Weapons, Warfare and Heroes

Aug 30, 2017

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

Nazi Sub pen
 

U-BOAT BASE: Examine the impenetrable submarine pens the Nazis built to protect U-boats from Allied attacks. Such was their size and strength that these pens survive today, a testament to their engineering. 

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

BLITZKRIEG - War explodes across Western Europe. Blitzkrieg – the German invasion of France. The Germans learned from the stalemate of the Western Front, invested in mobile Armour, airborne troops, air power on the battlefield and their assault proves irresistible. France falls, the British Army is evacuated from Dunkirk and Britain stands alone, awaiting invasion.

 10pm SEARCHING FOR AUGUSTA: THE FORGOTTEN ANGEL OF BASTOGNE - History 

Augusta Chiwy (front row, center) and nurses
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A tale of the little-known story of Augusta Chiwy, a black nurse, and her heroic service at a U.S. military aid station during the opening days of the Battle of The Bulge.

Her remarkable story of bravery went untold for over 60 years, until historian and author Martin King tracked her down and wrote a book celebrating her heroism. Augusta Chiwy passed away on August 23, 2015 in Belgium at the age of 94. Her life story was celebrated in the New York Times feature series “The Lives They Lived.”  This documentary pieces together the remarkable true story of this previously unsung hero, whose compassion and unwavering courage helped save countless of American soldiers. 

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