Command Decisions (2004): S01E21 – Battle of Iwo Jima

Introduction Match wits with the greatest military leaders and go behind the scenes of the most intriguing battles in history. Outline In the closing months of World War II, US General Holland “Howlin’ Mad” Smith takes over all command of the largest force of Marines ever committed to a single battle. During this programme viewers… Read More

Command Decisions (2004): S01E20 – Gulf War (Desert Shield Phase)

Introduction Match wits with the greatest military leaders and go behind the scenes of the most intriguing battles in history. Outline The Gulf War was an armed campaign waged by a United States-led coalition of 35 countries against Iraq in response to the Iraqi invasion and annexation of Kuwait. Command Decisions Series You can find… Read More

Command Decisions (2004): S01E19 – Battle of Britain

Introduction Match wits with the greatest military leaders and go behind the scenes of the most intriguing battles in history. Outline After invading and occupying other countries one by one, Hitler sets his sights on Britain and orders a massive air invasion. Command Decisions Series You can find a full index and overview of Command… Read More

Command Decisions (2004): S01E18 – Battle of Rivoli

Introduction Match wits with the greatest military leaders and go behind the scenes of the most intriguing battles in history. Outline Four years after the French Revolution, the fledgling French Republic is vulnerable to attack. Young Napoleon Bonaparte leads his men against the Austrian army. Command Decisions Series You can find a full index and… Read More

Command Decisions (2004): S01E17 – Battle of San Juan Hill

Introduction Match wits with the greatest military leaders and go behind the scenes of the most intriguing battles in history. Outline It is 1898, and in an effort to liberate Cuba, the United States declares war on Spain. General Arsenio Linares controls the strong Spanish defence in Cuba, but ambitious young officer Theodore Roosevelt will… Read More

Command Decisions (2004): S01E16 – Battle of Hastings

Introduction Match wits with the greatest military leaders and go behind the scenes of the most intriguing battles in history. Outline In 1066 William, the Duke of Normandy launches an invasion across the English Channel, vowing to defeat the mighty Anglo-Saxon Army and seize the throne of England. On a field called Hastings, William challenges… Read More

Command Decisions (2004): S01E15 – Siege of Alesia

Introduction Match wits with the greatest military leaders and go behind the scenes of the most intriguing battles in history. Outline 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… Read More

Command Decisions (2004): S01E14 – Battle of Desert Storm

Introduction Match wits with the greatest military leaders and go behind the scenes of the most intriguing battles in history. Outline General Norman Schwarzkopf is the hot-tempered commander at the centre of Operation Desert Storm tasked with driving Hussein out of Kuwait. The desert terrain is tough, the enemy is ruthless, and White House orders… Read More

Command Decisions (2004): S01E13 – Battle of Little Bighorn

Introduction Match wits with the greatest military leaders and go behind the scenes of the most intriguing battles in history. Outline The Old West erupts in violence when American settlers encroach on Indian lands. George Custer and the 7th Cavalry ride in to force the Indians onto reservations, but Sioux leader Crazy Horse is defiant.… Read More

Command Decisions (2004): S01E12 – Battle of Gettysburg

Introduction Match wits with the greatest military leaders and go behind the scenes of the most intriguing battles in history. Outline The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the American Civil War. During this programme viewers face the questions that could win or lose the war from the viewpoint of commanding generals Lee… Read More