World War 2: The Complete History

World War 2: The Complete History

Six Months To Run Wild
Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  The History Channel  |  November 28, 2017

In this episode, we examine the might of the Japanese as they win victory after victory in the Pacific. In this phase of the conflict the Allies endured some of their most significant losses. Singapore fell to the Japanese in one of the greatest defeats the British Empire had ever known. The Americans were driven from the Philippines and in the seas off Malaya two British battleships were sunk by Japanese fighter pilots. In Russia the German forces were to endure the severest of winters but despite heavy losses were ready to go on the offensive again by spring. Renewed attacks began in the south as German forces turned their attention to the city of Stalingrad. But after a few months of triumph the tide began to turn against the Japanese. American bombers appeared in the skies over Tokyo and in two titanic battles the USA began to crush Japan's dreams of victory. The fighting in the Mediterranean and North Africa intensified as the siege of the island of Malta intensified and Rommel mounted ever more threatening operations in the desert.

In this episode, we examine the might of the Japanese as they win victory after victory in the Pacific. In this phase of the conflict the Allies endured some of their most significant losses. Singapore fell to the Japanese in one of the greatest defeats the British Empire had ever known. The Americans were driven from the Philippines and in the seas off Malaya two British battleships were sunk by Japanese fighter pilots. In Russia the German forces were to endure the severest of winters but despite heavy losses were ready to go on the offensive again by spring. Renewed attacks began in the south as German forces turned their attention to the city of Stalingrad. But after a few months of triumph the tide began to turn against the Japanese. American bombers appeared in the skies over Tokyo and in two titanic battles the USA began to crush Japan's dreams of victory. The fighting in the Mediterranean and North Africa intensified as the siege of the island of Malta intensified and Rommel mounted ever more threatening operations in the desert.

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