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Evening (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 7:00 PM
    Tales Of The Gun : Guns of Mauser

    The Mauser bolt-action rifle is the most important military shoulder arm ever made. Mauser's bolt-ac… TVPG | CC

    Guns of Mauser

    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.

  2. 8:00 PM
    Tales Of The Gun : U.S. Guns of WWII.

    An examination of the weapons that battled through surf and snow, dense jungle and choking dust...th… TVPG | CC

    U.S. Guns of WWII.

    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.

  3. 9:00 PM
    The Last Days Of WWII : April 29-May 5.

    Berlin falls. Hitler and Eva Braun, his wife of one day, along with some of his leading henchmen com… TVPG V | CC

    April 29-May 5.

    Berlin falls. Hitler and Eva Braun, his wife of one day, along with some of his leading henchmen commit suicide. Dachau--one of the worst concentration camps ever--is liberated. German forces surrender to the Allies in Italy, Holland, Denmark, and northern Germany. Fighting continues in the south but is futile. Germany surrenders to the Allies. On Okinawa, the Japanese launch a massive counter attack against US forces. A Japanese balloon-bomb floats across the Pacific and kills six people in Oregon. The campaign in the Philippines draws to a close. These are some of the events that viewers relive in our detailed series that examines the final days of World War Two.

  4. 10:00 PM
    Hunting Hitler.

    The target of a daring assassination plot by members of his military, Hitler nearly died at Wolf's L… TVPG | CC

    Hunting Hitler.

    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.

  5. 11:00 PM
    Tales Of The Gun : Guns of Mauser

    The Mauser bolt-action rifle is the most important military shoulder arm ever made. Mauser's bolt-ac… TVPG | CC

    Guns of Mauser

    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.



Afternoon (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 1:00 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.

  2. 2:00 PM
    The Real Flying Tigers.

    In 1941, with the U.S. government's tacit approval, retired Army Air Force Captain Claire L. Chennau… TVPG | CC

    The Real Flying Tigers.

    In 1941, with the U.S. government's tacit approval, retired Army Air Force Captain Claire L. Chennault, then a colonel in China's Air Force, formed the mercenary American Volunteer Group to fight Japan. Later dubbed "Flying Tigers", these brave pilots set records yet to be equaled in the annals of aerial history. This is their story.

  3. 3:00 PM
    Premiere
    Battlefield Detectives : Native American Wars: The Apache.

    For over 300 years, the North American Apache tribes were remarkably successful, beating opponents w… TVPG | CC

    Native American Wars: The Apache.

    For over 300 years, the North American Apache tribes were remarkably successful, beating opponents who were wealthier, better armed, and apparently more organized. Apache warriors gained an unrivalled reputation as fighters. In this hour, historians explore two important battles to try and uncover the secrets of their success. Archaeologists and forensic scientists investigate and compare the weapons used by the Apache and their last enemy--the US Army. A military geologist unpicks clues to Apache use of the landscape itself to help defeat outsiders. And at the sites of the Battle of Cieneguilla (1854) and Hembrillo (1880), remote locations in New Mexico, we uncover tantalizing clues. But how did the Army eventually overpower the Apache? Battlefield Detectives reveals the answer.

  4. 4:00 PM
    Premiere
    Pacific: The Lost Evidence : Pearl Harbor.

    December 7, 1941--"a date which will live in infamy". The unprovoked attack on the US Pacific Fleet … TVPG V-L | CC

    Pearl Harbor.

    December 7, 1941--"a date which will live in infamy". The unprovoked attack on the US Pacific Fleet moored at Pearl Harbor is one of the key moments in modern history, signaling the US entry into WWII, turning the war into a global conflict, and marking America's emergence as a military superpower. In this hour, we offer an unprecedented viewpoint of the attack. Aerial photographs taken of Pearl Harbor and the Hawaiian Island of Oahu are layered over a 3-D contour map to create a CGI "model". But, this isn't a computer game. Rather, a facsimile of Pearl Harbor as the battle raged. These original high-resolution images allow the viewer to track the attack from the air. Individual stories of courage and heroism are explored in the exact spots where they took place. Using cutting-edge techniques, rare archive film, reenactments, and extraordinary interviews with men who were there, we tell, in a totally new way, the story of WWII's greatest surprise attack.

  5. 5:00 PM
    Premiere
    Battlefield Detectives : The War of 1812: the Chesapeake and the Shannon.

    In 1812, the US and Great Britain are once again at war. American "super frigates" win a series of c… TVPG V | CC

    The War of 1812: the Chesapeake and the Shannon.

    In 1812, the US and Great Britain are once again at war. American "super frigates" win a series of crushing naval victories over the British Royal Navy warships. Americans are jubilant. Frigate captains are the celebrities of their day. On June 1, 1813, Captain James Lawrence sails out of Boston Harbor on the USS Chesapeake to take up a challenge from the British frigate HMS Shannon. Lawrence has already proven to be a brave and talented naval officer. But aboard the Shannon, British Captain Philip Broke has other ideas. At almost six in the afternoon, the fighting starts and lasts just 11 minutes. At the end, the Chesapeake is taken, 103 men are dead, and the US captain lies mortally wounded. Why was the battle so ferocious and bloody? How did the British win such a crushing victory against the odds? Scientists and historians combine efforts to solve the mystery.

  6. 6:00 PM
    Tales Of The Gun : German Small Arms of WWII.

    An evaluation of the evolution of German "small arms" from the end of WWI, when the defeated nation … TVPG | CC

    German Small Arms of WWII.

    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.



Morning (am)

Time Zone:
  1. 1:00 AM
    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.

  2. 2:00 AM
    The Real Flying Tigers.

    In 1941, with the U.S. government's tacit approval, retired Army Air Force Captain Claire L. Chennau… TVPG | CC

    The Real Flying Tigers.

    In 1941, with the U.S. government's tacit approval, retired Army Air Force Captain Claire L. Chennault, then a colonel in China's Air Force, formed the mercenary American Volunteer Group to fight Japan. Later dubbed "Flying Tigers", these brave pilots set records yet to be equaled in the annals of aerial history. This is their story.

  3. 3:00 AM
    Premiere
    Battlefield Detectives : Native American Wars: The Apache.

    For over 300 years, the North American Apache tribes were remarkably successful, beating opponents w… TVPG | CC

    Native American Wars: The Apache.

    For over 300 years, the North American Apache tribes were remarkably successful, beating opponents who were wealthier, better armed, and apparently more organized. Apache warriors gained an unrivalled reputation as fighters. In this hour, historians explore two important battles to try and uncover the secrets of their success. Archaeologists and forensic scientists investigate and compare the weapons used by the Apache and their last enemy--the US Army. A military geologist unpicks clues to Apache use of the landscape itself to help defeat outsiders. And at the sites of the Battle of Cieneguilla (1854) and Hembrillo (1880), remote locations in New Mexico, we uncover tantalizing clues. But how did the Army eventually overpower the Apache? Battlefield Detectives reveals the answer.

  4. 4:00 AM
    Premiere
    Pacific: The Lost Evidence : Pearl Harbor.

    December 7, 1941--"a date which will live in infamy". The unprovoked attack on the US Pacific Fleet … TVPG V-L | CC

    Pearl Harbor.

    December 7, 1941--"a date which will live in infamy". The unprovoked attack on the US Pacific Fleet moored at Pearl Harbor is one of the key moments in modern history, signaling the US entry into WWII, turning the war into a global conflict, and marking America's emergence as a military superpower. In this hour, we offer an unprecedented viewpoint of the attack. Aerial photographs taken of Pearl Harbor and the Hawaiian Island of Oahu are layered over a 3-D contour map to create a CGI "model". But, this isn't a computer game. Rather, a facsimile of Pearl Harbor as the battle raged. These original high-resolution images allow the viewer to track the attack from the air. Individual stories of courage and heroism are explored in the exact spots where they took place. Using cutting-edge techniques, rare archive film, reenactments, and extraordinary interviews with men who were there, we tell, in a totally new way, the story of WWII's greatest surprise attack.

  5. 5:00 AM
    Battle Group: Halsey.

    Audacious, gruff, and the US Navy's ultimate warrior, Admiral "Bull" Halsey led his naval forces to … TVPG | CC

    Battle Group: Halsey.

    Audacious, gruff, and the US Navy's ultimate warrior, Admiral "Bull" Halsey led his naval forces to victory in the Pacific Theater of War, destroying a large part of the Imperial Japanese Navy during WWII. His daring leadership inspired the sailors he commanded, and the enemy feared his very presence. Some say he was the finest US naval leader since John Paul Jones. In this 2-hour special we'll meet the man and explore his battles, talking with officers and men who served under him.

  6. 7:00 AM
    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.

  7. 8:00 AM
    The Real Flying Tigers.

    In 1941, with the U.S. government's tacit approval, retired Army Air Force Captain Claire L. Chennau… TVPG | CC

    The Real Flying Tigers.

    In 1941, with the U.S. government's tacit approval, retired Army Air Force Captain Claire L. Chennault, then a colonel in China's Air Force, formed the mercenary American Volunteer Group to fight Japan. Later dubbed "Flying Tigers", these brave pilots set records yet to be equaled in the annals of aerial history. This is their story.

  8. 9:00 AM
    Premiere
    Battlefield Detectives : Native American Wars: The Apache.

    For over 300 years, the North American Apache tribes were remarkably successful, beating opponents w… TVPG | CC

    Native American Wars: The Apache.

    For over 300 years, the North American Apache tribes were remarkably successful, beating opponents who were wealthier, better armed, and apparently more organized. Apache warriors gained an unrivalled reputation as fighters. In this hour, historians explore two important battles to try and uncover the secrets of their success. Archaeologists and forensic scientists investigate and compare the weapons used by the Apache and their last enemy--the US Army. A military geologist unpicks clues to Apache use of the landscape itself to help defeat outsiders. And at the sites of the Battle of Cieneguilla (1854) and Hembrillo (1880), remote locations in New Mexico, we uncover tantalizing clues. But how did the Army eventually overpower the Apache? Battlefield Detectives reveals the answer.

  9. 10:00 AM
    Premiere
    Pacific: The Lost Evidence : Pearl Harbor.

    December 7, 1941--"a date which will live in infamy". The unprovoked attack on the US Pacific Fleet … TVPG V-L | CC

    Pearl Harbor.

    December 7, 1941--"a date which will live in infamy". The unprovoked attack on the US Pacific Fleet moored at Pearl Harbor is one of the key moments in modern history, signaling the US entry into WWII, turning the war into a global conflict, and marking America's emergence as a military superpower. In this hour, we offer an unprecedented viewpoint of the attack. Aerial photographs taken of Pearl Harbor and the Hawaiian Island of Oahu are layered over a 3-D contour map to create a CGI "model". But, this isn't a computer game. Rather, a facsimile of Pearl Harbor as the battle raged. These original high-resolution images allow the viewer to track the attack from the air. Individual stories of courage and heroism are explored in the exact spots where they took place. Using cutting-edge techniques, rare archive film, reenactments, and extraordinary interviews with men who were there, we tell, in a totally new way, the story of WWII's greatest surprise attack.

  10. 11:00 AM
    Battle Group: Halsey.

    Audacious, gruff, and the US Navy's ultimate warrior, Admiral "Bull" Halsey led his naval forces to … TVPG | CC

    Battle Group: Halsey.

    Audacious, gruff, and the US Navy's ultimate warrior, Admiral "Bull" Halsey led his naval forces to victory in the Pacific Theater of War, destroying a large part of the Imperial Japanese Navy during WWII. His daring leadership inspired the sailors he commanded, and the enemy feared his very presence. Some say he was the finest US naval leader since John Paul Jones. In this 2-hour special we'll meet the man and explore his battles, talking with officers and men who served under him.

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