About This Collection
In a day of remembrance, WORLD Channel honors the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces by sharing their inspiring stories of heroics.
Episodes In This Collection
Angle of Attack: Part One
Follow young men and women on their way to "earning their Wings." In a rigorous course of instruction, they learn to lift off and land a supersonic aircraft on the deck of an aircraft carrier in the middle of the ocean, still considered one of the most difficult and hazardous tasks. From the series Angle of Attack.
Above and Beyond
Highlighting one of the most compelling escape and survival stories from World War II — that of former U.S. Army Air Corps pilot Bruce Sundlun. Above and Beyond tells of his escape from occupied Europe, narrated by Sundlun’s daughter, Kara, who travelled back to the village of Jabbeke in Belgium, to re-trace her father’s footsteps in World War II.
Omaha Beach: Honor and Sacrifice
Narrated by Tim McCarver, Omaha Beach: Honor and Sacrifice tells the very personal stories of several veterans as they return to Omaha Beach and the celebration in Normandy, France that continues to this day as a result of their acts of courage and determination on June 6, 1944.
Memory of Forgotten War
Conveying the human costs of military conflict through personal accounts of the Korean War by Korean-American survivors. Their stories take audiences through the trajectory of war to the daily struggle. These stories belie the notion that war ends when the guns are silenced and foreshadow the future of those displaced by military conflict today.
Four-Four-Two, F Company at War
The 442nd Regimental Combat Team was an infantry regiment in the United States Army comprised of Americans of Japanese ancestry. Follow the exploits of “F” Company through the letters of 1st Sergeant Jack Wakamatsu and interviews of five “F” Company veterans who recall in vivid detail their experiences from Pearl Harbor to Italy and France.
A Matter of Duty: The Continuing War Against PTSD
A Matter of Duty tells the stories of Maine soldiers who were deployed to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Gulf War and the Vietnam War, only to return home to face a new, relentless enemy: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. A condition that is not well understood in Maine, PTSD will have lasting implications for the entire state.
Long Road Home
When Tony returned from his tour of duty in Iraq, he struggled with nightmares, flashbacks and alcohol. Once he was treated for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), healing began and his life changed. Long Road Home tells Tony's story and the stories of other veterans, and the successful therapies and promising research into PTSD.
View intimate portraits of America’s military families, with unprecedented access to soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen and women in the all-volunteer military. The revealing documentary tells stories of pride and patriotism, sacrifice and resilience.
Angle of Attack: Part Two
Examining the potential demise of naval aviation, as many promote nuclear weapons and pronounce carrier aviation obsolete. Korea and Vietnam offer a startling reminder of the utility of naval aviation, and undermine the post-World War II conviction that the U.S. will fight all of its wars with nuclear weapons. From the series Angle of Attack.
A Company of Heroes
Easy Company, the 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, remains one of the most revered combat units in U.S. military history. In A Company of Heroes, veterans and families of the deceased recount experiences of horrors, victories and bonds, and the friends they lost during WWII.
Dick Winters: Hang Tough
Honoring one of World War II's most respected combat leaders - Major Richard D. Winters (1918-2011). Narrated by actor Damian Lewis, who he portrayed in the mini-series Band of Brothers, Hang Tough traces Winters' formative years in Pennsylvania to his development as a leader in the U.S. Army to the famed attack on Brecourt Manor on D-Day.