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  1. 7:00 PM
    Deadmen's Secrets : The Strange Quest of Rudolph Hess

    In May 1941, a lone Messerschmitt fighter-bomber flew over Scotland. When the pilot parachuted out, … TVPG | CC

    The Strange Quest of Rudolph Hess

    In May 1941, a lone Messerschmitt fighter-bomber flew over Scotland. When the pilot parachuted out, his captors were astonished to discover that he was no ordinary German, but Rudolph Hess, the Deputy Fuehrer of Nazi Germany. He had come to visit members of the Royal Family on a secret peace mission that he hoped would end the war. Instead, he spent the rest of his life in Spandau prison, where he died at age 92. However, recent theories suggest that it was not Hess who died in prison...

  2. 8:00 PM
    Premiere
    Deadmen's Secrets : Hitler's Nuclear Arsenal.

    At the start of WWII, the race had begun between the Nazis and the Allies to be the first to create … TVPG | CC

    Hitler's Nuclear Arsenal.

    At the start of WWII, the race had begun between the Nazis and the Allies to be the first to create an atomic weapon. By teaming up with the Japanese, Hitler planned to launch an atomic attack on San Francisco on August 17, 1945. But on August 6, an American Superfortress dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima and the war ended shortly after. We reveal shocking footage that demonstrates just how close the Nazis came to creating an atomic bomb and how close the US came to nuclear catastrophe.

  3. 9:00 PM
    Premiere
    Deadmen's Secrets : Tracking Nazi Gold.

    At the end of WWII, a large amount of gold was missing from Europe's coffers. As Hitler advanced acr… TVPG | CC

    Tracking Nazi Gold.

    At the end of WWII, a large amount of gold was missing from Europe's coffers. As Hitler advanced across Europe, gold from defeated countries was shipped to Germany to fund the war machine. Hitler found other sources of income--Jewish prisoners lost everything--jewelry, savings, even their gold fillings. And Jews who stored money in "neutral" Swiss banks would never see that money again. We trace some of the millions of dollars of gold and dirty money that went missing following the war's end.

  4. 10:00 PM
    The Last Days of WWII : July 29-August 4

    Allied naval and air forces target Japanese aircraft factories at Hamamutsu and southern Honshu. In … TVPG V | CC

    July 29-August 4

    Allied naval and air forces target Japanese aircraft factories at Hamamutsu and southern Honshu. In China, mines dropped from Allied planes halt Japanese shipping on the Yangtze River. In Burma, Japanese resistance crumbles as the Allies triumph in the Battle of the Breakthrough. A Japanese submarine sinks the US heavy cruiser Indianapolis in the Philippines. In Germany, the Potsdam Conference draws to a halt. The "Big Three"--the US, Britain, and Soviet Union--agree to limit German industrial growth and transfer certain territories in the country's east to Poland and the Soviet Union. The German industrial war machine is to be broken up and reparations paid to the Allies. Finally, Stalin agrees that the Soviet Union will join in the war against Japan on a date yet to be fixed. We also take a look at the US Douglas A-26 Invader Medium Bomber, and feature the life of Clement Attlee, who took over from Winston Churchill as British prime minister in July 1945.

  5. 11:00 PM
    Premiere
    Save Our History : Inside the B-25 Bomber

    In the Pacific, it flew only feet off the ground at more than 200 miles per hour, and strafed and sk… TVPG | CC

    Inside the B-25 Bomber

    In the Pacific, it flew only feet off the ground at more than 200 miles per hour, and strafed and skip-bombed Japanese ships and fixed targets. In Europe, it roared at 12,000 feet through intense German anti-aircraft fire, dropping 500-pound bombs on rail lines and bridges. The plane was the B-25 Bomber, considered the most versatile plane of WW2. Steve Thomas uncovers the story of how the B-25 played a crucial role during the war. He sees up close how several B-25s are being restored today, meets six veterans who flew them in intense combat (including the Doolittle Raid), and takes them all up in a B-25 one more time.



Afternoon (pm)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 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!

  2. 1:00 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.

  3. 2:00 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.

  4. 3:00 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.

  5. 4:00 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.

  6. 5:00 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.

  7. 6:00 PM
    Premiere
    Clash Of Warriors : Stilwell vs. Honda

    Almost two years after the invasion of Burma, the Allies at last believed they could fight the Japan… TVPG

    Stilwell vs. Honda

    Almost two years after the invasion of Burma, the Allies at last believed they could fight the Japanese. The taking of the key airfield at Myitkyina in May 1944 would prove a vital test of Allied confidence in defeating a formidable enemy in dense jungle terrain. Capturing the airfield brought together two determined and ruthless commanders, General Joseph "Vinegar Joe" Stilwell and Lt. General Masaki Honda, in an uncompromising face off.



Morning (am)

Time Zone:
  1. 12:00 AM
    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!

  2. 1:00 AM
    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.

  3. 2:00 AM
    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.

  4. 3:00 AM
    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.

  5. 4:00 AM
    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.

  6. 5:00 AM
    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.

  7. 6:00 AM
    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!

  8. 7:00 AM
    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.

  9. 8:00 AM
    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.

  10. 9:00 AM
    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.

  11. 10:00 AM
    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.

  12. 11:00 AM
    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.

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