Revisit some of the most daring missions of World War II as recounted by leading historians, military experts and occasionally by the participants themselves. These 13 gripping episodes feature operations that took place all over the world, from the jungles of Southeast Asia to the steppes southern Russia, from the foothills of the Himalayas to the frozen waters of the Baltic and the skies over Nazi-occupied France.

With the benefit of original film footage, informative maps and dramatic recreations, this DVD set, Narrow Escapes of World War II, tells stories of valor, suffering, dedication and determination. It exploits bravery that helped shape the outcome of the Second World War and continues to inspire today.

Narrow Escapes of World War II includes 13 episodes on 4 DVD’s as it was seen on The Military Channel. The episodes are as follows:

Disc 1

• Episode 1 – The Amiens Raid
• Episode 2 – The Doolittle Raid
• Episode 3 – Wingate and the Chindits
• Episode 4 – The Black Battalion

Disc 2

• Episode 5 – Lucky Laycock’s Escape from Crete
• Episode 6 – Manstein Holds the Line
• Episode 7 – The Siege of Kohima

Disc 3

• Episode 8 – Roy Urquhart’s Escape from Arnhem
• Episode 9 – Morshead Holds Tobruk
• Episode 10 – Evacuation in the Baltic

Disc 4

• Episode 11 – Moore’s March
• Episode 12 – Operation Pedestal
• Episode 13 – Breakout through Hell’s Gate

The bonus features included are:

• 16-page viewer’s guide with a map, a timeline, and articles on the war in Europe and in Asia, types of warfare, and the escapes of Hitler and Mussolini
• Profiles of select WWII escapees
• Plus discussion questions at

If you are a big fan of the World War II DVD then you will like Narrow Escapes of World War II. You can buy a copy for your own by clicking on the Amazon link above.

Jan Barrett

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