True War Stories
It's Not A Game, This Is War! The Way It Was On The Battlefield! Enter the combat zone and go behind the lines of engagement to hear the true stories of war from the men and women who lived it! Almost twenty years in the making, this insightful series is not the story of a single war but the stories of five generations of warriors, what they had in common and what was unique to their time and mission. These interviews represent a wide variety of branches, service locations, and military roles; collectively, they illuminate the dramatic and ongoing effects of the war on those who participated. Each of these veterans experienced the war in a unique, individual way; no two stories are the same. From the story of the kid from New York trying to comfort his comrades on the deck of his burning ship at Pearl Harbor, to the unflinching courage of an Indiana farm boy, wounded and alone who charged a communist- held hill in Korea to earn the Medal of Honor. Share the story of a young Marine who became a Hollywood star caught in the hell of the TET offensive in Vietnam. Hear the courageous story of a 5 4 female Marine officer leading her men into their first combat operation. Stand in the turret of a burning M1A2 Abrams tank with a career army sergeant as he leads his troop in the first assault through the streets of Baghdad and much more!
S01:E01 - Now Is the Time for All Good Men
Discover the courage of the brave servicemen who joined the crusade in the Pacific and in Europe during the deadliest combat operations of WWII.
S01:E02 - Darkness
From the beginning battles of the Vietnam Conflict through the eyes of a Platoon Commander to the dramatic days in Italy 1943, these are the combat zones that changed the course of history.
S01:E03 - The Lie
Hear the captivating stories a US Marine Corps. Captain and others as they describe in great detail their unique experiences in Vietnam and how they viewed the social change happening in the US once they returned home.
S01:E04 - What in the Hell Am I Gonna Tell My Girlfriend?
Follow the chaos and heroism of the veterans who served in Italy, Paris, Austria and Pearl Harbor during the most epic times in the 20th Century.
S01:E05 - For Those Coming Behind Us
From the oppression and hardship to the milestones that propelled American Americans in the military, these are the stories of the men that rose above prejudice in order to serve the country that they loved.
S01:E06 - Dust Off
Take off with the Helicopter Pilots, Army Nurses and Combat Medics that felt first-hand the heartbreaking realism of jungle warfare.
S01:E07 - The Big One
D-day was the greatest military operation of all time, hear the fascinating stories from the brave soldiers that stormed the beaches of Normany and survived the German resistance.
S01:E08 - Stories of Surrender
From prisoner camps to the events leading up to surrender, discover the epic struggles of the brave POWs of WWII.
S01:E09 - Stories of Basic Training
Hear the captivating interviews from Veterans of different branches as they describe their introduction to the US Military.
S01:E10 - Karma
Discover the unique stories of survival and healing as you hear soldiers describe their experiences of meeting strangers in a strange land.
S01:E11 - Getting There
Travel to the frontlines and discover the various methods and stories about how the troops arrived for battle, be it air, land, sea or foot.
S01:E12 - The Horror of War
From the fear of the kamikaze to the feeling of fighting someone else's war, the physical and mental effects of combat are shared by the men and women who lived it.
S01:E13 - Intestinal Fortitude
Hear the stories about entering the military and the significant events that drove these soldiers to do so.
S01:E14 - Boom Boom Boom
POW's and the founder of Families of American Vietnam Prisoners of Wars discuss in great detail their haunting experiences.
S01:E15 - Our Place
Witness the courage of the soldiers who put their lives on the line in Vietnam and how the young men coped with the resistance.
S01:E16 - Shoe Shine, GI?
From culture shock to the descriptions of the villages and people affected by the tragic warfare methods of search and destroy operations.
S01:E17 - No Heroes
Hear the stories from the men who survived the unimaginable horrors that plagued fought against the most terrifying regimes of the 20th Century.
S01:E18 - New Guy
Go behind the lines of engagement and hear the stories of first time combat and other gruesome initiatives of war.
S01:E19 - Thank You, Lord
Miracles, luck and endurance are discussed by the veterans who defied the odds during miscalculated military operations.
S01:E20 - Wet Noodle
Discover the captivating truth about how the brave men of WWII survived when thrown into enemy territory.
S01:E21 - No Idea
Unpredictable outcomes are discussed by the POW's held by the enemy in Germany, North Korea and Japan.
S01:E22 - Not Bothering
Sometimes the bravest thing a soldier can do is hold fire, here the fascinating stories about the hard decisions made when faced with conflict or constrain.
S01:E23 - Rising Sun
Surprise attacks and fierce battles test a sailor's and soldier's resolve as recounted by those who lived through the experience.
S01:E24 - Chaos Begins
The stories of soldiers and sailors who lived through a "date which will live in infamy" are retold by some brave American survivors of the sneak attack.
S01:E25 - I'll Have My Wings
Tales of paratrooper training and deployment over Normandy are featured in this episode.
S01:E26 - Support Your Own
Former helicopter & fighter pilots speak of their training for and their missions over Southeast Asia.
S01:E27 - Arrival
American armored troops face a new enemy in conditions never seen before by our military forces.
S01:E28 - Resistance
Dealing with the uncertainty of the Iraqi people's allegiances and the resistance fighters battling coalition forces cause great concern with our troops.
S01:E29 - Band of Sisters
Women who were in the military recount their experiences during WWII, the Vietnam War and Iraqi Freedom.
S01:E30 - Breaking News
Veterans and experts recount their personal reflections regarding the tragic and horrific events of September 11, 2011.
S01:E31 - In Country
Stories of the first impressions of their area of combat are told by the soldiers who set foot into a hostile and taxing environment.
S01:E32 - Fighter Pilots
Retired pilots speak about their experiences in flight training, in air show performances and in combat situations.
S01:E33 - I Want to Be a Warrior
Enlistment stories, the rationale behind their military branch choices and basic training tales are retold by these veterans from many wars.
S01:E34 - Confessions of a Fighter Pilot
Merrill McPeak, US Air Force Chief of Staff (Ret.), recounts his experiences during his nearly 40 years of military service.
S01:E35 - Jungle Tracks
Armored warfare in Southeast Asia is recounted by those who fought the battles on the extreme terrain found in Vietnam.
S01:E36 - Operation Joint Endeavor
Ethnic cleansing becomes an international concern when troops are deployed during the war in Bosnia & Herzegovina.
S01:E37 - Police Action
Korean War veterans recall their impressions of preparing for deployment and their combat experiences during this "Police Action".
S01:E38 - Frozen Chosin
Further true-life stories involving the battles fought on the Korean peninsula by brave soldiers far from their homeland.
S01:E39 - Battle of the Hills
Dealing with the North Vietnamese Army, snipers, Hanoi Hannah and harsh combat conditions are some of the items recalled by our storytellers.
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