Triumphs and Tragedies of WWII

Jul 19, 2017

8pm NAZI MEGA WEAPONS - History - Explore how the Nazis built some of the biggest, deadliest pieces of military technology.

Blitzkrieg - In the first two years of World War II, Hitler's fighting machine crushes Germany's enemies in a series of offenses called the blitzkrieg or lightning war. 

9pm WORLD WAR II: THE PRICE OF EMPIRE - The history of the Second World War.

UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER - The Red Army force troops from Soviet territory, while in Japan, Okinawa comes under threat.

 

Briefly checked in the Battle of the Bulge the Allies succeed in crossing the Rhine and fight their way through Germany as an even more ferocious opponent, drives west ­ the Red Army finally forces Axis troops from Soviet territory and closes on the capital,Berlin. In the Pacific the noose continues to tighten around Japan’s home islands, the threat is to Japanese soil ­ Okinawa.

10pm  WWII MEGA WEAPONS - History 

Tunnels of Okinawa

THE TUNNELS OF OKINAWA - The tide of war in the Pacific has now fully turned against the Imperial Japanese forces. In a fierce and brutal island hopping campaign, the Americans are winning battle after battle, rapidly gaining ground in their ultimate goal of invading mainland Japan. However, the Japanese decide that the island of Okinawa will be their last bastion of defense. It is a key strategic location for the Americans, but as Japanese territory, the Japanese will defend it at all costs.

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