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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 05:25 PM UTC
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@ 0900 The Veteran's Project
Peter Kote (Air Corps)

A series that documents the experiences of WWII veterans before, during, and after service. The veteran relates his story in voice-over, while family photos and combat footage enhance his testament. Peter Kote transferred from flying B-25s to training in C-47s, after which he was sent to India and China to fly supply airdrops. He talks about his experiences flying "The Hump", the Himalayas, while taking supplies to Burma. TV PG

@ 1200 Fat Man and Little Boy
Paul Newman plays General Leslie Groves, a tough soldier working with the scientists developing the atom bomb. A thought-provoking drama about people coping with the moral dilemmas of building a weapon that can destroy the world. With John Cusack and Laura Dern. (1989) TV PG

@ 1500 Greatest Raids
Sinking the Tirpitz

The largest and fastest battleship cruising European waters, the Tirpitz was the pride of Germany's Kriegsmarine and the scourge of Britain's Royal Navy. In Norway, the Tirpitz lurked in the fjords, threatening vital Arctic and Atlantic convoys, and became Churchill's obsession. Yet no matter what U.S. and British naval and air forces threw at her, they couldn't stop her--each time she was damaged, she was mended. Until she met her nemesis in the massive 12,000-pound Tallboy bomb... TV PG

@ 1600 Greatest Raids
Attack on Dieppe

As dawn broke on August 19, 1942, troops of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, supported by British Commandos and U.S. Rangers, launched a major raid on the German-held French port of Dieppe. It proved a disaster from the start--the Germans were expecting an attack and the Canadians were pinned down on the beach. Only a fraction of the men who went ashore got back to England. We'll see how the tragic lessons learnt at Dieppe were later put to good use on D-Day. TV PG

@ 1700 Greatest Raids
The Cockleshell Heroes

December 12, 1942--an explosion ripped through the hull of a German freighter in the French port of Bordeaux, destroying four blockade runners--German ships that fed the Nazi war machine. Royal Marine Major "Blondie" Hasler had been given the task of halting this flow, for which he devised the "cockle"--a collapsible two-man canoe that carried raiders equipped with limpet mines to the heart of the enemy. We also look at operations in Singapore--an amazing 1,500-mile trip inside Japanese territory. TV PG

@ 1800 Greatest Raids
PT Boats in the Pacific

Among the first U.S. Navy vessels to see action in the Pacific in WWII were the motor torpedo boats of PT Boat Squadron 3 in the Philippines during the Japanese invasion. And for the next three years, from Guadalcanal to the coasts of Japan, they ran reconnaissance and screening missions, landed raiding parties, and attacked enemy shore installations and supply barges. See how they lived up to the motto of John Paul Jones: "Give me a fast ship, for I intend to go in harm's way." TV PG

@ 1900 Secrets of World War II
Mission over Tokyo

Flush from their military coup against the Americans at Pearl Harbor, the Japanese could not believe their eyes when Jimmy Doolittle and his pilots flew audacious raids over Tokyo. TV G

@ 2000 repeats @ 0000 The Battleships
A Thirst for Blood and Iron

A saga of power, politics, and one-upmanship, our series spans two centuries of naval war--from the era of sail to retirement of the world's last battleship. During the Napoleonic Wars, the British fleet of sailing men-of-war ultimately defeated the French. In America, the Civil War tested a brazen new weapon--the turret gun. As the century turned, when Germany tried to rival her naval supremacy, the British built the HMS Dreadnought--the largest, fastest, and deadliest battleship ever created. TV G

@ 2100 repeats @ 0100 The Battleships
Clash of the Dreadnoughts

The outbreak of hostilities between Germany and Britain in August 1914 saw the battleship at almost the peak of its superiority among fighting ships. In firepower, nothing could equal that of the dreadnought--now the ultimate class of battleship in navies worldwide. On windswept waters of the North Sea, the world's two greatest navies put their fleets to the test of fire. We see how, despite losing more ships and more men than Germany, Britain's Grand Fleet remained master of the North Sea in WWI. TV G

@ 2200 repeats @ 0200 The Battleships
The Darkness of the Future

With the signing of the Treaty of Versailles ending WWI, the entire German High Seas Fleet was scuttled. But soon a new arms race began between Britain, the U.S., and Japan. Radical new battleships, larger and with even more firepower were planned. By the mid-1930s, Italy, Russia, and a re-emerging National Socialist Germany began building up their fleets. As political conditions deteriorated in Europe, it was clear that the battleship would play a major strategic part in future armed conflicts. TV G

@ 2300 repeats @ 0300 The Battleships
Terror from Above

Although the early months of WWII saw some of the most dramatic surface naval battles of all time, the rise of the aircraft carrier spelled the demise of the battleship. From the sinking of the British Hood and German Bismarck through the destruction of the Japanese Fleet by U.S. Air and Surface Forces, through Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War, where the modernized battleship played a support role, we witness its passing. Today, not one battleship remains in commission in any navy. TV G

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Posted: Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 08:04 PM UTC
looks like a busy day
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Posted: Sunday, June 23, 2002 - 03:56 AM UTC
Good thing it's raining here!!! LOL
I like to have it showing in the background, even if I'm not watching all of it.