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Secrets of War

Season 1
199813+
Narrated by Charlton Heston, this epic historical documentary series features rare footage, interviews and extensive re-enactments. In Secrets of War secrets are divulged and stories of espionage, conspiracy, murder, sabotage and greed are uncovered.
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Charlton HestonPaul BeaverChristopher Andrew
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  1. 1. German Intelligence in WWII
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    February 1, 1998
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    They were the top spymasters in the Third Reich... two rivals who were shrouded in mystery and sworn to secrecy. With thousands of agents at their command, they were entrusted with Germany's most sensitive intelligence operations in World War Two. In the end, one man would kill for Hitler, the other would betray him...
  2. 2. The Ultra Enigma
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    February 1, 1998
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    In World War Two one of Germany's best-kept secrets was the code machine "Enigma." But this covert weapon would also become one of the greatest tools the Allies used against the Third Reich. British code breakers were behind the greatest campaign of deception in military history, changing the outcome of the Second World War...
  3. 3. Women Spies in World War II
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    February 1, 1998
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    They were unlikely heroes who fought behind enemy lines in every theater of World War Two. Female spies unearthed secrets, supported the resistance and destroyed the morale of the enemy. From women OSS agents dropped behind enemy lines, to female radio operators inside the Third Reich, stories of the decisive intelligence-gathering role women played in the war.
  4. 4. Weapons of the Shadow War
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    February 1, 1998
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    They were the stuff of fantasy and terror. Instruments of sabotage and clandestine operations. Born of great desperation and used under the cover of darkness, special tools of spies and espionage agents delivered war to the heart of the enemy on the invisible battleground...
  5. 5. Nazi Gold
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    February 1, 1998
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    It was a tremendous booty, prized by Hitler as much as territory. The priceless art, personal assets and national treasuries of an entire continent. The organized plunder of these riches would become the most enormous heist in history, amounting to a vast hoard lost in the fog of war... The trails of the spoils of war and Nazi gold...
  6. 6. The Battle of the Atlantic
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    February 1, 1998
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    The struggle for the Atlantic pitted Germany's lethal U-boat fleet against every weapon the Allies could muster to protect their vital supply routes to Great Britain. The story of naval intelligence, code-breaking and code stealing in the Battle of the Atlantic...
  7. 7. Sitzkrieg: The Phony War
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    February 1, 1998
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    Hitler's lightning strike in Poland soon gave way to a strange eight month waiting game. Blitzkrieg became "Sitzkrieg," a declared but not yet fought battle - allowing spies, diplomats, agents of influence, intelligence officers, opportunists, charlatans and statesmen to make their moves... From the rape of Poland to the fall of France, the secrets of "Sitzkrieg"...
  8. 8. The Battle of Britain
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    February 1, 1998
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    June, 1940. England stands alone against brutal aggression. The Germans have yet to be stopped in their lightning thrust across Europe. The British are outnumbered, but they have a secret weapon four years in the making. There were only 500 RAF fighter pilots in the Battle of Britain, but behind them, deep in the shadows of war, over 10,000 special men and women fought the battle of "Ultra".
  9. 9. Tools of Deception
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    February 1, 1998
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    They are the means by which to confuse an enemy, forcing him into making a fatal mistake. From decoy tanks and phony radio broadcasts, to the spy whose lies led Hitler to ruin, tools of deception can be the most deadly weapons of all. The methods of camouflage, fakery and propaganda used by both sides to influence the enemy and control the battlefield during WWII...
  10. 10. Rommel's Enigma
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    February 1, 1998
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    In the critical battle for North Africa, German General Irwin Rommel, the Desert Fox, seemed unstoppable - a warrior with a mystical feel for the battle. But how did he really get his intelligence? The British countered with secrets of their own; phony spies, phantom armies, and battlefield "magic." Declassified information shines new light on spy vs. spy operations in North Africa...
  11. 11. Secret Weapons of the Third Reich
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    They were weapons systems that were far beyond anything the Allies had or could have imagined in World War II. Deployed properly, they could have changed the outcome of the war. From the world's first ballistic missile and operational jet plane, to air-to-ground missiles and guided smart bombs, they were secret weapons of the Third Reich...
  12. 12. D-Day Deceptions
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    February 1, 1998
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    It was the greatest secret of World War Two... the time and place of the D-Day invasion. As the future of Europe and the world hung in the balance, an intricate web of lies tied up German army divisions across Europe - concealing the greatest assembly of men and machines in military history. From double agents to phantom armies, it was the battle behind the battle...
  13. 13. The French Resistance
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    Nazi Germanys invasion of France inflicted humiliation on the French. Risking torture and death, brave individuals took it upon themselves to reclaim the honor of their country and carried on a secret, merciless guerrilla campaign. From attacks in the streets of Paris, to armed battles with German soldiers, these are the stories of the French resistance...
  14. 14. The Invasion of Panama
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    February 1, 1998
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    Untold stories behind the boldest US military strike since Vietnam - the surprise invasion of Panama in December 1989. The secret buildup to the attack, the classified mission by Special Forces to rescue an American hostage and the manhunt for a dictator who pushed his luck too far...
  15. 15. The Gulf War: Steel Rain
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    February 1, 1998
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    They were the best kept secrets of the air campaign in the Gulf War... The controversial strategic plan to wipe out Iraqi targets, the classified missions of airborne spy planes and the clever deception that used harmless decoys to overwhelm Baghdad's air defense network...
  16. 16. The Gulf War: Secrets in the Sand
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    The real stories of Secret Operations behind enemy lines in the Gulf War. The German undercover agent who worked for Iraq, the secret roll of the U-2 spy plane and the hunt for mobile scud missile launchers...
  17. 17. Spies in the Sky
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    The profound impact spies in the sky have had on modern warfare... From primitive balloons to supersonic spy planes and amazingly sophisticated satellites, they are the ultimate intelligence resource. An inside look at the pioneers of aerial reconnaissance and their top secret programs...
  18. 18. Korea: Behind the Bamboo Curtain
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    February 1, 1998
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    The hidden factors behind the first conflict of the Cold War. Newly discovered documents reveal Stalin's influence over China's Mao Tse Tung and Korea's Kim El Sung. The intelligence failures of MacArthur's most trusted aides and the strings being pulled by the world's superpowers...
  19. 19. Cold War: The Strangelove Factor
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    February 1, 1998
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    How close did the Superpowers actually come to a nuclear holocaust? New information on brutal power struggles behind the Iron Curtain, the Cuban missile crisis and the terrifying "Doomsday Machine" built to end the world.
  20. 20. Korea: Stalin's Secret Air War
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    February 1, 1998
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    Classified missions over the Yalu set the tenor at the onset of the Cold War. UN pilots battled anti-aircraft fire and a mysterious enemy in the skies over Korea. Previously classified telegrams reveal Stalin's personal role in the conflict...
  21. 21. Vietnam: Alpha Strike
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    February 1, 1998
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    American pilots fought the enemy and their own political leaders in the skies over Vietnam. Exclusive interviews with North Vietnamese veterans, secret American operations in Laos and Cambodia, and the Navy's classified program to counter heavy losses against Vietnamese pilots...
  22. 22. Vietnam: Hidden in Plain Sight
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    February 1, 1998
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    The Viet Cong's secret methods to foil America's attempts to seal off South Vietnam. From the Ho Chi Minh trail to the tunnels of Cu Chi, the remarkable story of hidden supply highways, underground cities, covert camps and double agents...
  23. 23. WWI: Germany's Secret Gambles
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    February 1, 1998
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    As the armies of World War One struggled under a barrage of terrifying weapons, the German government turned to covert operations to break the stalemate. Sabotage, biological weapons and top-secret communications ushered in a new era of warfare...
  24. 24. Super Guns
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    February 1, 1998
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    From Germany's Big Bertha in World War One to Iraq's top secret Project Babylon, they are the ultimate projection of force... Secret cannons designed to strike their target from miles away, hand held rifles that pack the power of the atom and super guns capable of launching satellites into space...
  25. 25. Vietnam: Special Operations
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    February 1, 1998
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    As regular American units fought under rules of engagement imposed by their political leaders, unconventional Special Forces fought classified battles, often "across the fence." Their covert missions led them deep into North Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia... The stories of clandestine operational groups, their missions and mysterious means of survival...
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Directors
Aleksandr IvankinChip Proser
Producers
Charles ProserJohn CorryRobert Beemer
Network
Kew Media Distribution
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