WWII's Most Daring Raids

They were U.S. paratroopers, Norwegian operatives, and British Commandos, Allied teams leading high-risk operations throughout Europe, Africa, and Asia to fight Hitler and turn the tide of the war. WWII's Most Daring Raids puts you in the heart of the action, giving you a minute-by-minute account of the most astonishing surprise attacks against the Third Reich. We forensically examine how exactly these assaults played out, through expert analysis and testimonies from the brave men who carried them out.

Show Info

Airs on: United States Smithsonian Channel (2016 - 2016)
Schedule: Sundays at 21:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: War History
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Secret Weapon Sabotage

Episode 1x06; Oct 23, 2016

An elite squad of Norwegians destroys the heavy water production facility at the Vemork hydroelectric power plant at Rjukan, Norway in February 1943. The Nazis intended the heavy water for nuclear weapons research. The British Special Operations Exec

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: Secret Weapon SabotageOct 23, 2016
1x05: Cutting Rommel's LifelineOct 16, 2016
1x04: Storming Mussolini's IslandOct 9, 2016
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