Battlefield Detectives

Battlefield Detectives

2003 - 2006, Crime, War, History, Other
Examining a number of historic military and naval battles.
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Episode Guide

  • Battlefield Detectives - The Six Day War (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Six Day War

    Israel launches a pre-emptive strike against the Egyptian air force in June 1967.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Pointe du Hoc (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Pointe du Hoc

    The United States Rangers search for a German gun battery during the D-Day landings.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Battle of Britain (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Battle of Britain

    Scientists, historians and veterans reveal the secret systems and tactics used by the British to repel invading German forces during the summer of 1940.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Stalingrad (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Stalingrad

    Germans invading the Soviet Union suffer their first major defeat in the World War II Battle of Stalingrad.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Battle of the Bulge (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Battle of the Bulge

    Scientists and historians investigate why the Battle of the Bulge ended in defeat for Germany.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Trafalgar's Fatal Flaw (Episode 37)
    Episode 37:

    Trafalgar's Fatal Flaw

  • Battlefield Detectives - Siege of Alesia (Episode 36)
    Episode 36:

    Siege of Alesia

    Fifty thousand Roman soldiers come face-to-face with 250,000 Gallic warriors.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Battle of Big Hole (Episode 34)
    Episode 34:

    Battle of Big Hole

    A detachment of the U.S. 7th Infantry attacks the Nez Perce Indians in 1877.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Alesia (Episode 33)
    Episode 33:

    Alesia

    Julius Caesar's enemies gather for battle against 50, 000 Roman soldiers.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Civil War: Shiloh (Episode 32)
    Episode 32:

    Civil War: Shiloh

    The detectives search the U.S. Civil War's Shiloh battlefield in hope of finding answers to puzzling questions.

  • Battlefield Detectives - The War of 1812: The Chesapeake and the Shannon (Episode 31)
    Episode 31:

    The War of 1812: The Chesapeake and the Shannon

    In 1813 the USS Chesapeake engages HMS Shannon.

  • Battlefield Detectives - World War I: Jutland (Episode 28)
    Episode 28:

    World War I: Jutland

    Jutland proves disastrous for the British Royal Navy in May of 1916.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Revolutionary War: Battle of Oriskany (Episode 27)
    Episode 27:

    Revolutionary War: Battle of Oriskany

    Scientists and historians explore American Indian involvement in the Revolutionary War.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Siege of Masada (Episode 26)
    Episode 26:

    Siege of Masada

    Archaeological evidence threatens to overturn the legend of the siege of Masada.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Waterloo (Episode 25)
    Episode 25:

    Waterloo

    Scientific techniques and historical analysis reveal the source of the Duke of Wellington's edge at Waterloo.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Vietnam's Bloody Secret (Episode 21)
    Episode 21:

    Vietnam's Bloody Secret

  • Battlefield Detectives - World War II: Operation Market Garden (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    World War II: Operation Market Garden

    Over 30,000 Allied troops are dropped behind enemy lines to try to end World War II by Christmas 1944.

  • Battlefield Detectives - The Civil War: Antietam (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    The Civil War: Antietam

    Just 12 hours of fighting produces nearly 23,000 casualties at the Civil War battle of Antietam.

  • Battlefield Detectives - The Civil War: Gettysburg (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    The Civil War: Gettysburg

    The exhaustion of the Confederate troops sows the seeds of their defeat at Gettysburg.

  • Battlefield Detectives - American Revolution: The Battle of Cowpens (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:

    American Revolution: The Battle of Cowpens

    Researchers analyze the brief but decisive Revolutionary War Battle of Cowpens, S.C., where the British suffered a defeat in 1781.

  • Battlefield Detectives - The Mexican-American War: Battle of Palo Alto (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    The Mexican-American War: Battle of Palo Alto

    In 1846, the armies of Mexico and the United States clash near present-day Brownsville, Texas.

  • Battlefield Detectives - World War I: The Somme (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    World War I: The Somme

    Nearly 60,000 British soldiers are killed or wounded on July 1, 1916, in an unprecedented military catastrophe during World War I.

  • Battlefield Detectives - American Revolution: The Battle of Monmouth (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:

    American Revolution: The Battle of Monmouth

    Washington's troops force the English to yield at Monmouth, N.J.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Native American Wars: The Apache (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Native American Wars: The Apache

    The Apaches gained an unrivaled reputation as fighters by beating opponents who were wealthier and better armed for more than 300 years.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Arnhem (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Arnhem

    The Allied raid at Arnhem has been considered a disaster, but new evidence suggests that victory was close.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Who Sank the Armada? (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Who Sank the Armada?

    The Spanish Armada, the most powerful fleet ever seen, fails to invade England in 1588.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Vietnam (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Vietnam

    In Vietnam, Americans win every battle but still lose the war.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Crimea (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Crimea

  • Battlefield Detectives - Trafalgar (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    Trafalgar

    English Naval leader Horatio Nelson triumphs at Trafalgar.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Agincourt's Dark Secrets (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    Agincourt's Dark Secrets

    Outnumbered by at least three to one, Henry V's English slay the French in 1415 Agincourt.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Agincourt's Dark Secrets (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Agincourt's Dark Secrets

    In 1415, Henry V's surprising victory against the French.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Custer's Last Stand (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Custer's Last Stand

  • Battlefield Detectives - Massacre at Waterloo (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Massacre at Waterloo

    What went wrong for Napoleon at Waterloo.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Who Got Lucky at Hastings? (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Who Got Lucky at Hastings?

    William of Normandy wins the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

  • Battlefield Detectives - What Sank the Armada? (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:

    What Sank the Armada?

    The Spanish Armada is ill-prepared for a naval battle against Elizabeth I's England.

  • Battlefield Detectives - The Gallipoli Disaster (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    The Gallipoli Disaster

    The largest amphibious assault of World War I becomes the most public disaster of the Allied campaign.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Charge of the Light Brigade (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    Charge of the Light Brigade

    Researchers examine the role of the Turkish allies at Balaklava during the Crimean War.

  • Battlefield Detectives - Bloodbath at Hastings (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Bloodbath at Hastings

  • Battlefield Detectives - Custer at Little Bighorn (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    Custer at Little Bighorn

    White cavalrymen fight American Indians at Little Bighorn.

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