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Hist. Chan. May 19
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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2002 - 05:23 PM UTC
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@ 0900 The Veteran's Project
James Day

A series that documents the experiences of WWII veterans before, during, and after service. James Day, a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Corps, relates his story in voice-over, while family photos and combat footage enhance his moving testament. Sergeant Day served with the 750th Squad, 457th Bomb Group. TV G

@ 1400 Marine Raiders
At the dawn of WWII, the U.S. Marine Corps activated four elite Raider commando battalions to confront the Japanese forces that threatened to engulf the Pacific. From 1942 to '44, these fast, hard-hitting, lightly equipped assault units conducted surprise hit-and-run raids on the enemy. From Midway to Tulagi Island, Makin to Guadalcanal, New Georgia, and Bougainville, the U.S. Marine Raiders helped destroy Japanese supremacy on the ground and paved the way to Allied victory in the Pacific. TV PG

@ 1900 Secrets of World War II
The Corpse That Fooled the Axis

In 1943, the body of a Royal Marines captain was washed ashore on the coast of Spain. His briefcase contained the "Allied invasion plans" for Europe. The Germans believed what they found. Little did they know that the body had been packed in dry ice and dropped from a submarine as part of one of the most elaborate hoaxes of WWII. TV G

@ 2000 repeats @ 0000 The Color of War
Fueling the Fire

During WWII, the leaders of the U.S. military challenged themselves to create the most advanced supply system in the history of warfare. The servicemen who fought the supply war played a critical, and under-appreciated, role in achieving victory. Without them the Allied war machine would have ground to a halt. Peter Coyote narrates this compelling journey into WWII through the eyes of those who lived it, using color film and photographs unearthed from archives and personal collections. TV PG

@ 2100 repeats @ 0100 Military Firepower
A comprehensive look at some of the 20th century's most influential military firepower, including: the former Soviet Union's Avtomat Kalashnikova (AK-47), America's M-16 assault rifle, and Israel's Uzi submachine gun. TV G

@ 2300 repeats @ 0300 Kesselring vs. Mark Clark
After the Allied invasion in September 1943 and Italy's surrender, General Mark Clark's U.S. Fifth Army pursued the German forces of Field Marshal Albert Kesselring into the Apennine mountains. There the Allies confronted a formidable system of mountain defenses and ferocious winter weather. A radical solution was needed to break the impasse--and in the resulting Allied gamble, the Battle of Anzio, around 100,000 men would be lost to both sides. TV G
Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2002 - 12:28 PM UTC
good show on military weapons, reinforced my already high opinion of the AK family of weapons as the best in the world.