Command Decisions
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Battle of the Bulge

Aired on Jul 23, 200421m

In a sneak attack, German forces storm Ardennes, where Allied forces are spread thin. It's up to General Eisenhower to keep the Germans from breaking through.

In a sneak attack, German forces storm Ardennes, where Allied forces are spread thin. It's up to General Eisenhower to keep the Germans from breaking through.

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Battle of Stalingrad

Aired on Aug 13, 200421m

Nazi armies sweep through the Soviet Union seeking oil reserves, but at Stalingrad, the Germans face brutal weather, starvation conditions, and a fiercely determined resistance.

Nazi armies sweep through the Soviet Union seeking oil reserves, but at Stalingrad, the Germans face brutal weather, starvation conditions, and a fiercely determined resistance.

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Battle of Waterloo

Aired on Aug 20, 200421m

Liberated from exile, Napoleon raises an army and attacks Belgium in 1815. A master of the "divide and conquer" strategy, he plans to attack vital communication between English and Prussian armies.

Liberated from exile, Napoleon raises an army and attacks Belgium in 1815. A master of the "divide and conquer" strategy, he plans to attack vital communication between English and Prussian armies.

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Battle of Saratoga

Aired on Aug 27, 200421m

Anxious to overturn George Washington's victories, Burgoyne comes up with a devious plan: Isolate New York, split the colonies, and divide the Revolution.

Anxious to overturn George Washington's victories, Burgoyne comes up with a devious plan: Isolate New York, split the colonies, and divide the Revolution.

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Battle of Inchon

Aired on Sep 03, 200420m

Supported by Stalin, North Korean dictator Kim Sun launches an invasion into South Korea and quickly occupies the region. Ordered to take action, General MacArthur proposes a dangerous two-pronged attack.

Supported by Stalin, North Korean dictator Kim Sun launches an invasion into South Korea and quickly occupies the region. Ordered to take action, General MacArthur proposes a dangerous two-pronged attack.

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The Tet Offensive

Aired on Sep 24, 200421m

When Communists launch a massive attack, General Westmoreland makes a difficult decision to move U.S. troops from "house to house, street to street," fighting the enemy up close.

When Communists launch a massive attack, General Westmoreland makes a difficult decision to move U.S. troops from "house to house, street to street," fighting the enemy up close.

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The Six-Day War

Aired on Oct 01, 200421m

In 1967, forces of Egypt Iraq, Syria, and Jordan, gather on three sides of Israel. Israeli Minister of Defense Dayan strikes first, and a surprise raid decimates Egypt's air force

In 1967, forces of Egypt Iraq, Syria, and Jordan, gather on three sides of Israel. Israeli Minister of Defense Dayan strikes first, and a surprise raid decimates Egypt's air force

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Battle of Chalons

Aired on Oct 08, 200421m

Nomadic horsemen led by Attila the Hun race across Europe, cross the Rhine, and ravage Gaul. Former enemies band together against "the Scourge of God" under the leadership of the noble Aetius.

Nomadic horsemen led by Attila the Hun race across Europe, cross the Rhine, and ravage Gaul. Former enemies band together against "the Scourge of God" under the leadership of the noble Aetius.

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Battle of Gettysburg

Aired on Oct 15, 200418m

Confederate General Robert E. Lee has won battle after battle against the Union Army, prompting a frustrated President Lincoln to appoint General George Meade to lead the Union to fight another day.

Confederate General Robert E. Lee has won battle after battle against the Union Army, prompting a frustrated President Lincoln to appoint General George Meade to lead the Union to fight another day.

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Battle of Little Big Horn

Aired on Oct 22, 200421m

Angered by the Gold Rush and railroad construction, Sioux tribes rebel. General George Custer charges a major Sioux village, but Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull lead their people in a fierce resistance.

Angered by the Gold Rush and railroad construction, Sioux tribes rebel. General George Custer charges a major Sioux village, but Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull lead their people in a fierce resistance.

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Battle of Desert Storm

Aired on Oct 29, 200421m

General Norman Schwarzkopf is the hot-tempered commander tasked with driving Hussein out of Kuwait. The desert terrain is tough, the enemy is ruthless, and White House orders are impossible.

General Norman Schwarzkopf is the hot-tempered commander tasked with driving Hussein out of Kuwait. The desert terrain is tough, the enemy is ruthless, and White House orders are impossible.

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Battle Of Alesia

Aired on Nov 13, 200420m

In a bold move for political power, Julius Caesar invades Gaul, and his army seems unstoppable until a young Gallic warrior named Vercingetorix rallies the Gauls to drive Caesar out of their land for good.

In a bold move for political power, Julius Caesar invades Gaul, and his army seems unstoppable until a young Gallic warrior named Vercingetorix rallies the Gauls to drive Caesar out of their land for good.

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Battle of Hastings

Aired on Nov 20, 200421m

When King Edward the Confessor dies without an heir, his brother-in-law Harold becomes king. But the illegitimate son of the Duke of Normandy across the English Channel challenges Harold's succession.

When King Edward the Confessor dies without an heir, his brother-in-law Harold becomes king. But the illegitimate son of the Duke of Normandy across the English Channel challenges Harold's succession.

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San Juan Hill

Aired on Nov 27, 200421m

When the USS Maine mysteriously blows up in Cuba's Havana Harbor, President McKinley declares war against Spain. Lt. Colonel Teddy Roosevelt leads his troops in a frontal assault up San Juan Hill.

When the USS Maine mysteriously blows up in Cuba's Havana Harbor, President McKinley declares war against Spain. Lt. Colonel Teddy Roosevelt leads his troops in a frontal assault up San Juan Hill.

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Battle of Rivoli

Aired on Dec 05, 200421m

Four years after the French Revolution, the fledgling French Republic is vulnerable to attack. Young Napoleon Bonaparte leads his men against the Austrian army.

Four years after the French Revolution, the fledgling French Republic is vulnerable to attack. Young Napoleon Bonaparte leads his men against the Austrian army.

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Battle of Britain

Aired on Dec 18, 200421m

After invading and occupying other countries one by one, Hitler sets his sights on Britain and orders a massive air invasion.

After invading and occupying other countries one by one, Hitler sets his sights on Britain and orders a massive air invasion.

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Battle of Iwo Jima

Aired on Dec 18, 200421m

Seen as a critical stepping-stone to the attack on mainland Japan, the tiny island of Iwo Jima was part of the bloodiest and most heroic chapter in U.S. Marine Corps history.

Seen as a critical stepping-stone to the attack on mainland Japan, the tiny island of Iwo Jima was part of the bloodiest and most heroic chapter in U.S. Marine Corps history.