On TV: Friday   (ET/PT)

  • 7:00 PM
    Battle Of The Atlantic:
    Grey Wolves
    Battle Of The Atlantic Grey Wolves
    Tune in: Friday, February 27 @ 7:00 PM ET/PT

    The first TV documentary series about the Battle of the Atlantic--the longest and most costly battle of WWII. Over 30,000 merchant seamen lost their lives and 85 percent of the U-boat crews were killed. These are some of their untold stories. In this episode, we look at what Winston Churchill called "the U-boat peril", when Hitler's submarines threatened to do what his air force couldn't--starve Britain into submission. Featuring interviews with British seamen and U-boat men who hunted them down.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 8:00 PM
    Battle Of The Atlantic:
    Keeping Secrets
    Battle Of The Atlantic Keeping Secrets
    Tune in: Friday, February 27 @ 8:00 PM ET/PT

    During WWII, Britain depended on its lifeline to North America, but in the first 18 months of war, German U-boats sank more than 3-million tons of shipping. It was a battle for survival and Britain was losing it. But by the spring of 1941, a new source of naval intelligence promised to transform the war in the Atlantic and shape victory from defeat. Featuring new eyewitness accounts from both sides, dramatic reconstructions, and a wealth of archival material.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 9:00 PM
    Battle Of The Atlantic:
    The Hunted
    Battle Of The Atlantic The Hunted
    Tune in: Friday, February 27 @ 9:00 PM ET/PT

    By the spring of 1943, the tide had turned and the hunter became the hunted. How in a matter of a few short months did the Allies manage to master the German U-boat threat? We draw on eyewitness accounts and use dramatic reconstructions and archive footage to tell the remarkable story of the victories in the spring of 1943 and the final destruction of the U-boat fleet.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 10:00 PM
    The Color Of War:
    Victory.
    The Color Of War Victory.
    Tune in: Friday, February 27 @ 10:00 PM ET/PT

    For Allied servicemen, the last year of WWII proved the most difficult. Though victory was nearly assured, some of the roughest battles lay ahead. These men desperately wanted to return to home and loved ones. If they survived, what would the peace bring? WWII comes alive through a moving tapestry of letters, diaries, color film and photographs unearthed from archives and personal collections. Peter Coyote narrates.

    TVPG V | CC

  • 11:00 PM
    Ancient Discoveries:
    Impossible Naval Engineering
    Ancient Discoveries Impossible Naval Engineering
    Tune in: Friday, February 27 @ 11:00 PM ET/PT

    Naval engineering has led the way in technological advances through all History. For the simple reason that if anything goes wrong at sea, you're dead. Relive the most extraordinary Naval ambitions of antiquity. The macabre collapsible death-yacht, commissioned by Roman emperor Nero, as a one- time-only assassination device--designed to kill his own mother. The ship that needed no engine and powered up-river by itself. The underwater booby trap defense system that smashed through pirate hulls in 15th century Italy. The chemical bomb fire ships that killed hundreds on the high seas of ancient Greece. And in a high adrenaline investigation, for the first time on television, we build and test the oldest white-water rapids crafts ever discovered.

    TVPG V | CC

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