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War Stories with Oliver North

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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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English


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The Real Story Of Hamburger Hill

12/11/2017
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It is one of the Vietnam War's most famous battles. The locals called it "Dong Ap Bia" or "Mountain of the Crouching Beast"; the Americans came to know it as Hamburger Hill. But what do you really know about the fight? Risking serious injury due to unexploded bombs and ordnance, "War Stories Investigates" journeyed to the top of Hamburger Hill. We traveled over 8,000 miles and, in doing so, "War Stories" became the first journalists or camera crew to visit Hamburger Hill since the Vietnam...

Duration: 00:43:20


The Battle For The Frozen Chosin

12/11/2017
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It's been called The Forgotten War. Many in this country remember Korea as the setting for the film and television comedy series M.A.S.H. But for the 18 million who fought there, there was nothing funny about it. In this podcast, we bring you the story of the battle of the Chosin Reservoir - The Frozen Chosin - one of the coldest battles since Napoleon set foot in Russia. This is a story of exceptional bravery and courage above and beyond the call of duty. An epic tale of endurance and...

Duration: 00:41:51


The Battle For Wake Island

12/11/2017
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On December 7, 1941 -- "the date that will live in infamy" -- Pearl Harbor wasn't the only American military installation attacked by the Japanese. Just hours after the bombings in Hawaii, the enemy also set their sights on the 1,600 Americans located on three tiny specks of coral 2000 miles west of Honolulu, known as Wake Island. In the 1930s, Wake was an important stopover on the long flights between Hawaii and the Far East. Pan American Airlines built a luxurious hotel there for...

Duration: 00:43:23


A War Stories Salute To The USO

12/11/2017
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In this special edition of "War Stories with Oliver North," come along for an insider's tour of the historic USO (United Service Organizations). Oliver North travels from Hollywood to Washington D.C. to the battle zones inside Iraq to bring you the USO in action. Up close and in person, you'll hear stories from entertainers of all eras who have traveled to these dangerous areas for more than 60 years to give service and smiles to our troops. North talks with Hollywood icons and musical...

Duration: 00:43:37


The Desert War

11/15/2017
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The North African desert... Its mysteries have made it a land of intrigue and espionage and armies have fought over it almost since time began. In November 1942 American and British troops landed on its shores to begin the first offensive against the axis powers. Three months later, in February 1943, American troops first encountered Hitler's Panzer divisions in a bloody battle at Kasserine Pass. These were battles fought in the barren trackless terrain of North Africa, where inexperienced...

Duration: 00:43:27


Fighting ISIS in the Battle for Mosul

11/10/2017
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After two years of Operation Inherent Resolve, ISIS still holds Mosul, Iraq's second largest city--terrorizing, murdering and enslaving its 1.5 million citizens into the hell of the Islamic State. Lt. Col. Oliver North and the "War Stories" team travel to the frontlines inside Iraq to see how the battle is being fought against a barbaric enemy. "War Stories" embeds with the Peshmerga--the Kurdish fierce fighting forces--who have had the most success fighting ISIS in Iraq. Cameras are...

Duration: 00:43:30


The Remarkable Life And Mysterious Death of General Patton

11/10/2017
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Gen. George S. Patton was one of the most fascinating military figures to dominate the last century. Quite simply, he was a genius for war. But at 11:45 on the morning of December 9, 1945, Gen. Patton was en route to a pheasant hunt near Mannheim, Germany, when his Cadillac staff car suddenly collided with a two-and-a-half ton U.S. Army truck. Twelve days later, the four-star general -- who had triumphed against Hitler's best from North Africa to Europe -- was dead. The Army concluded it...

Duration: 00:42:35


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

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