Episode 3: A Path to Victory

The third episode of the series follows our veterans from the beaches of Normandy through the hedgerows of France, continues through to Operation Market Garden and the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. Additional sections include stories from veterans who served under General George S. Patton and moments of rest and relaxation. Produced by SCETV and The State Newspaper.

A Path to Victory
Episode 1

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This segment begins with reflections of the Parisians playing "Dixie" on the Champs-√Člys√©es, and a band marching, and a reference to "high cotton." These are some of the memories that have lived on...
A Path to Victory
Episode 2

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The Hedgerows were unanticipated and required a new type of warfare. They were quite entangled and provided lots of cover, and made the terrain difficult to maneuver. No one could see what they were...
A Path to Victory
Episode 3

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Veterans reflect on General Patton, from the way he required his men to dress to the way he so directly addressed his men right up front, saying, "Some who sailed over here are not going back home."...
A Path to Victory
Episode 4

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A first-hand account of Auschwitz is provided by Lou Fowler. "The Germans were absolutely obsessed with killing people. It was a killing machine."
A Path to Victory
Episode 5

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The Allies were finishing up the liberation of France and they were hoping the war would be over by the end of the year. Montgomery was the Allied commander of that section and he was looking for a...
A Path to Victory
Episode 6

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Veterans discuss how they spent their time off while serving during World War II. *** Teachers, this video contains references to behavior that may not be suitable for students. Please view before...
A Path to Victory
Episode 7

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Headed into in area in northern France, in which they thought they could rest, the 106th infantry division, 424th infantry, expected to have time to clean their weapons, take showers and have some...