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Against the Odds showcases awe-inspiring tales of soldiers who unite to overcome even the most harrowing of obstacles. It's the real-life "Band of Brothers" as they come together to prove they can't be beat, doing whatever it takes to emerge victorious despite the cards stacked against them.
The city of Hue, South Vietnam, was the site of one of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War. Three understrength U.S. Marine battalions, consisting of fewer than 2,500 men, attacked and soundly defeated overwhelming, entrenched enemy troops.
The Germans muster a force of 600,000 troops in December 1944 in an offensive to capture the heart of the Allied supply chain in Antwerp. A look at how Allied combat engineers tried to thwart German advances during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 by destroying roads and bridges.
American forces launch an across-the-beach infantry attack on the heavily fortified, Japanese-held atoll of Tarawa. Everything went wrong in America's first test of whether the Japanese-held islands of the Pacific, the key steppingstones to the doorstep of Japan, could be captured by across-the-beach infantry assaults.
U.S. Marines struggle to capture an elevated Japanese strongpoint on the island of Okinawa during World War II. Taking an otherwise nondescript hill on the embattled island of Okinawa proved to be one of the most incredible battles of WWII. The young weary marines of Charlie Company strained against the searing Pacific sun to see the top of Sugar Loaf Hill.
This is the untold true story of "Bloody George," an understrength, undermanned, marine rifle company, hastily called to serve their country in 1950 at the start of the Korean War. Their courage would be legendary, their fight, epic.
When Army Colonel Sean MacFarland arrived in Iraq's deadliest city, the odds could not have been worse. Al-Qaeda has declared Ramadi, capital of a new caliphate. The boys of MacFarland's Ready First Combat Team would fight to give America a clear victory.
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