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Evening (pm)

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  1. 7:00 PM
    History's Mysteries : Hitler and the Occult.

    Did Hitler's obsession with astrology, numerology, ancient runes, and German mythology enable his ea… TVPG V | CC

    Hitler and the Occult.

    Did Hitler's obsession with astrology, numerology, ancient runes, and German mythology enable his early brash moves and ultimately spell the Third Reich's doom?

  2. 8:00 PM
    History's Mysteries : The Nazi Plan to Bomb New York.

    Aviation historian David Myhra has been investigating secret German aircraft projects for more than … TVPG | CC

    The Nazi Plan to Bomb New York.

    Aviation historian David Myhra has been investigating secret German aircraft projects for more than 20 years, and has uncovered evidence of a diabolical Nazi plan to deliver a radioactive bomb to New York. In late 1944, the "Amerika Bomber" project was planned, and three aerospace designers--Wernher von Braun, Eugen Sanger, and Reimar Horten--each had a different solution. Through vivid 3D animation, photos, and recreations, these unusual projects are finally revealed!

  3. 9:00 PM
    Premiere
    Nazi Spies in America.

    The September 11th attacks weren't the first time foreign nationals were secreted onto American soil… TVPG | CC

    Nazi Spies in America.

    The September 11th attacks weren't the first time foreign nationals were secreted onto American soil. At the height of WWII, eight German saboteurs crossed the Atlantic in a pair of U-boats, surfacing on the eastern shore with plans to attack, destroy, and terrorize. After capture, six were executed, while the ringleader languished in prison. Recently declassified FBI documents paint a new portrait of the doomed mission and offer a surprising account from the spies' point of view.

  4. 10:00 PM
    The Last Days Of WWII : April 1-7.

    General Eisenhower has decided to halt the Allied advance at the Elbe River--just 60 miles west of B… TVPG V | CC

    April 1-7.

    General Eisenhower has decided to halt the Allied advance at the Elbe River--just 60 miles west of Berlin. The Russians, therefore, take Berlin. Other forces head towards the south of Germany--to the Bavarian Alps--where they believe the Nazis will make their last stand. As the Allies advance throughout Europe, the initial stage of one of the largest and most devastating assaults in history begins--Operation Iceberg, the Battle for Okinawa, in which 172,000 soldiers and marines find themselves in a fight to the death against fanatical Japanese troops defending the island. Join us for a blow-by-blow, week-by-week look at the final months, days, and hours of World War Two.

  5. 11:00 PM
    Great Escapes of World War II : Pt. 4

    Rare archival footage and survivors recount daring escapes of World War Two. The concluding episode … TVPG | CC

    Pt. 4

    Rare archival footage and survivors recount daring escapes of World War Two. The concluding episode covers a daring escape attempted by Allied prisoners in an Italian POW camp. Their goal--to get out before advancing German troops could take over the camp.



Afternoon (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 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.

  2. 1:00 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 .

  3. 2:00 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.

  4. 3:00 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.

  5. 4:00 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.

  6. 5:00 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.

  7. 6:00 PM
    Premiere
    Man, Moment, Machine : Patton and the Desperate Tank Attack.

    The tide has suddenly turned in the war in Europe on December 16, 1944. The hard-hit German Army has… TVPG | CC

    Patton and the Desperate Tank Attack.

    The tide has suddenly turned in the war in Europe on December 16, 1944. The hard-hit German Army has secretly assembled a massive force. They slam through woods in Belgium-Luxemburg and hit the Allies with a steel fist. In the middle of one of the coldest winters in history, the front line is buckling. The enormous bulge in Allied lines gives the battle its name. The 101st Airborne Division and elements of Patton's 10th Armored Division are rushed to stop the onslaught. In the town of Bastogne, the Germans surround the Americans and begin to tighten the noose. It looks like no one can relieve them until the Americans send in their most aggressive warrior--George S. Patton--to beat back the enemy assault with the best machine in his arsenal--the M-4 Sherman tank.



Morning (am)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 AM
    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.

  2. 1:00 AM
    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 .

  3. 2:00 AM
    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.

  4. 3:00 AM
    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.

  5. 4:00 AM
    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.

  6. 5:00 AM
    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.

  7. 6:00 AM
    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.

  8. 7:00 AM
    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 .

  9. 8:00 AM
    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.

  10. 9:00 AM
    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.

  11. 10:00 AM
    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.

  12. 11:00 AM
    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.

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