America: Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2)

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American Heroes Channel TV Schedule

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Monday October 20

7:00 PM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Closing the Ring

TV-PG CC

By late summer 1944, the Allied forces in north-west Europe were thrusting towards the German border. Paris and Antwerp were liberated, but then supply problems brought the advance to a halt. Meanwhile, Stalin had halted his main thrust towards Berlin.
 

8:00 PM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Victory in Europe

TV-PG CC

As 1945 began, Hitler's Third Reich was entering its death throes. In the west, Allied forces were within striking distance of the Rhine. In the east, a Red Army blitzkrieg brought Soviet forces to the River Oder just an hour's drive from Berlin.
 

9:00 PM

60 min.

World War II in Color

The Island War

TV-PG CC

By the spring of 1943, the Pacific war had reached a turning point. The United States had stopped the Japanese advance, now it launched a two-pronged attack to drive it back. To achieve this, the U.S. Navy had to pioneer new forms of warfare.
 

10:00 PM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Victory in the Pacific

TV-PG CC

By the beginning of 1945, Japan's situation was desperate. Its navy and naval air power had effectively ceased to exist, while U.S. carriers and amphibious forces roamed at will across the Pacific Ocean, attacking Japanese-occupied islands.
 

11:00 PM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Victory in Europe

TV-PG CC

As 1945 began, Hitler's Third Reich was entering its death throes. In the west, Allied forces were within striking distance of the Rhine. In the east, a Red Army blitzkrieg brought Soviet forces to the River Oder just an hour's drive from Berlin.
 

Tuesday October 21

12:00 AM

60 min.

World War II in Color

The Island War

TV-PG CC

By the spring of 1943, the Pacific war had reached a turning point. The United States had stopped the Japanese advance, now it launched a two-pronged attack to drive it back. To achieve this, the U.S. Navy had to pioneer new forms of warfare.
 

1:00 AM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Victory in the Pacific

TV-PG CC

By the beginning of 1945, Japan's situation was desperate. Its navy and naval air power had effectively ceased to exist, while U.S. carriers and amphibious forces roamed at will across the Pacific Ocean, attacking Japanese-occupied islands.
 

2:00 AM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Turning the Tide

TV-PG CC

As WWII erupted, there was a race to develop new weapons and ways to wage war. Both the Allies and the Germans were searching for something that would give them a knockout blow and bring the war to a quick end.
 

3:00 AM

60 min.

World War II in Color

The Soviet Steamroller

TV-PG CC

By mid-1943, Hitler was on the run. The reality of a war on two fronts had caught up with him. In the West an Allied assault on Italy threatened his southern flank. In the East, exhausted German troops were fighting against the Soviet military machine.
 

4:00 AM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Overlord

TV-PG CC

By early 1944, Hitler faced a new threat. In the West, Allied preparations to invade north-west France were coming to a climax. It was an attack he had long been expecting. His problem was knowing when and where it would come.
 

5:00 AM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Closing the Ring

TV-PG CC

By late summer 1944, the Allied forces in north-west Europe were thrusting towards the German border. Paris and Antwerp were liberated, but then supply problems brought the advance to a halt. Meanwhile, Stalin had halted his main thrust towards Berlin.
 

6:00 AM

60 min.

Solving History with Olly Steeds

Hitler's Mummies

TV-PG CC

Journalist Olly Steeds goes deep into the inner workings of the Nazi propaganda machine as he examines the Third Reich's fascination with mummies.
 

7:00 AM

60 min.

Solving History with Olly Steeds

Nazi Treasure

TV-PG CC

Olly travels Eastern Europe in search of the final hiding place of "The Amber Room", a quarter billion dollar piece of art made of amber, gems, and gold that was the pride of the Russian Czars before being looted by the Nazis in 1941.
 

8:00 AM

60 min.

Solving History with Olly Steeds

Devil's Island

TV-PG CC

Journalist Olly Steeds examines the horrors of prison life at the notorious Devil’s Island prison in tropical French Guiana and tests first-hand whether tales of great escapes could be true.
 

9:00 AM

60 min.

Filthy Cities

Revolutionary Paris

TV-14 CC

200 years ago, Paris was famously one of the foulest smelling cities in Europe. Host Don Wildman travels to the modern city to sniff out the story of the French Revolution.
 

10:00 AM

60 min.

Filthy Cities

Medieval London

TV-PG CC

Host Don Wildman gets down and dirty in medieval grime to find out the hard way how the London we know today was forged in the filth of the 14th century.
 

11:00 AM

60 min.

Filthy Cities

New Stinking York

TV-PG CC

With the help of groundbreaking CGI, host Don Wildman travels back to a seething 19th century New York to experience a city consumed by filth and corruption, with millions of immigrants crammed together in the slums of Manhattan.
 

12:00 PM

60 min.

Mega Engineering

Underground City

TV-PG CC

Chicago - home to some of the world's most iconic skyscrapers. But the city's future may actually lie underground. A new city 1,000 feet beneath the surface could solve its space crunch. It's not only technologically possible - it might be necessary.
 

1:00 PM

60 min.

Mega Engineering

Bering Strait Tunnel

TV-PG CC

The Bering Strait tunnel would connect Russia and Alaska, creating a high-speed rail line, freight route, and a crucial oil pipeline. Twice as long as the channel tunnel, it would be the most ambitious and expensive tunneling project ever attempted.
 

2:00 PM

120 min.

China's Mega-Dam

TV-G CC

The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China is the largest public works project in the history of mankind. Its size, scale, and potential are unprecedented in engineering history. The dam is in its final stages of completion but will it work?
 

4:00 PM

60 min.

Curiosity: What's Beneath America?

Episode 1

TV-PG

Everything which has made America bountiful and powerful is a product of forces which date back billions of years. How have earth’s ancient forces made America what it is today?
 

5:00 PM

60 min.

Secret Life of Money

TV-PG CC

Go behind the scenes and a wall of myth and misunderstanding to explore the systems that design, produce, protect, distribute and manage America's money. This program will answer the question "What is money all about, anyways?"
 

6:00 PM

30 min.

America: Facts vs. Fiction

Flying Machines

TV-PG CC

Flying devices have been created to take us all around the world and even into space. On America’s Facts Vs. Fictions, learn how Apollo 11 only made it home thanks to a pen and that Air Force One is a code name and not the actual name of the plane.
 

6:30 PM

30 min.

America: Facts vs. Fiction

Presidential Conspiracies

TV-PG CC

With our greatest Presidents, we have to differentiate between the man and the legend. On the next episode of America’s Facts Vs. Fiction learn FDR may have never had polio and Abraham Lincoln and JFK don’t have all that much in common.
 

7:00 PM

30 min.

America: Facts vs. Fiction

The New World

TV-PG CC

There is more to the explorers who discovered America than we have been told. On the next episode of America’s Facts Vs. Fiction learn Christopher Columbus never stepped foot in North America and Hernán Cortés didn’t defeat the Aztecs by himself.
 

7:30 PM

30 min.

America: Facts vs. Fiction

Founding Fathers

TV-PG CC

We think we know the true story of the birth of the United States but there is a whole other story. In this episode of America’s Facts Vs. Fiction, we learn who else rode with Paul Revere and that George Washington wasn’t really our first President.
 

8:00 PM

60 min.

How Booze Built America

America's Revolution

TV-14 CC

Join Mike Rowe on the ultimate bar crawl through America’s beer and liquor filled past. Starting with the Pilgrim’s emergency beer run, we explore how booze shaped colonial life, caused the Boston Tea Party, and ultimately, led to the American Revolution.
 

9:00 PM

60 min.

How Booze Built America

Westward, Ho!

TV-14 CC

Join Mike Rowe on the ultimate bar crawl through America’s booze filled past. We’ll show you how alcohol helped push this great nation west, where mountain men and Johnny Appleseed pave the way for liquored up cowboys to shoot each other at the OK Corral.
 

10:00 PM

30 min.

America: Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2)

Booze and Bullets

TV-PG CC

Our memories of the roaring twenties and lawless thirties are more myth than truth. Learn the shocking realities about prohibition and that rogue’s gallery of gangsters including John Dillinger and Bonnie and Clyde.
 

10:30 PM

30 min.

America: Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2)

Lost at Sea

TV-PG CC

Myths cloud the real facts of history on the high seas. Find out what pirates really did with their treasure instead of burying it - and discover the truth behind the seemingly baffling disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle.
 

11:00 PM

60 min.

How Booze Built America

America's Revolution

TV-14 CC

Join Mike Rowe on the ultimate bar crawl through America’s beer and liquor filled past. Starting with the Pilgrim’s emergency beer run, we explore how booze shaped colonial life, caused the Boston Tea Party, and ultimately, led to the American Revolution.
 

Wednesday October 22

12:00 AM

60 min.

How Booze Built America

Westward, Ho!

TV-14 CC

Join Mike Rowe on the ultimate bar crawl through America’s booze filled past. We’ll show you how alcohol helped push this great nation west, where mountain men and Johnny Appleseed pave the way for liquored up cowboys to shoot each other at the OK Corral.
 

1:00 AM

30 min.

America: Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2)

Booze and Bullets

TV-PG CC

Our memories of the roaring twenties and lawless thirties are more myth than truth. Learn the shocking realities about prohibition and that rogue’s gallery of gangsters including John Dillinger and Bonnie and Clyde.
 

1:30 AM

30 min.

America: Facts vs. Fiction (Season 2)

Lost at Sea

TV-PG CC

Myths cloud the real facts of history on the high seas. Find out what pirates really did with their treasure instead of burying it - and discover the truth behind the seemingly baffling disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle.
 

2:00 AM

30 min.

America: Facts vs. Fiction

The New World

TV-PG CC

There is more to the explorers who discovered America than we have been told. On the next episode of America’s Facts Vs. Fiction learn Christopher Columbus never stepped foot in North America and Hernán Cortés didn’t defeat the Aztecs by himself.
 

2:30 AM

30 min.

America: Facts vs. Fiction

Founding Fathers

TV-PG CC

We think we know the true story of the birth of the United States but there is a whole other story. In this episode of America’s Facts Vs. Fiction, we learn who else rode with Paul Revere and that George Washington wasn’t really our first President.
 

3:00 AM

30 min.

America: Facts vs. Fiction

Flying Machines

TV-PG CC

Flying devices have been created to take us all around the world and even into space. On America’s Facts Vs. Fictions, learn how Apollo 11 only made it home thanks to a pen and that Air Force One is a code name and not the actual name of the plane.
 

3:30 AM

30 min.

America: Facts vs. Fiction

Presidential Conspiracies

TV-PG CC

With our greatest Presidents, we have to differentiate between the man and the legend. On the next episode of America’s Facts Vs. Fiction learn FDR may have never had polio and Abraham Lincoln and JFK don’t have all that much in common.
 

4:00 AM

60 min.

Curiosity: What's Beneath America?

Episode 1

TV-PG

Everything which has made America bountiful and powerful is a product of forces which date back billions of years. How have earth’s ancient forces made America what it is today?
 

5:00 AM

60 min.

Secret Life of Money

TV-PG CC

Go behind the scenes and a wall of myth and misunderstanding to explore the systems that design, produce, protect, distribute and manage America's money. This program will answer the question "What is money all about, anyways?"
 

6:00 AM

60 min.

Secrets of the U.S. Mint

TV-G CC

Take a rare look inside the highly guarded facilities of the U.S. Mint, which hold over $60 billion worth of precious metal. Cameras unlock the previously secret process by which metal is transformed into works of art.
 

7:00 AM

60 min.

Statue of Liberty: Building a Colossus

TV-G CC

Explore the history behind one of America's most revered icons, a national symbol that almost didn't make it to the U.S. Go behind the scenes of a massive $260 million restoration; computer imagery reveals the engineering genius behind the construction.
 

8:00 AM

60 min.

Dungeons of Alcatraz

TV-G CC

Discover the hidden passageways, secret rooms and underground cells designed to break down the most violent of offenders at Alcatraz. Surviving prisoners describe the notorious, steel-cold "isolation units" that nearly drove them mad.
 

9:00 AM

60 min.

Codes and Conspiracies

Alcatraz

TV-PG CC

The world's most famous prison holds many secrets. We'll explore a conspiracy that helped three inmates escape, reveal the truth behind the dungeon of Alcatraz, and discover the remnants of a mysterious military outpost with links to Abraham Lincoln.
 

10:00 AM

60 min.

Codes and Conspiracies

Brothels

TV-PG CC

Discover the real story behind one of society's most clandestine institutions - brothels. Hidden within these bordellos are secrets about famous patrons, governments, and even religion. Find out why these sex dens have endured for thousands of years?
 

11:00 AM

60 min.

Codes and Conspiracies

Outlaw Bikers

TV-PG CC

Outlaw Bikers. We are about to go inside their tightly guarded clubs to reveal the real story that hasn't been told - until now. Are they international crime syndicates, or social clubs for outcasts and nonconformists? Discover the truth.
 

12:00 PM

60 min.

Outlaw Empires

South Boston Irish Mob

TV-14 CC

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter examines the complete story of the South Boston Irish Mob. From the 1800s to the early 1970s, Irish street gangs waged war for control of Boston's underworld. One infamous member emerged as a lethal and legendary force
 

1:00 PM

60 min.

Outlaw Empires

Italian Mafia

TV-14 CC

They're the most infamous crime empire of all time, bound by the bonds of blood and family. How the Gambino family became one of the most powerful crime syndicates, only to be taken down by one of their own, is among the most gripping tales in history.
 

2:00 PM

60 min.

Outlaw Empires

Nuestra Familia

TV-14 CC

Established in the California prison system as a way for members from Northern California to fend off violence from the Mexican Mafia, Nuestra Familia has become renowned for its unparalleled secrecy and highly regimented recruitment and training methods.
 

3:00 PM

60 min.

Outlaw Empires

American Bikers

TV-14 CC

What all began with a love for bikes and freedom of riding turned into the popularization of the American outlaw biker gangs. The dynasty lives to this day, though it has moved beyond just the exhilaration of the ride to include violence and drug dealing
 

4:00 PM

60 min.

Outlaw Empires

Aryan Brotherhood

TV-14 CC

An outgrowth of the racial desegregation of the late 1960s, the Aryan Brotherhood had its origins in American prisons. But as the decades passed, it widened its influence past prison walls, and began using drugs, weapons and intimidation to gain influence
 

5:00 PM

60 min.

Outlaw Empires

Crips

TV-14 CC

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter explores the complete story of an iconic American outlaw dynasty: the Crips. Insiders tell a story of escalating turf battles, danger, violence, and ever-diminishing unity as the gang grew in size and power.
 

6:00 PM

120 min.

FBI's 10 Most Wanted: Manhunts

TV-PG CC

Update Edition: Join FBI investigators on the hunt for the world's Most Wanted - terrorists, serial killers, mobsters and career criminals who are at large and poised to strike again.
 

8:00 PM

60 min.

Alaska Marshals

TV-PG CC

In Alaska, America’s last frontier, some of the country’s most hardened criminals are on the run. U.S. Marshals search for dangerous fugitives while battling the elements. Law enforcement here is like no other assignment in the U.S.
 

9:00 PM

60 min.

U.S. Marshals: Operation Falcon

Episode 1

TV-14 CC

It's the start of a grueling week as U.S. Marshals in Miami, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C. roll out for the biggest fugitive hunt in history. The targets: America's most wanted felons and violent criminals.
 

10:00 PM

60 min.

U.S. Marshals: Operation Falcon

Episode 2

TV-14 CC

It's halfway through Operation Falcon, the largest fugitive hunt in US history. With time running out, the U.S. Marshals hit the streets in Miami, New Orleans and D.C. with a single focus: find the guns, drugs and violent felons that fuel America's crime.
 

11:00 PM

60 min.

Alaska Marshals

TV-PG CC

In Alaska, America’s last frontier, some of the country’s most hardened criminals are on the run. U.S. Marshals search for dangerous fugitives while battling the elements. Law enforcement here is like no other assignment in the U.S.
 

Thursday October 23

12:00 AM

60 min.

U.S. Marshals: Operation Falcon

Episode 1

TV-14 CC

It's the start of a grueling week as U.S. Marshals in Miami, New Orleans, and Washington, D.C. roll out for the biggest fugitive hunt in history. The targets: America's most wanted felons and violent criminals.
 

1:00 AM

60 min.

U.S. Marshals: Operation Falcon

Episode 2

TV-14 CC

It's halfway through Operation Falcon, the largest fugitive hunt in US history. With time running out, the U.S. Marshals hit the streets in Miami, New Orleans and D.C. with a single focus: find the guns, drugs and violent felons that fuel America's crime.
 

2:00 AM

120 min.

FBI's 10 Most Wanted: Manhunts

TV-PG CC

Update Edition: Join FBI investigators on the hunt for the world's Most Wanted - terrorists, serial killers, mobsters and career criminals who are at large and poised to strike again.
 

4:00 AM

60 min.

Outlaw Empires

Crips

TV-14 CC

Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter explores the complete story of an iconic American outlaw dynasty: the Crips. Insiders tell a story of escalating turf battles, danger, violence, and ever-diminishing unity as the gang grew in size and power.
 

5:00 AM

60 min.

Outlaw Empires

Aryan Brotherhood

TV-14 CC

An outgrowth of the racial desegregation of the late 1960s, the Aryan Brotherhood had its origins in American prisons. But as the decades passed, it widened its influence past prison walls, and began using drugs, weapons and intimidation to gain influence
 

6:00 AM

60 min.

Mafia's Greatest Hits

Joe Colombo

TV-PG CC

The story of mobster Joe Colombo, whose love of fame and money was matched by his determination to campaign against Italian-American harassment in the 1970s.
 

7:00 AM

60 min.

Mafia's Greatest Hits

Donnie Brasco

TV-PG CC

Former FBI agent Joe Pistone, who infiltrated the Mafia for six years as Donnie Brasco, reveals how his undercover work led to more than 100 convictions - and resulted in the death of underworld figure Dominick `Sonny Black' Napolitano.
 

8:00 AM

60 min.

Mafia's Greatest Hits

Sam Giancana

TV-PG CC

Revealing the secrets of the Mafia's most notorious members, beginning with Sam Giancana, who was associated with the Kennedys, Frank Sinatra and the CIA.
 

9:00 AM

60 min.

CIA Declassified

Castro and the Cold Cream

TV-PG CC

1959, Fidel Castro is a growing threat to the U.S. It’s decided he should be terminated. But who can do it? This is the true story of how the CIA turned his lover into a deadly assassin and sent her on a mission to kill their formidable enemy.
 

10:00 AM

60 min.

CIA Declassified

Argo: The Secret Story

TV-PG CC

1979. America is at its knees as the infamous US Embassy Hostage crisis begins, but then the CIA discover that six diplomats have secretly escaped. When they recruit in their ace ‘rescue’ agent Tony Mendez to get them out, he devises a ‘Hollywood’- plan.
 

11:00 AM

60 min.

CIA Declassified

Killing "Mad Dog" Gaddafi

TV-PG CC

2011 Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown in a bloody civil war. What few people know is that the CIA have been planning to orchestrate a Libyan revolt for 30 years and that the man now leading the rebel forces is a long-time CIA ally.
 

12:00 PM

60 min.

The Shadow Military

TV-PG CC

Critics call them mercenaries. The government calls them essential to fighting a modern war. Now these soldiers-for-hire provide a rare look into what they do, why they do it, and how they’ve become vital to winning the war on terrorism.
 

1:00 PM

60 min.

Rangers Lead the Way

TV-PG CC

They are the secrets heroes of US Special Operations command, conducting some of the most critical missions in the war on terror. They are the Army Rangers, and the stories of their amazing operations have been kept secret from the public until now.
 

2:00 PM

60 min.

Delta Force: Tier 1

TV-PG CC

They are the most secretive unit in the US Army-their existence never officially acknowledged. They are Delta Force and their missions are some of the blackest operations in history. Now former operators reveal never before told details about ‘The Unit.’
 

3:00 PM

60 min.

Marine Force Recon

TV-PG CC

Force Reconnaissance Marines are among the world’s deadliest warriors. They specialize in sneaking deep behind enemy lines and often take on the most dangerous roles in America’s most ruthless battles. Now, former Force Recon Marines pull back the curtai
 

4:00 PM

60 min.

Ultimate Warfare

Baghdad: Thunder Runs

TV-PG CC

2003, In what would become one of the most brutal and decisive battles of the Iraq war, a battalion of tanks punches a hole right into the heart of Saddam Hussein's Baghdad. They are the first Mechanised force to enter a capitol city since WWII.
 

5:00 PM

60 min.

Ultimate Warfare

Khe Sanh: Marines Under Siege

TV-PG CC

A bloody seventy-seven day siege. Surrounded. Outnumbered. Six thousand marines fight for survival against a vast, highly trained Communist army. It's a battle that will shape the course of the war in Vietnam.
 

6:00 PM

60 min.

Ultimate Warfare

Chosin: One Way Out

TV-PG CC

3 months into the Korean war, 17,000 US Marines cross the 38th Parallel to cut off the communist Kim Sung Regime. Trapped and outnumbered 7 to 1 by Chinese troops, the Marines must fight their way out or die on the Reservoir.
 

7:00 PM

60 min.

Ultimate Warfare

Okinawa: Island Fortress

TV-PG CC

US troops come up against 120,000 Japanese soldiers on the island of Okinawa. Fighting through mountainous terrain and in treacherous conditions, American forces triumph and pave the way for the end of World War Two.
 

8:00 PM

60 min.

Greatest Tank Battles: War Monsters

The Battle of El Alamein

TV-PG CC

New reload edition with bonus footage and new information. In 1942, Rommel's Desert Afrika Corps faces off against Montgomery's Eighth Army. This is the story of the climax in the struggle for North Africa.
 

9:00 PM

60 min.

Greatest Tank Battles: War Monsters

The Battle for the Hochwald Gap

TV-PG CC

New reload edition with bonus footage and new information. In February 1945, Canadian forces launch an attack to cross the Rhine and enter the German heartland. This is the story of the struggle for the Hochwald Gap.
 

10:00 PM

60 min.

WWII's Greatest Raids

Commando Do or Die

TV-PG CC

British commandos attempt a head-on amphibious assault against a heavily-defended enemy port. Their mission: to take out the dock facilities of St.Nazaire, before they become a base for Germany's biggest battleship.
 

11:00 PM

60 min.

Greatest Tank Battles: War Monsters

The Battle of El Alamein

TV-PG CC

New reload edition with bonus footage and new information. In 1942, Rommel's Desert Afrika Corps faces off against Montgomery's Eighth Army. This is the story of the climax in the struggle for North Africa.
 

Friday October 24

12:00 AM

60 min.

Greatest Tank Battles: War Monsters

The Battle for the Hochwald Gap

TV-PG CC

New reload edition with bonus footage and new information. In February 1945, Canadian forces launch an attack to cross the Rhine and enter the German heartland. This is the story of the struggle for the Hochwald Gap.
 

1:00 AM

60 min.

WWII's Greatest Raids

Commando Do or Die

TV-PG CC

British commandos attempt a head-on amphibious assault against a heavily-defended enemy port. Their mission: to take out the dock facilities of St.Nazaire, before they become a base for Germany's biggest battleship.
 

2:00 AM

60 min.

Ultimate Warfare

Okinawa: Island Fortress

TV-PG CC

US troops come up against 120,000 Japanese soldiers on the island of Okinawa. Fighting through mountainous terrain and in treacherous conditions, American forces triumph and pave the way for the end of World War Two.
 

3:00 AM

60 min.

Ultimate Warfare

Chosin: One Way Out

TV-PG CC

3 months into the Korean war, 17,000 US Marines cross the 38th Parallel to cut off the communist Kim Sung Regime. Trapped and outnumbered 7 to 1 by Chinese troops, the Marines must fight their way out or die on the Reservoir.
 

4:00 AM

60 min.

Ultimate Warfare

Khe Sanh: Marines Under Siege

TV-PG CC

A bloody seventy-seven day siege. Surrounded. Outnumbered. Six thousand marines fight for survival against a vast, highly trained Communist army. It's a battle that will shape the course of the war in Vietnam.
 

5:00 AM

60 min.

Ultimate Warfare

Baghdad: Thunder Runs

TV-PG CC

2003, In what would become one of the most brutal and decisive battles of the Iraq war, a battalion of tanks punches a hole right into the heart of Saddam Hussein's Baghdad. They are the first Mechanised force to enter a capitol city since WWII.
 

6:00 AM

60 min.

Heroes of Hell's Highway

Welcome to Afghanistan

TV-14 CC

The 23rd Sappers are in Afghanistan, clearing the way into Taliban country. Second Platoon's mission is to blow up a bomb found on a major supply route, while the Third Platoon's mission is to use their massive vehicles to draw enemy fire.
 

7:00 AM

60 min.

Heroes of Hell's Highway

After the Blast

TV-14 CC

Second Platoon first struggles to recover from an IED blast sustained on the last mission, while Third Platoon clears a landing zone where two British helicopters need to unload a 60-man assault force under the cover of darkness.
 

8:00 AM

60 min.

Heroes of Hell's Highway

Bomb at the Front Door

TV-14 CC

A bomb is placed at the gate of the 23rd Sapper Route Clearance Company's Forward Operating Base. Second Platoon rolls out to blow up a bomb when they realize it's a trap. Third Platoon search for IEDs on a supply route when attacked by a motorcyle gang.
 

9:00 AM

60 min.

Future Firepower

Asymmetric Wars

TV-PG CC

From fragment-free blast wave rockets and bomb disposal robots, to launchers that tell grenades exactly when to explode and unmanned armed spy planes, Future Firepower explores the next-gen military technology that could fight the next asymmetric war.
 

10:00 AM

60 min.

Future Firepower

Rogue State

TV-PG CC

From remote-controlled weapons stations to mini-robots and super-fast helicopters, smart rocket launchers to new fighter jet technology, Future Firepower explores the next-generation military hardware that could fight a possible rogue state war.
 

11:00 AM

60 min.

Future Firepower

Super Powers

TV-PG CC

From long-range Navy railguns and the world's most powerful anti-tank weapons, to the fastest helicopters ever and mighty explosive aircraft cannon rounds, we explore the next-generation military technology that could fight a possible superpower war.
 

12:00 PM

60 min.

Top Secret Weapons Revealed

Weapons of the Superspies

TV-PG CC

The Cold War. Two of the world’s most powerful nations are locked in a dangerous stalemate. Americans fear a nuclear war but the US Government knows too little about their secretive Soviet enemy. This war of espionage fuels a boom in spy technology.
 

1:00 PM

60 min.

Top Secret Weapons Revealed

Nazi War Machines

TV-PG CC

From a Super Gun to a Mega Tank, from Rocket power to a flying wing - these are the revolutionary weapons Adolf Hitler believes will win him the Second World War.
 

2:00 PM

60 min.

Nazis vs. Aliens

TV-PG CC

The incredible story of how Nazi scientists and UFO’s combined to create technology that changed the world.
 

3:00 PM

60 min.

Curiosity: Alien Invasion: Are We Ready

TV-14 CC

Aliens attacking Earth -- it's the stuff of sci-fi stories, but what if it really happened? Host Michelle Rodriguez (Avatar, Battle: LA) brings together top scientists and military strategists to dramatize what would happen if and when aliens attack.
 

4:00 PM

60 min.

Apocalypse How

TV-14 CC

Even if we miss our 2012 "deadline," the apocalypse is coming our way. Pre-eminent apocalyptic experts and the latest doomsday science reveal the most likely cataclysms that will bring about our demise, and the end of days.
 

5:00 PM

60 min.

America's Doomsday Plan

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On Doomsday, what will the U.S. do to safeguard the President, the military and government officials? America’s Doomsday Plan goes behind the scenes to reveal the secret plans and facilities standing by, 24/7, to ensure the homeland survives disaster.
 

6:00 PM

60 min.

America's Most Secret: Structures

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This one hour special investigates America's most classified sites and their covert activities. We will explore deep inside our Government's most sensitive, top secret locations.
 

7:00 PM

60 min.

Nazis: Evolution of Evil

The Misfits Gather

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Adolf Hitler finds his political destiny in the post-war turmoil of Munich. He quickly dominates a fringe party & builds it into the Nazi Party. As he recruits men to the cause, they plot to seize power in a dramatic coup known as the Beerhall Putsch.
 

8:00 PM

60 min.

Nazis: Evolution of Evil

Becoming Respectable

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In 1924, Adolf Hitler stands trial for his embarrassing failure known as the Beer Hall Putsch. Hitler's found guilty of High Treason and sentenced to five years in priosn. There, he writes a book - Mein Kampf - which will define Nazism.
 

9:00 PM

60 min.

Ancient Assassins

The Viking Berserkers

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In 793 AD, Viking Long Ships roll up on a remote English beach. The ruthless attack that follows, on Lindisfarne’s monastery, will change the country forever.
 

10:00 PM

60 min.

Ancient Assassins

Hawaiian Koa Warriors

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The Hawaiian Koa were elite warriors in a land dominated by war. They were grand masters of a martial art called Lua- a way to break every bone in an enemy's body. When Captain Cook lands on Hawaii, the Koa warriors greet him in the worst way.
 

11:00 PM

60 min.

Nazis: Evolution of Evil

Becoming Respectable

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In 1924, Adolf Hitler stands trial for his embarrassing failure known as the Beer Hall Putsch. Hitler's found guilty of High Treason and sentenced to five years in priosn. There, he writes a book - Mein Kampf - which will define Nazism.
 

Saturday October 25

12:00 AM

60 min.

Ancient Assassins

The Viking Berserkers

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In 793 AD, Viking Long Ships roll up on a remote English beach. The ruthless attack that follows, on Lindisfarne’s monastery, will change the country forever.
 

1:00 AM

60 min.

Ancient Assassins

Hawaiian Koa Warriors

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The Hawaiian Koa were elite warriors in a land dominated by war. They were grand masters of a martial art called Lua- a way to break every bone in an enemy's body. When Captain Cook lands on Hawaii, the Koa warriors greet him in the worst way.
 

2:00 AM

60 min.

Nazis: Evolution of Evil

The Misfits Gather

TV-14 CC

Adolf Hitler finds his political destiny in the post-war turmoil of Munich. He quickly dominates a fringe party & builds it into the Nazi Party. As he recruits men to the cause, they plot to seize power in a dramatic coup known as the Beerhall Putsch.
 

3:00 AM

60 min.

America's Most Secret: Structures

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This one hour special investigates America's most classified sites and their covert activities. We will explore deep inside our Government's most sensitive, top secret locations.
 

4:00 AM

60 min.

America's Doomsday Plan

TV-PG CC

On Doomsday, what will the U.S. do to safeguard the President, the military and government officials? America’s Doomsday Plan goes behind the scenes to reveal the secret plans and facilities standing by, 24/7, to ensure the homeland survives disaster.
 

5:00 AM

60 min.

Apocalypse How

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Even if we miss our 2012 "deadline," the apocalypse is coming our way. Pre-eminent apocalyptic experts and the latest doomsday science reveal the most likely cataclysms that will bring about our demise, and the end of days.
 

6:00 AM

60 min.

Hitler's Jurassic Zoo

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As part of their dream to create an empire that would last for thousands of years, the Nazis attempt to bring extinct animals back to life, for release into hunting parks fit for the Aryan people.
 

7:00 AM

60 min.

Fatal Attraction of Adolf Hitler

Part One

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How did Hitler win the support of the German people? Having fallen prey to his "fatal attraction," they were ready to support him in his road to war, genocide and an imperial German Reich that his propaganda machine claimed would reign for a 1,000-years.
 

8:00 AM

60 min.

Fatal Attraction of Adolf Hitler

Part Two

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How did Hitler win the support of the German people? Having fallen prey to his "fatal attraction," they were ready to support him in his road to war, genocide and an imperial German Reich that his propaganda machine claimed would reign for a 1,000-years.
 

9:00 AM

60 min.

Secret War

Hitler's Atom Bomb

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The untold story of Hitler's race to build the atomic bomb, and the special forces unit who risked everything to save the world from a Nazi nuclear armageddon.
 

10:00 AM

60 min.

Secret War

Fatal Femmes

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The untold story of the secret female force that operated behind enemy lines in Nazi-occupied Europe, risking their lives to take on some of the War's deadliest covert operations.
 

11:00 AM

60 min.

Secret War

The Triple Agent

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The untold story of the French agent who turned on the Allies, betrayed a treasure trove of secrets to the Nazis, but may have been working for an entirely different, shadowy force all along.
 

12:00 PM

60 min.

Hitler's Bodyguard

Elser's Bomb

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As Hitler begins his aggressive expansion, the German army sets up a special unit of trained soldiers to guard his military headquarters and escort him on visits to the front. Elser is arrested after Hitler comes close to being killed by his bomb.
 

1:00 PM

60 min.

Hitler's Bodyguard

Hitler's Train

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As Hitler's empire expanded, the need for a secure, mobile military headquarters led him to use a Special Train, the Führer-Sonderzug. Code named 'Amerika', this became an armored monster with anti-aircraft armament and state-of-the-art communications.
 

2:00 PM

60 min.

Nazi Collaborators

Hitler's Inside Man

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The untold story of the Jew handpicked by the Nazis to run Poland’s largest ghetto. His survival - and the survival of his people - depends upon his collaboration. But just how far would he be willing to go for his Nazi Masters?
 

3:00 PM

60 min.

Nazi Collaborators

The Devil's Due

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The untold story of the man handpicked by the Nazi's to lead Greece. He would do Hitler's bidding, no matter what the cost and support the fueher, even in his darkest endeavors.
 

4:00 PM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Lightning War

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Hitler's armed forces took just four weeks to conquer Poland. Their opponent was not only outnumbered both in men and weapons, but facing a new type of warfare - Lightning War or Blitzkrieg - for which it was totally unprepared.
 

5:00 PM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Britain at Bay

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By the end of June 1940, Hitler was victorious in western Europe. Nazi Germany now controlled Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. Only Britain remained defiant. But the Fuehrer was certain that it could not hold out for long.
 

6:00 PM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Hitler Strikes East

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By the autumn of 1940, Hitler's forces were supreme in Western Europe. Britain remained undefeated but the country was isolated and Hitler no longer considered it a threat. The Fuhrer was ready for his greatest gamble - Operation Barbarossa.
 

7:00 PM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Red Sun Rampant

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On December 7th 1941, WWII changed dramatically as Japanese planes swooped in for a surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor. A conflict that had been fought almost entirely in Europe was now to be fought worldwide.
 

8:00 PM

60 min.

World War II in Color

The Mediterranean and North Africa

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Italy's dictator Benito Mussolini dreamt of recreating the Roman Empire. The Mediterranean would become Italy's lake with a great new colonial empire on its southern shore including British-controlled Egypt and Sudan.
 

9:00 PM

60 min.

D-Day To Victory

D-Day

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June 6, 1944, the biggest seaborne invasion in history. Allied soldiers from Britain, the US and Canada land on five Normandy beaches – Gold, Sword, Utah, Omaha and Juno. Encountering mines, machine gun fire, artillery and bunkers,
 

10:00 PM

60 min.

D-Day To Victory

The Battle for Caen

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Allied soldiers push on to take their first objective, the city of Caen. They’re met by formidable Panzer forces determined to push the Allies back into the sea. For the next two months, a bloody battle of attrition is waged in the fields and villages.
 

11:00 PM

60 min.

World War II in Color

The Mediterranean and North Africa

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Italy's dictator Benito Mussolini dreamt of recreating the Roman Empire. The Mediterranean would become Italy's lake with a great new colonial empire on its southern shore including British-controlled Egypt and Sudan.
 

Sunday October 26

12:00 AM

60 min.

D-Day To Victory

D-Day

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June 6, 1944, the biggest seaborne invasion in history. Allied soldiers from Britain, the US and Canada land on five Normandy beaches – Gold, Sword, Utah, Omaha and Juno. Encountering mines, machine gun fire, artillery and bunkers,
 

1:00 AM

60 min.

D-Day To Victory

The Battle for Caen

TV-PG

Allied soldiers push on to take their first objective, the city of Caen. They’re met by formidable Panzer forces determined to push the Allies back into the sea. For the next two months, a bloody battle of attrition is waged in the fields and villages.
 

2:00 AM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Lightning War

TV-PG CC

Hitler's armed forces took just four weeks to conquer Poland. Their opponent was not only outnumbered both in men and weapons, but facing a new type of warfare - Lightning War or Blitzkrieg - for which it was totally unprepared.
 

3:00 AM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Britain at Bay

TV-PG CC

By the end of June 1940, Hitler was victorious in western Europe. Nazi Germany now controlled Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. Only Britain remained defiant. But the Fuehrer was certain that it could not hold out for long.
 

4:00 AM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Hitler Strikes East

TV-PG CC

By the autumn of 1940, Hitler's forces were supreme in Western Europe. Britain remained undefeated but the country was isolated and Hitler no longer considered it a threat. The Fuhrer was ready for his greatest gamble - Operation Barbarossa.
 

5:00 AM

60 min.

World War II in Color

Red Sun Rampant

TV-PG CC

On December 7th 1941, WWII changed dramatically as Japanese planes swooped in for a surprise attack on the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Pearl Harbor. A conflict that had been fought almost entirely in Europe was now to be fought worldwide.
 

6:00 AM

60 min.

Bullet Points

Battle For the Pacific

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How did America recover from Pearl Harbor and, in one short year, achieve supremacy in the Pacific over the fearsome Japanese empire? We highlight the defining battles that turned the tide in the Pacific theater,and led to victory.
 

7:00 AM

60 min.

Bullet Points

Showdown in the Middle East

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From 1948 to 1973 the Arabs and Israelis went to war five times for territory in the holy land of Palestine. Showdown in the Middle East highlights key operations in one of the longest ongoing conflicts in world history.
 

8:00 AM

60 min.

Bullet Points

Operation Desert Storm

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In 1991, the United States and an unprecedented coalition of over 30 countries join forces to liberate Kuwait from invading Iraq dictator, Saddam Hussein. Highlights from the key battles, weapons and strategies that lead to a decisive victory.
 

9:00 AM

60 min.

Ultimate Warfare

Baghdad: Thunder Runs

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2003, In what would become one of the most brutal and decisive battles of the Iraq war, a battalion of tanks punches a hole right into the heart of Saddam Hussein's Baghdad. They are the first Mechanised force to enter a capitol city since WWII.
 

10:00 AM

60 min.

Ultimate Warfare

Kandahar: Against All Odds

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36 U.S Special forces face a Taliban insurgence 5 times their size. Facing I.E.Ds , RPG’s and vicious counter attacks they fight for their lives to take the hill of Sperwan Ghar, as control of the hill is control of Kandahar.
 

11:00 AM

60 min.

Ultimate Warfare

Fallujah: The Taking of Terror Central

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Operation Phantom Fury was meant to be a 48 hour battle but insurgents, armed with IEDs and a stockpile of grenades are fighting back. US forces face one of the toughest urban conflicts since Vietnam as they try to reclaim the city.
 

12:00 PM

120 min.

AHC Films: The Hornet's Nest

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Two embedded journalists follow troops through the fierce battlegrounds of Afghanistan. What resulted is unprecedented real footage telling the story of a group of U.S. troops sent on a dangerous mission inside one of Afghanistan's most hostile valleys.
 

2:00 PM

60 min.

CIA Mind Control

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It has all the makings of a government plot, and in this case, it happens to be true. The CIA did perform experiments with LSD as a mind-control agent. But conspiracy theorists insist it was on a much larger scale than officials ever admitted.
 

3:00 PM

60 min.

Roswell

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Venture 60 years into the past to examine the body of Roswell evidence. Hear the stories of civilians whose lives were changed by what they saw and of military men who may have been ordered to cover-up what they knew.
 

4:00 PM

60 min.

Secret History of Jesus

TV-14

Was the crucifixion of Jesus faked? Did he have children? This conspiracy, suggesting a direct bloodline from the Son of God, has had profound effects through the centuries and has been linked to the most creative thinkers and artists in history.
 

5:00 PM

60 min.

Biblical Mysteries Explained

Sodom and Gomorrah

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Biblical Mysteries Explained examines the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah. Could their destruction be linked to evidence of an ancient asteroid strike?
 

6:00 PM

60 min.

Biblical Mysteries Explained

Exodus

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Biblical Mysteries Explained examines the Exodus. Is there any truth to this tale of plagues, parting of the Red Sea, and a man named Moses? New scientific theories will be examined that support the extraordinary tale of Exodus.
 

7:00 PM

60 min.

Biblical Mysteries Explained

Lost Gospels

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Biblical Mysteries Explained examines the lost books of the Bible. We'll travel from the desert of Egypt to the labs of the Smithsonian Institution to uncover the secrets of the banned gospels of Mary Magdalene, Peter the Apostle, and Judas Iscariot.
 

8:00 PM

60 min.

The Lost Mummy of Imhotep

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The Egyptian high priest in the movie, The Mummy, is considered by historians to be the first genius. The first to build pyramids, this physician and ruler was a god to his people. Archaeologists may have discovered his tomb in the sands of Saqqara.
 

9:00 PM

120 min.

Egypt's Ten Greatest Discoveries

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Dr Zahi Hawass and a team of leading archaeologists have selected the ten most important discoveries in Egypt. From major battles, to mega-construction, the discoveries uncover the amazing stories of the lives of kings, queens and ordinary people.
 

11:00 PM

60 min.

The Lost Mummy of Imhotep

TV-G CC

The Egyptian high priest in the movie, The Mummy, is considered by historians to be the first genius. The first to build pyramids, this physician and ruler was a god to his people. Archaeologists may have discovered his tomb in the sands of Saqqara.
 

Monday October 27

12:00 AM

120 min.

Egypt's Ten Greatest Discoveries

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Dr Zahi Hawass and a team of leading archaeologists have selected the ten most important discoveries in Egypt. From major battles, to mega-construction, the discoveries uncover the amazing stories of the lives of kings, queens and ordinary people.
 

2:00 AM

60 min.

Biblical Mysteries Explained

Lost Gospels

TV-G CC

Biblical Mysteries Explained examines the lost books of the Bible. We'll travel from the desert of Egypt to the labs of the Smithsonian Institution to uncover the secrets of the banned gospels of Mary Magdalene, Peter the Apostle, and Judas Iscariot.
 

3:00 AM

60 min.

Biblical Mysteries Explained

Exodus

TV-G CC

Biblical Mysteries Explained examines the Exodus. Is there any truth to this tale of plagues, parting of the Red Sea, and a man named Moses? New scientific theories will be examined that support the extraordinary tale of Exodus.
 

4:00 AM

60 min.

Biblical Mysteries Explained

Sodom and Gomorrah

TV-PG CC

Biblical Mysteries Explained examines the tale of Sodom and Gomorrah. Could their destruction be linked to evidence of an ancient asteroid strike?
 

5:00 AM

60 min.

Secret History of Jesus

TV-14

Was the crucifixion of Jesus faked? Did he have children? This conspiracy, suggesting a direct bloodline from the Son of God, has had profound effects through the centuries and has been linked to the most creative thinkers and artists in history.
 

6:00 AM

60 min.

CIA Mind Control

TV-14 CC

It has all the makings of a government plot, and in this case, it happens to be true. The CIA did perform experiments with LSD as a mind-control agent. But conspiracy theorists insist it was on a much larger scale than officials ever admitted.
 

7:00 AM

60 min.

Roswell

TV-14 CC

Venture 60 years into the past to examine the body of Roswell evidence. Hear the stories of civilians whose lives were changed by what they saw and of military men who may have been ordered to cover-up what they knew.
 

8:00 AM

60 min.

Nazi UFO Conspiracy

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A credible investigation of possible connections between UFO sightings in the past half century and secret flying saucer technologies developed by the Nazis in WW2.
 

9:00 AM

60 min.

Warplane

Air Force to Air Power

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World War II was an era of rapid innovation and terrible destruction from above. This was the period where national air forces came of age, where individual planes coalesced into unstoppable squadrons, and where wartime tactics were dictated from the sky.
 

10:00 AM

60 min.

Warplane

Jet Age

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In the latter days of World War II, Britain and Germany feverishly advanced early dreams of a jet airplane that would revolutionize existing airplane roles and create an entirely new generation of mission-specific machines.
 

11:00 AM

60 min.

Warplane

Age of Stealth

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Over the trenches of World War I, the "eye in the sky" had been indispensable. Since that time, developers have worked endlessly to make planes harder to spot and shoot down. Each advance was met by a counter-advance, until the birth of the computer.
 

12:00 PM

60 min.

Greatest Tank Battles

The Battle of France

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At the outset of WWII, the Germans pioneered a new form of mobile armored warfare. This is the story of how the Nazi's unleashed the blitzkrieg on Western Europe as thousands of Panzer tanks raced across rugged terrain and crushed Allied defenses.
 

1:00 PM

60 min.

Greatest Tank Battles

The Battle of Tunisia

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By 1942, Rommel's Afrika Corps has been pushed back to Tunisia and the new US tank force lands in North Africa. This is the story of the final North African battles as two of history's most famed tank commanders - Patton and Rommel - go head to head.
 

2:00 PM

60 min.

Greatest Tank Battles

The Battle of Italy

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In 1943, tanks of the Canadian Armored Corps make their combat debut on the European mainland. This is the story of the Canadian tankers who fight their way up the Italian peninsula in the push to liberate Rome from Nazi occupation.
 

3:00 PM

60 min.

Greatest Tank Battles

The Battle of Kursk: Southern Front

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The Battle of Kursk comes to a climax at the Russian village of Prokhorovka in July 1943. This is the story of the largest tank battle in military history, as elite SS troops face off against Russian defenders determined to stop them whatever the cost.
 

4:00 PM

60 min.

Secrets of World War II

The Amazing Colonel Doolittle

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The citizens of Japan could not believe their eyes when Americans dared to fly an audacious bombing mission against Tokyo only a few months after Pearl Harbor.
 

5:00 PM

60 min.

Secrets of World War II

Secrets Behind the Battle of Guadalcanal

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Hundreds of sailors, eight ships and two American Admirals were to be lost in actions where valor overcame many mistakes on both sides - leading to the defeat of the Japanese Admiral Yamamoto.
 

6:00 PM

60 min.

Secrets of World War II

The Greatest Sea/Air Battle in History

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There have been larger land battles and more protracted air campaigns than Okinawa, but this was a combined operation, unparalleled in size, scope and ferocity.
 
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