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Dangerous Missions

Dangerous Missions

Heart-stopping episodes like COMBAT MEDICS and AIR RESCUE take viewers to the front-line, great heights and extremes as highly trained experts are deployed on dangerous missions. In many cases, it is just another day at the office.

Assault On Iwo Jima
The Marine Divisions stormed Iwo Jima's heavily defended shores in what was supposed to be a four-day battle. Instead, the bloodiest battle in U.S. Marine Corps history went on for a tense 36 days.
They are the unsung heroes of the U.S. Navy. In war and peace, the Seabees have built the huts, ramps, roads, and runways that allow the Navy to land, the Marines to move, and the Air Force to fly.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Saturday,20 Oct, 2018 - 23:40
  • Sunday,21 Oct, 2018 - 06:10
WWII military forces that established beacons to guide Allied airborne divisions during D-Day are remembered and honoured.
Rescue Swimmer
Take a look as rescue swimmers of the US Coast Guard and Navy save people from raging and uncontrollable waters.
Marine Raiders
Take a look at the efforts of the US Marine Raiders during WWII and their operations in the Pacific theatre, including Guadalcanal and Midway.
Suicide Missions Of D-Day
Explore the efforts of specialised forces on D-Day, such as navy demolition units, the British 9th Parachute Battalion and the Airborne Pathfinders.
The Black Devils
Take a look at the WWII missions of the First Special Service Force. The elite soldiers had been provided with the name 'The Black Devils' by the Germans.
Tank Crews
Explosive battles took place during WWII between the crew of the M4 Sherman, an American battle tank, and the personnel of the Nazi Panzers. The survivors narrate their experiences.
Upcoming Airings:
  • Saturday,27 Oct, 2018 - 23:40
  • Sunday,28 Oct, 2018 - 06:10
Silent Wing Warriors
Meet the glidermen of World War II--specially trained pilots and soldiers who went to war in canvas-colored, engineless aircraft at the vanguard of many Allied engagements.
Ball Turret Gunners
Journey back to the Second World War when fearless ball turret gunners manned the B-17's belly guns - glass bubbles that any moment could become their coffin.