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American Road to Victory

The Americans on D-Day (#101)

Join battlefield historian Ellwood von Seibold in his 1943 Dodge Command car as he takes us on a tour of the American D-Day landings in real time. Listen to the men who were there, land in Saint Mere Eglise with the 82nd Airborne, scale the cliffs at La Pointe du Hoc with the Rangers, wade through the surf on Omaha Beach with the Big Red One and the 29th Infantry Division, and take the guns at Brecourt Manor with Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. See the uniforms they wore, the weapons they fired, and the equipment they carried. Live that "Day of Days." [56 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: THE AMERICAN ROAD TO VICTORY trilogy is a series of engaging battlefield tours that bring viewers into the action of World War II. These three unique films follow GI's to the actual locations of the blood-soaked battlefields of D-Day through Hell's Highway in Holland to the frozen Ardennes forests of the Battle of the Bulge. Careful re-enactments, special effects, animated maps and often unseen archival footage are artfully woven with the chilling testimony from veterans. Hosted by battlefield historian Ellwood von Seibold.

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