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  1. 7:00 PM
    Secret Luftwaffe Aircraft of WWII.

    German military aircraft designs were decades ahead of their Allied counterparts. To insure Luftwaff… TVPG | CC

    Secret Luftwaffe Aircraft of WWII.

    German military aircraft designs were decades ahead of their Allied counterparts. To insure Luftwaffe superiority, their designers tested advanced concepts including swept-wing and vertical take-off aircraft and stealth bombers. Using computer-generated images and archival footage, we trace development of Hitler's airborne arsenal.

  2. 8:00 PM
    Premiere
    Secret Japanese Aircraft of WWII.

    In the 1930s, Japanese designers created a range of warplanes, culminating in the legendary Ki-43 Os… TVPG | CC

    Secret Japanese Aircraft of WWII.

    In the 1930s, Japanese designers created a range of warplanes, culminating in the legendary Ki-43 Oscar and the A6M Zero. As the war turned against Japan, designers created the rocket-powered Shusui, the Kikka jet fighter, and the experimental R2Y Keiun. We also disclose frantic preparations to assemble a secret airforce of jet and rocket planes to counter an anticipated US invasion in1945, and chronicle post-war aviation and the birth of the Japanese rocket program in the 1950s and '60s.

  3. 9:00 PM
    Premiere
    Secret Russian Aircraft of WWII.

    History has overlooked the unimaginable hardships Russian designers faced under the paranoid rule of… TVPG | CC

    Secret Russian Aircraft of WWII.

    History has overlooked the unimaginable hardships Russian designers faced under the paranoid rule of Josef Stalin. Frequent purges represented a constant threat. Yet, in spite of the ever-present danger, Soviet aircraft designers mastered technical hurdles astonishing even by today's standards. This hour features extensive archive images of never-before-seen aircraft and the designers who brought them to life. The innovative aircraft profiled include a swept-wing EM Delta /EM aircraft design; a rocket-powered fighter; a long distance fixed-wing aircraft with features later incorporated in the EM U-2 /EM spyplane; a flying tank prototype; a submarine-bomber combination; and a canard-wing aircraft. And we highlight remarkable aircraft launched after Stalin's death in 1953, like the delta-winged supersonic EM Concordski /EM and the world's largest plane, the EM Antonov 124 Ruslan /EM .

  4. 10:00 PM
    The Last Days Of WWII : March 25-31.

    Allied troops continue Operation Plunder, their thrust across the Rhine into Germany's heartland. Re… TVPG V | CC

    March 25-31.

    Allied troops continue Operation Plunder, their thrust across the Rhine into Germany's heartland. Realizing the situation is hopeless, thousands of German troops surrender. The race to Berlin continues, and disagreement over their strategy plagues the Allies. Hitler is now holed up in his Berlin bunker, totally divorced from reality. In the Pacific, fighting finally comes to a head on Iwo Jima. As US Marines close in around them, 200 Japanese soldiers make a last desperate mass suicide--or banzai--charge at the Americans. The attack on Okinawa begins.

  5. 11:00 PM
    Great Escapes of World War II : Pt. 3.

    Rare archival footage and survivors recount daring escapes of World War Two. Episode 3 reconstructs … TVPG | CC

    Pt. 3.

    Rare archival footage and survivors recount daring escapes of World War Two. Episode 3 reconstructs the events of December 7, 1941, when sailors were trapped aboard the USS Oklahoma after it was attacked at Pearl Harbor, and shows how they effected their escape.



Afternoon (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 PM
    Premiere
    Patton 360 : On Hitler's Doorstep

    Patton's blitzkrieg is so successful that his army outruns its own supply lines. Despite being short… TVPG | CC

    On Hitler's Doorstep

    Patton's blitzkrieg is so successful that his army outruns its own supply lines. Despite being short on fuel and ammunition, he invades the province of Lorraine, hoping to cross into Germany before Christmas. But delays from the fuel shortages have given the Germans time to regroup. Stubborn German defenses at the Moselle River are finally crushed, and the Third Army captures the key city of Nancy. Then Adolph Hitler demands that his generals launch a major counterattack and a furious tank battle erupts near the town of Arracourt. Despite the inferiority of their tanks, the Americans emerge triumphant. But Patton remains stuck in Lorraine, just a few miles closer to Germany than he was at the beginning of the month.

  2. 1:00 PM
    Premiere
    Patton 360 : Siege Warfare

    The slow but brutal slugfest in Lorraine continues as Patton orders his men to take the heavily fort… TVPG | CC

    Siege Warfare

    The slow but brutal slugfest in Lorraine continues as Patton orders his men to take the heavily fortified city of Metz. The thick forts that surround the city and the castle-like walls around Metz prove to be more than a match for American armor, and the siege goes on for weeks. Ammunition supplies run so low that Patton's men resort to using captured German shells. After commencing the largest artillery barrage in Third Army's history, the Americans finally subdue the city's defenders on November 21st.

  3. 2:00 PM
    The Last Days Of WWII : March 18-24.

    Under the command of Generals Montgomery, Bradley, and Devers, Allied forces are poised to make thei… TVPG V | CC

    March 18-24.

    Under the command of Generals Montgomery, Bradley, and Devers, Allied forces are poised to make their way across the Rhine and head for Berlin. In the East, German-occupied territories are collapsing under the Red Army. It will be a race of men and egos from the East and West to see who will reach the besieged city of Berlin first. Meanwhile, in occupied Denmark, Mosquito fighter-bombers from the RAF's Number 140 Wing head for the Danish Gestapo headquarters, where many innocent civilians have been killed. In the Pacific, fighting continues and US forces invade the Philippine Island of Panay. Join us for a week by week, detailed look at the last six months of World War II.

  4. 3:00 PM
    Great Escapes of World War II : Part 2.

    Explores the bravery of the French Resistance as its members aided Allied troops and helped escaping… TVPG | CC

    Part 2.

    Explores the bravery of the French Resistance as its members aided Allied troops and helped escaping POWs flee Nazi capture.

  5. 4:00 PM
    Premiere
    Man, Moment, Machine : Dam Buster: WWII's Bouncing Bomb.

    It's 1943 and the war is not going well for the Allies. With the Nazis in firm control of Europe and… TVPG | CC

    Dam Buster: WWII's Bouncing Bomb.

    It's 1943 and the war is not going well for the Allies. With the Nazis in firm control of Europe and the coastline, the enemy is only approachable by air. Engineer Barnes Wallis thinks he can turn the war around. His idea--wipe out the heart of the Nazi industrial machine by destroying Germany's great dams. His machine--a bouncing bomb--an innovative blend of simple physics and precision flying. It's an idea so simple, yet so far-fetched that only a man supremely confident in his own talent could persuade the Royal Air Force to use it. On May 16, 1943, 19 bomber crews embark on one of the riskiest missions of WWII. Their planes fly under cover of darkness 100 feet off the ground, across the English Channel, over Holland, and into the heart of Germany. If they make it, they'll take out Nazi industry by destroying Germany's dams.

  6. 5:00 PM
    Premiere
    Patton 360 : Leading the Charge

    France, August 1944: As American forces tear through western France, Patton's superiors order him to… TVPG | CC

    Leading the Charge

    France, August 1944: As American forces tear through western France, Patton's superiors order him to stop before completely trapping an entire German Army. The Third Army reaches the outskirts of Paris, but Patton is denied the glory of liberating the city when the Free French Army is chosen instead to enter the city first. Patton's men engage in street fighting in the city of Troyes and, by the end of the summer, advance to within 60 miles of the German border.

  7. 6:00 PM
    Premiere
    Man, Moment, Machine : The Higgins Landing Craft.

    In the early morning of June 6, 1944, history's largest amphibious invasion force amassed off the No… TVPG V | CC

    The Higgins Landing Craft.

    In the early morning of June 6, 1944, history's largest amphibious invasion force amassed off the Normandy coast. Hundreds of 36-foot shoebox-shaped boats, known as LCVPs, or Higgins Boats, bob in the waves. These landing craft, which deliver soldiers to the beach, are designed and built largely through the efforts of one man--Andrew Jackson Higgins. We examine Higgins' life and study the boat that could land a platoon of 36 men with equipment, or a jeep and 12 men. By 4 AM on June 6, 1944, the first wave of Higgins Boats is loaded with troops for the 12-mile journey to the Omaha and Utah Beaches. The first wave of landings is close to disastrous, but as wave after wave of Higgins Boats unload, the tide begins to turn.



Morning (am)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 AM
    Premiere
    Patton 360 : On Hitler's Doorstep

    Patton's blitzkrieg is so successful that his army outruns its own supply lines. Despite being short… TVPG | CC

    On Hitler's Doorstep

    Patton's blitzkrieg is so successful that his army outruns its own supply lines. Despite being short on fuel and ammunition, he invades the province of Lorraine, hoping to cross into Germany before Christmas. But delays from the fuel shortages have given the Germans time to regroup. Stubborn German defenses at the Moselle River are finally crushed, and the Third Army captures the key city of Nancy. Then Adolph Hitler demands that his generals launch a major counterattack and a furious tank battle erupts near the town of Arracourt. Despite the inferiority of their tanks, the Americans emerge triumphant. But Patton remains stuck in Lorraine, just a few miles closer to Germany than he was at the beginning of the month.

  2. 1:00 AM
    Premiere
    Patton 360 : Siege Warfare

    The slow but brutal slugfest in Lorraine continues as Patton orders his men to take the heavily fort… TVPG | CC

    Siege Warfare

    The slow but brutal slugfest in Lorraine continues as Patton orders his men to take the heavily fortified city of Metz. The thick forts that surround the city and the castle-like walls around Metz prove to be more than a match for American armor, and the siege goes on for weeks. Ammunition supplies run so low that Patton's men resort to using captured German shells. After commencing the largest artillery barrage in Third Army's history, the Americans finally subdue the city's defenders on November 21st.

  3. 2:00 AM
    The Last Days Of WWII : March 18-24.

    Under the command of Generals Montgomery, Bradley, and Devers, Allied forces are poised to make thei… TVPG V | CC

    March 18-24.

    Under the command of Generals Montgomery, Bradley, and Devers, Allied forces are poised to make their way across the Rhine and head for Berlin. In the East, German-occupied territories are collapsing under the Red Army. It will be a race of men and egos from the East and West to see who will reach the besieged city of Berlin first. Meanwhile, in occupied Denmark, Mosquito fighter-bombers from the RAF's Number 140 Wing head for the Danish Gestapo headquarters, where many innocent civilians have been killed. In the Pacific, fighting continues and US forces invade the Philippine Island of Panay. Join us for a week by week, detailed look at the last six months of World War II.

  4. 3:00 AM
    Great Escapes of World War II : Part 2.

    Explores the bravery of the French Resistance as its members aided Allied troops and helped escaping… TVPG | CC

    Part 2.

    Explores the bravery of the French Resistance as its members aided Allied troops and helped escaping POWs flee Nazi capture.

  5. 4:00 AM
    Premiere
    Man, Moment, Machine : Dam Buster: WWII's Bouncing Bomb.

    It's 1943 and the war is not going well for the Allies. With the Nazis in firm control of Europe and… TVPG | CC

    Dam Buster: WWII's Bouncing Bomb.

    It's 1943 and the war is not going well for the Allies. With the Nazis in firm control of Europe and the coastline, the enemy is only approachable by air. Engineer Barnes Wallis thinks he can turn the war around. His idea--wipe out the heart of the Nazi industrial machine by destroying Germany's great dams. His machine--a bouncing bomb--an innovative blend of simple physics and precision flying. It's an idea so simple, yet so far-fetched that only a man supremely confident in his own talent could persuade the Royal Air Force to use it. On May 16, 1943, 19 bomber crews embark on one of the riskiest missions of WWII. Their planes fly under cover of darkness 100 feet off the ground, across the English Channel, over Holland, and into the heart of Germany. If they make it, they'll take out Nazi industry by destroying Germany's dams.

  6. 5:00 AM
    Premiere
    Patton 360 : Leading the Charge

    France, August 1944: As American forces tear through western France, Patton's superiors order him to… TVPG | CC

    Leading the Charge

    France, August 1944: As American forces tear through western France, Patton's superiors order him to stop before completely trapping an entire German Army. The Third Army reaches the outskirts of Paris, but Patton is denied the glory of liberating the city when the Free French Army is chosen instead to enter the city first. Patton's men engage in street fighting in the city of Troyes and, by the end of the summer, advance to within 60 miles of the German border.

  7. 6:00 AM
    Premiere
    Patton 360 : On Hitler's Doorstep

    Patton's blitzkrieg is so successful that his army outruns its own supply lines. Despite being short… TVPG | CC

    On Hitler's Doorstep

    Patton's blitzkrieg is so successful that his army outruns its own supply lines. Despite being short on fuel and ammunition, he invades the province of Lorraine, hoping to cross into Germany before Christmas. But delays from the fuel shortages have given the Germans time to regroup. Stubborn German defenses at the Moselle River are finally crushed, and the Third Army captures the key city of Nancy. Then Adolph Hitler demands that his generals launch a major counterattack and a furious tank battle erupts near the town of Arracourt. Despite the inferiority of their tanks, the Americans emerge triumphant. But Patton remains stuck in Lorraine, just a few miles closer to Germany than he was at the beginning of the month.

  8. 7:00 AM
    Premiere
    Patton 360 : Siege Warfare

    The slow but brutal slugfest in Lorraine continues as Patton orders his men to take the heavily fort… TVPG | CC

    Siege Warfare

    The slow but brutal slugfest in Lorraine continues as Patton orders his men to take the heavily fortified city of Metz. The thick forts that surround the city and the castle-like walls around Metz prove to be more than a match for American armor, and the siege goes on for weeks. Ammunition supplies run so low that Patton's men resort to using captured German shells. After commencing the largest artillery barrage in Third Army's history, the Americans finally subdue the city's defenders on November 21st.

  9. 8:00 AM
    The Last Days Of WWII : March 18-24.

    Under the command of Generals Montgomery, Bradley, and Devers, Allied forces are poised to make thei… TVPG V | CC

    March 18-24.

    Under the command of Generals Montgomery, Bradley, and Devers, Allied forces are poised to make their way across the Rhine and head for Berlin. In the East, German-occupied territories are collapsing under the Red Army. It will be a race of men and egos from the East and West to see who will reach the besieged city of Berlin first. Meanwhile, in occupied Denmark, Mosquito fighter-bombers from the RAF's Number 140 Wing head for the Danish Gestapo headquarters, where many innocent civilians have been killed. In the Pacific, fighting continues and US forces invade the Philippine Island of Panay. Join us for a week by week, detailed look at the last six months of World War II.

  10. 9:00 AM
    Great Escapes of World War II : Part 2.

    Explores the bravery of the French Resistance as its members aided Allied troops and helped escaping… TVPG | CC

    Part 2.

    Explores the bravery of the French Resistance as its members aided Allied troops and helped escaping POWs flee Nazi capture.

  11. 10:00 AM
    Premiere
    Man, Moment, Machine : Dam Buster: WWII's Bouncing Bomb.

    It's 1943 and the war is not going well for the Allies. With the Nazis in firm control of Europe and… TVPG | CC

    Dam Buster: WWII's Bouncing Bomb.

    It's 1943 and the war is not going well for the Allies. With the Nazis in firm control of Europe and the coastline, the enemy is only approachable by air. Engineer Barnes Wallis thinks he can turn the war around. His idea--wipe out the heart of the Nazi industrial machine by destroying Germany's great dams. His machine--a bouncing bomb--an innovative blend of simple physics and precision flying. It's an idea so simple, yet so far-fetched that only a man supremely confident in his own talent could persuade the Royal Air Force to use it. On May 16, 1943, 19 bomber crews embark on one of the riskiest missions of WWII. Their planes fly under cover of darkness 100 feet off the ground, across the English Channel, over Holland, and into the heart of Germany. If they make it, they'll take out Nazi industry by destroying Germany's dams.

  12. 11:00 AM
    Premiere
    Patton 360 : Leading the Charge

    France, August 1944: As American forces tear through western France, Patton's superiors order him to… TVPG | CC

    Leading the Charge

    France, August 1944: As American forces tear through western France, Patton's superiors order him to stop before completely trapping an entire German Army. The Third Army reaches the outskirts of Paris, but Patton is denied the glory of liberating the city when the Free French Army is chosen instead to enter the city first. Patton's men engage in street fighting in the city of Troyes and, by the end of the summer, advance to within 60 miles of the German border.

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