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Against the Odds

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Against the Odds

Against the Odds

American Heroes Channel

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Against the Odds features the true stories of 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. Reliving battles from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq, these are true stories of the harsh realities of war, as told by the veterans who survived to tell.

Latest Episodes

Season 2 Episode 6 - The Untold Story of the Battle of Mortain

Adolf Hitler said Germany’s attempt to take back France would be “the most decisive of the war.” But a small group of National Guardsmen, sitting atop Hill 314 in the little-known town of Mortain, would change everything. Their courage and sacrifice would help save France—and mark the beginning of the end of Hitler.

32 MIN2016 DEC 17
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Season 2 Episode 6 - The Untold Story of the Battle of Mortain

Season 2 Episode 5 - The Death Ridges of Peleliu

The First Marine Division engaged in a ferocious struggle with the Japanese at Peleliu. It would take 74 days and cost 10,000 American lives, but the courage of this small band of heroes would ultimately break the back of the enemy.

30 MIN2016 DEC 9
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Season 2 Episode 5 - The Death Ridges of Peleliu

Season 2 Episode 4 - The Magnificent Bastards of Dai Do

The noble warriors of Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines face down an overwhelming North Vietnamese Army in Dai Do and rescue their fellow Marines. Though tattered, torn and depleted, the men of Echo Company dig deep to repeatedly deny the enemy its victory.

35 MIN2016 DEC 2
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Season 2 Episode 4 - The Magnificent Bastards of Dai Do

Season 2 Episode 3 - 46 Days of Hell in Fallujah

Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, helped lead the charge into Iraq’s most dangerous city in 2004. Battling in the bloodiest, most sustained house-to-house urban combat American soldiers had seen since Vietnam proves costly beyond measure.

41 MIN2016 NOV 25
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Season 2 Episode 3 - 46 Days of Hell in Fallujah

Season 2 Episode 2 - The Untold Story of the Rescue at Dogshead

Charlie Company of the 1st Cavalry Division wanders into an NVA stronghold. A blistering attack leaves supplies low, casualties mounting and the enemy circle tightening. But Team Alpha, hearing the distress calls, volunteers to pull off the difficult rescue.

39 MIN2016 NOV 18
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Season 2 Episode 2 - The Untold Story of the Rescue at Dogshead

Season 2 Episode 1 - Fighting Fox: Road to Hell

The paratroopers of Fighting Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment fought and died from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. Their sheer determination against the enemy was matched only by their devotion to one another.

38 MIN2016 NOV 11
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Season 2 Episode 1 - Fighting Fox: Road to Hell

Season 1 Episode 6 - A Chance in Hell: The Battle of Ramadi

When Colonel MacFarland arrived in Iraq's deadliest city, the odds could not have been worse. Al-Qaeda had arrogantly declared Ramadi capital of a new caliphate. The boys of MacFarland’s Ready First Combat Team would fight to give America a clear victory.

41 MIN2016 MAR 16
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Season 1 Episode 6 - A Chance in Hell: The Battle of Ramadi

Season 1 Episode 5 - The Marines at Hue

The city of Hue, South Vietnam, was the site of one of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War. Three understrength U.S. Marine battalions, consisting of fewer than 2,500 men, attacked and soundly defeated overwhelming, entrenched enemy troops, liberating Hue for South Vietnam. The Marines At Hue tells the story of one of the most significant battles of Vietnam, while zooming in to provide an under-the-helmet perspective, as we follow the young men of Fox Company 2nd Batt/5th Marines right down to their individual squads.

36 MIN2016 MAR 9
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Season 1 Episode 5 - The Marines at Hue

Season 1 Episode 4 - Bloody George at the Chosin Reservoir

This is the untold true story of “Bloody George,” an understrength, undermanned, Marine rifle company, hastily called to serve their country in 1950 at the start of the Korean War. As the war turned apocalyptic, a cruel twist of fate awaited Bloody George. Their small numbers would face overwhelming enemies, in barbaric battles of carnage, from the invasion of Inchon, to the bloody street battles of Seoul and the frozen hell of the Chosin Reservoir. They would endure unimaginable horrors as they desperately fought in hand-to-hand combat to save their fellow brothers trapped by a merciless enemy. Their courage would be legendary, their fight, epic. Their valor and sacrifice would forever change the course of the war. But few would survive.

39 MIN2016 MAR 2
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Season 1 Episode 4 - Bloody George at the Chosin Reservoir

Season 1 Episode 3 - The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill

The capture of the island of Okinawa proved to be one of the most incredible and costly engagements of WWII. The key to the taking of Okinawa was an otherwise nondescript hill dubbed Sugar Loaf Hill. The epic battle would come down to the sheer courage, ingenuity, guts and sacrifices of the young men of Charlie Company. The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill captures all the fury, heartbreak and spectacular moments of those seven days of Hell that would forever change the course of history.

38 MIN2016 FEB 24
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Season 1 Episode 3 - The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill

Latest Episodes

Season 2 Episode 6 - The Untold Story of the Battle of Mortain

Adolf Hitler said Germany’s attempt to take back France would be “the most decisive of the war.” But a small group of National Guardsmen, sitting atop Hill 314 in the little-known town of Mortain, would change everything. Their courage and sacrifice would help save France—and mark the beginning of the end of Hitler.

32 MIN2016 DEC 17
Comments
Season 2 Episode 6 - The Untold Story of the Battle of Mortain

Season 2 Episode 5 - The Death Ridges of Peleliu

The First Marine Division engaged in a ferocious struggle with the Japanese at Peleliu. It would take 74 days and cost 10,000 American lives, but the courage of this small band of heroes would ultimately break the back of the enemy.

30 MIN2016 DEC 9
Comments
Season 2 Episode 5 - The Death Ridges of Peleliu

Season 2 Episode 4 - The Magnificent Bastards of Dai Do

The noble warriors of Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines face down an overwhelming North Vietnamese Army in Dai Do and rescue their fellow Marines. Though tattered, torn and depleted, the men of Echo Company dig deep to repeatedly deny the enemy its victory.

35 MIN2016 DEC 2
Comments
Season 2 Episode 4 - The Magnificent Bastards of Dai Do

Season 2 Episode 3 - 46 Days of Hell in Fallujah

Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, helped lead the charge into Iraq’s most dangerous city in 2004. Battling in the bloodiest, most sustained house-to-house urban combat American soldiers had seen since Vietnam proves costly beyond measure.

41 MIN2016 NOV 25
Comments
Season 2 Episode 3 - 46 Days of Hell in Fallujah

Season 2 Episode 2 - The Untold Story of the Rescue at Dogshead

Charlie Company of the 1st Cavalry Division wanders into an NVA stronghold. A blistering attack leaves supplies low, casualties mounting and the enemy circle tightening. But Team Alpha, hearing the distress calls, volunteers to pull off the difficult rescue.

39 MIN2016 NOV 18
Comments
Season 2 Episode 2 - The Untold Story of the Rescue at Dogshead

Season 2 Episode 1 - Fighting Fox: Road to Hell

The paratroopers of Fighting Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment fought and died from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. Their sheer determination against the enemy was matched only by their devotion to one another.

38 MIN2016 NOV 11
Comments
Season 2 Episode 1 - Fighting Fox: Road to Hell

Season 1 Episode 6 - A Chance in Hell: The Battle of Ramadi

When Colonel MacFarland arrived in Iraq's deadliest city, the odds could not have been worse. Al-Qaeda had arrogantly declared Ramadi capital of a new caliphate. The boys of MacFarland’s Ready First Combat Team would fight to give America a clear victory.

41 MIN2016 MAR 16
Comments
Season 1 Episode 6 - A Chance in Hell: The Battle of Ramadi

Season 1 Episode 5 - The Marines at Hue

The city of Hue, South Vietnam, was the site of one of the fiercest battles of the Vietnam War. Three understrength U.S. Marine battalions, consisting of fewer than 2,500 men, attacked and soundly defeated overwhelming, entrenched enemy troops, liberating Hue for South Vietnam. The Marines At Hue tells the story of one of the most significant battles of Vietnam, while zooming in to provide an under-the-helmet perspective, as we follow the young men of Fox Company 2nd Batt/5th Marines right down to their individual squads.

36 MIN2016 MAR 9
Comments
Season 1 Episode 5 - The Marines at Hue

Season 1 Episode 4 - Bloody George at the Chosin Reservoir

This is the untold true story of “Bloody George,” an understrength, undermanned, Marine rifle company, hastily called to serve their country in 1950 at the start of the Korean War. As the war turned apocalyptic, a cruel twist of fate awaited Bloody George. Their small numbers would face overwhelming enemies, in barbaric battles of carnage, from the invasion of Inchon, to the bloody street battles of Seoul and the frozen hell of the Chosin Reservoir. They would endure unimaginable horrors as they desperately fought in hand-to-hand combat to save their fellow brothers trapped by a merciless enemy. Their courage would be legendary, their fight, epic. Their valor and sacrifice would forever change the course of the war. But few would survive.

39 MIN2016 MAR 2
Comments
Season 1 Episode 4 - Bloody George at the Chosin Reservoir

Season 1 Episode 3 - The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill

The capture of the island of Okinawa proved to be one of the most incredible and costly engagements of WWII. The key to the taking of Okinawa was an otherwise nondescript hill dubbed Sugar Loaf Hill. The epic battle would come down to the sheer courage, ingenuity, guts and sacrifices of the young men of Charlie Company. The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill captures all the fury, heartbreak and spectacular moments of those seven days of Hell that would forever change the course of history.

38 MIN2016 FEB 24
Comments
Season 1 Episode 3 - The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill
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