides plus a return to the battlefield under the direction of Robert Kershaw, author of It Never Snows In September.
  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2013