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There are many triumphs and failures in a war. Some of the major game changing events in WWII were hard won by raids. Each episode features a different group of brave men who used their skills and training to win a battle and, ultimately, the war.

Saturday 10:00 PM et/pt on National Geographic
1 Season, 6 Episodes
September 1, 2014
Documentary & Biography, History
6.9/10
Cast: Charlie Adcock, Joseph Balderrama, Jon Hawer, Tom Hawkesworth
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WWII's Greatest Raids Full Episode Guide

  • British light infantry must crash land by glider in Northern France then take and hold two key bridges in the hands of a heavily armed enemy.

  • Examining how British Commandos managed to raid the crucial German port of St Nazaire in March 1942 in a ship posing as a German destroyer.

  • Featuring the German airfield raid in Libyan Desert.

  • A night assault mounted by the Black Devils, an elite Canadian and American unit.

  • US Army Rangers spearhead the biggest amphibious landing in history - the allied Invasion of France. They must conquer vertical cliffs before taking on the determined enemy. Then destroy the guns that threaten to blow the Allied fleet out of the water.

  • A brave band of regular GI's are tasked with saving the last bridge and final gateway to the Third Reich. The bridge is bristling with German guns loaded with explosives. Worse, the enemy plan to destroy the bridge if the American unit assaults it.

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