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Against the Odds

Against the Odds features the true stories of real-life bands of brothers who exhibited unparalleled bravery, solidarity and endurance on the battlefield to come out on top in a fight against impossible odds. Reliving battles from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq, these are true stories of the harsh realities of war, as told by the veterans who survived to tell.

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Season 1 Episode 3 - The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill

The capture of the island of Okinawa proved to be one of the most incredible and costly engagements of WWII. The key to the taking of Okinawa was an otherwise nondescript hill dubbed Sugar Loaf Hill. The epic battle would come down to the sheer courage, ingenuity, guts and sacrifices of the young men of Charlie Company. The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill captures all the fury, heartbreak and spectacular moments of those seven days of Hell that would forever change the course of history.

38mins

24 Feb 2016

Rank #1

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Season 1 Episode 4 - Bloody George at the Chosin Reservoir

This is the untold true story of “Bloody George,” an understrength, undermanned, Marine rifle company, hastily called to serve their country in 1950 at the start of the Korean War. As the war turned apocalyptic, a cruel twist of fate awaited Bloody George. Their small numbers would face overwhelming enemies, in barbaric battles of carnage, from the invasion of Inchon, to the bloody street battles of Seoul and the frozen hell of the Chosin Reservoir. They would endure unimaginable horrors as they desperately fought in hand-to-hand combat to save their fellow brothers trapped by a merciless enemy.Their courage would be legendary, their fight, epic. Their valor and sacrifice would forever change the course of the war. But few would survive.

39mins

2 Mar 2016

Rank #2

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Season 1 Episode 6 - A Chance in Hell: The Battle of Ramadi

When Colonel MacFarland arrived in Iraq's deadliest city, the odds could not have been worse. Al-Qaeda had arrogantly declared Ramadi capital of a new caliphate. The boys of MacFarland’s Ready First Combat Team would fight to give America a clear victory.

41mins

16 Mar 2016

Rank #3

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Season 1 Episode 5 - The Marines at Hue

The city of Hue, South Vietnam, was the site of one of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War. Three understrength U.S. Marine battalions, consisting of fewer than 2,500 men, attacked and soundly defeated overwhelming, entrenched enemy troops, liberating Hue for South Vietnam. The Marines At Hue tells the story of one of the most significant battles of Vietnam, while zooming in to provide an under-the-helmet perspective, as we follow the young men of Fox Company 2nd Batt/5th Marines right down to their individual squads.

36mins

9 Mar 2016

Rank #4

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Season 2 Episode 1 - Fighting Fox: Road to Hell

The paratroopers of Fighting Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment fought and died from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. Their sheer determination against the enemy was matched only by their devotion to one another.

38mins

11 Nov 2016

Rank #5