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The Liberator

The Liberator

  • Premiered: 
    November 11, 2020
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  • Network: Netflix
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Drama
  • Type: Animated
  • Concept: 
    Based on the 2012 book (The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey) by Alex Kershaw 
  • Subject Matter: Military/War
  • Tags: WW2

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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Based on Alex Kershaw's 2012 non-fiction book of the same name, THE LIBERATOR is a 45-minute animated drama series that chronicles the story of the 157th regiment -- a diverse and deeply brave crew of ragtag soldiers, who became some of the most heroic fighters of the European invasion in World War II -- on their journey from Sicily to the heart of Germany. The Thunderbirds' time in Salerno hits some very big bumps, particularly for Capt. Sparks, whose early days as the unit's commander are also explored. With their flank exposed, the Thunderbirds face a brutal standoff with the Germans while defending Anzio. Sparks faces discipline for his actions. A rebuilt E Company ships off to France. Initially it's a welcome break, but it soon brings another impossible mission. Sparks receives high honors. As the Allies close in on increasingly desperate German forces, the Thunderbirds bear witness to the atrocities of their enemy, and their fellow troops. Netflix released the entire four-episode series on Veteran's Day 2020 (Wednesday, November 11) at 3:01am ET/12:01am PT.