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  1. 7:00 PM
    Robo-Warriors

    The U.S. military has made a major commitment to deploying and developing robots for use on the batt… TVPG | CC

    Robo-Warriors

    The U.S. military has made a major commitment to deploying and developing robots for use on the battlefield--from the highly successful bomb disposal robots, to the unmanned aerial vehicles. We'll preview the latest armed robot, with aim so accurate and deadly that it virtually never misses its target and look at the difficulties of making military vehicles driverless. The use of robots in warfare fits into some of the basic tenets of American fighting: to reduce manpower with material and to kill the enemy either at a distance or with a surrogate soldier. In the future, the Pentagon hopes to have a ratio of 4-6 robots to every human soldier. It will be the human soldiers, not the robots, according to the Department of Defense, who will continue to make decisions of life and death... at least in our lifetime.

  2. 8:00 PM
    The Last Days Of WWII : February 18-24.

    The battle for Iwo Jima begins--one of the bloodiest of World War II. During Operation Detachment, f… TVPG V | CC

    February 18-24.

    The battle for Iwo Jima begins--one of the bloodiest of World War II. During Operation Detachment, fighting becomes a brutal frontal attack of hand-to-hand combat. Both the portable and mechanized flamethrowers as well as LVTs (Landing Vehicle, Tracked) were vital during the intense battles on the volcanic island. Meanwhile in the Philippines, US forces completely surround the center of Manila, as the tempo of the Japanese atrocities increases. Before long, General MacArthur will make an emotional return to Corregidor Island. Follow the action in this series that details, week by week, the last six months of WWII and explores the high and low points of the march to war's end.

  3. 9:00 PM
    Premiere
    The Wehrmacht : 03 - The Crimes

    There is hardly a subject as controversial and as hotly debated in recent years as the crimes of the… TVPG | CC

    03 - The Crimes

    There is hardly a subject as controversial and as hotly debated in recent years as the crimes of the Wehrmacht. More than 17 million men were part of these armed forces--and they represented a cross-section of society. In almost every German family, there was at least one soldier. The current status of research, however, leaves little doubt about the general conclusion that the list of crimes committed by the Wehrmacht is long. The attack on the Soviet Union that cost the lives of millions and millions of people was a criminal act from day one, unparalleled in modern history. The all-out war and the extent of the war crimes reached an all-time high in the East. First and foremost among them is undoubtedly the murder of Jews, in which the Wehrmacht was also involved in many different locations.

  4. 10:00 PM
    Weird Weapons : The Allies.

    In this episode we uncover Allied secrets off WWII, like a battleship made of ice, bat bombs, floati… TVPG V | CC

    The Allies.

    In this episode we uncover Allied secrets off WWII, like a battleship made of ice, bat bombs, floating tanks, rocket-propelled wheels that would roll through enemy lines, pigeon-guided missiles, and earthquake bombs designed to penetrate the earth and shake structures to pieces. More bizarre stories of extraordinary armaments dreamt up by the some of the time's most inventive minds--weird weapons unlike anything before. And what about the atomic bomb?

  5. 11:00 PM
    Robo-Warriors

    The U.S. military has made a major commitment to deploying and developing robots for use on the batt… TVPG | CC

    Robo-Warriors

    The U.S. military has made a major commitment to deploying and developing robots for use on the battlefield--from the highly successful bomb disposal robots, to the unmanned aerial vehicles. We'll preview the latest armed robot, with aim so accurate and deadly that it virtually never misses its target and look at the difficulties of making military vehicles driverless. The use of robots in warfare fits into some of the basic tenets of American fighting: to reduce manpower with material and to kill the enemy either at a distance or with a surrogate soldier. In the future, the Pentagon hopes to have a ratio of 4-6 robots to every human soldier. It will be the human soldiers, not the robots, according to the Department of Defense, who will continue to make decisions of life and death... at least in our lifetime.



Afternoon (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 PM
    The Last Days of WWII : August 12-18

    In Tokyo, the Japanese government at last accepts the inevitable and surrenders to the Allies uncond… TVPG V | CC

    August 12-18

    In Tokyo, the Japanese government at last accepts the inevitable and surrenders to the Allies unconditionally. President Truman, addressing crowds from the portico of the White House, said "this is the day we've been waiting for since Pearl Harbor." The surrender will be formally made to General MacArthur at a later ceremony aboard the US battleship Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay. Emperor Hirohito makes an emotional broadcast to the Japanese nation saying that they had no choice but to surrender. Otherwise the country would have been destroyed by what he described as "a new and most cruel bomb". General MacArthur is appointed Supreme Allied Commander. VJ Day--Victory over Japan--is declared a national holiday.

  2. 1:00 PM
    Premiere
    The Wehrmacht : 02 - The Turning Point

    Few soldiers questioned the propaganda claim that a preventive strike would pre-empt a Soviet assaul… TVPG | CC

    02 - The Turning Point

    Few soldiers questioned the propaganda claim that a preventive strike would pre-empt a Soviet assault on Germany--and yet many of them were stunned when the previously secret plan to attack the Soviet Union eventually became reality on 22 June 1941. The early victories during the first weeks of the campaign appeared to tie in seamlessly with the campaigns against Poland and France--but this was a fatal misconception. In fact, casualties were staggering from the start--on both sides. This five-part series investigates Hitler's Wehrmacht, the largest and most deadly military army in the history of Germany.

  3. 2:00 PM
    The Silent Service : The Captains of WWII

    They were self-reliant individualists who forged a deadly team, and the initiative of individual sub… TVPG | CC

    The Captains of WWII

    They were self-reliant individualists who forged a deadly team, and the initiative of individual submarine captains proved instrumental in the American victory in the Pacific. We'll see how trendsetters like Dudley Morton and Richard O'Kane brought new ideas to submarine warfare, showing that aggressive strategies, like surface running, were the best way to sink the most enemy ships. Sam Dealey, a submarine captain known as "The Destroyer Killer", is also featured.

  4. 3:00 PM
    Premiere
    Pacific: The Lost Evidence : Saipan.

    June 15, 1944. Just over a week after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, on the other side of the world… TVPG V-L | CC

    Saipan.

    June 15, 1944. Just over a week after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, on the other side of the world, 70,000 US Marines storm ashore on the Pacific island of Saipan. For the first time in the war, American fighting men stand on Japanese soil. Facing them are 30,000 Japanese soldiers, with massed tanks and artillery, who have sworn to defend the island to the death. We offer extraordinary insight into this climactic battle and follow the men of the invasion force as they fight their way to ultimate victory--in spite of one of the biggest Banzai charges of WWII.

  5. 4:00 PM
    Silent Service : The Torpedoes of WWII.

    Only a few weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Navy experienced a failure of cri… TVPG | CC

    The Torpedoes of WWII.

    Only a few weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the US Navy experienced a failure of critical technology--the torpedoes that armed its fleet of submarines were defective. The ensuing debacle ranks as one of the great near disasters of WWII. We'll see how the exigencies of war clashed with entrenched bureaucracies and egos of the naval ordnance establishment. After two years of frustration the submariners prevailed, and with effective weapons, went on to achieve remarkable results.

  6. 5:00 PM
    Weird Weapons : The Axis.

    Between 1939 and `45, the world was locked in a nightmare struggle of unprecedented ferocity. When t… TVPG V | CC

    The Axis.

    Between 1939 and `45, the world was locked in a nightmare struggle of unprecedented ferocity. When the smoke from WWII cleared, bizarre stories emerged of extraordinary armaments dreamt up by both sides' most inventive minds--weird weapons unlike anything before. New ways of bringing destruction to the enemy were born of desperation and wild imagination. And in a world gone mad, nothing seemed too strange to try. Axis powers tested a strange range of weapons: a vortex cannon designed to tear wings off aircraft, an assault rifle that could shoot round corners, a death ray that could boil people alive, and most bizarre of all, an army in space.

  7. 6:00 PM
    Weird Weapons : The Allies.

    In this episode we uncover Allied secrets off WWII, like a battleship made of ice, bat bombs, floati… TVPG V | CC

    The Allies.

    In this episode we uncover Allied secrets off WWII, like a battleship made of ice, bat bombs, floating tanks, rocket-propelled wheels that would roll through enemy lines, pigeon-guided missiles, and earthquake bombs designed to penetrate the earth and shake structures to pieces. More bizarre stories of extraordinary armaments dreamt up by the some of the time's most inventive minds--weird weapons unlike anything before. And what about the atomic bomb?



Morning (am)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 AM
    The Last Days of WWII : August 12-18

    In Tokyo, the Japanese government at last accepts the inevitable and surrenders to the Allies uncond… TVPG V | CC

    August 12-18

    In Tokyo, the Japanese government at last accepts the inevitable and surrenders to the Allies unconditionally. President Truman, addressing crowds from the portico of the White House, said "this is the day we've been waiting for since Pearl Harbor." The surrender will be formally made to General MacArthur at a later ceremony aboard the US battleship Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay. Emperor Hirohito makes an emotional broadcast to the Japanese nation saying that they had no choice but to surrender. Otherwise the country would have been destroyed by what he described as "a new and most cruel bomb". General MacArthur is appointed Supreme Allied Commander. VJ Day--Victory over Japan--is declared a national holiday.

  2. 1:00 AM
    Premiere
    The Wehrmacht : 02 - The Turning Point

    Few soldiers questioned the propaganda claim that a preventive strike would pre-empt a Soviet assaul… TVPG | CC

    02 - The Turning Point

    Few soldiers questioned the propaganda claim that a preventive strike would pre-empt a Soviet assault on Germany--and yet many of them were stunned when the previously secret plan to attack the Soviet Union eventually became reality on 22 June 1941. The early victories during the first weeks of the campaign appeared to tie in seamlessly with the campaigns against Poland and France--but this was a fatal misconception. In fact, casualties were staggering from the start--on both sides. This five-part series investigates Hitler's Wehrmacht, the largest and most deadly military army in the history of Germany.

  3. 2:00 AM
    The Silent Service : The Captains of WWII

    They were self-reliant individualists who forged a deadly team, and the initiative of individual sub… TVPG | CC

    The Captains of WWII

    They were self-reliant individualists who forged a deadly team, and the initiative of individual submarine captains proved instrumental in the American victory in the Pacific. We'll see how trendsetters like Dudley Morton and Richard O'Kane brought new ideas to submarine warfare, showing that aggressive strategies, like surface running, were the best way to sink the most enemy ships. Sam Dealey, a submarine captain known as "The Destroyer Killer", is also featured.

  4. 3:00 AM
    Premiere
    Pacific: The Lost Evidence : Saipan.

    June 15, 1944. Just over a week after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, on the other side of the world… TVPG V-L | CC

    Saipan.

    June 15, 1944. Just over a week after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, on the other side of the world, 70,000 US Marines storm ashore on the Pacific island of Saipan. For the first time in the war, American fighting men stand on Japanese soil. Facing them are 30,000 Japanese soldiers, with massed tanks and artillery, who have sworn to defend the island to the death. We offer extraordinary insight into this climactic battle and follow the men of the invasion force as they fight their way to ultimate victory--in spite of one of the biggest Banzai charges of WWII.

  5. 4:00 AM
    Dogfights : Dogfights: The Greatest Air Battles|

    Ever imagine what it would be like to participate in the most historic air battles of all time? Imag… TVPG | CC

    Dogfights: The Greatest Air Battles|

    Ever imagine what it would be like to participate in the most historic air battles of all time? Imagine no more. This special puts viewers in the cockpit to recreate four famous air battles, using computer graphics, animation, firsthand accounts, and archival footage to make these thrilling and dangerous dogfights all too real. Each segment begins with an introduction to a pilot as we learn of the conflict he is engaged in, the history and technology of the aircraft that he flies, and the mortal enemy he must face. Then comes the moment of contact with the enemy--the fight begins! Experience a computer-generated recreation of the aerial battle as the voice of the pilot plays out this life and death combat.

  6. 6:00 AM
    The Last Days of WWII : August 12-18

    In Tokyo, the Japanese government at last accepts the inevitable and surrenders to the Allies uncond… TVPG V | CC

    August 12-18

    In Tokyo, the Japanese government at last accepts the inevitable and surrenders to the Allies unconditionally. President Truman, addressing crowds from the portico of the White House, said "this is the day we've been waiting for since Pearl Harbor." The surrender will be formally made to General MacArthur at a later ceremony aboard the US battleship Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay. Emperor Hirohito makes an emotional broadcast to the Japanese nation saying that they had no choice but to surrender. Otherwise the country would have been destroyed by what he described as "a new and most cruel bomb". General MacArthur is appointed Supreme Allied Commander. VJ Day--Victory over Japan--is declared a national holiday.

  7. 7:00 AM
    Premiere
    The Wehrmacht : 02 - The Turning Point

    Few soldiers questioned the propaganda claim that a preventive strike would pre-empt a Soviet assaul… TVPG | CC

    02 - The Turning Point

    Few soldiers questioned the propaganda claim that a preventive strike would pre-empt a Soviet assault on Germany--and yet many of them were stunned when the previously secret plan to attack the Soviet Union eventually became reality on 22 June 1941. The early victories during the first weeks of the campaign appeared to tie in seamlessly with the campaigns against Poland and France--but this was a fatal misconception. In fact, casualties were staggering from the start--on both sides. This five-part series investigates Hitler's Wehrmacht, the largest and most deadly military army in the history of Germany.

  8. 8:00 AM
    The Silent Service : The Captains of WWII

    They were self-reliant individualists who forged a deadly team, and the initiative of individual sub… TVPG | CC

    The Captains of WWII

    They were self-reliant individualists who forged a deadly team, and the initiative of individual submarine captains proved instrumental in the American victory in the Pacific. We'll see how trendsetters like Dudley Morton and Richard O'Kane brought new ideas to submarine warfare, showing that aggressive strategies, like surface running, were the best way to sink the most enemy ships. Sam Dealey, a submarine captain known as "The Destroyer Killer", is also featured.

  9. 9:00 AM
    Premiere
    Pacific: The Lost Evidence : Saipan.

    June 15, 1944. Just over a week after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, on the other side of the world… TVPG V-L | CC

    Saipan.

    June 15, 1944. Just over a week after the D-Day invasion of Normandy, on the other side of the world, 70,000 US Marines storm ashore on the Pacific island of Saipan. For the first time in the war, American fighting men stand on Japanese soil. Facing them are 30,000 Japanese soldiers, with massed tanks and artillery, who have sworn to defend the island to the death. We offer extraordinary insight into this climactic battle and follow the men of the invasion force as they fight their way to ultimate victory--in spite of one of the biggest Banzai charges of WWII.

  10. 10:00 AM
    Dogfights : Dogfights: The Greatest Air Battles|

    Ever imagine what it would be like to participate in the most historic air battles of all time? Imag… TVPG | CC

    Dogfights: The Greatest Air Battles|

    Ever imagine what it would be like to participate in the most historic air battles of all time? Imagine no more. This special puts viewers in the cockpit to recreate four famous air battles, using computer graphics, animation, firsthand accounts, and archival footage to make these thrilling and dangerous dogfights all too real. Each segment begins with an introduction to a pilot as we learn of the conflict he is engaged in, the history and technology of the aircraft that he flies, and the mortal enemy he must face. Then comes the moment of contact with the enemy--the fight begins! Experience a computer-generated recreation of the aerial battle as the voice of the pilot plays out this life and death combat.

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