Secrets of the Dead

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. Explore some iconic historical moments while debunking long-held myths and shining new light on past events. Advances in investigative techniques, forensic science and historical scholarship offer new evidence on forgotten mysteries.

Secrets of the Dead: "Bugging Hitler's Soldiers"

Spied upon by MI19 in a bugging operation of unprecedented scale and cunning, 4,000 German POWs revealed their inner thoughts about the Third Reich and let slip military secrets that helped the Allies win WWII. The film tells the story of how those conversations were recorded and how they can now reveal, in shocking detail, the hearts and minds of the German fighter.

Only now have more than 100,000 hours of these secret recordings been declassified, researched and cross referenced. The documentary includes intense, full-dialogue dramatic reconstructions that use the verbatim transcripts of these bugged conversations to reveal the dark heart of the Nazi regime as never before.

Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

Secrets of the Dead

The thoughts and opinions of German POWs during WWII.

60 min.

Resurrecting Richard III

Resurrecting Richard III

Secrets of the Dead

Scientists study the bones of King Richard III (1452-85).

60 min.

The Lost Gardens of Babylon

The Lost Gardens of Babylon

Secrets of the Dead

A search for the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

60 min.

Carthage's Lost Warriors

Carthage's Lost Warriors

Secrets of the Dead

Evidence that Carthaginians landed in South America.

60 min.

The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone

The Lost Diary of Dr. Livingstone

Secrets of the Dead

A look at the lost diary of Dr. David Livingstone (1813-73).

60 min.

Churchill's Deadly Decision

Churchill's Deadly Decision

Secrets of the Dead

Find out why Churchill chose to sink the French fleet

Schedule

Thursday
11/27/14 6:00 PM
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Saturday
11/29/14 5:00 AM
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12/1/14 4:00 AM
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12/1/14 4:00 PM
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