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
Brave Allied servicemen fight in some of the deadliest combat operations of World War II.
S01:E02 - Darkness
Combat zones that changed the course of history from World War II to the Vietnam War.
S01:E03 - The Lie
A U.S. Marine Corps captain and others detail their experiences in the Vietnam War.
S01:E04 - What in the Hell Am I Gonna Tell My Girlfriend?
World War II veterans' stories of chaos and heroism in Pearl Harbor, Italy, Paris and Austria.
S01:E05 - For Those Coming Behind Us
Stories of Americans who rose above hardships and prejudice to serve the country they love.
S01:E06 - Dust Off
U.S. helicopter pilots, nurses and combat medics recount harrowing jungle warfare.
S01:E07 - The Big One
World War II veterans describe the 1944 D-Day invasion of French Normandy and German resistance.
S01:E08 - Stories of Surrender
World War II veterans share stories of surrender and life in prisoner of war camps.
S01:E09 - Stories of Basic Training
Interviews with veterans of different branches describing their introductions to the U.S. military.
S01:E10 - Karma
Soldiers describe meeting strangers in strange lands in unique stories of survival and healing.
S01:E11 - Getting There
Discover the methods used for troops to arrive for battle be it by air, land, sea or on foot.
S01:E12 - The Horror of War
Men and women discuss the physical and mental effects of combat.
S01:E13 - Intestinal Fortitude
Veterans recount significant events that drove them to enlist.
S01:E14 - Boom Boom Boom
Haunting experiences are discussed by POWs.
S01:E15 - Our Place
Stories of soldiers who put their lives on the line in Vietnam.
S01:E16 - Shoe Shine, GI?
Veterans describe culture shock and combat's tragic impact on civilians.
S01:E17 - No Heroes
The stories of military veterans who survived unimaginable horrors of the 20th century.
S01:E18 - New Guy
Veterans share stories of their first experiences in combat.
S01:E19 - Thank You, Lord
Veterans who defied the odds during miscalculated military operations.
S01:E20 - Wet Noodle
World War II veterans recount how they survived after being thrown into enemy territory.
S01:E21 - No Idea
Unpredictable outcomes are discussed by American POWs held in Germany, North Korea and Japan.
S01:E22 - Not Bothering
Tales of soldiers faced with making hard decisions like holding fire.
S01:E23 - Rising Sun
Japanese surprise attacks and fierce battles test the resolve of Allied soldiers and sailors.
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
World War II paratroopers' training and their deployment in French Normandy.
S01:E26 - Support Your Own
Former U.S. helicopter and fighter pilots recount their training and missions over Southeast Asia.
S01:E27 - Arrival
U.S. armored forces face a new enemy in conditions never encountered before.
S01:E28 - Resistance
U.S. troops discuss dealing with uncertainty and meeting resistance in Iraq.
S01:E29 - Band of Sisters
Female veterans recount their experiences during World War II, the Vietnam War and in Iraq.
S01:E30 - Breaking News
Vets recount their personal reflections regarding the tragic and horrific events of Sept. 11, 2011.
S01:E31 - In Country
Veterans remember their first impressions of combat in a hostile environment.
S01:E32 - Fighter Pilots
Retired pilots discuss their training, combat and air show performances.
S01:E33 - I Want to Be a Warrior
Veterans share stories of why they chose a military branch and their basic training.
S01:E34 - Confessions of a Fighter Pilot
Merrill McPeak recounts his experiences during his nearly 40 years of military service.
S01:E35 - Jungle Tracks
Armored warfare veterans recount fighting in the extreme terrain of Vietnam.
S01:E36 - Operation Joint Endeavor
U.S. forces are deployed to Bosnia and Herzegovina after ethnic cleansing becomes a concern.
S01:E37 - Police Action
Korean War veterans recall their experiences in the "police action."
S01:E38 - Frozen Chosin
Veterans remember true stories of the "Frozen Chosin" of the Korean War.
S01:E39 - Battle of the Hills
U.S. veterans tell stories of dealing with NVA snipers, Hanoi Hannah and harsh combat conditions.