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From the two World Wars, to Korea, Vietnam and today’s conflicts, War Stories with Oliver North reveals the courage and sacrifice of the Americans who serve in our nation’s military.

From the two World Wars, to Korea, Vietnam and today’s conflicts, War Stories with Oliver North reveals the courage and sacrifice of the Americans who serve in our nation’s military.
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From the two World Wars, to Korea, Vietnam and today’s conflicts, War Stories with Oliver North reveals the courage and sacrifice of the Americans who serve in our nation’s military.

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Confrontation In Cuba

10/10/2017
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The beautiful island of Cuba, once a hotspot for American tourists in the 1940's and 1950's, is now an oppressed nation of 11 million people governed by a ruthless communist dictator. In this gripping episode of "War Stories with Oliver North," you'll see how Fidel Castro brought a country together with promises and hope, and then tore it apart in one swift grab for power. You'll witness how Castro committed this ultimate betrayal through a campaign of murder, mayhem and lies to his fellow...

Duration: 00:43:54


The Life And Times Of Lyndon Baines Johnson

10/10/2017
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When Vice president Lyndon Baines Johnson accompanied President John F. Kennedy to Dallas in November of 1963, Johnson's long political career seemed to be over. With rumors abounding that Kennedy was going to drop him from the ticket in the upcoming 1964 election, Johnson had resigned himself to returning to a quiet life on his Texas ranch. Then an assassin's bullet forever changed Lyndon Johnson's political fortune. In this special biography episode of "War Stories with Oliver North,"...

Duration: 00:43:27


The Battle For Leyte Gulf

10/10/2017
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The Battle of Leyte Gulf in October, 1944, was a desperate gamble by the Japanese navy to stop in its tracks America's march straight toward Tokyo. It also marked the moment when the attack on Pearl Harbor was truly avenged, as some of the ships resurrected from the bottom of Pearl Harbor took on the Japanese fleet with some devastating results. In this exciting episode of "War Stories with Oliver North," you'll meet some of the men who landed with General Douglas MacArthur on the beaches...

Duration: 00:42:38


The Big Red One

10/10/2017
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Since the First World War erupted in 1917, one U.S. Army division has been on activation longest, ready to defend the United States and its freedoms. Known as The Big Red One -- from its distinct arm patch - the First Infantry Division has fought in all major American military campaigns of the last 80 years. In this gripping episode of "War Stories with Oliver North," you'll go inside the battlefields of World War I all the way through Operation Iraqi Freedom with those who proudly served...

Duration: 00:43:00


The Black Sheep Squadron

9/11/2017
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Their Marine Corps designation was VMF-214, but for millions of people around the world, they will always be remembered by the name they gave themselves: the "Black Sheep Squadron." Though they fought together for just twelve short weeks under the command of Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, the Black Sheep became the most famous fighter squadron in American aviation history. "Baa Baa Black Sheep," a television show loosely based on their exploits, portrayed them as rebels and misfits but...

Duration: 00:42:24


Running The Gauntlet: The Merchant Marine

9/11/2017
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In World War II, the U.S. Merchant Marine played a crucial role in every theater of war. Without them, without the bridge of merchant ships delivering weapons, troops, food, ammo, and fuel from the home front to the battle lines, there would have been no Allied victory. While transiting the ocean, the United States Merchant Marine had to contend with German u-boats, dive-bombers, surface raiders, auxiliary raiders, and mines. When World War II ended in 1945 nearly 80 thousand Allied...

Duration: 00:42:05


Animal Warriors

9/11/2017
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Why was a cat recruited to spy for the CIA during the Cold War? What led President Roosevelt to approve the development of a bat bomb to be used against the Japanese in World War II? And how were dolphins trained to seek out enemy divers in Vietnam? Find out all this and more in this riveting episode of "War Stories with Oliver North." From antiquity to present day, you'll learn how these unsung heroes have braved enemy fire to keep our troops safe. You'll hear from a 103-year-old World...

Duration: 00:41:59


The Forgotten Front And The 1st Air Commandos

8/16/2017
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This is one of the most overlooked chapters of World War II. This is the story of the 1st Air Commandos and their top-secret missions. Imagine flying a canvas-covered plywood glider without an engine 200 miles deep into Japanese territory in the dead of night transporting over 500 troops, hundreds of tons of cargo, as well as mules and horses. This was the monumental task undertaken by the volunteers of the 1st Air Commandos. They were 523 handpicked men, chosen to help protect and regain...

Duration: 00:42:22


Flashpoint Vietnam – The Road To War

8/16/2017
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How did the United States find itself embroiled in Vietnam - fighting a war that lasted more than a decade and cost more than 58,000 American lives? You'll witness the rise of a determined Communist leader named Ho Chi Minh and go inside the U.S. Marines first major operation, "Starlite." This is the story of how Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Baines Johnson led America into a war that may have been doomed from the start. In this electrifying episode of "War Stories with Oliver...

Duration: 00:42:47


Hill Battles Of Korea

8/16/2017
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America's post World War II euphoria was shattered in the summer of 1950, when North Korean communist forces invaded democratic South Korea. The Korean campaign of 1950-1953 has been called the "Forgotten War." More than 1.7 million Americans served in Korea and over 35,000 of them died there fighting at places like "Bloody Ridge," "Pork Chop Hill" and "Heartbreak Ridge." These were the treacherous "hill battles" known for some of the most brutal combat in military history. They fought for...

Duration: 00:42:13


The Secret Race For The Atomic Bomb

8/16/2017
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The worldwide race to build the atomic bomb involved scientists, soldiers and spies. With a price tag of two billion dollars, it was a daunting task accomplished in one thousand days. The Americans emerged as victors and ended mankind's bloodiest conflict...but the road to the world's first nuclear bomb wasn't an easy one. In this unique episode of "War Stories with Oliver North", you'll meet the characters of an international game of cat and mouse. In this tale of intrigue, deception and...

Duration: 00:42:53


Invasion Of Sicily

8/4/2017
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After a shaky victory in North Africa during the dark days of World War II, the Allies debated where to launch their next offensive. In the spring of 1943, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt met at the Casablanca Conference to decide if the Allies should stay in the Mediterranean. After much debate, the Italian island of Sicily was finally selected as the gateway into Hitler's so called "Fortress Europe." Operation Husky was born. The Sicily...

Duration: 00:43:09


The Fight Of Their Lives: Disabled Veterans

8/3/2017
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From the Revolutionary War to Operation Iraqi Freedom, advances in medicine and technology have allowed many more soldiers to survive injuries that used to mean certain death. More than two million living US veterans have, while putting their lives on the line for this country, lost limbs or sustained some other devastating injury. Their lives are forever changed, and each day remains a constant battle to do the things that most of us take for granted. But through their own courage and...

Duration: 00:42:34


They Invaded America

8/3/2017
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In the summer of 1942, in the dead of night, eight Nazi saboteurs landed by submarine on the eastern shores of the United States. Sent by Hitler himself, the invaders planned to blow up industrial targets and spread fear and panic throughout the country. The Nazi dictator intended to strike a second blow to an America still reeling from the attacks at Pearl Harbor just six months earlier. But the U.S. Coast Guard and the FBI uncovered the plot and tracked down the enemy agents. These...

Duration: 00:42:35


Assault On The Mariana Islands

6/5/2017
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Say "D-Day" and most people will think of the Normandy invasion in June of 1944. But many remarkable amphibious landings played out during World War II. During the same month "Operation Overlord" unfolded in Europe, another massive armada began. "Operation Forager" stood ready to storm the beaches of the Mariana Islands. 3700 miles from Hawaii, the Mariana Islands were the main Pacific outpost for the Japanese Empire. Fiercely defended by over 70,000 Japanese troops, the island airfields...

Duration: 00:42:09


Normandy

6/5/2017
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On that morning of June 6th 1944, the waters of the English Channel along Omaha Beach ran red with the blood of those who fought to free Europe from Nazi domination. Eventually, two million brave Allied servicemen -many just teenagers- would cross the beaches under blistering enemy fire. In this riveting episode of "War Stories with Oliver North," you'll hear from men who slogged through water up to their necks while wedged down by more than 100 pounds of gear. You'll meet those who...

Duration: 00:41:58


The Battle Of Midway

6/5/2017
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For the sailors, airmen and Marines who survived it, the epic Battle of Midway in June 1942 is forever seared in their memories. Though they didn't know it at the time, it was the turning point in our fight against the Japanese during World War II. It took brilliant intelligence work, expert battle planning and the leadership of a determined Admiral named Chester W. Nimitz to defeat the Japanese, who were at their strongest militarily. They had won every battle in the South Pacific, while...

Duration: 00:41:17


Masterstroke: The Battle For Seoul

6/5/2017
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It was called MacArthur's masterstroke - a daring amphibious assault - deep behind enemy lines - and it changed the course of the Korean War. In June of 1950 the North Korean People's Army - backed by the Soviet Union - invaded South Korea. By August - American and South Korean troops had been pushed back into a tiny perimeter on the peninsula's southern coast. It was a desperate situation - requiring a bold, daring solution and Douglas MacArthur had one: place 70,000 U.S. & South Korean...

Duration: 00:40:34


Bomber Boys

5/8/2017
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The Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” and B-24 “Flying Boxcar” dropped more than a million tons of bombs over Nazi targets in Europe from 1942 to 1945. Missions to the oil fields of Romania and the rail yards and Messerschmidt plants of Germany targeted the Nazi war machine and its ability to make war. But, these missions weren’t without a price. The young bomber boys would fly their aircraft through skies thick with anti-aircraft fire, called flak, and the dreaded German fighters of the...

Duration: 00:40:50


Angels On The Battlefield

5/8/2017
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Medical personnel who are at the side of every injured soldier, sailor, airman and Marine are often overlooked in the annals of war. Ask any fighting man or woman and they’ll tell you they’re eternally grateful to the nurses, medics and corpsmen that provided comfort in the most desperate of times. While they may not remember a name, they all remember that friendly face or the voice of the person who nursed them back to health. In this poignant podcast of “War Stories with Oliver North,”...

Duration: 00:41:54

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