Against the Odds on American Heroes Channel showcases awe-inspiring stories of bravery, solidarity and strength on the battlefield. An outnumbered group of soldiers finds themselves in a life-or-death situation. Their enemy is larger, stronger, and determined to win. It’s the real-life “Band of Brothers” as they come together to prove they can’t be beat, doing whatever it takes to overcome the cards stacked against them.
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A Chance in Hell: The Battle of Ramadi 01x06
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.
Bloody George at the Chosin Reservoir 01x05
A hastily assembled, undermanned Marine rifle company known as 'Bloody George' battles the odds during the Korean War.
The Battle for Sugar Loaf Hill 01x04
Taking an otherwise nondescript hill on the embattled island of Okinawa proved to be one of the most incredible battles of WWII. The young weary marines of Charlie Company strained against the searing Pacific sun to see the top of Sugar Loaf Hill.
The Heroes of Tarawa 01x03
Everything went wrong in America’s first test of whether the Japanese-held islands of the Pacific could be captured by across-the-beach infantry assaults. But, the march back from Pearl Harbor had to begin and the testing ground would be heavily fortified Tarawa – which a Japanese commander proclaimed to his emperor that, “Tarawa could not be taken by a million men in a million years.”
Those Damned Engineers 01x02
In December of 1944, the seemingly defeated Germans secretly mustered 600,000 battle-hardened troops into an all-out offensive to capture Antwerp, the heart of the Allied supply chain. But thanks to those “Damned Engineers,” the Germans never get to Antwerp.
The Marines at Hue 01x01
The Battle of Hue City is the site of one of the Vietnam War’s fiercest battles. Three understrength U.S. Marine battalions attacked and soundly defeated entrenched enemy troops, liberating Hue for South Vietnam. This episode tells the stories of the young men of Alpha, Fox, Golf and Hotel Companies who fought and recaptured Hue City.