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Patton 360: Season 1 DVD

Patton 360: Season 1 DVD

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  • Additional Details
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Run Time: 470 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Fullscreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: October 27, 2009
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Genre: TV Series
  • Color: Color
  • Release Date: 2009
It was a war – and a series of military campaigns – like no other. Now HISTORY puts you in the action with Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. as he leads his heroic soldiers in North Africa, in the invasion of Sicily, and in the charge across Europe to defeat Hitler’s Third Reich.

Following on the success of Battle 360, PATTON 360 uses cutting-edge computer graphic animation and the latest technology to bring viewers a 360-degree view of World War II. Patton, a complicated, colorful, and ferociously determined officer known as “Old Blood and Guts,” springs to life with the aid of archival footage, personal diary quotes, and commentary from historians and veterans. With insight into the forces he commanded and battles he led, you’ll be there for all the drama, from lightning-fast armored assaults to the Battle of the Bulge and the final battles inside Germany after crossing the Rhine. Grab a helmet and prepare for action!

BONUS FEATURES: TBD


VOLUME 1

  • Blood & Guts: Patton and the U.S. Army invade North Africa and encounter surprisingly strong pro-Nazi French forces. When a ceasefire is declared, Patton enters the city of Casablanca in triumph.
  • Rommel’s Last Stand: American forces are humiliated at Kasserine Pass, but Patton heads to the front, whips the poorly trained troops into shape, and leads them to victory at El Guettar and eventually, with the help of the British, all of North Africa.
  • Baptism of Blood: Although Patton and the Allies come up against a surprise counterattack by Italian tanks, they successfully hold the beaches and prepare to push into Sicily to capture the island’s capital, Palermo.
  • Rogue General: Facing a well-entrenched German Army, Patton races against his British Allies to claim the vital city of Messina. But instead of a hero’s welcome, the general is relieved of his command for slapping two soldiers.

VOLUME 2

  • American Blitzkrieg: As a ruse to fool the Germans about D-Day, Patton commands a fictitious army in England. Only after the invasion succeeds is he finally able to lead the lightning-fast armored assaults for which he is famous.
  • Patton’s Own: Patton’s Third Army tear through France, moving faster and seizing more territory than any army in history. Within a month they advance to within 60 miles of the German border.
  • On Hitler’s Doorstep: Patton’s blitzkrieg is so successful that his army outruns its own supply lines, causing delays that allow the Germans to launch a major counterattack. But even with inferior tanks, the American emerge triumphant.

VOLUME 3

  • Siege Warfare: It takes Patton nearly two months to subdue the heavily fortified city of Metz, which is surrounded by nearly impenetrable concrete fortresses, but finally the Americans prove victorious.
  • Battle of the Bulge: Patton’s Third Army races to the rescue of American units under intense attack in Belgium. Despite the worst weather in 20 years, they smash through German lines and relieve the beleaguered forces.
  • Crushing the Third Reich: Patton beats the British to the Rhine River, launches a Patton beats the British to the Rhine River, launches a rescue mission to save his son-in-law and liberates the Ohrdruf death camp. The war ends with an Allied victory, but before the year is over, the fabled general dies of injuries from a car accident.

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