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Hist. Chan. May 9
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Posted: Wednesday, May 08, 2002 - 05:15 PM UTC
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@ 1000 repeats @ 1600 Great Blunders in History
Death at Stalingrad

As the German armies thrust toward Stalingrad in 1942, it seemed possible that they could finally defeat the Soviet Union. But Hitler's insistence that they must take the city led to the loss of an entire army and was the turning point of the war on the Eastern Front. TV G

@ 2000 repeats @ 0000 Jungle Battle: Burma
For three-and-a-half years, in Burma's jungles, combined British, Indian, and Gurkha troops slogged it out against crack Japanese jungle troops, and fought a more insidious enemy--disease. Using archive film and eyewitness accounts we see what it was like to fight when rain, mud, insects, and disease were as hostile as the enemy. TV G

@ 2100 repeats @ 0100 The Real Spartacus
Long before Stanley Kubrick's film starring Kirk Douglas, Spartacus had unwittingly become a mythological icon of resistance against oppression worldwide. We'll look at the real Spartacus, focusing on his struggle against Roman forces, his time as a gladiator, and his role in the infamous slave revolt against Rome in 73 B.C., which convulsed the great empire for two years before the uprising was put down and 6,000 slave rebels were crucified along 150 miles of the Appian Way. TV PG

@ 2200 repeats @ 0200 Siege Machines
A look at siege machines--a machine that converts energy into mechanical force to go over, under, or through fortified or fixed defenses too strong for conventional force. These engines range from man's first long-range missile weapon, the slingshot, to the laser cannons and satellite-destroying robots of the 21st century. All of these machines are designed to breach barriers--castle walls, entrenched troops, even outer space. When the going gets tough, the tough get siege machines. TV G