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Evening (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 7:00 PM
    Heavy Metal : The Aircraft Carrier.

    The dramatic story of how the Essex-class aircraft carriers rose like a phoenix after the Pacific Fl… TVPG | CC

    The Aircraft Carrier.

    The dramatic story of how the Essex-class aircraft carriers rose like a phoenix after the Pacific Fleet's destruction at Pearl Harbor. Weighing in at over 27,000 tons, and over 800 feet in length, they were known as floating cities--and the spearhead of every naval battle in the Pacific Theater of War. Despite their huge size, each carrier was terrifyingly vulnerable, holding tens of thousands of gallons of fuel. Though the target of kamikaze assaults, no carrier was sunk by the Japanese.

  2. 8:00 PM
    Premiere
    Real History : Heavy Metal: B-17 Flying Fortress

    In 1937, the Boeing Aircraft Company built America's first all-metal, 4-engined heavy bomber--the le… TVPG | CC

    Heavy Metal: B-17 Flying Fortress

    In 1937, the Boeing Aircraft Company built America's first all-metal, 4-engined heavy bomber--the legendary EM B-17 Flying Fortress /EM . Taking on the worst the Luftwaffe offered, the 8th Air Force's Flying Forts flew daylight bombing missions over occupied Europe's most heavily defended cities. This is the story of the young airmen of the "Mighty Eighth" and the dangers they faced at 30,000 feet! Features superb interviews and home movie material shot by U.S. airmen in Britain--never before shown on TV!

  3. 9:00 PM
    Heavy Metal : Blackbird Stealth!

    Designed in the late 1950s by aeronautical genius Kelly Johnson at the mysterious Skunkworks, the SR… TVPG | CC

    Blackbird Stealth!

    Designed in the late 1950s by aeronautical genius Kelly Johnson at the mysterious Skunkworks, the SR-71 Blackbird was the world's first stealthy aircraft, designed to over-fly enemy territory with impunity while photographing 100,000 square miles in an hour. While serving six American presidents, it saw action on hot and cold war fronts alike. Interviews with crews and commanders, combined with unbelievable footage, put viewers in the cockpit of this amazing spy plane, flying at speeds of 2,000 miles per hour.

  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
    Save Our History : Alaska's Bloodiest Battle.

    Host Steve Thomas travels through the Aleutians to Attu Island, where he walks in the footsteps of t… TVPG | CC

    Alaska's Bloodiest Battle.

    Host Steve Thomas travels through the Aleutians to Attu Island, where he walks in the footsteps of the soldiers engaged in a little-known but crucial conflict of WWII. Along the way, Steve touches down on other islands involved in the war efforts, and discovers a variety of military structures now being documented, preserved, and restored. The show ends with Steve on the beach where the troops landed, describing the Battle of Attu as a wake-up call to America--showing us that the war would not be easily won and the cost would be high. Other points of interest visited during Steve's journey include: Kodiak Island, Unalaska Island, and Washington State.



Afternoon (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 PM
    Premiere
    Warriors

    Host Terry Schappert travels to Scotland to examine the epic Battle of Stirling Bridge where William… TVPG | CC

    Warriors

    Host Terry Schappert travels to Scotland to examine the epic Battle of Stirling Bridge where William "Braveheart" Wallace and his rag-tag band of soldiers took on the full power of the English army. Terry uses his expertise as a Green Beret to breakdown this battle through the eyes of the soldiers. He'll explain how the techniques, weaponry, and strategy of these warriors influenced the surprising outcome of the battle.

  2. 1:00 PM
    Premiere
    WWII Sub Rescue.

    Focusing on a daring and dangerous operation that took place near WWII's end, this is the story of U… TVPG V | CC

    WWII Sub Rescue.

    Focusing on a daring and dangerous operation that took place near WWII's end, this is the story of US missionaries and civilians trapped in the Philippines during the island nation's occupation by Japanese troops. The dramatic story also involves top-secret documents. In 1944, a Japanese plane went down in the Philippines carrying a copy of "Z-Plan"--Japan's strategy to win the war in the Pacific. The papers fell into the hands of pro-American guerrilla forces, and US military officials desperately wanted to retrieve them and get them to Australia, site of General Douglas MacArthur's headquarters. The closest sub in the area, the USS Crevalle, was instructed to proceed immediately to the island of Negros, where it would pick up the refugees and the "Z-Plan". The secret documents could perhaps shorten the war--if only they could make it to Australia. Based on Steven Trent Smith's book The Rescue.

  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
    Save Our History : The National World War II Memorial

    The National World War II Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to all those who served … TVPG | CC

    The National World War II Memorial

    The National World War II Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to all those who served in WWII. Established by the American Battle Monuments Commission, it honors all military veterans, citizens on the homefront, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose and idealism that motivated the nation's call to arms. Dedicated on May 29, 2004, we detail its history and talk to those involved in its conception and the fundraising that made it possible.

  5. 4:00 PM
    Premiere
    Clash Of Warriors : Manstein vs. Vatutin

    In July 1943, history's greatest tank battle was fought near the Russian city of Kursk. Two great co… TVPG | CC

    Manstein vs. Vatutin

    In July 1943, history's greatest tank battle was fought near the Russian city of Kursk. Two great commanders led millions of men in two huge armies, supported by enormous air forces and the latest in tank development--German Field Marshal Erich von Manstein and Russian General Nikolai Vatutin. The mighty Battle of Kursk was one of the most pivotal of WWII--almost half-a-million men died and the Germans lost 2,500 tanks and 1,200 aircraft, losses Hitler could ill afford.

  6. 5:00 PM
    Premiere
    Betrayal: The Battle for Warsaw.

    This is a story told by eyewitnesses, the insurgent soldiers and citizens of Warsaw. On August 1, 19… TVPG | CC

    Betrayal: The Battle for Warsaw.

    This is a story told by eyewitnesses, the insurgent soldiers and citizens of Warsaw. On August 1, 1944, one of the most desperate and tragic battles in modern warfare occurred. Waged by an ill-equipped but heroic insurgent army against the mighty German war machine, the bloody 63-day battle ultimately led to the total destruction of Warsaw, Poland's ancient capital city and to the death of over 250,000 Polish civilians and soldiers. It was a battle that could have changed world history. If the Poles had won, they and the whole of Eastern Europe might have escaped Soviet domination for the next 45 years. Yet, even as the fighting raged in the heart of their beloved city, the Poles were callously betrayed--not by their enemies, but by their allies...

  7. 6:00 PM
    Premiere
    Clash Of Warriors : Vandegrift vs. Hyakutake

    At first light on August 7, 1942, 10,000 U.S. Marines attacked Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. T… TVPG | CC

    Vandegrift vs. Hyakutake

    At first light on August 7, 1942, 10,000 U.S. Marines attacked Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. This small island had suddenly become vitally important to both sides when the Japanese began to construct an airfield. The fight to hold the island became a monumental face off between two battle-hardened commanders--U.S. Marine Alexander Vandegrift and Japanese General Haruyoshi Hyakutake. We'll look at the battle that raged for four months, on land, at sea, and in the air.



Morning (am)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 AM
    Premiere
    Warriors

    Host Terry Schappert travels to Scotland to examine the epic Battle of Stirling Bridge where William… TVPG | CC

    Warriors

    Host Terry Schappert travels to Scotland to examine the epic Battle of Stirling Bridge where William "Braveheart" Wallace and his rag-tag band of soldiers took on the full power of the English army. Terry uses his expertise as a Green Beret to breakdown this battle through the eyes of the soldiers. He'll explain how the techniques, weaponry, and strategy of these warriors influenced the surprising outcome of the battle.

  2. 1:00 AM
    Premiere
    WWII Sub Rescue.

    Focusing on a daring and dangerous operation that took place near WWII's end, this is the story of U… TVPG V | CC

    WWII Sub Rescue.

    Focusing on a daring and dangerous operation that took place near WWII's end, this is the story of US missionaries and civilians trapped in the Philippines during the island nation's occupation by Japanese troops. The dramatic story also involves top-secret documents. In 1944, a Japanese plane went down in the Philippines carrying a copy of "Z-Plan"--Japan's strategy to win the war in the Pacific. The papers fell into the hands of pro-American guerrilla forces, and US military officials desperately wanted to retrieve them and get them to Australia, site of General Douglas MacArthur's headquarters. The closest sub in the area, the USS Crevalle, was instructed to proceed immediately to the island of Negros, where it would pick up the refugees and the "Z-Plan". The secret documents could perhaps shorten the war--if only they could make it to Australia. Based on Steven Trent Smith's book The Rescue.

  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
    Save Our History : The National World War II Memorial

    The National World War II Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to all those who served … TVPG | CC

    The National World War II Memorial

    The National World War II Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to all those who served in WWII. Established by the American Battle Monuments Commission, it honors all military veterans, citizens on the homefront, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose and idealism that motivated the nation's call to arms. Dedicated on May 29, 2004, we detail its history and talk to those involved in its conception and the fundraising that made it possible.

  5. 4:00 AM
    Premiere
    Clash Of Warriors : Manstein vs. Vatutin

    In July 1943, history's greatest tank battle was fought near the Russian city of Kursk. Two great co… TVPG | CC

    Manstein vs. Vatutin

    In July 1943, history's greatest tank battle was fought near the Russian city of Kursk. Two great commanders led millions of men in two huge armies, supported by enormous air forces and the latest in tank development--German Field Marshal Erich von Manstein and Russian General Nikolai Vatutin. The mighty Battle of Kursk was one of the most pivotal of WWII--almost half-a-million men died and the Germans lost 2,500 tanks and 1,200 aircraft, losses Hitler could ill afford.

  6. 5:00 AM
    Premiere
    Betrayal: The Battle for Warsaw.

    This is a story told by eyewitnesses, the insurgent soldiers and citizens of Warsaw. On August 1, 19… TVPG | CC

    Betrayal: The Battle for Warsaw.

    This is a story told by eyewitnesses, the insurgent soldiers and citizens of Warsaw. On August 1, 1944, one of the most desperate and tragic battles in modern warfare occurred. Waged by an ill-equipped but heroic insurgent army against the mighty German war machine, the bloody 63-day battle ultimately led to the total destruction of Warsaw, Poland's ancient capital city and to the death of over 250,000 Polish civilians and soldiers. It was a battle that could have changed world history. If the Poles had won, they and the whole of Eastern Europe might have escaped Soviet domination for the next 45 years. Yet, even as the fighting raged in the heart of their beloved city, the Poles were callously betrayed--not by their enemies, but by their allies...

  7. 6:00 AM
    Premiere
    Warriors

    Host Terry Schappert travels to Scotland to examine the epic Battle of Stirling Bridge where William… TVPG | CC

    Warriors

    Host Terry Schappert travels to Scotland to examine the epic Battle of Stirling Bridge where William "Braveheart" Wallace and his rag-tag band of soldiers took on the full power of the English army. Terry uses his expertise as a Green Beret to breakdown this battle through the eyes of the soldiers. He'll explain how the techniques, weaponry, and strategy of these warriors influenced the surprising outcome of the battle.

  8. 7:00 AM
    Premiere
    WWII Sub Rescue.

    Focusing on a daring and dangerous operation that took place near WWII's end, this is the story of U… TVPG V | CC

    WWII Sub Rescue.

    Focusing on a daring and dangerous operation that took place near WWII's end, this is the story of US missionaries and civilians trapped in the Philippines during the island nation's occupation by Japanese troops. The dramatic story also involves top-secret documents. In 1944, a Japanese plane went down in the Philippines carrying a copy of "Z-Plan"--Japan's strategy to win the war in the Pacific. The papers fell into the hands of pro-American guerrilla forces, and US military officials desperately wanted to retrieve them and get them to Australia, site of General Douglas MacArthur's headquarters. The closest sub in the area, the USS Crevalle, was instructed to proceed immediately to the island of Negros, where it would pick up the refugees and the "Z-Plan". The secret documents could perhaps shorten the war--if only they could make it to Australia. Based on Steven Trent Smith's book The Rescue.

  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
    Save Our History : The National World War II Memorial

    The National World War II Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to all those who served … TVPG | CC

    The National World War II Memorial

    The National World War II Memorial is the first national memorial dedicated to all those who served in WWII. Established by the American Battle Monuments Commission, it honors all military veterans, citizens on the homefront, the nation at large, and the high moral purpose and idealism that motivated the nation's call to arms. Dedicated on May 29, 2004, we detail its history and talk to those involved in its conception and the fundraising that made it possible.

  11. 10:00 AM
    Premiere
    Clash Of Warriors : Manstein vs. Vatutin

    In July 1943, history's greatest tank battle was fought near the Russian city of Kursk. Two great co… TVPG | CC

    Manstein vs. Vatutin

    In July 1943, history's greatest tank battle was fought near the Russian city of Kursk. Two great commanders led millions of men in two huge armies, supported by enormous air forces and the latest in tank development--German Field Marshal Erich von Manstein and Russian General Nikolai Vatutin. The mighty Battle of Kursk was one of the most pivotal of WWII--almost half-a-million men died and the Germans lost 2,500 tanks and 1,200 aircraft, losses Hitler could ill afford.

  12. 11:00 AM
    Premiere
    Betrayal: The Battle for Warsaw.

    This is a story told by eyewitnesses, the insurgent soldiers and citizens of Warsaw. On August 1, 19… TVPG | CC

    Betrayal: The Battle for Warsaw.

    This is a story told by eyewitnesses, the insurgent soldiers and citizens of Warsaw. On August 1, 1944, one of the most desperate and tragic battles in modern warfare occurred. Waged by an ill-equipped but heroic insurgent army against the mighty German war machine, the bloody 63-day battle ultimately led to the total destruction of Warsaw, Poland's ancient capital city and to the death of over 250,000 Polish civilians and soldiers. It was a battle that could have changed world history. If the Poles had won, they and the whole of Eastern Europe might have escaped Soviet domination for the next 45 years. Yet, even as the fighting raged in the heart of their beloved city, the Poles were callously betrayed--not by their enemies, but by their allies...

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