12 episodes

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.

Against the Odds American Heroes Channel

    • History
    • 4.7 • 162 Ratings

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

    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.

    • 32 min
    Season 2 Episode 5 - The Death Ridges of Peleliu

    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.

    • 30 min
    Season 2 Episode 4 - The Magnificent Bastards of Dai Do

    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.

    • 35 min
    Season 2 Episode 3 - 46 Days of Hell in Fallujah

    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.

    • 41 min
    Season 2 Episode 2 - The Untold Story of the Rescue at Dogshead

    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.

    • 39 min
    Season 2 Episode 1 - Fighting Fox: Road to Hell

    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.

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
162 Ratings

162 Ratings

SWA CPT ,

AHC!

I hunger fot more stories! Where are you ? We as Americans need to hear these stories of such Valor and sacrifice! So much given by so few!

Greg

have power ,

Love it

I love this podcast and can listen all day hope there will be more soon

Wesranarace ,

Incredible

As seen as the heading, incredible is the only thing that I can sum up these stories.
I love the detail and stories from people involved.
I wish they had more episodes.

Even being in the military, I salute those that have gone before and continue to serve

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