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Season 1 - WWII Blunders

Season 2 - Other Conflicts

  • S02E01 Mutiny in the Trenches

    • August 4, 1999

    A general's flawed tactics causes wide-scale mutinies in the French army.

  • S02E02 Disaster in the Dardanelles

    • February 13, 1999

    First Sea Lord Winston Churchill's badly planned attack on Turkey in World War I

  • S02E03 The Coup Against Gorbachev

    • May 10, 1999

    Failed 1991 coup against Mikhail Gorbachev.

  • S02E04 Saddam's Invasion of Kuwait

    • September 25, 1999

    Saddam's blunderbuss decision to invade Iraq's neighbor.

  • S02E05 Stalin's Purges

    • November 14, 1999

    By the mid-1930s, Soviet Armed Forces ranked with the world's most modern - but a purge of senior officers would have disastrous consequences.

  • S02E06 Sinking of the Lusitania

    • October 9, 1999

    See how the Lusitania sailed into history, leading the U.S. into World War I

  • S02E07 Treaty Of Versailles

    • October 9, 1999

    Blistering conditions imposed by the Allies on post-war Germany resulted in the rise of Nazism.

  • S02E08 Disaster at Dien Bien Phu

    • April 27, 1998

    This program examines the ramifications of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, where Viet Minh revolutionaries defeated French forces and changed the future of Southeast Asia.

  • S02E09 Falklands War

    • August 14, 2001

    Whatever your opinion on the moral rights and wrongs of the Falklands War, it is inescapably one of the most significant historical events of the 1980s. When Argentinian dictator General Galtieri invaded the South Atlantic islands early in 1982, he set off a chain of events that would eventually lead to the overthrow of his own government. The resulting war would see British and Argentinian forces involved in the biggest naval conflict staged since World War II, the South Americans finally defeated, and more than 1,000 personnel lose their lives around Goose Green and Port Stanley.

  • S02E10 The U-2 Affair

    • November 21, 1999

    The Soviet Union shoots down pilot Gary Powers in a top-secret U.S. spy plane over Russia.

  • S02E11 The Bay of Pigs

    • March 29, 1999

    The disastrous ‘Bay of Pigs’ invasion and the subsequent Cuban Missile crisis brought the world to the brink of Nuclear War. Was it necessary and how close did the world come to World War III?

  • S02E12 Desert One

    • March 29, 1999

    The attempt by U.S. Special Forces to rescue hostages in the U.S. Embassy during the Iranian Revolution in 1980

  • S02E13 The Spanish H-Bomb Crash

    • November 20, 1999

    A hydrogen bomb is dropped dangerously close to a Spanish holiday resort.