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Against the Odds

All Episodes 2014 - 2016

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  • 2014-03-04T02:00:00Z
  • 1h
  • 12h (12 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
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Against the Odds on American Heroes Channel showcases awe-inspiring stories of bravery, solidarity and strength on the battlefield. An outnumbered group of soldiers finds themselves in a life-or-death situation. Their enemy is larger, stronger, and determined to win. It’s the real-life “Band of Brothers” as they come together to prove they can’t be beat, doing whatever it takes to overcome the cards stacked against them.
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12 episodes

Series Premiere

2014-03-04T02:00:00Z

1x01 The Marines at Hue

1x01 The Marines at Hue

  • Series Premiere

    2014-03-04T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

The Battle of Hue at the beginning of the Tet Offensive in 1968 during the Vietnam War is examined.

A look at how Allied combat engineers tried to thwart German advances during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 by destroying roads and bridges.

2014-03-18T01:00:00Z

1x03 The Heroes of Tarawa

1x03 The Heroes of Tarawa

  • 2014-03-18T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

The November 1943 Marine assault on the Japanese Pacific island stronghold of Tarawa is examined.

1x04 The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill

  • 2014-03-25T01:00:00Z — 60 mins

Marines fight on Okinawa to take Sugar Loaf Hill from the Japanese in May 1945.

The exploits of a Marine rifle company at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in subfreezing temperatures in late 1950 during the Korean War are recalled.

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.

Season Premiere

2016-02-16T02:00:00Z

2x01 Fighting Fox: Road to Hell

2x01 Fighting Fox: Road to Hell

  • Season Premiere

    2016-02-16T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

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.

2x02 The Death Ridges of Peleliu

  • 2016-02-23T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

The First Marine Divisionforged a ferocious struggle with the Japanese at Peleliu. It would take 74 days and cost 10,000 American lives but the blood and courage of this small band of heroes would ultimately break the back of the enemy.

2x03 The Magnificent Bastards of Dai Do

  • 2016-03-01T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

The noble warriors of Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines face down an overwhelming North Vietnamese Army in Dai Do and rescue their fellow Marines. Tattered, torn and depleted the men of Echo Company repeatedly deny the enemy its victory.

2x04 46 Days of Hell in Fallujah

  • 2016-03-08T02:00:00Z — 60 mins

Charlie Company of the 1st Cavalry Division wanders into an NVA stronghold. A blistering attack leaves supplies low, casualties mounting and the enemy circle tightening. Team Alpha hearing the distress calls, volunteers to try the difficult rescue.

Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, helped lead the charge into Iraq's most dangerous city in 2004. Battling in the bloodiest, most sustained house-to-house urban combat American soldiers had seen since Vietnam would prove costly for the men.

Hitler said, "The coming battle would be the most decisive of the war." But, little did he know, that battle would be determined by a small group of National Guardsmen on top a hill fighting like hell to deny what Hitler wanted most-victory.

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