As the Allies debate how to prosecute the the invasion of Germany, Hitler settles the question with a massive counter attack in the Ardenne. Failure of the attack leaves German defenses of the Western Front in shambles. Meanwhile, Russian forces are also closing in but Stalin orders a pause so the SS can crush the Polish resistance. Written by
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This episode discusses the failure of Operation Market Garden (September 17 - September 25, 1944). The narrator Laurence Olivier
would later play Dr. Jan Spaander in A Bridge Too Far
(1977), a dramatisation of the operation. See more