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  • World War II: Saving the Reality

    Narrated by Dan Aykroyd. Tells the story of an individual who owns the largest private collection of World War II artifacts in the world. Over 50 interviews with veterans and survivors of the war help tell the story of the meaning of the over 7,000 individual items in the collection of Kenneth W....

  • Navy Heroes of Normandy

    Chronicles the building and dedication of the first-ever United States Navy monument in Normandy, France. Dozens of interviews with Navy D-Day veterans are included. New England region Emmy Awards for writing and photography.

  • Maggie’s War: A True Story of Courage, Leadership and Valor in World War II

    We follow 94 year old 82nd Airborne veteran James Maggie Megellas from Wisconsin to Europe where he fought in some of the most savage battles of World War II. Maggie is the most decorated officer in the history of the famed 82nd Airborne Division.

  • A Promise to My Father: One Survivor's Journey through the Holocaust

    We re-trace the steps of Holocaust survivor Israel Arbeiter as he returns to Poland and Germany for the final time to look for items buried in 1939 in the basement of his old home in Plock, Poland as the German army advanced. We also travel with Izzy to Treblinka death camp where he parents and y...

  • War Journal: The Incredible World War II Escape of Major Damon “Rocky” Gause

    The true story of one of the most incredible escapes in all of World War II, with an ending that will surprise viewers. Two Americans, Damon Gause and William Lloyd Osborne, both escapees of Bataan - Rocky Gause from Corregidor as well who, in 1942, in a leaky 20 foot fishing boat, escaped and sa...

  • Uncle Jack: The Manhattan Project and Beyond

    The Manhattan Project in World War II was an enormous undertaking that required the efforts of many of the world's most brilliant scientists. Thousands of physicists, mathematicians and engineers were needed to design, build and test the worlds first atomic weapon. The United States government di...

  • The American St. Nick: The True Story of American GIs

    The occupying Germans had been forced out of Wiltz, Luxembourg by advancing American troops. It had been almost five years since the townspeople of Wiltz had been able to celebrate their annual tradition of Saint Nicolas Day. The Nazis had outlawed the annual Christmas-related celebration when th...

  • Remember Pearl Harbor

    Narrated by Tom Selleck. Sunday, December 7, 1941 was a beautiful morning on the Hawaiian island of Oahu. A few sailors and soldiers were already up and playing a game of football near Pearl Harbor. Others were sleeping in their barracks or aboard ships after a late night of partying in Honolulu....

  • Day of Days: June 6, 1944

    They were the best the United States had to offer and on June 6, 1944 their nation sent them through the gates of Hell in Normandy, France. The 70th anniversary of which will be recognized this June. They fought inland and on Utah Beach and faced murderous MG-42 machine gun fire, mortars and arti...

  • Omaha Beach: Honor and Sacrifice

    On D-Day, June 6, 1944, the green 29th Infantry Division faced some of the most brutal fighting on Omaha Beach. In June of 2014, a handful of remaining members of the 29th Infantry Division made a final trip back to Normandy to recognize the 70th anniversary of D-Day. The World War II Foundation ...

  • Eagles of Mercy

    Two American 101st Airborne, Screaming Eagles medics caught in a church in Normandy, France during the opening hours of D-Day. Outside a savage battle raged all around them. The church changed hands several times with American and German forces over-running the village of Angoville-au-Plain. Insi...

  • Doolittle’s Raiders: A Final Toast

    Hosted by Gary Sinise. The bottle of 1896 Hennessy Cognac was uncorked in front of hundreds of people. The surviving World War II veterans from one of history's greatest military missions were about to raise their silver goblets one last time ending a decades long tradition. It was time for the v...

  • Dick Winters: Hang Tough: Honoring Leadership on D-Day

    Narrated by Emmy Award Winner Damian Lewis, who played Richard D. Winters in HBOs Band of Brothers. Tells the story of the building and dedication of the Richard D. Winters Leadership monument in Normandy, France in June of 2012. The film focuses on the leader of World War II's Band of Brothers a...

  • Above and Beyond

    The Incredible Escape of Jewish-American B-17 Pilot Bruce Sundlun from Nazi-Occupied Europe in World War II. During overseas active duty beginning in June 1943 Bruce Sundlun, a Jewish-American college student, served as a B-17 Flying Fortress pilot in the England-based 384th Bomb Group of the Eig...

  • A Company of Heroes: Untold Stories from the Band of Brothers

    They were the other Band of Brothers. A Company of Heroes features interviews with many of the men not focused on in the book Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose or in the television mini-series by the same name. Never before seen video and photos are also included in this film. Easy Company, the...

  • Daniel Boone & The Opening of the American West

    Daniel Boone and the Opening of the American West takes you back in time to the battleground that was the Kentucky frontier. It traces the life of Daniel Boone from his birth near Reading, Pennsylvania in 1734, through his years in Kentucky and to his death in St. Charles County, Missouri in 1820...

  • The Southern Cross: The Story of the Confederacy’s First Battle Flag

    The Southern Cross: The Story of the Confederacy’s First Battle Flag chronicles the history of the design and creation of a flag that became the prototype for all of the St.Andrews’s Cross battle flags carried by Confederate armed forces. The handstitched silk flag with gold painted stars was bor...

  • Bourbon & Kentucky: A History Distilled

    Bourbon and Kentucky illustrates clearly that Bourbon whiskey is, in fact inexorably intertwined with Kentucky and America’s history.

    This award-winning program explores how distilling originated in Kentucky with its first settlers in 1775 and takes the viewer to the sites of Central Kentucky...

  • Long Road Back to Kentucky: The 1862 Confederate Invasion

    Long Road Back to Kentucky explores the crucial events of the Civil War west of the Appalachian Mountains from 1861 through to the Confederate invasion of Kentucky in the fall of 1862.
    It covers the collapse of the Confederate defenses in Kentucky in the Winter of 1862, the Battle of Shiloh and...

  • Retreat From Gettysburg

    Based upon the critically-acclaimed and award-winning book, Retreat From Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics & the Pennsylvania Campaign.
    This documentary takes the viewer on the very roads used by Lees Army and immense wagon trains, as well as the key sites along those roads where Lee established defen...

  • Unsung Hero: The Horse in the Civil War

    Unsung Hero presents the story of the millions of horses (and mules) that were used in all branches of both armies during the Civil War. It discusses how the horses were procured and trained for field use, how they were fed and maintained, and the toll taken on them due to service in the field. M...

  • Memories of a WWII Hero: Captain Brown's Story

    This programme features Captain ‘Winkle’ Brown (now 95) recounting his flying experience and other adventures leading up to, and during the Second World War and is illustrated by archive and his own personal photos.
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  • Instruments of Death: The Great War

    Episode 6 - The Great War - The Battle of the Somme 1916: ‘Two years in the making, ten minutes in the destroying’ was famously said about the Pals and Chums battalions that went into battle on the first day of the ill-fated Somme campaign on July 1st 1916. That day alone saw 60,000 British soldi...

  • Instruments of Death: The Wars of the Roses

    Episode 2 - The Wars of the Roses - The Battle of Towton 1461: Towton was the single bloodiest battle ever fought on English soil – it’s believed that 28,000 men were hacked to death in a single day. The Lancastrian and Yorkist armies who stood toe-to-toe in pitched battle that day were armed wit...