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Generals At War
Commanders from the great battles of WWII go head-to-head to try and outfight each other with strategic moves in a game of skill, bluff and counterbluff. As commanders from the great battles of WWII go head-to-head on the battlefield, they attempt to outwit and outfight each other with strategic moves in a game of skill, bluff and counterbluff. With the lives of thousands of men at risk, the generals’ reputations hanging in the balance, the stakes are impossibly high and the pressure is on.
Generals At War
Production: National Geographic
(The Series consists of 6 episodes)
Duration: 47:00 min (each episode)
Episode 1: El Alamein
In 1942, two of the most charismatic generals of all time, Field Marshall Erwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, and General Bernard Montgomery face off over a barren stretch of rocky desert in Egypt.
Episode 2: Kursk
In the biggest tank battle of all time, German and Soviet troops clash near the city of Kursk in 1943. Germany's Field Marshal Von Manstein, a master tactician, faces Russia's ruthless Marshal Zhukov.
Episode 3: Battle Of The Bulge
Hitler's ruthless commander, Field Marshal Walther Model, leads a final offensive on the Western Front in 1944. US General Omar Bradley is caught off guard and scrambles to contain the advance.
Episode 4: Midway
In the wake of Pearl Harbour, Japanese Admiral Nagumo takes his fleet to the island of Midway and lays a trap for US aircraft carriers. But the US holds a lethal trump card: it knows his secret code.
Episode 5: Stalingrad
Soviet General Chuikov unleashes a counter-offensive when German troops invade Stalingrad in 1942. Without Hitler's direction, German General Paulus is forced to make the hardest decision of his life.
Episode 6: Singapore
In 1941, the British totally underestimate the fighting ability of the Japanese, until Japan launches a surprise attack on Singapore, a tiny jewel in the crown of the British Empire.