On TV: Wednesday   (ET/PT)

  • 7:00 PM
    Tales Of The Gun:
    German Small Arms of WWII.
    Tales Of The Gun German Small Arms of WWII.
    Tune in: Wednesday, October 22 @ 7:00 PM ET/PT

    An evaluation of the evolution of German "small arms" from the end of WWI, when the defeated nation was denied the right to rearm by the Treaty of Versailles, to the end of WWII, after Hitler had again supplied the country with the means to wage war. See how Lugers, P-38s, and Mausers wrote an agonizing chapter in the gun's history.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 8:00 PM
    Tales Of The Gun:
    Guns of Mauser
    Tales Of The Gun Guns of Mauser
    Tune in: Wednesday, October 22 @ 8:00 PM ET/PT

    The Mauser bolt-action rifle is the most important military shoulder arm ever made. Mauser's bolt-action system, perfected in 1898, was so good, no significant improvements were ever made to it. We tell the story of German gunmaker Paul Mauser's search for perfection in weaponry and the company's odyssey through two world wars.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 9:00 PM
    Tales Of The Gun:
    U.S. Guns of WWII.
    Tales Of The Gun U.S. Guns of WWII.
    Tune in: Wednesday, October 22 @ 9:00 PM ET/PT

    An examination of the weapons that battled through surf and snow, dense jungle and choking dust...the guns of the American GI. Though WWII introduced instruments that pierced the dark and weapons that released the power of the atom, the infantryman's guns were designed decades before; but in dependability they were unequaled.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 10:00 PM
    The Color Of War:
    Homefront
    The Color Of War Homefront
    Tune in: Wednesday, October 22 @ 10:00 PM ET/PT

    The millions of combatants in the various armed services of WWII bore the brunt of the devastating war, but the civilian populations of the countries involved also endured their share of hardship and sacrifice. We see how they bravely shouldered their duties and suffered overwhelming burdens as their homelands were embroiled in "total war". WWII comes alive through a moving tapestry of letters, diaries, color film and photographs unearthed from archives and personal collections. Peter Coyote narrates.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 11:00 PM
    Hunting Hitler.:
    Hunting Hitler.
    Hunting Hitler. Hunting Hitler.
    Tune in: Wednesday, October 22 @ 11:00 PM ET/PT

    The target of a daring assassination plot by members of his military, Hitler nearly died at Wolf's Lair, his main wartime headquarters--just one of 15 known attempts on his life. This is the story of those diverse individuals who tried to alter history's course, and of a top-secret British plot to kill the most hated man on earth.

    TVPG V | CC

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