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  1. 8:00 PM
    Premiere
    Tactical To Practical : Super Ships/Armored Cars/Simulators: #13.

    Host Hunter Ellis looks back at key ships that served in both World Wars, goes onboard modern milita… TVPG | CC

    Super Ships/Armored Cars/Simulators: #13.

    Host Hunter Ellis looks back at key ships that served in both World Wars, goes onboard modern military vessels, examines the biggest civilian ships afloat--Super Tankers--and gets an in-depth look at the Navy's newest aircraft carrier. Armored vehicles first rolled into battle in WWI--now fearful celebrities or worried Average Joes get peace of mind from personal armored cars. And we see how simulators have developed since WWII, and meet a hobbyist who creates his own flight simulator.

  2. 9:00 PM
    Dogfights : 06 - The Last Gunfighter

    Skilled fighter pilots Paul Speer and Phil Wood, tackles the fierce North Vietnamese MiG over the ki… TVPG L | CC

    06 - The Last Gunfighter

    Skilled fighter pilots Paul Speer and Phil Wood, tackles the fierce North Vietnamese MiG over the killing skies of Vietnam. They fly the U.S. Navy's top fighter, the F8 Crusader. In one of the longest, gut-wrenching dogfights on record, Lt. Commander Richard Schaffert--out of missiles and with his guns jammed--takes on a lethal MiG-17 and the best enemy pilot he's ever faced. His only chance lies with the amazing capabilities of the F8 Crusader, "the last gunfighter." Using state of the art computer graphics, viewers will feel like they're in the battle, facing the enemy.

  3. 10:00 PM
    The Last Days Of WWII : April 22-28.

    In our series that dissects the last days of World War Two on a weekly basis, we witness Berlin redu… TVPG V | CC

    April 22-28.

    In our series that dissects the last days of World War Two on a weekly basis, we witness Berlin reduced to rubble, setting the stage for the Red Army's entry into the beleaguered city. News reaches Hitler that some of his key advisors are now negotiating "surrender" deals with the enemy and, with the brutal execution of his cohort Benito Mussolini, he is forced to face reality...and the demise of the Third Reich. Allies from the East and West meet for the fist time in the West on the Elbe River. Just three days before the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp near Munich, SS soldiers force about 7,000 prisoners on a death march. In the Pacific, action on Okinawa comes to a boil as American forces inch closer to penetrating the barrier that sits between them and the enemy's main base--the Shuri region.

  4. 11:00 PM
    Premiere
    Mail Call : Ermey's Biggest Bangs

    A compilation of some of host R. Lee Ermey's favorite weapons and biggest explosions. TVPG L | CC

    Ermey's Biggest Bangs

    A compilation of some of host R. Lee Ermey's favorite weapons and biggest explosions.



Afternoon (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 PM
    Shootout : Iwo Jima: Fight to the Death.

    The Battle of Iwo Jima is best known for the famous flag-raising photograph taken on Mt. Suribachi, … TVPG V | CC

    Iwo Jima: Fight to the Death.

    The Battle of Iwo Jima is best known for the famous flag-raising photograph taken on Mt. Suribachi, but there's an untold story behind the picture. Just before the photo was snapped, there was a bloody shootout on the mountain crest. This is just one of the true stories told by veterans of one of the Pacific's bloodiest battlefields, where 70,000 US Marines fought 21,000 entrenched Japanese over eight square miles of death. Follow the men of the 5th Pioneer Battalion as they fight off a savage, last-ditch suicide attack in the waning days of the battle.

  2. 1:00 PM
    Premiere
    Deep Sea Detectives : Death by Human Torpedo

    During WWII's final stages, the U.S. established what it believed was safe anchorage in a Western Pa… TVPG | CC

    Death by Human Torpedo

    During WWII's final stages, the U.S. established what it believed was safe anchorage in a Western Pacific lagoon called Ulithi Atoll. But on the morning of November 20, 1944, an explosive attack by one of Japan's new secret weapons sent a refueling ship, the USS Mississinewa, to the bottom of the lagoon along with 53 sailors. By 2001, nearly every major U.S. WWII shipwreck had been found except for the Mississinewa. This is the story of the efforts to locate the last mystery shipwreck of WWII.

  3. 2:00 PM
    Premiere
    The Conquerors : General Howe: Conqueror of New York.

    As the American Revolution unfolded, English King George III sought to put down the rebellious colon… TVPG | CC

    General Howe: Conqueror of New York.

    As the American Revolution unfolded, English King George III sought to put down the rebellious colonies by sending one of his most talented and respected generals to fight and conquer the insurrectionists--General William Howe. Arriving in June 1776, Howe amassed his forces and then, in August, soundly defeated General George Washington at the Battle of Long Island in a brilliant tactical display. The victory provided England with the most strategically critical position in America--New York City. By controlling New York, Howe held the center of American finance, the largest port in the colonies, and the vital commercial gateway to the interior--the Hudson River. We'll see how Howe's success in New York served to strengthen the English cause and prolong the war.

  4. 3:00 PM
    Premiere
    The Conquerors : Andrew Jackson: Conqueror of Florida.

    We don't often think of US Presidents as conquerors, but the title fits Andrew Jackson. In 1817, Pre… TVPG | CC

    Andrew Jackson: Conqueror of Florida.

    We don't often think of US Presidents as conquerors, but the title fits Andrew Jackson. In 1817, President James Monroe ordered then-General Jackson to stop Seminole attacks in Georgia. Instructed not to violate Spanish-controlled Florida unless in hot pursuit, Jackson invaded anyway, overthrew the governor, seized the military post St. Marks, and executed two British citizens for inciting the Seminole. Along the way, he seized runaway slaves and destroyed the so-called "Negro Fort". Jackson's actions caused an international incident, and while some called for his head, demanding that he be removed from his post and brought to trial, Monroe backed him. Within two years, Spain ceded Florida to the US--and Jackson's conquest was complete. Join us for a balanced look at both sides of the conflict as we use location shooting and state-of-the-art animation to support our storytelling.

  5. 4:00 PM
    Premiere
    X Day--The Invasion of Japan.

    By spring of 1942, Japan controlled the western Pacific, the Philippines, and large parts of Indochi… TVPG V | CC

    X Day--The Invasion of Japan.

    By spring of 1942, Japan controlled the western Pacific, the Philippines, and large parts of Indochina. America and her allies knew that final victory could only be achieved by unconditional surrender and that would involve occupation of the Japanese homeland. This is the story Operation Downfall, the plan to invade and occupy Japan that would dwarf the D-Day landings in Europe. According to the plan, on X-Day--November 1, `45--General MacArthur would lead an invasion force onto the beaches of Kyushu, the southern most of the Japanese Islands. Y-Day would follow six months later when the largest beach landing in military history would take Tokyo. Politicians and military strategists knew that Japanese resistance would be ferocious. Plans for the invasion continued throughout `45 until President Truman made the decision to drop the atom bomb. We trace the invasion plans from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima and analyze why Truman chose the bomb over Operation Downfall.

  6. 6:00 PM
    Premiere
    Secret Missions of the Civil War.

    In the annals of the Civil War, the great battles dominate. Names like Gettysburg, Chancellorsville … TVPG V | CC

    Secret Missions of the Civil War.

    In the annals of the Civil War, the great battles dominate. Names like Gettysburg, Chancellorsville or Antietam are famous by sheer weight of blood and horror. Where armies of men by the tens of thousands opposed each other, these were the vast, open, visible spectacles of the conflict. But the well-worn archives of that time are also filled with the details of far lesser-known actions like a Confederate attempt to burn down New York City. They were clever, daring, covert operations designed to frighten the enemy, disrupt his supplies, and destroy his morale. Clandestine plans, fueled by ingenuity and bravado, they defied the odds for a chance at success. In this 2-hour special, we'll explore these little-known but exciting acts of ingenuity and bravery.



Morning (am)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 AM
    Shootout : Iwo Jima: Fight to the Death.

    The Battle of Iwo Jima is best known for the famous flag-raising photograph taken on Mt. Suribachi, … TVPG V | CC

    Iwo Jima: Fight to the Death.

    The Battle of Iwo Jima is best known for the famous flag-raising photograph taken on Mt. Suribachi, but there's an untold story behind the picture. Just before the photo was snapped, there was a bloody shootout on the mountain crest. This is just one of the true stories told by veterans of one of the Pacific's bloodiest battlefields, where 70,000 US Marines fought 21,000 entrenched Japanese over eight square miles of death. Follow the men of the 5th Pioneer Battalion as they fight off a savage, last-ditch suicide attack in the waning days of the battle.

  2. 1:00 AM
    Premiere
    Deep Sea Detectives : Death by Human Torpedo

    During WWII's final stages, the U.S. established what it believed was safe anchorage in a Western Pa… TVPG | CC

    Death by Human Torpedo

    During WWII's final stages, the U.S. established what it believed was safe anchorage in a Western Pacific lagoon called Ulithi Atoll. But on the morning of November 20, 1944, an explosive attack by one of Japan's new secret weapons sent a refueling ship, the USS Mississinewa, to the bottom of the lagoon along with 53 sailors. By 2001, nearly every major U.S. WWII shipwreck had been found except for the Mississinewa. This is the story of the efforts to locate the last mystery shipwreck of WWII.

  3. 2:00 AM
    Premiere
    The Conquerors : General Howe: Conqueror of New York.

    As the American Revolution unfolded, English King George III sought to put down the rebellious colon… TVPG | CC

    General Howe: Conqueror of New York.

    As the American Revolution unfolded, English King George III sought to put down the rebellious colonies by sending one of his most talented and respected generals to fight and conquer the insurrectionists--General William Howe. Arriving in June 1776, Howe amassed his forces and then, in August, soundly defeated General George Washington at the Battle of Long Island in a brilliant tactical display. The victory provided England with the most strategically critical position in America--New York City. By controlling New York, Howe held the center of American finance, the largest port in the colonies, and the vital commercial gateway to the interior--the Hudson River. We'll see how Howe's success in New York served to strengthen the English cause and prolong the war.

  4. 3:00 AM
    Premiere
    The Conquerors : Andrew Jackson: Conqueror of Florida.

    We don't often think of US Presidents as conquerors, but the title fits Andrew Jackson. In 1817, Pre… TVPG | CC

    Andrew Jackson: Conqueror of Florida.

    We don't often think of US Presidents as conquerors, but the title fits Andrew Jackson. In 1817, President James Monroe ordered then-General Jackson to stop Seminole attacks in Georgia. Instructed not to violate Spanish-controlled Florida unless in hot pursuit, Jackson invaded anyway, overthrew the governor, seized the military post St. Marks, and executed two British citizens for inciting the Seminole. Along the way, he seized runaway slaves and destroyed the so-called "Negro Fort". Jackson's actions caused an international incident, and while some called for his head, demanding that he be removed from his post and brought to trial, Monroe backed him. Within two years, Spain ceded Florida to the US--and Jackson's conquest was complete. Join us for a balanced look at both sides of the conflict as we use location shooting and state-of-the-art animation to support our storytelling.

  5. 4:00 AM
    Premiere
    X Day--The Invasion of Japan.

    By spring of 1942, Japan controlled the western Pacific, the Philippines, and large parts of Indochi… TVPG V | CC

    X Day--The Invasion of Japan.

    By spring of 1942, Japan controlled the western Pacific, the Philippines, and large parts of Indochina. America and her allies knew that final victory could only be achieved by unconditional surrender and that would involve occupation of the Japanese homeland. This is the story Operation Downfall, the plan to invade and occupy Japan that would dwarf the D-Day landings in Europe. According to the plan, on X-Day--November 1, `45--General MacArthur would lead an invasion force onto the beaches of Kyushu, the southern most of the Japanese Islands. Y-Day would follow six months later when the largest beach landing in military history would take Tokyo. Politicians and military strategists knew that Japanese resistance would be ferocious. Plans for the invasion continued throughout `45 until President Truman made the decision to drop the atom bomb. We trace the invasion plans from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima and analyze why Truman chose the bomb over Operation Downfall.

  6. 6:00 AM
    Shootout : Iwo Jima: Fight to the Death.

    The Battle of Iwo Jima is best known for the famous flag-raising photograph taken on Mt. Suribachi, … TVPG V | CC

    Iwo Jima: Fight to the Death.

    The Battle of Iwo Jima is best known for the famous flag-raising photograph taken on Mt. Suribachi, but there's an untold story behind the picture. Just before the photo was snapped, there was a bloody shootout on the mountain crest. This is just one of the true stories told by veterans of one of the Pacific's bloodiest battlefields, where 70,000 US Marines fought 21,000 entrenched Japanese over eight square miles of death. Follow the men of the 5th Pioneer Battalion as they fight off a savage, last-ditch suicide attack in the waning days of the battle.

  7. 7:00 AM
    Premiere
    Deep Sea Detectives : Death by Human Torpedo

    During WWII's final stages, the U.S. established what it believed was safe anchorage in a Western Pa… TVPG | CC

    Death by Human Torpedo

    During WWII's final stages, the U.S. established what it believed was safe anchorage in a Western Pacific lagoon called Ulithi Atoll. But on the morning of November 20, 1944, an explosive attack by one of Japan's new secret weapons sent a refueling ship, the USS Mississinewa, to the bottom of the lagoon along with 53 sailors. By 2001, nearly every major U.S. WWII shipwreck had been found except for the Mississinewa. This is the story of the efforts to locate the last mystery shipwreck of WWII.

  8. 8:00 AM
    Premiere
    The Conquerors : General Howe: Conqueror of New York.

    As the American Revolution unfolded, English King George III sought to put down the rebellious colon… TVPG | CC

    General Howe: Conqueror of New York.

    As the American Revolution unfolded, English King George III sought to put down the rebellious colonies by sending one of his most talented and respected generals to fight and conquer the insurrectionists--General William Howe. Arriving in June 1776, Howe amassed his forces and then, in August, soundly defeated General George Washington at the Battle of Long Island in a brilliant tactical display. The victory provided England with the most strategically critical position in America--New York City. By controlling New York, Howe held the center of American finance, the largest port in the colonies, and the vital commercial gateway to the interior--the Hudson River. We'll see how Howe's success in New York served to strengthen the English cause and prolong the war.

  9. 9:00 AM
    Premiere
    The Conquerors : Andrew Jackson: Conqueror of Florida.

    We don't often think of US Presidents as conquerors, but the title fits Andrew Jackson. In 1817, Pre… TVPG | CC

    Andrew Jackson: Conqueror of Florida.

    We don't often think of US Presidents as conquerors, but the title fits Andrew Jackson. In 1817, President James Monroe ordered then-General Jackson to stop Seminole attacks in Georgia. Instructed not to violate Spanish-controlled Florida unless in hot pursuit, Jackson invaded anyway, overthrew the governor, seized the military post St. Marks, and executed two British citizens for inciting the Seminole. Along the way, he seized runaway slaves and destroyed the so-called "Negro Fort". Jackson's actions caused an international incident, and while some called for his head, demanding that he be removed from his post and brought to trial, Monroe backed him. Within two years, Spain ceded Florida to the US--and Jackson's conquest was complete. Join us for a balanced look at both sides of the conflict as we use location shooting and state-of-the-art animation to support our storytelling.

  10. 10:00 AM
    Premiere
    X Day--The Invasion of Japan.

    By spring of 1942, Japan controlled the western Pacific, the Philippines, and large parts of Indochi… TVPG V | CC

    X Day--The Invasion of Japan.

    By spring of 1942, Japan controlled the western Pacific, the Philippines, and large parts of Indochina. America and her allies knew that final victory could only be achieved by unconditional surrender and that would involve occupation of the Japanese homeland. This is the story Operation Downfall, the plan to invade and occupy Japan that would dwarf the D-Day landings in Europe. According to the plan, on X-Day--November 1, `45--General MacArthur would lead an invasion force onto the beaches of Kyushu, the southern most of the Japanese Islands. Y-Day would follow six months later when the largest beach landing in military history would take Tokyo. Politicians and military strategists knew that Japanese resistance would be ferocious. Plans for the invasion continued throughout `45 until President Truman made the decision to drop the atom bomb. We trace the invasion plans from Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima and analyze why Truman chose the bomb over Operation Downfall.

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