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Carthage's Lost Warriors

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Carthage's Lost Warriors

Fri. Aug 5, 9:00 PM
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Carthage's Lost Warriors

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The Airmen and the Headhunters

headhunters of borneoIn 1944, as war raged across the globe, an incredible drama unfolded in the remote jungles of Borneo. A US bomber was hit by Japanese anti-aircraft fire, and as the plane went down, the surviving crew ejected and parachuted into the wilderness. Pursued by Japanese soldiers, they were taken in and protected by members of the Dayak tribe — the so-called “wild men of Borneo,” who were infamous for their grisly custom of hunting and smoking enemy heads.

The Dayaks fed and protected the airmen until, months later, they were found by an eccentric British special ops officer, Major Tom Harrisson, who was fighting a guerrilla war against the Japanese with a band of Australian commandoes. Harder to believe than a fictional Hollywood thriller, their true tale is one of courage, survival, and compassion from the most unlikely sources. Actor Liev Schreiber narrates.

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Part detective story, part true-life drama, Secrets of the Dead unearths evidence from around the world, challenging prevailing ideas and throwing fresh light on unexplained events. Using the most up-to-date science in the laboratory and in the field, scientists and researchers examine the missing pieces of each puzzle, completing the picture of what had been merely an assemblage of suppositions.

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Secrets of the Dead Showtimes

Carthage's Lost Warriors Fri. Aug 5 at 6:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Carthage's Lost Warriors Fri. Aug 5 at 9:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Carthage's Lost Warriors Sat. Aug 6 at 2:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Carthage's Lost Warriors Sat. Aug 6 at 10:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Carthage's Lost Warriors Sat. Aug 6 at 4:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Secrets of the Dead Tue. Aug 9 at 8:00 PM WGBH 2
Secrets of the Dead Wed. Aug 10 at 1:00 AM WGBX 44
Secrets of the Dead Sat. Aug 13 at 2:00 AM WGBH 2
Secrets of the Dead Sat. Aug 13 at 4:00 AM WGBX 44
Secrets of the Dead Sat. Aug 13 at 4:00 PM WGBX 44
Secrets of the Dead Wed. Aug 24 at 6:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Secrets of the Dead Wed. Aug 24 at 9:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Secrets of the Dead Thu. Aug 25 at 2:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Secrets of the Dead Thu. Aug 25 at 10:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Secrets of the Dead Thu. Aug 25 at 4:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Secrets of the Dead Sat. Aug 27 at 12:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Secrets of the Dead Mon. Aug 29 at 4:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Cleopatra's Lost Tomb Mon. Aug 29 at 5:00 AM WGBH 2
Secrets of the Dead Tue. Aug 30 at 5:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Secrets of the Dead Tue. Aug 30 at 11:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Ben Franklin's Bones Fri. Sep 2 at 6:00 PM WGBH WORLD
Ben Franklin's Bones Mon. Sep 5 at 4:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Ben Franklin's Bones Tue. Sep 6 at 5:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Ben Franklin's Bones Tue. Sep 6 at 11:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Ben Franklin's Bones Wed. Sep 7 at 2:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Ben Franklin's Bones Wed. Sep 7 at 10:00 AM WGBH WORLD
Ben Franklin's Bones Wed. Sep 7 at 4:00 PM WGBH WORLD

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