WW2 – Battles for Europe (2019): S01E06 – Battle for the Siegfried Line


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

November 1944 – As the Allies advance into Germany they run into formidable concrete bunkers, pillboxes, minefields, and tank traps. German soldiers fight tenaciously to defend their homeland. We hear from veterans on both sides fighting in the Hürtgen Forest, so notorious it was nicknamed ‘the Death Factory’. Tank expert David Willey shows us the King Tiger tank, and the cheap but lethal Panzerfaust. Historians David Silbey and Stephen Bull discuss the effects of combat fatigue and trauma.

WW2 – Battles for Europe Series

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 09 August 2019.
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Running Time: 50 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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