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
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.
Doolittle's Raiders: A Final Toast
Many of the names of the 80 flyers who took part in the April 18, 1942 raid on Japan may not be familiar to most, but they will always be known as the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. These aviators accomplished a daring mission that changed the morale of a nation; they delivered retribution for Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Hunting in Wartime
Hunting in Wartime profiles Tlingit veterans from Hoonah, Alaska who saw combat during the Vietnam War. The veterans talk about surviving trauma, relating to Vietnamese communities, readjusting to civilian life and serving a government that systematically oppresses native people. Their stories show the lasting affects of war on all.
Canine Soldiers: The Militarization of Love
Explores the bond between Military Working Dogs and handlers — soldiers who make life-and-death decisions based on the instincts and behavior of the dogs who lead patrols. In wars where the rules of engagement have shifted to the unforeseen and the invisible, these dogs are saving soldiers’ lives and giving them comfort, hope and protection.
D-Day: Over Normandy
Narrated by New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, the documentary D-Day: Over Normandy focuses on the personal stories of those who served in in World War II. The modern-day aerial footage is accompanied by interviews with veterans, mixed with archival footage of the June 6, 1944 “D-Day” invasion, and maps and photo animations.
Return to Normandy
Twenty-two WWII veterans are invited on a trip to attend the 70th anniversary celebration of the invasion of D-Day in Normandy. Many have reservations about attending and some are excited to set foot on the sands they fought on. No veteran was expecting the hero's welcome that they would receive which, in the end, would change their lives.
The Last Ring Home
The story of Lieutenant Commander Nathaniel Minter Dial’s Annapolis Naval Academy ring, that miraculously made its way home 17 years after he was killed as a POW of the Japanese in WWII. The Last Ring Home is a tribute to Lt. Dial, the producer's grandfather, and all members of the Greatest Generation.
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.
The Last Season
Each September, the town of Chemult, Oregon is flooded with mushroom hunters. Many are immigrants from Laos, Cambodia and Thailand who entered the U.S. as refugees in the 1980s. Here, veterans Kouy Loch and Roger Higgins find more than just the rare matsutake in the woods; they create a familial bond and a means to slowly heal the wounds of war.
War for Guam
Told from various points of view, War for Guam traces the enduring legacy from World War II in Guam, a U.S. territory since 1898, and how the native people of Guam, the Chamorros, remained loyal to the U.S. under Japanese occupation, only to be later stripped of much of their ancestral lands by the American military.