EyeWitness War

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  • 2013
  • 1 Season
  • 7.2  (22)

EyeWitness War is a reality documentary program that takes viewers from their living rooms and puts them alongside American military service members as they undertake various missions around the globe. Views get an unfiltered look at the high-pressure situations soldiers are inserted into and the dangers faced on a daily basis. Shouting, screams, and bullets flying are typical scenes in the chaos of battle, and this series brings viewers up close and personal with deadly weapons, tense situations, and the fast paced world of war. The first person experience provides a unique look at what it takes just to be on a battlefield.

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Frontline Stories
17. Frontline Stories
September 15, 2014
Follow the men and women of the Army, Navy, Drug Enforcement Administration, Coast Guard and other forces through the chaos of battle with real-life, first-person footage.
Close Quarters Combat
16. Close Quarters Combat
August 12, 2013
An Army patrol in Mongah/Zoldag, Afghanistan one of the Taliban's original strongholds turns into a close-range ambush. Pinned down by the Taliban in extremely close quarters, the elite infantry group unleashes grenades, mortars and rockets on the enemy in a battle for their lives. And when the Marines patrol a small village in southern Afghanistan known to be a staging ground for Taliban attacks against American forces, the Marines are ambushed by the enemy.
Man Down
15. Man Down
August 12, 2013
On a search and destroy patrol, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jesse Hattesohl and his team have one goal -- find the Taliban, pin them down and attack. When a firefight erupts in an Afghani graveyard, Staff Sgt. Zach Fraker takes a bullet and the soldiers must race the clock to save his life. And in an earlier operation, a unit of Marines has been tasked with holding the southernmost line of Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Bomb Squad Boom
14. Bomb Squad Boom
August 5, 2013
Aerial gunner Staff Sgt. Scott Matthews of the Air National Guard and his team take to the sky in helicopters and rush to the site of an overturned vehicle with a shocking number of casualties. Staff Sgt. Matthews' mission is to get the casualties into the helicopter and back to help before they are taken down by enemy fire and harsh winds. Also, combat engineers must eliminate roadside bombs, but after they learn that the enemy has just planted some down the road, each step could be their last.
Abmushed
13. Abmushed
August 5, 2013
On patrol in Afghanistan, soldiers find themselves surrounded by the Taliban. Running low on ammo, they must fend off an intense enemy assault and hope reinforcements arrive in time. Then, during a patrol of one of Iraq's most dangerous roads, a military vehicle drives directly into an ambush.
Fallen Hero
12. Fallen Hero
August 5, 2013
When a small group of Marines set out after a Taliban squad known to be attacking one of their main supply routes, Taliban fighters turn the tables and ambush the Marines from close range. In the midst of a spray of fire, the Marines' machine gunner gets hit. The team must work together to fight their way out of the ambush--and save their dying friend.
Mountaintop Revenge
11. Mountaintop Revenge
August 5, 2013
While on a mission to check on the locals of the village near the American Forward Operating Base (FOB) Kala Gush in the mountains of Afghanistan, an Army platoon is attacked by the Taliban. Gunner Spc. Kyle Schipritt becomes wounded while getting peppered with shrapnel--and miraculously makes it out alive. This FOB is under attack day and night, and before long, Schipritt is back on the road--only to be hit again by flying shrapnel.
Sniper Hunt
9. Sniper Hunt
July 29, 2013
See the perils of war through the eyes of our brave American service members — as the fighting is happening.
Out Of Ammo
8. Out Of Ammo
July 29, 2013
Follow the men and women of the armed forces through the chaos of battle with real-life, first-person footage. See the action unfold as the U.S. Army is ambushed while checking on Afghan border police.
Trapped by the Enemy
7. Trapped by the Enemy
July 22, 2013
While on their way to rescue a foot patrol, a convoy of Marines gets stuck in a trench and is ambushed by Taliban forces in Afghanistan. They need to tow their lead vehicle out before the enemy gets the upper hand.
I'm Hit!
6. I'm Hit!
July 22, 2013
When a solider is shot in the arm, he wonders if he will bleed out.
Battle for Antenna Hill
5. Battle for Antenna Hill
July 15, 2013
The soldiers are in an epic and deadly battle against the Taliban to take Antenna Hill in Afghanistan's Jaghatu district.
Behind Enemy Lines
4. Behind Enemy Lines
July 8, 2013
To capture the Taliban the soldiers cross into enemy territory in Charkh, Afghanistan.
Bleeding Out
3. Bleeding Out
July 8, 2013
After getting hit with shrapnel during an attack a soldier is in critical condition; a U.S. sergeant in Iraq helps a dangerous raid and comes upon a suicide bomber.
Caught Outside the Wire
2. Caught Outside the Wire
July 1, 2013
A military outpost in the remote mountains of Afghanistan is under Taliban siege, but they hold back because a hailstorm is limiting all visibility. The enemy gains ground and the soldiers have to risk it all to fire off a missile. Near Kandahar, a seasoned soldier directs a team of rookies under attack, but finds out four of his men are stranded and without weapons in the line of fire.
Chasing Down the Enemy (Pilot)
1. Chasing Down the Enemy (Pilot)
July 1, 2013
Two soldiers chase an enemy who is trying to escape on motorcycle. After the pursuit, they come face to face with the Taliban. While a team of soldiers patrols in the Zhari district, the Afghan National Army fires some shots.
Description

EyeWitness War is a reality documentary program that takes viewers from their living rooms and puts them alongside American military service members as they undertake various missions around the globe. Views get an unfiltered look at the high-pressure situations soldiers are inserted into and the dangers faced on a daily basis. Shouting, screams, and bullets flying are typical scenes in the chaos of battle, and this series brings viewers up close and personal with deadly weapons, tense situations, and the fast paced world of war. The first person experience provides a unique look at what it takes just to be on a battlefield.

EyeWitness War is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on July 1, 2013.

Where to Watch EyeWitness War

EyeWitness War is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch EyeWitness War on demand at Amazon and Google Play.

  • Premiere Date
    July 1, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (22)