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Match wits with the greatest military leaders and go behind the scenes of the most intriguing battles in history. Command Decisions is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (15 episodes). The series first aired on October 29, 2004. It has moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

Command Decisions is available for streaming on the HISTORY Vault website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Command Decisions on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, History Vault online.

HISTORY Vault
1 Season, 15 Episodes
October 29, 2004
Documentary & Biography
6.5/10
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Command Decisions Full Episode Guide

  • After invading and occupying other countries one by one, Hitler sets his sights on Britain and orders a massive air invasion.

  • During WWII, the tiny island of Iwo Jima acted as an advance Japanese airbase. Seen as a critical stepping-stone to the attack on mainland Japan, it was part of the bloodiest and most heroic chapter in U.S. Marine Corps history.

  • In a bold move for political power, Julius Caesar invades Gaul, and his army seems unstoppable until a young Gallic warrior named Vercingetorix rallies the Gauls to drive Caesar out of their land for good.

  • Four years after the French Revolution, the fledgling French Republic is vulnerable to attack. Young Napoleon Bonaparte leads his men against the Austrian army.

  • When the USS Maine mysteriously blows up in Cuba's Havana Harbor, President McKinley declares war against Spain. Young Lieutenant Colonel Teddy Roosevelt leads his troops in a frontal assault up San Juan Hill.

  • When King Edward the Confessor dies without an heir, his brother-in-law Harold becomes king. But the illegitimate son of the Duke of Normandy across the English Channel challenges Harold's succession.

  • Angered by the Gold Rush and railroad construction, the Sioux tribes rebel. General George Custer charges a major Sioux village, but Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull lead their people in a fierce resistance.

  • Nomadic horsemen led by Attila the Hun race across Europe, cross the Rhine, and ravage Gaul. Former enemies band together against "the Scourge of God" under the leadership of the noble Aetius.

  • The Communists launch a massive attack against major cities and military bases. General Westmoreland makes a difficult decision to move U.S. troops from "house to house, street to street," fighting the enemy up close.

  • Anxious to overturn George Washington's victories, Burgoyne comes up with a devious plan: Isolate New York, split the colonies, and divide the Revolution.

  • Liberated from exile, Napoleon raises an army and attacks Belgium in 1815. A master of the "divide and conquer" strategy, he plans to attack a vital communication point between the English and Prussian armies.

  • Hitler turns his attention to the Eastern Front. Nazi armies sweep through the Soviet Union, overtaking its citizens and troops, but Germans face a fierce resistance at Stalingrad.

  • In a sneak attack, German forces storm Ardennes, where Allied forces are spread thin. It's up to General Eisenhower to keep the Germans from breaking through.

  • General Norman Schwarzkopf is the hot-tempered commander at the center of Operation Desert Storm tasked with driving Hussein out of Kuwait. The desert terrain is tough, the enemy is ruthless, and White House orders are impossible.