War Journal
The Incredible World War II Escape of Major Damon “Rocky” Gause

TMW Media
Show More

Comments (1)

Anonymous picture
John

War Journal, the Major Gause story is beyond any Hollywood movie. Damon Gause and William Osborne demonstrated faith, hope, courage , and perseverence beyond 99% of most individuals under similar circumstances. It is truly an inspiring and amazing display of courage and faith in the face ...Read more

Related videos

Above and Beyond - The Escape of Jewish-American B-17 Pilots in WWII
The Incredible Escape of Jewish-American B-17 Pilot Bruce Sundlun from Nazi-Occupied Europe in World War II. During overseas active duty beginning in June 1943 Bruce Sundlun, a Jewish-American college student, served as a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot in the England-based 384th Bomb Group of the Eighth Air Force at Grafton-Underwood…
The Irish Brigade - In the American Civil War
For students of American history. The new immigrant Irish were fierce and heroic warriors during the American Civil War; they fought not only for their adopted land but to prepare for the anticipated military struggle for Ireland's freedom. General Thomas Francis Meagher led them through the fray of many battles,…
The Boys of H Company
At 9:00 a.m. on February 19, 1945, the soldiers of the United States Marine Corps 5th Division, H Company lowered themselves down rope cargo nets into landing crafts rocking in five-foot seas. They were less than a mile from the shore of the remote South Pacific island of Iwo Jima.…
New Colonial Masters: The Philippines 1900-1902
The United States defeated the Spanish Empire during the short war of 1898. After Commodore Dewey's victory at the Battle of Manila Bay, the Americans landed in Manila and occupied the city with the help of nationalists. The nationalists expected the US to support the independence of their country, but…
Death Runs Riot - 1856 to 1868
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The West
"Time after time, Congress and the people in the East saw the West as a safety valve, a place where you could go and escape the problems of where you were, it was part of the whole myth of the West. You could escape and be free. Well, we thought…
Last Flight Home
They bravely served their country during some of the most brutal battles of World War II so we could have the freedom we enjoy today. But, in an instant, they were lost to their families forever. For more than 60 years, the whereabouts of these fallen heroes remained a mystery...until…
War in Paradise - The Samoan War of 1899
There was a little-known war in Samoa, when armies of thousands - one side backed by the Germans and the other by the Americans and British - fought out a dynastic conflict. One notable clash was the Battle of Tagalii, when an allied force of 400 (including 118 sailors and…
Sweet Home Chicago
Part of the Series: The Promised Land
In the autumn of 1944, the mechanical cotton picker ended the South's need for people to pick cotton by hand. At the same time, Chicago's munitions factories were desperate for labour. So the great migration North to Chicago moved into full swing. A night time steam train - its whistle…
The Era of Agrarian Civilizations
Part of the Series: The Big History of Civilizations
The vast Era of Agrarian Civilizations stretches nearly 5,000 years, from 3,200 B.C.E. to 1750 C.E. and the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. Tease out the large-scale trends and patterns of this period to find out what led to the growth of agrarian civilizations as well as the key barriers…
The Wereth Eleven
During World War II, 1.2 million African-Americans served in America's Armed Forces. Fully 125,000 served overseas. 708 were killed. Among these were The Wereth Eleven. Their story was lost to history. Until now. The Wereth Eleven is an ambitious docudrama based on the true story of eleven African-American soldiers who…
The Silent Wrecks of Kwajalein Atoll
In a perfectly executed World War II mission that took place at the end of January 1944, U.S. forces defeated the Japanese at a little-known outpost in the Marshall Islands called Kwajalein Atoll. As part of the effort to win control of this crucial gateway to the Japanese empire, U.S.…
The Geography of Hope - 1877 to 1887
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The West
"Americans aren't wrong in seeing the West as a land of the future, a land in which astonishing things are possible. What they often are wrong about is that there's no price to be paid for that, that everybody can succeed, or that even what succeeds is necessarily the best…