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Narrow Escapes tells the real stories of courageous and deadly fights against impossible odds during World War II.
|S01E01||Wingate and the Chindits||26/09/2011||The Chindits were the British and Indian troops who operated behind Japanese lines in Burma. The men were supplied from the air and few who were wounded made it home. The programme contains jaw-dropping testimony from the survivors who took part in The Chindits’ first highly dangerous mission behind Japanese lines.|
|S01E02||The Amiens Raid||03/10/2011||An account of one of the most daring raids of WWII - the squadron of low-flying bombers who freed Resistance fighters from Amiens Jail|
|S01E03||The Doolittle Raid||10/10/2011||America's astonishing first air raid on the Japanese archipelago, led by Colonel 'Jimmy' Doolittle. The offensive took place in retaliation for the devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour|
|S01E04||The Black Battalion Holds the Line||17/10/2011||The 333rd Field Artillery Battalion, a depleted unit of black soldiers, risked everything to tenaciously fight off the Nazis at Bastogne.|
|S01E05||Lucky Laycock's Escape From Crete||24/10/2011||The story of Major General Robert Laycock who rallied his ill-equipped troops to see off a German attack on Crete, Greece.|
|S01E06||Manstein Holds The Line||30/10/2011||How Erich Von Manstein's miraculous escape from the Red Army later became the basis for NATO's defence plans.|
|S01E07||The Siege Of Kohima||07/11/2011||In 1944, 1,500 outnumbered British troops amazingly held Japanese forces at the key Burmese town of Kohima.|
|S01E08||Roy Urqhart's Escape From Arnhem||14/11/2011||Major-General 'Roy' Urquhart led the doomed British attack on Arnhem, but somehow made it back across the Rhine, dodging enemy gunfire and patrols.|
|S01E09||Tobruk: Outfoxing Rommel||21/11/2011||Australian Leslie Morshead and his troops held off Rommel's Afrika Korps at the crucial port of Tobruk for an astonishing eight weeks.|
|S01E10||Evacuation in the Baltics||28/11/2011||WWII's largest evacuation saw two million civilians and soldiers whisked away in an extraordinary German operation lasting four months.|
|S01E11||Moore's March||05/12/2011||A Scottish soldier who hiked 200 miles through the Libyan desert without water or supplies recalls his party's legendary leader: tough trooper Ronald Moore.|
|S01E12||Operation Pedestal||12/12/2011||How plucky tanker master Dudley Mason played a vital role in securing the island of Malta in the face of Nazi bombardment.|
|S01E13||Breakout Through Hell's Gate||19/12/2011||Leon Degrelle and a motley crew of Finns, Estonians and fellow Belgians held off the three million-strong Russian army, enabling 56,000 men to escape.|