Command Decisions

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  • 2004
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (12)

Match wits with the greatest military leaders and go behind the scenes of the most intriguing battles in history.

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Battle of Britain
19. Battle of Britain
December 18, 2004
After invading and occupying other countries one by one, Hitler sets his sights on Britain and orders a massive air invasion.
Battle Of Iwo Jima
16. Battle Of Iwo Jima
December 18, 2004
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.
Battle Of Alesia
15. Battle Of Alesia
November 13, 2004
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.
Battle Of Rivoli
14. Battle Of Rivoli
December 5, 2004
Four years after the French Revolution, the fledgling French Republic is vulnerable to attack. Young Napoleon Bonaparte leads his men against the Austrian army.
San Juan Hill
13. San Juan Hill
November 27, 2004
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.
Battle Of Hastings
12. Battle Of Hastings
November 20, 2004
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.
Battle Of Little Big Horn
11. Battle Of Little Big Horn
October 22, 2004
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.
Battle Of Gettysburg
10. Battle Of Gettysburg
October 15, 2004
Confederate General Robert E. Lee has won battle after battle against the Union Army, prompting a frustrated President Lincoln to appoint General George Meade to lead the Union to fight another day.
Battle Of Chalons
9. Battle Of Chalons
October 8, 2004
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 Tet Offensive
7. The Tet Offensive
September 24, 2004
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.
Battle Of Saratoga
5. Battle Of Saratoga
August 27, 2004
Anxious to overturn George Washington's victories, Burgoyne comes up with a devious plan: Isolate New York, split the colonies, and divide the Revolution.
Battle Of Waterloo
4. Battle Of Waterloo
August 20, 2004
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.
Battle Of Stalingrad
3. Battle Of Stalingrad
August 13, 2004
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.
Command Decisions: Battle Of The Bulge
2. Command Decisions: Battle Of The Bulge
July 23, 2004
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.
Battle Of Desert Storm
1. Battle Of Desert Storm
October 29, 2004
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.

Match wits with the greatest military leaders and go behind the scenes of the most intriguing battles in history. Command Decisions is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (15 episodes). The series first aired on October 29, 2004.

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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 and History Vault.

  • Premiere Date
    October 29, 2004
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (12)