The ROAD TO VICTORY trilogy explores three of the most important engagements of World War II. These three unique films follow GI's to the actual locations of the blood-soaked battlefields of D-Day, through Hells Highway in Holland, and to the frozen Ardennes forests of the Battle of the Bulge. Careful re-enactments, computer-generated special effects, animated maps and often unseen archival footage are artfully woven together with chilling testimony from veterans.
#101 - D-Day (1x60) - Available in SD.
Join battlefield historian Ellwood von Seibold in his 1943 Dodge Command car as he takes us on a tour of the D-Day landings in real time. Listen to the men who were there, land in Saint Mére Eglise with the 82nd Airborne, scale the cliffs at La Pointe du Hoc with the Rangers, wade through the surf on Omaha Beach with the Big Red One and the 29th Infantry Division, and take the guns at Brecourt Manor with Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
#102 - Hell’s Highway (1x60) - Available in HD and SD.
For the first time ever, we have an in-depth explanation of how all the objectives in this campaign were achieved, even though the operation in its entirety failed and the British 1st Airborne at Arnhem were cut to shreds. The lightning actions of the two American airborne divisions come to life though blended archival footage, re-enactment and special effects. We hear how they parachuted in daylight on September 17th, 1944, seized and held their targets. These brave soldiers fought battle hardened Germans who were committed to a ferocious fight on the borders of their Fatherland.
#103 - The Battle of the Bulge (1x90) - Available in HD and SD.
Tour the frozen Ardennes Forests to Malmedy, Saint Vith, and Bastogne, and learn how the gallant actions of the Allied forces surprised the Nazi plan to encircle and destroy the Allied armies. Witness vignettes of individual gallantry, illustrated though blended archival footage, re-enactment and special effects, and visit the actual frozen foxholes and fog shrouded hills where we hear soldiers describe the unimaginable conditions of winter war.
Produced by Livingbattlefield LLC, 2010.