- Additional Details
- Format: 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: December 30, 2005
Get the full, gripping story behind one of the riskiest and most triumphant actions of D-Day: US Rangers securing a critical German emplacement under relentless enemy fire.
- Settles longstanding controversies and definitively solves historical puzzles.
- Utilizes cutting-edge technology from diverse fields of research.
- The definitive analysis of the Battle of Pointe du Hoc, June 1944.
Where soldiers die, history is made. BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES offers a remarkably fresh and exhilarating look at the most fascinating conflicts in history by focusing on the bloody ground where they were waged. This groundbreaking series definitively re-examines what we think we know about history’s great clashes. BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES redefines the military documentary by utilizing every possible technique – demonstrations, reenactments, advanced forensic and historical analysis, and more – to perfectly clarify battles from the legendary to the obscure.
Hit the beach and get to the bottom of one of the most heroic and unlikely missions of D-Day.
The largest invasion in history, an unprecedented single-day mobilization of military force, succeeded in many ways due to the actions of just a few men. In one critical mission, a force of only 200 US Rangers – a new unit trained by British commandos in Scotland – had the impossible task of securing clifftop artillery emplacements that threatened the Allied offensive.
Climbing the ninety foot cliffs under a storm of German bullets and grenades, the Rangers found that the German guns were not where they should be. What followed was a desperate game of cat and mouse, as the Rangers attempted to hunt down the guns. With trademark drama and insight, BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES reveals how the heavily outnumbered US Rangers took, held and destroyed the guns of Pointe du Hoc.
Rangers lead the way! BATTLEFIELD DETECTIVES shows you exactly how.