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Evening (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 7:00 PM
    Investigating History : D-Day: The Secret Massacre.

    A cogent look at the massacre of US paratroopers and French civilians on D-Day. When members of the … TVPG | CC

    D-Day: The Secret Massacre.

    A cogent look at the massacre of US paratroopers and French civilians on D-Day. When members of the 507th PIR were dropped 20 miles from their objective, the village of Graignes voted to help them. Six days of fighting ensued--followed by severe Nazi retaliation. The heroic collaboration of paratroopers and French civilians delayed the SS and aided one of D-Day's most crucial victories. 40 years later, 507th veterans return to France to honor 11 citizens with the Distinguished Civilian Service Award.

  2. 8:00 PM
    Dogfights : Luftwaffe's Deadliest Mission

    In the face of the wholesale destruction of their homeland, young Germans were motivated to destroy … TVPG | CC

    Luftwaffe's Deadliest Mission

    In the face of the wholesale destruction of their homeland, young Germans were motivated to destroy American bombers by any means necessary. On April 7, 1945 a volunteer unit called the Sonderkommando ELBE takes to the sky with one goal in mind--use their own aircraft as battering rams to destroy American bombers. Rare interviews with the German pilots who mounted these attacks will offer an unprecedented look into the mindset of these ram-pilots.

  3. 9:00 PM
    Premiere
    MysteryQuest : Rise of the Fourth Reich

    The officers of the SS, Hitler's feared paramilitary unit, were the most notorious war criminals of … TVPG | CC

    Rise of the Fourth Reich

    The officers of the SS, Hitler's feared paramilitary unit, were the most notorious war criminals of WWII. Some were brought to justice after the war, but many were able to escape from Germany. A massive secret organization known as Odessa was reportedly formed to help them flee and rebuild a new Reich that would again rise to power. MysteryQuest will investigate by following the path of feared Nazis from Germany, to Austria, and Italy. The team will also travel to Paraguay where many of the Nazis reportedly hid while plotting their new rise.

  4. 10:00 PM
    The Last Days of WWII : July 22-28

    In Burma, 5,000 Japanese troops, trapped in the Pegu Hills, attempt to make a break east towards the… TVPG V | CC

    July 22-28

    In Burma, 5,000 Japanese troops, trapped in the Pegu Hills, attempt to make a break east towards the Sittang River; but only a small number survives. In the Pacific, the biggest Allied naval re-supply operation thus far begins. On Mindanao in the Philippines, all organized Japanese resistance in the Sarangani Bay area ends and US forces start mopping-up operations. At the Potsdam Conference, US President Truman announces that the atom bomb will be used against the Japanese as soon after August 3 as is possible. In New York, a US B-25 bomber is lost in fog over the city and flies into the Empire State Building--killing 13 people die and injuring 26. And in this episode, we highlight the long career of Winston Churchill, who became Prime Minister of Great Britain on May 10, 1940-- the same day that Germany attacked France and the Low Countries.

  5. 11:00 PM
    Premiere
    Battle History of the Air Force : Over the Jungles, Over the Sands

    By the end of the Vietnam War, Air Force losses were huge and victory denied, though many new weapon… TVPG | CC

    Over the Jungles, Over the Sands

    By the end of the Vietnam War, Air Force losses were huge and victory denied, though many new weapons, including the first smart bombs, were developed. But then Desert Storm unleashes and vindicates high-tech airpower, and stealth technology comes of age. Air war over the Balkans sharpens precision tools, and the shape of the 21st-century Air Force that will dominate the second Gulf War emerges. After a century of courage and innovation, no power on earth can challenge the U.S. Air Force.



Afternoon (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 PM
    Heavy Metal : A-10 Tankbuster.

    The most feared aircraft in the Air Force arsenal, the A-10 Tankbuster was the first aircraft in US … TVPG | CC

    A-10 Tankbuster.

    The most feared aircraft in the Air Force arsenal, the A-10 Tankbuster was the first aircraft in US aviation history designed specifically for Close Air Support. From its first taste of battle in Desert Storm to the recent assault on Baghdad, the A-10 carries enough weaponry into battle to disable 16 main battle tanks, and with its amazing 30 millimeter 7-barrelled cannon, the "Flying Gun" dominates the skies. Features interviews with A-10 pilots, many of whom flew in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  2. 1:00 PM
    Heavy Metal : B-52: Stratofortress.

    For nearly half a century, one bomber has dominated the skies. With a maximum speed of 650 mph, a ra… TVPG | CC

    B-52: Stratofortress.

    For nearly half a century, one bomber has dominated the skies. With a maximum speed of 650 mph, a range of over 8,000 miles, and ability to drop a massive 70,000 pounds of bombs, it's the most lethal bomber in the world. This is the dramatic story of the race to produce the first intercontinental jet bomber and the success of the EM B-52 /EM --from the Cold War to its use in the war against terrorism in Afghanistan. The EM B-52 /EM 's projected combat life is until 2045--no other bomber comes close to this record.

  3. 2:00 PM
    The Last Days of WWII : July 15-21

    In Berlin, the Municipal Council begins confiscating property of former Nazi party members. Presiden… TVPG V | CC

    July 15-21

    In Berlin, the Municipal Council begins confiscating property of former Nazi party members. President Truman and Prime Minister Churchill arrive in Potsdam, near Berlin, for the "Big Three" conference of the US, Britain, and Soviet Union. In London, 2,000 days of "Black Out" and "Dim Out" end as the West End turns on the lights again. The US tests the first atomic bomb at New Mexico's Alamogordo Bombing Range. In the Pacific, US navy ships launch an attack on Japan's second biggest steelworks, Muroran, at Volcano Bay on the east side of Hokkaido. At the same time, 1,000 carrier-based planes bomb six of the island's main towns. And 600 B-29 Superfortress bombers drop 4,000 tons of explosives on the Japanese cities of Choshi, Hitachi, Fukui, and Okazaki. We also highlight the Father of the Atomic Bomb. Nuclear physicist Robert Oppenheimer was director of the Manhattan Project, the US top-secret atom bomb research program.

  4. 3:00 PM
    Premiere
    Battle History of the Air Force : Air Wars Hot and Cold

    From birth of the nuclear age with the immolation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, WWII's end, the Berlin … TVPG | CC

    Air Wars Hot and Cold

    From birth of the nuclear age with the immolation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, WWII's end, the Berlin Air Lift, creation of the Strategic Air Command, the Korean War, the Cold War, the missile race and the doctrine of mutual destruction, up to the Cuban Missile Crisis showdown--it's an adrenaline-packed, heart-stopping hour!

  5. 4:00 PM
    Premiere
    Deadmen's Secrets : Operation Bodyguard: D-Day Deception

    Operation Overlord, the 1944 Allied invasion of Western Europe, culminated from five years of armed … TVPG | CC

    Operation Bodyguard: D-Day Deception

    Operation Overlord, the 1944 Allied invasion of Western Europe, culminated from five years of armed struggle against the Axis juggernaut. But the odds seemed stacked against a successful storming of Hitler's awesome beach defenses. To insure victory, the Allies convinced Hitler that the invasion would take place at Pas de Calais. We examine the elaborate system of hoax and deception devised by the Allies to trick the Nazis--including fake armies, dummy landing craft, and false intelligence.

  6. 5:00 PM
    Premiere
    Heavy Metal : The Destroyer.

    In the bloody battle of the Pacific, one class of fighting ship took on the full ferocity of the Jap… TVPG | CC

    The Destroyer.

    In the bloody battle of the Pacific, one class of fighting ship took on the full ferocity of the Japanese and won. After destruction of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, the US designed and built an awesome fleet of Fletcher-class destroyers--over 370 feet long, armed with 5-inch guns, and a speed of 36 knots. Featuring interviews with sailors who served on these gladiators of the sea in the often-suicidal Pacific Theater, striking archive film, much of it in color, and detailed reenactments.

  7. 6:00 PM
    Premiere
    Deadmen's Secrets : Disaster at Sea: HMS Dasher

    In 1943, when the HMS Dasher sank off the coast of Scotland, nearly 500 sailors died. Later that yea… TVPG | CC

    Disaster at Sea: HMS Dasher

    In 1943, when the HMS Dasher sank off the coast of Scotland, nearly 500 sailors died. Later that year, during the Allies' Operation Mincemeat, a corpse was floated off the coast of Spain carrying battle plans in a briefcase chained to his wrist. But the corpse was a plant, the plans were faked, and the Germans were totally fooled. What was the true identity of the body, and was it linked to the mysterious sinking of the HMS Dasher?



Morning (am)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 AM
    Heavy Metal : A-10 Tankbuster.

    The most feared aircraft in the Air Force arsenal, the A-10 Tankbuster was the first aircraft in US … TVPG | CC

    A-10 Tankbuster.

    The most feared aircraft in the Air Force arsenal, the A-10 Tankbuster was the first aircraft in US aviation history designed specifically for Close Air Support. From its first taste of battle in Desert Storm to the recent assault on Baghdad, the A-10 carries enough weaponry into battle to disable 16 main battle tanks, and with its amazing 30 millimeter 7-barrelled cannon, the "Flying Gun" dominates the skies. Features interviews with A-10 pilots, many of whom flew in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  2. 1:00 AM
    Heavy Metal : B-52: Stratofortress.

    For nearly half a century, one bomber has dominated the skies. With a maximum speed of 650 mph, a ra… TVPG | CC

    B-52: Stratofortress.

    For nearly half a century, one bomber has dominated the skies. With a maximum speed of 650 mph, a range of over 8,000 miles, and ability to drop a massive 70,000 pounds of bombs, it's the most lethal bomber in the world. This is the dramatic story of the race to produce the first intercontinental jet bomber and the success of the EM B-52 /EM --from the Cold War to its use in the war against terrorism in Afghanistan. The EM B-52 /EM 's projected combat life is until 2045--no other bomber comes close to this record.

  3. 2:00 AM
    The Last Days of WWII : July 15-21

    In Berlin, the Municipal Council begins confiscating property of former Nazi party members. Presiden… TVPG V | CC

    July 15-21

    In Berlin, the Municipal Council begins confiscating property of former Nazi party members. President Truman and Prime Minister Churchill arrive in Potsdam, near Berlin, for the "Big Three" conference of the US, Britain, and Soviet Union. In London, 2,000 days of "Black Out" and "Dim Out" end as the West End turns on the lights again. The US tests the first atomic bomb at New Mexico's Alamogordo Bombing Range. In the Pacific, US navy ships launch an attack on Japan's second biggest steelworks, Muroran, at Volcano Bay on the east side of Hokkaido. At the same time, 1,000 carrier-based planes bomb six of the island's main towns. And 600 B-29 Superfortress bombers drop 4,000 tons of explosives on the Japanese cities of Choshi, Hitachi, Fukui, and Okazaki. We also highlight the Father of the Atomic Bomb. Nuclear physicist Robert Oppenheimer was director of the Manhattan Project, the US top-secret atom bomb research program.

  4. 3:00 AM
    Premiere
    Battle History of the Air Force : Air Wars Hot and Cold

    From birth of the nuclear age with the immolation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, WWII's end, the Berlin … TVPG | CC

    Air Wars Hot and Cold

    From birth of the nuclear age with the immolation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, WWII's end, the Berlin Air Lift, creation of the Strategic Air Command, the Korean War, the Cold War, the missile race and the doctrine of mutual destruction, up to the Cuban Missile Crisis showdown--it's an adrenaline-packed, heart-stopping hour!

  5. 4:00 AM
    Premiere
    Deadmen's Secrets : Operation Bodyguard: D-Day Deception

    Operation Overlord, the 1944 Allied invasion of Western Europe, culminated from five years of armed … TVPG | CC

    Operation Bodyguard: D-Day Deception

    Operation Overlord, the 1944 Allied invasion of Western Europe, culminated from five years of armed struggle against the Axis juggernaut. But the odds seemed stacked against a successful storming of Hitler's awesome beach defenses. To insure victory, the Allies convinced Hitler that the invasion would take place at Pas de Calais. We examine the elaborate system of hoax and deception devised by the Allies to trick the Nazis--including fake armies, dummy landing craft, and false intelligence.

  6. 5:00 AM
    Premiere
    Heavy Metal : The Destroyer.

    In the bloody battle of the Pacific, one class of fighting ship took on the full ferocity of the Jap… TVPG | CC

    The Destroyer.

    In the bloody battle of the Pacific, one class of fighting ship took on the full ferocity of the Japanese and won. After destruction of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, the US designed and built an awesome fleet of Fletcher-class destroyers--over 370 feet long, armed with 5-inch guns, and a speed of 36 knots. Featuring interviews with sailors who served on these gladiators of the sea in the often-suicidal Pacific Theater, striking archive film, much of it in color, and detailed reenactments.

  7. 6:00 AM
    Heavy Metal : A-10 Tankbuster.

    The most feared aircraft in the Air Force arsenal, the A-10 Tankbuster was the first aircraft in US … TVPG | CC

    A-10 Tankbuster.

    The most feared aircraft in the Air Force arsenal, the A-10 Tankbuster was the first aircraft in US aviation history designed specifically for Close Air Support. From its first taste of battle in Desert Storm to the recent assault on Baghdad, the A-10 carries enough weaponry into battle to disable 16 main battle tanks, and with its amazing 30 millimeter 7-barrelled cannon, the "Flying Gun" dominates the skies. Features interviews with A-10 pilots, many of whom flew in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  8. 7:00 AM
    Heavy Metal : B-52: Stratofortress.

    For nearly half a century, one bomber has dominated the skies. With a maximum speed of 650 mph, a ra… TVPG | CC

    B-52: Stratofortress.

    For nearly half a century, one bomber has dominated the skies. With a maximum speed of 650 mph, a range of over 8,000 miles, and ability to drop a massive 70,000 pounds of bombs, it's the most lethal bomber in the world. This is the dramatic story of the race to produce the first intercontinental jet bomber and the success of the EM B-52 /EM --from the Cold War to its use in the war against terrorism in Afghanistan. The EM B-52 /EM 's projected combat life is until 2045--no other bomber comes close to this record.

  9. 8:00 AM
    The Last Days of WWII : July 15-21

    In Berlin, the Municipal Council begins confiscating property of former Nazi party members. Presiden… TVPG V | CC

    July 15-21

    In Berlin, the Municipal Council begins confiscating property of former Nazi party members. President Truman and Prime Minister Churchill arrive in Potsdam, near Berlin, for the "Big Three" conference of the US, Britain, and Soviet Union. In London, 2,000 days of "Black Out" and "Dim Out" end as the West End turns on the lights again. The US tests the first atomic bomb at New Mexico's Alamogordo Bombing Range. In the Pacific, US navy ships launch an attack on Japan's second biggest steelworks, Muroran, at Volcano Bay on the east side of Hokkaido. At the same time, 1,000 carrier-based planes bomb six of the island's main towns. And 600 B-29 Superfortress bombers drop 4,000 tons of explosives on the Japanese cities of Choshi, Hitachi, Fukui, and Okazaki. We also highlight the Father of the Atomic Bomb. Nuclear physicist Robert Oppenheimer was director of the Manhattan Project, the US top-secret atom bomb research program.

  10. 9:00 AM
    Premiere
    Battle History of the Air Force : Air Wars Hot and Cold

    From birth of the nuclear age with the immolation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, WWII's end, the Berlin … TVPG | CC

    Air Wars Hot and Cold

    From birth of the nuclear age with the immolation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, WWII's end, the Berlin Air Lift, creation of the Strategic Air Command, the Korean War, the Cold War, the missile race and the doctrine of mutual destruction, up to the Cuban Missile Crisis showdown--it's an adrenaline-packed, heart-stopping hour!

  11. 10:00 AM
    Premiere
    Deadmen's Secrets : Operation Bodyguard: D-Day Deception

    Operation Overlord, the 1944 Allied invasion of Western Europe, culminated from five years of armed … TVPG | CC

    Operation Bodyguard: D-Day Deception

    Operation Overlord, the 1944 Allied invasion of Western Europe, culminated from five years of armed struggle against the Axis juggernaut. But the odds seemed stacked against a successful storming of Hitler's awesome beach defenses. To insure victory, the Allies convinced Hitler that the invasion would take place at Pas de Calais. We examine the elaborate system of hoax and deception devised by the Allies to trick the Nazis--including fake armies, dummy landing craft, and false intelligence.

  12. 11:00 AM
    Premiere
    Heavy Metal : The Destroyer.

    In the bloody battle of the Pacific, one class of fighting ship took on the full ferocity of the Jap… TVPG | CC

    The Destroyer.

    In the bloody battle of the Pacific, one class of fighting ship took on the full ferocity of the Japanese and won. After destruction of the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, the US designed and built an awesome fleet of Fletcher-class destroyers--over 370 feet long, armed with 5-inch guns, and a speed of 36 knots. Featuring interviews with sailors who served on these gladiators of the sea in the often-suicidal Pacific Theater, striking archive film, much of it in color, and detailed reenactments.

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