The rise and fall of dictators during World War II

May 6, 2018

8pm NAZI MEGA WEAPONS - History - Uncover the engineering feats that sparked a technological revolution and changed warfare forever.

ATLANTIC WALL - To protect occupied Europe from an Allied invasion, Hitler demanded the construction of a defensive wall stretching thousands of kilometers from France in the south to Norway in the north. 

9pm WORLD WAR II: PRICE OF EMPIRE - History - Two conflicts at opposite sides of the globe lead to a new political map of the modern world.

MAP OF THE WORLD - We survey the inter-war years, the rise of the dictators, appeasement and the expansionist policies of the Third Reich until the eve of the invasion of Poland. In the East Japan's invasion of China, which can be traced back at least to the Mukden Incident of 1931, has escalated into a full-scale conflict following Japan's invasion of Manchuria in 1937. 

10pm GREAT ESCAPE – THE RECKONINGDocudrama 

The Great Escape:The Reckoning
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The Great Escape is the story of 76 airmen who broke out of a German prisoner of war camp during World War Two in a dramatic bid for freedom. But its chilling sequel, in which 50 Allied airmen were captured and then murdered by the Gestapo on the orders of a vengeful Adolf Hitler, is largely unknown. Now, for the first time, this compelling drama-documentary - which uses actual reports and court transcripts from the time - depicts the story of a little-known investigation: that of the dedicated RAF team which set about tracking down the Gestapo suspects who killed their men. This is the untold story of one of history's most remarkable criminal investigations. 

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