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Hist. Chan. Aug. 23 **Secrets of WWII**
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2002 - 05:17 PM UTC
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@ 0800 repeats @ 1400 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

@ 0900 repeats @ 1500 Secrets of World War II
Danger below the Surface

Looks at the innovations and electronic technology used by the Allies and the Axis as they vied for supremacy in the submarine war. Witness the Battle of the Atlantic, where Allied airmen and sailors wrangled with German U-boats. Watch the underwater war in the Pacific, where long-range American subs stopped the "Tokyo Express". TV G

@ 1000 repeats @ 1600 Secrets of World War II
Merrill's Marauders

America's answer to fighting behind Japanese lines was a crack army unit of highly trained jungle fighters led by Brigadier General Frank Merrill. See them take on not only the Japanese in Burma, but also sweltering heat, insects, disease, and faltering supply lines. TV G

@ 1100 repeats @ 1700 Secrets of World War II
Firestorm: The Bombing of Germany

A thousand bomber raids flown by the U.S. Air Force by day, and an equal number by Britain's R.A.F. at night--a firestorm that rained down on German cities, destroying industry and communications, and killing many citizens. We'll study the secret technology and personal bravery needed to carry off the raids. TV G

@ 1200 repeats @ 1800 Secrets of World War II
The Secrets of the Battle of the Bulge

Facing defeat in 1944, Hitler played a final gamble in a foolhardy offensive on the Western Front. What he didn't realize was that his battle plan was known to the Allies, who were decoding Nazi radio messages. TV G

@ 1300 repeats @ 1900 Inventions of War
Arising from the horrible carnage, deprivation, and suffering caused by war is a countless array of everyday items--from hairbrushes to microwaves--that directly descend from wartime innovations. Wartime research and development have revolutionized communication, transportation, and medicine. From Spam to nuclear power to hair spray and cell phones, life as we know it ironically owes a lot to war. We'll follow the day-to-day life of an ordinary woman and see the influence of war on her life. TV G

@ 2000 repeats @ 0000 This Week in History
Aerial Combat

This week, we take to the skies and tour the brand new Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island, New York. There, in the shadow of legendary warplanes from at least five different conflicts, we learn the fascinating story of aerial combat. It's a journey that begins when the first U.S. air force deployed its primitive biplanes to hunt down an elusive bandit, and continues into the modern era of stealth technology. TV G