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About the Show

This is the story of the longest serving infantry division in the US Army, who fought in every major campaign in Western Europe in which American forces were engaged. Their unit badge is simply a ‘1’ - and from it they have become known as 'The Big Red One'. Follow the US 1st Infantry Division, from its first blooding in North Africa against Rommel’s Afrika Korps, through the campaigns in Sicily and Italy, the D-Day Landings on Omaha Beach, the battle for Normandy, and on to the German border to capture Aachen, the first major city on German soil. Part 1 of 6.