Against the Odds
Series Number: 53964
Against the Odds introduces real-life bands of brothers who exhibited unparalleled bravery, solidarity, and endurance on the battlefield to come out on top in a fight against impossible odds.


Programs Included in the Series

 
 
"Bloody George" Marines at the Chosin Reservoir
Examines the untold true story of Bloody George, an understrength and undermanned marine rifle company that was hastily called to serve the United States in 1950 at the start of the Korean War. The program examines the movement of the marines through treacherous enemy territory, and reveals how the troops worked to change the course of the Korean war. NOTE: This program depicts scenes of warfare and acts of violence and may be inappropriate for some viewers. Please preview before sharing in a classroom environment.
Audience: Junior High, Senior High
Closed Captioning: No
P53964-002 DVD
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Against the Odds 6-Pack
Against the Odds introduces real-life bands of brothers who exhibited unparalleled bravery, solidarity, and endurance on the battlefield to come out on top in a fight against impossible odds. The six-part series relives World War II battles of Okinawa, the Bulge, and Tarawa; the Battle of Chosin Reservoir from the Korean War; the Battle of Hue from the Vietnam War, and the Battle of Ramadi from the Iraq War. Bonded by their heroic commitment to serve and protect, U.S. veterans provide key insight into the realities of war and the pivotal moments that helped defend American freedom.
Audience: Junior High, Senior High
Closed Captioning: No
P53964-007 DVD
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The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill
Provides an in-depth look at the battle fought by U.S. Marines against Japanese forces on Sugar Loaf Hill in 1945. The program looks at the seven days it took the marines to capture the hill, revealing the strategic defenses of the Japanese, the grueling conditions of combat, and the triumph of the U.S. in the last great battle of World War II. NOTE: This program depicts scenes of warfare and acts of violence and may be inappropriate for some viewers. Please preview before sharing in a classroom environment.
Audience: Junior High, Senior High
Closed Captioning: No
P53964-001 DVD
DVD - $71.95 Buy It Now!
 
The Battle of Ramadi
Chronicles the actions taken by U.S. forces to infiltrate and secure the city of Ramadi, Iraq in 2006. After Ramadi became the main stronghold of the al-Qaeda insurgency in Iraq, Colonel MacFarland devised a radical plan to send troops into the heart of the city. The program interviews the soldiers would fought against the odds to give America a victory and help turn the tide of war, a triumph that sustained until January, 2014. NOTE: This program depicts scenes of warfare and acts of violence and may be inappropriate for some viewers. Please preview before sharing in a classroom environment.
Audience: Junior High, Senior High
Closed Captioning: No
P53964-004 DVD
DVD - $71.95 Buy It Now!
 
The Heroes of Tarawa
Profiles the first daring test led by the United States Marines in the campaign to take power over the central Pacific during World War II. The program shares information about why Tarawa was the first island targeted by the United States, assesses the difficulties encountered by U.S. Marines upon arrival at the island, and reveals the success behind the battle tactics used to defeat the Japanese. NOTE: This program depicts scenes of warfare and acts of violence and may be inappropriate for some viewers. Please preview before sharing in a classroom environment.
Audience: Junior High, Senior High
Closed Captioning: No
P53964-003 DVD
DVD - $71.95 Buy It Now!
 
The Marines at Hue
Shares the real story behind the Battle of Hue City, one of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War. Three U.S. Marine battalions attacked and soundly defeated entrenched enemy troops, liberating Hue for South Vietnam. The program details how the young men of Alpha, Fox, Golf, and Hotel Companies fought and recaptured Hue City. NOTE: This program depicts scenes of warfare and acts of violence and may be inappropriate for some viewers. Please preview before sharing in a classroom environment.
Audience: Junior High, Senior High
Closed Captioning: No
P53964-006 DVD
DVD - $71.95 Buy It Now!
 
Those Engineers
Brings to light the contributions of the 291st Combat Engineer Battalion to the Allied Forces during the Battle of the Bulge. In December of 1944, the seemingly defeated Germans secretly mustered 600,000 battle-hardened troops into an all-out offensive to capture Antwerp, the heart of the Allied supply chain. The program interviews U.S. Army troops who fought in the battle and investigates the battalion's cunning efforts in defeating Nazi forces near the end of World War II. NOTE: This program discusses warfare and acts of violence and may be inappropriate for some viewers. Please preview before sharing in a classroom environment.
Audience: Junior High, Senior High
Closed Captioning: No
P53964-005 DVD
DVD - $71.95 Buy It Now!
 
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