TOWARDS THE RHINE
British planes bomb Brunswick, Germany, and British and Canadian soldiers fight in Holland. Part 2 shows how harbor facilities made in England were used in the Normandy invasion. A storm damages the harbor but unloading continues. Part 3, Aachen, Germany, is taken by U.S. troops after a heavy artillery barrage. German citizens are removed from the battle areas.
World War II
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- Ch 354Great Tank BattlesThe third episode opens with Rommel's second offensive in North Africa. The following summer the German offensive at Kharkov and the subsequent push past the River Don towards Volga and Stalingrad, later the scene of Germany's first major defeat - The Battle of Stalingrad. The scene is switched to North Africa following the continuous battle between the British 8th Army, the Desert Rats.RAF: The Royal Air Force: Battle for the Skies - The Definitive HistoryBy the end of the First World War the RAF had bombers that could fly to Berlin and back. For the first time in a thousand years British civilians found themselves under direct attack - by Zeppelin airships and Gotha bombers. The experience left an indelible impression on the public psyche, which was only exacerbated during the Blitz that began in the winter of 1940.