- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: November 7, 2001
The men who were the first to land in enemy occupied zones offer an insider's view of some of World War II's most dangerous missions.
They performed some of the most dangerous assignments imaginable. Parachuted behind enemy lines, they were charged with establishing facilities that would help the invasion force to follow. Their only hope for survival lay in remaining undiscovered until the enemy could be beaten back beyond their positions.
SUICIDE MISSIONS goes to the ground in some of the most important battles of World War II to see how these brave forces carried out their vital tasks. Nighttime parachute drops would leave them behind the enemy lines, where they would set up special radar sets and illuminated beacons to help guide Allied airborne divisions. PATHFINDERS talks to surviving members of these squads and examines period documents to tell the story of their role in battles like D-Day, North Africa and the Bulge.