In 1942, determined to prove that France was leading the fight against Nazism, General de Gaulle offered Stalin a squadron of French pilots to fight on the Soviet front. That regiment, known as Normandy-Niémen, were legendary, winning 273 aerial victories. But the men paid a heavy price. 43 pilots were killed during combat.
Using archives, reconstructions and 3D animations, we tell the heroic story of the French pilots who fought with the red star painted on their planes.
A three part series following 35 soldiers during their jungle training to join the French foreign legion.More info
In early June 1944, 1.5 million Allied soldiers stand ready in southern England to embark on the largest amphibious assault in military history: Operation Overlord.More info