Monday, Sept. 21 at 3 a.m. ET
Hosted by Lt. Col. Oliver North
With names like "The Screaming Eagles" and "Devils in Baggy Pants," paratroopers are America’s elite warriors.
They appear from out of the sky, stunning the enemy with surprise and stealth. In daylight or in the thick of night, they land behind enemy lines— right on top of hostile forces—and fight to secure vital territory.
These troops are often in the frontline of America’s riskiest military campaigns. Imagine how they jump out of perfectly good airplanes, put their trust in a flimsy piece of fabric — the chute — and confront the enemy on their land.
They are ready to fight only with what they have on their backs.
In this riveting episode of "War Stories with Oliver North" you'll witness the illustrious history of America's Airborne Paratroopers. Since World War II, paratroopers have been given the most dangerous missions in American military campaigns.
We'll take you inside one of the largest airborne invasions in history — Operation Market Garden — where 35,000 American, British, and Polish paratroopers dropped into Holland to try to halt the Nazi war machine.
Plus, you'll also see how these warriors from the sky with have been an integral part of all U.S. military actions from World War II to the War on Terror.