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For eight months during World War II, various countries devoted all of their energies to intelligence-gathering activities and forming their next combat strategies. No battles were fought during this pivotal time and both sides tried to find new ways to eventually control the war's outcome. Yet in spite of all of this planning and analysis, countries like France failed to recognize some of their greatest weaknesses. By leaving the Ardennes Forest unprotected, the French allowed the Germans to advance victoriously through it in 1940. Various experts, authors, and historians were interviewed for this segment, including Tom Shachtman, Mark Seaman, and Dr. Ulrich Schlie. Actor Charlton Heston provides the narration. ~ Elizabeth Smith, Rovi