WW2 – Battles for Europe (2019): S01E02 – The Battle of Caen


Introduction

World War II – Battles for Europe is a compelling eight-part series takes you to the heart of iconic moments in the history of warfare: the D-Day landings, the ill-fated airborne operation at Arnhem, the German counterattack at the Battle of the Bulge and the dash for one of the last bridges standing across the Rhine at Remagen.

Also stylised as WWII – Battles for Europe or World War II – Battles for Europe.

Outline

June 1944 – The Allies are bogged down in bitter fighting amid the hedgerows of Normandy. The British and Canadians are still short of the objective they planned to capture on D-Day: the city of Caen. This episode tells the story of the bloody fighting for the city. David Willey recounts the story of panzer ace Michael Wittman; Taff Gillingham demonstrates the MG42 machine gun; and Matthias Strohn describes the storm of the century that nearly wrecked Allied plans.

WW2 – Battles for Europe Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 12 July 2019.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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