The Strategies of War

Oct 7, 2018

8pm ANGLE OF ATTACK - History - A two part documentary exploring the development of naval aviation in the United States. 

 

 ANGEL OF ATTACK chronicles the 100-year history of Naval aviation — from wobbly gliders and the first shipboard landing in 1911 to modern supersonic jets and unmanned aerial vehicles. The two-hour documentary deftly interweaves archival footage, interviews with historical and military experts, contemporary footage of cutting-edge aircraft and insights from today's "Top Gun" fighter pilots in the Marine Corps and Navy. 

 9pm WORLD WAR II: Price of Empire - History of the Second World War

 

THE END OF THE BEGINNING  - The war turns inexorably in favor of the Allies.  A new commander, Montgomery, turns the tables on the Afrika Korps at El Alamein. The Japanese are checked and defeated at Guadalcanal in Solomon Islands and, perhaps most tellingly, in the bloodiest theater of all the Germans are checked at Stalingrad.

  10pm NAZI MEGA WEAPONS - History  - Uncover the engineering feats that sparked a technological revolution and changed warfare forever.

 FORTRESS BERLIN - April 1945. Hitler is 10 meters underground in the center of Berlin, surrounded by concrete walls, safe from any air attack by the Allies. But the Russians are advancing on the ground, and they’re coming for him. Blocking the way are rings of ingenious defenses, kill zones and strong-points that have turned Berlin into a fortress. At the heart of this fortress is the Führerbunker. 

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