EVERY MONDAY Military & Combat

Witness history’s greatest battles and explore the stories behind the tactics, technology, and the men and women who were on the front lines.

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October 3, 2022

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Command Decisions

Battle of Rivoli

January 14-16, 1797: the French Revolution, just four years earlier, left the fledgling French Republic vulnerable to attack by other European nations who wanted to restore a monarch to the throne. Napoleon Bonaparte, a 28-year-old rising star, led 23,000 men against the Austrian army (28,000 men), which had gathered in northern Italy, ready to strike. Napoleon saw that his enemies, although more numerous, were scattered. He countered with what became his trademark tactic: he assumed the central position by getting in between separated enemy forces and then defeated them, individually. the success of this first campaign vaulted him to international prominence. Part documentary, part interactive game, viewers place themselves in the positions of Napoleon and his opponent, General Baron Josef Alvintzy.

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Command Decisions

Battle of Britain

One by one, European nations fall to Hitler. In 1940, the German dictator now sets his sights on Britain, and orders a devastating air attack on the nation as a prelude to a ground invasion. But the British are determined to fight back. With newly developed radar systems, tenacious fighter pilots, and Sir Winston Churchill's powerful messages, Britain takes the blows and valiantly counterattacks. Ultimately, it's the dramatic dogfights in the sky that destroy Germany's air superiority and sends them into retreat. Part documentary, part interactive game, viewers take the parts of Winston Churchill and his 700 EM Spitfire /EM and EM Hurricane /EM fighters, and Adolf Hitler with 1,260 bombers, 316 dive bombers, and 1,089 fighters.

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Command Decisions

Battle of Alesia

In a bold move for political power, Julius Caesar invades Gaul. Using a strategy of divide and conquer, Caesar's army marches through Gaul and seems unstoppable. But then, a young Gallic warrior named Vercingetorix rallies the Gauls together to drive Caesar out of their land for good. Armed inside the Gallic fortress at Alesia, with thousands of warriors, it seems that Vercingetorix has the advantage when Roman and Gallic forces face off. But Caesar will not give up. He orders his troops to surround the fortress with a massive barrier. When the armies finally clash, it's a showdown that will determine the fate of Gaul.

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Command Decisions

Battle of Stalingrad

The fate of a nation hangs in balance when Germany invades the Soviet Union in 1942.

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Command Decisions

Battle of Saratoga

Anxious to overturn George Washington's victories, Burgoyne comes up with a devious plan. Isolate New York, split the colonies, and divide the Revolution. He recruits German mercenaries and American Indians, and marches on Albany.

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Command Decisions

Battle of Waterloo

Liberated from exile, in 1815, Napoleon raises an army and attacks Belgium, headed towards Brussels. A master of the "divide and conquer" strategy, Napoleon plans to attack a vital communication point between the English and Prussian armies. At the height of a difficult battle, the Duke of Wellington orders his secret cavalry and infantry to charge down from a ridge and destroy Napoleon's offense.

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Command Decisions

San Juan Hill

When the American warship EM USS Maine /EM mysteriously blows up in Cuba's Havana Harbor, President McKinley declares war against Spain.

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Command Decisions

Battle of Chalons

Nomadic horsemen led by Attila the Hun race across Europe, cross the Rhine, and ravage Gaul.

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The Korean War: Fire and Ice

Making of A Blood Bath

An examination of the Korean War, which set all the rules for the East/West conflict during the nuclear age, and in so doing, brought an unknowing world closer to all-out atomic war than has ever been told.

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The Korean War: Fire and Ice

Triumph To Tragedy

Join us for an in-depth look at the Korean War. Lasting three years, it took more than 2,000,000 military and civilian lives!

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The Korean War: Fire and Ice

Retreat From Hell

The Korean War was a war of firsts: The first jet war; the first war where it was not possible to unleash full power.

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The Korean War: Fire and Ice

Bitter Standoff

Bitter Standoff. Filled with a rich selection of interviews with battle veterans, as well as commentary by military writers and historians, our series looks at the Korean War from the GI's point-of-view.