Last Ridge Previous Broadcasts

KQED Plus: Sun, May 29, 2011 -- 10:30 PM

On a freezing winter night in February 1945, the US Army's 10th Mountain Division accomplished the impossible: they scaled a 2000-foot cliff in northern Italy to knock the seemingly invincible Germans from their impenetrable perch. This program recounts the remarkable story of the legendary 10th Mountain Division, whose extraordinary efforts turned the tide for the Allied forces in Italy, revolutionized winter mountain warfare abroad, transformed winter sports and inspired an entire generation of soldiers. Narrated by NPR's Scott Simon, the documentary traces the 10th Mountain Division's history: from their uphill battles in WWII to their current campaigns in troubled Afghanistan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, May 30, 2011 -- 4:30 AM
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