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Pincers: August 1944-March 1945 

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 ... See full summary »

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Himself - Narrator (voice)
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J. Lawton Collins ...
Himself - General, U.S VII Corps
Charles de Gaulle ...
Himself (archive footage)
Francis de Guingand ...
Himself - General Sir, Montgomery's Chief of Staff
Averell Harriman ...
Himself - U.S. Ambassador to Russia 1943-46
Brian Horrocks ...
Himself - General Sir, 30 Corps Commander
Kenneth Strong ...
Himself - General Sir, Eisenhower's Intelligence Chief
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas ...
Himself - War Correspondent
Hasso von Manteuffel ...
Himself - German Panzer Commander
Siegfried Westphal ...
Himself - Chief of Staff, German Armies in the West
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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 David Foss

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20 March 1974 (UK)  »

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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 »

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