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
NOVA: Bombing Hitler's Dams
In 1943, a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in military history: destroying two gigantic dams in Germany's industrial heartland and cutting the water supply to arms factories. Their secret weapon? A revolutionary bouncing bomb invented by British engineer Barnes Wallis.
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.
A Gathering of Heroes
Recounting the touching and inspirational story of World War II veterans from Indiana who embarked on a cross-country trek to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorial which honors their sacrifice. On the 12-hour bus ride, the veterans reminisce about their war experiences, sharing their emotional tales of struggle and survival.
NOVA: D-Day's Sunken Secrets
On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched 5,000 ships, along with tanks and landing craft, and nearly 200,000 men, to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. Throughout the operation, hundreds of ships sank. Follow dive teams, submersibles, and robots as they explore this massive underwater WWII archeological site.
D-Day was a logistical effort on a scale never seen before or since. D-Day Uncovered takes advantage of LiDAR technology to re-create the landscape and allow viewers to switch effortlessly between the macro and the micro - pulling back for the big picture and zooming into a close-up of a single soldier on the battlefield.