Patton 360° is a weekly History Channel series that premiered on Friday, April 10, 2009. It is produced by Flight 33 Productions in Los Angeles (the same company that produced Battle 360°) and features a mixture of CGI, archival footage, recreations, and interviews with World War II veterans and historians. The series follows General George S. Patton, Jr. and the units he commanded, from the Operation Torch landings in Morocco in 1942, through the campaigns in North Africa and Sicily, and in the battles across Northwest Europe.
The episodes were written by Samuel K. Dolan and Jim Hense, and produced by Rob Beemer, Brian Thompson, Samuel K. Dolan, Ryan Hurst (associate producer) and executive producers Louis Tarantino and Douglas Cohen (Flight 33 Productions) and Carl Lindahl for The History Channel.
Episode # Episode Title Original U.S. Airdate
1 "Blood & Guts" April 10, 2009 (2009-04-10)
Patton and the U.S. Army invade North Africa and encounter surprisingly strong pro-Nazi French forces. When a ceasefire is declared, Patton enters the city of Casablanca in triumph.
2 "Rommel’s Last Stand" April 17, 2009 (2009-04-17)
American forces are humiliated at Kasserine Pass, but Patton heads to the front, whips the poorly trained troops into shape, and leads them to victory at El Guettar and eventually, with the help of the British, all of North Africa.
3 "Baptism of Blood" April 24, 2009 (2009-04-24)
Although Patton and the Allies come up against a surprise counterattack by Italian tanks, they successfully hold the beaches and prepare to push into Sicily to capture the island’s capital, Palermo.
4 "Rogue General" May 1, 2009 (2009-05-01)
Facing a well-entrenched German Army, Patton races against his British Allies to claim the vital city of Messina. But instead of a hero’s welcome, the general is relieved of his command for slapping two soldiers.
5 "American Blitzkrieg" May 8, 2009 (2009-05-08)
As a ruse to fool the Germans about D-Day, Patton commands a fictitious army in England. Only after the invasion succeeds is he finally able to lead the lightning-fast armored assaults for which he is famous.
6 "Leading the Charge" May 15, 2009 (2009-05-15)
Patton’s Third Army tear through France, moving faster and seizing more territory than any army in history. Within a month they advance to within 60 miles of the German border.
7 "On Hitler’s Doorstep" June 5, 2009 (2009-06-05)
Patton’s blitzkrieg is so successful that his army outruns its own supply lines, causing delays that allow the Germans to launch a major counterattack. But even with inferior tanks, the American emerge triumphant.
8 "Siege Warfare" June 12, 2009 (2009-06-12)
It takes Patton nearly two months to subdue the heavily fortified city of Metz, which is surrounded by nearly impenetrable concrete fortresses, but finally the Americans prove victorious.
9 "Battle of the Bulge" June 19, 2009 (2009-06-19)
Patton’s Third Army races to the rescue of American units under intense attack in Belgium. Despite the worst weather in 20 years, they smash through German lines and relieve the beleaguered forces.
10 "Crushing the Third Reich" June 26, 2009 (2009-06-26)
Patton beats the British to the Rhine River, launches a rescue mission to save his son-in-law and liberates the Ohrdruf death camp. The war ends with an Allied victory, but before the year is over, the fabled general dies of injuries from a car accident.
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