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Hist. Chan. July 7 ***U.S. Civil War***
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Member Since: December 27, 2001
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Posted: Saturday, July 06, 2002 - 05:13 PM UTC
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@ 1500 Civil War Combat
The Battle of First Manassas

On July 21, 1861, the first major battle of the Civil War was fought. 35,000 Northerners marched to Manassas, Virginia to challenge more than 20,000 Southerners. We'll see how both sides were driven by new-founded pride and politics. By the next day, 5,000 men would be dead and General Stonewall Jackson would earn his legendary nickname.

@ 1600 Civil War Combat
The Battle of Fredericksburg

On December 13, 1862, Union General Ambrose Burnside mounted a massive, yet futile frontal assault on Robert E. Lee's Confederate troops outside of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Wave after wave of Union troops hurled themselves at the Confederates, only to be mowed down in their tracks. In the end, the Federals suffered more than 13,000 casualties, making the Battle of Fredericksburg one of the worst defeats for the Union Army. TV PG

@ 1700 Civil War Combat
The Battle of Chancellorsville

In May 1863, in the wilderness of Virginia, the Union Army under newly appointed General Joseph Hooker launched a massive assault on the Confederates. What seemed a certain Union victory turned to defeat due to a surprise attack led by General Stonewall Jackson. But Chancellorsville would also mark the death of the legendary Southern general. TV PG

@ 1800 Civil War Combat
Little Round Top at Gettysburg

On the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, the fighting climaxed on a rocky hillside known as Little Round Top. Heroes and legends were born out of the bloody battle, among them Strong Vincent, Patrick O'Roarke, Gouverneur K. Warren, and perhaps the most unlikely hero of all, a college professor from Maine named Joshua Chamberlain. TV PG

@ 2000 repeats @ 0000 The Color of War

The millions of combatants in the various armed services of WWII bore the brunt of the devastating war, but the civilian populations of the countries involved also endured their share of hardship and sacrifice. We see how they bravely shouldered their duties and suffered overwhelming burdens as their homelands were embroiled in "total war". WWII comes alive through a moving tapestry of letters, diaries, color film and photographs unearthed from archives and personal collections. Peter Coyote narrates. TV PG

@ 2100 repeats @ 0100 Lancaster Bomber: Target Germany
The Royal Air Force's Lancaster Bomber ranks alongside the legendary Spitfire as one of the finest British aircraft of WWII. It was the most successful Allied bomber in the European Theater, able to carry almost twice the bomb load of other bombers, and carry it further. Using detailed color re-enactments, along with unique color archive film and interviews with veterans, we take viewers on a mission with an RAF bomber crew over Germany. Produced in association with the Imperial War Museum, London. TV G

@ 2200 repeats @ 0200 Revenge!
After the murder of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir and her cabinet decided they'd had enough. In a precedent-shattering move, she directed the Israeli secret service to carry out covert assassinations of those Palestinians directly or indirectly responsible for the attack. This is the story of how the Mossad tracked down the leaders of the terror group Black September over the next 8 years with deadly success. TV PG

@ 2300 repeats @ 0300 Saddam vs. Schwarzkopf
In 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait. Five months later, on January 17, 1991, a U.N.-sanctioned coalition force began a missile and air offensive, followed by a ground offensive in February, codenamed Operation Desert Storm, against positions in Kuwait and Iraq. The Gulf War coalition was led by U.S. General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. The Iraqis were led by their dictator Saddam Hussein. Watch "Stormin' Norman" face off against the "Butcher of Baghdad" in a high-tech showdown. TV G
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Posted: Sunday, July 07, 2002 - 06:19 AM UTC
You guys are so lucky having the History Channel

Where I live (New Zealand) we only get Discovery and all the good stuff is on in the middle of the night. I'm thinking of starting a petition to get the local satellite operators to carry HC.