This is the story of the veterans who fought in the 5th Royal Tank Regiment a team of ordinary men who faced the frontline in both Europe and beyond. Based on the unpublished diaries and memoirs of the men who were thrust together in extraordinary circumstances to fight Hitler and his forces, this program shows through first hand accounts the atrocities of war.. The heroes who defeated Hitler changed your life. Now, meet these men whose extraordinary actions overcame the Nazis and won the war. Head into battle with the 5th Royal Tank Regiment who experienced humiliating defeat at Dunkirk but resounding victory in the North African desert. Hear the never-before-told stories of their D-Day revolt and other history-altering experiences. Watch riveting archival film footage of the celebrated Desert Rats. Take an in-depth look at how German technology, expertise and leadership gave the Allied forces the fight of their lives.