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Evening (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 8:00 PM
    Brothers in Arms: The Untold Story of The 502 : D-Day.

    Regarded as the turning point of WWII, the daybreak invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 actually be… TVPG V-L | CC

    D-Day.

    Regarded as the turning point of WWII, the daybreak invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 actually began the night before. Shrouded in darkness, 18,000 Allied paratroopers jumped into the fog and flak-filled skies, landing behind enemy lines before the full invasion. Among them, the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the famed 101st Airborne Division. Although they became one of the most decorated units in the D-Day operation, their story has never been fully told. We illustrate how the 502nd earned distinction by achieving vital objectives through acts of great personal bravery and strong tactical leadership. The story travels from their final staging in England to the massive confusion of that perilous night--when most troops, under heavy enemy fire, missed their intended drop zones--to their setting upon the intended targets.

  2. 10:00 PM
    Premiere
    Mail Call : B-2: #76.

    At Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, host R. Lee Ermey gets to do something only a few hundred hu… TVPG L | CC

    B-2: #76.

    At Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, host R. Lee Ermey gets to do something only a few hundred humans have done before him--take a ride in a B-2 Stealth Bomber on a mock bomb run! The Gunny sets the stage for his historic flight by giving us the facts and stats on what makes the B-2 the greatest bomber in the history of aviation. Then, we go along on Lee's pre-flight training as he prepares to get airborne. From the cockpit, he shows viewers what it's like to fly in a stealth bomber. The Whiteman crew the Gunny flies with are part of the 509th Bomber Group, the same squadron that flew the first atomic bomb missions back in World War II. In his tribute to the 509th, the Gunny shows how the Enola Gay and other bombers got the mission done.

  3. 11:00 PM
    Premiere
    Tactical To Practical : 14 - Winter Warfare/Optics/Gliders

    Hunter Ellis looks at the history of winter warfare--a tradition of fighting, surviving, and traveli… TVPG | CC

    14 - Winter Warfare/Optics/Gliders

    Hunter Ellis looks at the history of winter warfare--a tradition of fighting, surviving, and traveling in snow and ice that created commandos in Norway, Sweden, and Germany, and later, the U.S. 10th Mountain Division--and at the billion-dollar winter sports industry. Next, we see how gunsights make it possible for military and law enforcement snipers to do their jobs as we examine their gear and techniques. Then, we look at the first stealth fighters--gliders--and into their likely future in space.



Afternoon (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 PM
    The Lost Evidence : 11 - Battle of Britain

    During the summer of 1940, the world held its breath and watched, as the British RAF and German Luft… TVPG V | CC

    11 - Battle of Britain

    During the summer of 1940, the world held its breath and watched, as the British RAF and German Luftwaffe were locked in a battle to the death. It will last 114 days, take down almost 3000 aircraft, kill or wound 3800 aircrew and lead to the death of over 30,000 civilians. The German Nazi war machine had conquered all in its path, only Britain stood in its way to total European domination. Both British and German aerial reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now been layered over a three dimensional contour map to create a CGI model of the battle. We use cutting edge technology, unique archive film, re-enactments and extraordinary interviews with the men who were there to tell the story of this historic battle.

  2. 1:00 PM
    Dogfights : 05 - Guadalcanal

    August 1942... the Solomon Islands. Heroic, die-hard American pilots of the tiny Cactus Air Force ma… TVPG | CC

    05 - Guadalcanal

    August 1942... the Solomon Islands. Heroic, die-hard American pilots of the tiny Cactus Air Force match skills and instincts against top Japanese aces as they battle in the skies above Guadalcanal. Legendary Marine Capt. John Smith and Medal of Honor recipients Jeff De Blanc and Jim Swett pit their tough 4F4 Wildcats against the relentless Japanese Zeros. At stake--the fate of the Pacific War.

  3. 2:00 PM
    The Last Days of WWII : June 17-23

    Join us for a day-by-day look at the last days of WWII. In this episode, 4-million residents turn ou… TVPG V | CC

    June 17-23

    Join us for a day-by-day look at the last days of WWII. In this episode, 4-million residents turn out to cheer Eisenhower as he makes a triumphal 35-mile motorcade around New York City. In the Philippines, Appari, the last port held by the Japanese, falls to US forces, who now make contact with Filipino guerrillas. After three months of some of the bitterest fighting of the entire war, the Japanese finally cease trying to defend Okinawa against US forces. At dawn the Japanese commander, Lt. General Mitsuru Ushijima emerges from his bunker in a cave and commits ritual suicide in front of his shocked and demoralized staff officers. Victory at Okinawa places US forces just 400 miles from mainland Japan. Lt. General Simon B. Buckner, commander-in-chief of the US 10th Army, is killed by shrapnel as he visits frontline troops.

  4. 3:00 PM
    Premiere
    Barbarians II : Lombards

    Explore the primal pagan rites of the Lombard's, as they fight for land and for a barbarian bride. W… TVPG V | CC

    Lombards

    Explore the primal pagan rites of the Lombard's, as they fight for land and for a barbarian bride. We travel with the brutal Lombard leader, Alboin, as he breaks through the Roman defenses in Italy, and forces his captured wife to drink from her murdered father's skull. The skilled Lombard king Liutprand will face both Roman and Frankish attacks, as he vies for supremacy on the crowded peninsula. He will create laws, linking bloody barbarian rites with ancient Roman justice and establishing a new culture in the former center of the fallen Roman Empire that will last for centuries.

  5. 4:00 PM
    Premiere
    Warriors : Spartan Vengeance

    Modern day warrior, Green Beret Terry Schappert goes beyond the myth of the legendary Spartans, perh… TVPG | CC

    Spartan Vengeance

    Modern day warrior, Green Beret Terry Schappert goes beyond the myth of the legendary Spartans, perhaps the most single-minded fighting society in history. He tests the weapons and reveals the tactics that led to the battle that finally avenged the devastating defeat of The 300 at Thermopylae.

  6. 5:00 PM
    The Lost Evidence : 09 - Luzon

    On January 9th 1945, General Douglas MacArthur leads an army to Luzon in the heart of the Philippine… TVPG V | CC

    09 - Luzon

    On January 9th 1945, General Douglas MacArthur leads an army to Luzon in the heart of the Philippines. Facing them are a quarter of a million Japanese troops. The campaign that follows will be like no other battle of the Pacific War. Watch with extraordinary insight into this climactic battle through countless aerial photographs and cutting edge computer graphics that create 3D models of Luzon's major battlefields. Now it is possible to follow the men of MacArthur's army in their fight to liberate the island. In a race against the clock a specially trained group of Rangers supported by local Philippino guerrillas carry out the most dramatic hostage rescue of World War Two. Powerful eye witness testimony from veterans helps to complete the incredible story of the largest and most complex battle of the Pacific War.

  7. 6:00 PM
    Premiere
    Art of War

    Sun Tzu was the Nostradamus of warfare, and his book Art of War, written 2,400 years ago, is still t… TVPG | CC

    Art of War

    Sun Tzu was the Nostradamus of warfare, and his book Art of War, written 2,400 years ago, is still the ultimate how-to book for winning. This two-hour special brings his words to life. Shot like a graphic novel, it weaves together several epic stories, including the story of Sun Tzu himself, and a war soon after his death where a city is saved using his tactics as China takes the first step toward unification. We'll also follow other epic battles in history--Roman battles, The Civil War, WWII, and present day--that illustrate more of Sun Tzu's lessons, to detail how the people who understand his strategy are the most dangerous weapons of all. And while his ideals were originally created for battle, his lessons could be used by anyone who wants to win--whether at sports, business, or life.



Morning (am)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 AM
    The Lost Evidence : 11 - Battle of Britain

    During the summer of 1940, the world held its breath and watched, as the British RAF and German Luft… TVPG V | CC

    11 - Battle of Britain

    During the summer of 1940, the world held its breath and watched, as the British RAF and German Luftwaffe were locked in a battle to the death. It will last 114 days, take down almost 3000 aircraft, kill or wound 3800 aircrew and lead to the death of over 30,000 civilians. The German Nazi war machine had conquered all in its path, only Britain stood in its way to total European domination. Both British and German aerial reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now been layered over a three dimensional contour map to create a CGI model of the battle. We use cutting edge technology, unique archive film, re-enactments and extraordinary interviews with the men who were there to tell the story of this historic battle.

  2. 1:00 AM
    Dogfights : 05 - Guadalcanal

    August 1942... the Solomon Islands. Heroic, die-hard American pilots of the tiny Cactus Air Force ma… TVPG | CC

    05 - Guadalcanal

    August 1942... the Solomon Islands. Heroic, die-hard American pilots of the tiny Cactus Air Force match skills and instincts against top Japanese aces as they battle in the skies above Guadalcanal. Legendary Marine Capt. John Smith and Medal of Honor recipients Jeff De Blanc and Jim Swett pit their tough 4F4 Wildcats against the relentless Japanese Zeros. At stake--the fate of the Pacific War.

  3. 2:00 AM
    The Last Days of WWII : June 17-23

    Join us for a day-by-day look at the last days of WWII. In this episode, 4-million residents turn ou… TVPG V | CC

    June 17-23

    Join us for a day-by-day look at the last days of WWII. In this episode, 4-million residents turn out to cheer Eisenhower as he makes a triumphal 35-mile motorcade around New York City. In the Philippines, Appari, the last port held by the Japanese, falls to US forces, who now make contact with Filipino guerrillas. After three months of some of the bitterest fighting of the entire war, the Japanese finally cease trying to defend Okinawa against US forces. At dawn the Japanese commander, Lt. General Mitsuru Ushijima emerges from his bunker in a cave and commits ritual suicide in front of his shocked and demoralized staff officers. Victory at Okinawa places US forces just 400 miles from mainland Japan. Lt. General Simon B. Buckner, commander-in-chief of the US 10th Army, is killed by shrapnel as he visits frontline troops.

  4. 3:00 AM
    Premiere
    Barbarians II : Lombards

    Explore the primal pagan rites of the Lombard's, as they fight for land and for a barbarian bride. W… TVPG V | CC

    Lombards

    Explore the primal pagan rites of the Lombard's, as they fight for land and for a barbarian bride. We travel with the brutal Lombard leader, Alboin, as he breaks through the Roman defenses in Italy, and forces his captured wife to drink from her murdered father's skull. The skilled Lombard king Liutprand will face both Roman and Frankish attacks, as he vies for supremacy on the crowded peninsula. He will create laws, linking bloody barbarian rites with ancient Roman justice and establishing a new culture in the former center of the fallen Roman Empire that will last for centuries.

  5. 4:00 AM
    Premiere
    Warriors : Spartan Vengeance

    Modern day warrior, Green Beret Terry Schappert goes beyond the myth of the legendary Spartans, perh… TVPG | CC

    Spartan Vengeance

    Modern day warrior, Green Beret Terry Schappert goes beyond the myth of the legendary Spartans, perhaps the most single-minded fighting society in history. He tests the weapons and reveals the tactics that led to the battle that finally avenged the devastating defeat of The 300 at Thermopylae.

  6. 5:00 AM
    The Lost Evidence : 09 - Luzon

    On January 9th 1945, General Douglas MacArthur leads an army to Luzon in the heart of the Philippine… TVPG V | CC

    09 - Luzon

    On January 9th 1945, General Douglas MacArthur leads an army to Luzon in the heart of the Philippines. Facing them are a quarter of a million Japanese troops. The campaign that follows will be like no other battle of the Pacific War. Watch with extraordinary insight into this climactic battle through countless aerial photographs and cutting edge computer graphics that create 3D models of Luzon's major battlefields. Now it is possible to follow the men of MacArthur's army in their fight to liberate the island. In a race against the clock a specially trained group of Rangers supported by local Philippino guerrillas carry out the most dramatic hostage rescue of World War Two. Powerful eye witness testimony from veterans helps to complete the incredible story of the largest and most complex battle of the Pacific War.

  7. 6:00 AM
    The Lost Evidence : 11 - Battle of Britain

    During the summer of 1940, the world held its breath and watched, as the British RAF and German Luft… TVPG V | CC

    11 - Battle of Britain

    During the summer of 1940, the world held its breath and watched, as the British RAF and German Luftwaffe were locked in a battle to the death. It will last 114 days, take down almost 3000 aircraft, kill or wound 3800 aircrew and lead to the death of over 30,000 civilians. The German Nazi war machine had conquered all in its path, only Britain stood in its way to total European domination. Both British and German aerial reconnaissance photographs taken at the time have now been layered over a three dimensional contour map to create a CGI model of the battle. We use cutting edge technology, unique archive film, re-enactments and extraordinary interviews with the men who were there to tell the story of this historic battle.

  8. 7:00 AM
    Dogfights : 05 - Guadalcanal

    August 1942... the Solomon Islands. Heroic, die-hard American pilots of the tiny Cactus Air Force ma… TVPG | CC

    05 - Guadalcanal

    August 1942... the Solomon Islands. Heroic, die-hard American pilots of the tiny Cactus Air Force match skills and instincts against top Japanese aces as they battle in the skies above Guadalcanal. Legendary Marine Capt. John Smith and Medal of Honor recipients Jeff De Blanc and Jim Swett pit their tough 4F4 Wildcats against the relentless Japanese Zeros. At stake--the fate of the Pacific War.

  9. 8:00 AM
    The Last Days of WWII : June 17-23

    Join us for a day-by-day look at the last days of WWII. In this episode, 4-million residents turn ou… TVPG V | CC

    June 17-23

    Join us for a day-by-day look at the last days of WWII. In this episode, 4-million residents turn out to cheer Eisenhower as he makes a triumphal 35-mile motorcade around New York City. In the Philippines, Appari, the last port held by the Japanese, falls to US forces, who now make contact with Filipino guerrillas. After three months of some of the bitterest fighting of the entire war, the Japanese finally cease trying to defend Okinawa against US forces. At dawn the Japanese commander, Lt. General Mitsuru Ushijima emerges from his bunker in a cave and commits ritual suicide in front of his shocked and demoralized staff officers. Victory at Okinawa places US forces just 400 miles from mainland Japan. Lt. General Simon B. Buckner, commander-in-chief of the US 10th Army, is killed by shrapnel as he visits frontline troops.

  10. 9:00 AM
    Premiere
    Barbarians II : Lombards

    Explore the primal pagan rites of the Lombard's, as they fight for land and for a barbarian bride. W… TVPG V | CC

    Lombards

    Explore the primal pagan rites of the Lombard's, as they fight for land and for a barbarian bride. We travel with the brutal Lombard leader, Alboin, as he breaks through the Roman defenses in Italy, and forces his captured wife to drink from her murdered father's skull. The skilled Lombard king Liutprand will face both Roman and Frankish attacks, as he vies for supremacy on the crowded peninsula. He will create laws, linking bloody barbarian rites with ancient Roman justice and establishing a new culture in the former center of the fallen Roman Empire that will last for centuries.

  11. 10:00 AM
    Premiere
    Warriors : Spartan Vengeance

    Modern day warrior, Green Beret Terry Schappert goes beyond the myth of the legendary Spartans, perh… TVPG | CC

    Spartan Vengeance

    Modern day warrior, Green Beret Terry Schappert goes beyond the myth of the legendary Spartans, perhaps the most single-minded fighting society in history. He tests the weapons and reveals the tactics that led to the battle that finally avenged the devastating defeat of The 300 at Thermopylae.

  12. 11:00 AM
    The Lost Evidence : 09 - Luzon

    On January 9th 1945, General Douglas MacArthur leads an army to Luzon in the heart of the Philippine… TVPG V | CC

    09 - Luzon

    On January 9th 1945, General Douglas MacArthur leads an army to Luzon in the heart of the Philippines. Facing them are a quarter of a million Japanese troops. The campaign that follows will be like no other battle of the Pacific War. Watch with extraordinary insight into this climactic battle through countless aerial photographs and cutting edge computer graphics that create 3D models of Luzon's major battlefields. Now it is possible to follow the men of MacArthur's army in their fight to liberate the island. In a race against the clock a specially trained group of Rangers supported by local Philippino guerrillas carry out the most dramatic hostage rescue of World War Two. Powerful eye witness testimony from veterans helps to complete the incredible story of the largest and most complex battle of the Pacific War.

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