Against the Odds features the true stories of real-life bands of brothers who exhibited unparalleled bravery, solidarity and endurance on the battlefield to come out on top in a fight against impossible odds. Reliving battles from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq, these are true stories of the harsh realities of war, as told by the veterans who survived to tell.
Season 2 Episode 6 - The Untold Story of the Battle of Mortain
Adolf Hitler said Germany’s attempt to take back France would be “the most decisive of the war.” But a small group of National Guardsmen, sitting atop Hill 314 in the little-known town of Mortain, would change everything. Their courage and sacrifice would help save France—and mark the beginning of the end of Hitler.
Season 2 Episode 5 - The Death Ridges of Peleliu
The First Marine Division engaged in a ferocious struggle with the Japanese at Peleliu. It would take 74 days and cost 10,000 American lives, but the courage of this small band of heroes would ultimately break the back of the enemy.
Season 2 Episode 4 - The Magnificent Bastards of Dai Do
The noble warriors of Echo Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines face down an overwhelming North Vietnamese Army in Dai Do and rescue their fellow Marines. Though tattered, torn and depleted, the men of Echo Company dig deep to repeatedly deny the enemy its victory.
Season 2 Episode 3 - 46 Days of Hell in Fallujah
Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, helped lead the charge into Iraq’s most dangerous city in 2004. Battling in the bloodiest, most sustained house-to-house urban combat American soldiers had seen since Vietnam proves costly beyond measure.
Season 2 Episode 2 - The Untold Story of the Rescue at Dogshead
Charlie Company of the 1st Cavalry Division wanders into an NVA stronghold. A blistering attack leaves supplies low, casualties mounting and the enemy circle tightening. But Team Alpha, hearing the distress calls, volunteers to pull off the difficult rescue.
Season 2 Episode 1 - Fighting Fox: Road to Hell
The paratroopers of Fighting Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment fought and died from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. Their sheer determination against the enemy was matched only by their devotion to one another.
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What a respectful, amazing podcast this is. Stories of great American courage as told by the brave soldiers themselves. I admire each and every one of them. Young students should have this podcast on their phone instead of the usual junk that gets downloaded. If you enjoy your freedom, thank a vet. Five stars out of five.