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American Road to Victory

The Americans On Hell's Highway (#102)

For the first time ever, we have an in depth explanation of how all American objectives in this campaign were achieved, even though the operation in it's entirety failed, and the British 1st Airborne at Arnhem were cut to shreds. The lightning actions of the two American airborne divisions come to life though blended archival footage, re-enactment and special effects. We hear how they parachuted in daylight on September 17th, 1944, seized and held their targets. These brave Americans fought battle hardened Germans who were committed to a ferocious fight on the borders of their Fatherland. [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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