On TV: Tuesday   (ET/PT)

  • 8:00 PM
    Last Stand of The 300:
    Last Stand of The 300
    Last Stand of The 300 Last Stand of The 300
    Tune in: Tuesday, May 26 @ 8:00 PM ET/PT

    After Custer, Thermopylae is the most famous last stand in history. In a narrow pass in Northern Greece, seven thousand Greek soldiers await an onslaught of epic proportions. They will soon face the largest fighting force ever assembled--the war machine of the mighty Persian Empire, estimated at over a million men. The Greeks are led by three hundred of the most ferocious warriors of the ancient world--the Spartans. Their leader is the fearless King Leonidas, who after this battle would be catapulted into legend. When it is over, every Spartan in the pass will have sacrificed his life for freedom. Creating a fresh visual style and using new technologies we will dramatically recreate the significant events that lead to Thermopylae and the clash of arms.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 10:00 PM
    Battlefield Detectives:
    Revolutionary War: Oriskany.
    Battlefield Detectives Revolutionary War: Oriskany.
    Tune in: Tuesday, May 26 @ 10:00 PM ET/PT

    In August 1777 on the New York frontier, an 800-strong column of patriot militia was marching to relieve Fort Stanwix, under siege by the British. In a densely forested area between two ravines on the banks of the Mohawk River, the column was ambushed. Oriskany became a massacre--400 militiamen died, making it the Revolutionary War's bloodiest battle. The militiamen were white farmers, part-time amateur soldiers armed with muskets. Their attackers were mainly warriors of the Seneca and Mohawk nations fighting with the British and armed with tomahawks, knives, and war clubs. Join our scientists and historians as they analyze the evidence, explore the little-known story of American-Indian involvement in the Revolutionary War, and discover what made the battle so bloody and why so many militiamen had to die.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 11:00 PM
    Mail Call:
    Ermey's Hottest Rides
    Mail Call Ermey's Hottest Rides
    Tune in: Tuesday, May 26 @ 11:00 PM ET/PT

    A compilation of some of host R. Lee Ermey's favorite military vehicles.

    TVPG V | CC

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