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11-07-2005, 02:15 PM
11/7/05..."The American Experience: Victory in the Pacific"- Examines the battle for Okinawa

9:00 PM EST (Check your local listings)

11-07-2005, 03:54 PM
Thanks for the heads up JD.

han freak solo
11-07-2005, 04:53 PM

11-07-2005, 05:09 PM
"The American Experience" is top notch stuff. PBS walks all over the competition as far as quality and accuracy is concerned. My VCR is set!

11-07-2005, 05:17 PM
Ack! I have to tape Medium for my woman at 9. Aw man!

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif "Ha-ha... Beirut's a woosy."

11-07-2005, 05:43 PM
And at 8 pm ET on History Channel, Canada is "The Bomber Boys, the Fighting Lancaster"

"During the darkest days of the Second World War, teenagers from around the world came together to learn how to fly, fight and die in the skies over Europe. Using a unique blend of living history elements, CGI, first-person interviews and never-before-seen W.W.II footage, this dramatic four-part documentary series, follows a new generation of "Bomber Boys" as they train to become a Lancaster Bomber crew. All are descendants of British, Australian, American and Canadian airmen, and while these new recruits struggle to come to terms with 1940s discipline and values - we hear the harrowing anecdotes of the "real" Bomber Boys - the veterans who flew into the night skies over Occupied Europe to fight in some of the most critical battles of the war. As the two groups come together, a special bond emerges and a bridge is built between the generations."

11-07-2005, 06:56 PM
Thanks jds1978 ... 9:00 West Coast too! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Check out their site ...

11-07-2005, 07:02 PM
I'm watching it now. Lots of good footage. And whoever said it, PBS "The American Experience" series are the best US docs on TV.

11-07-2005, 09:16 PM
Originally posted by BigA21:
Thanks for the heads up JD.

Ditto that. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

11-07-2005, 09:24 PM
Originally posted by SkyChimp:
I'm watching it now. Lots of good footage. And whoever said it, PBS "The American Experience" series are the best US docs on TV.

Ive heard they had some good stuff on there about ww2. pitty i dont get to watch PBS much.

11-08-2005, 03:49 AM
Got to watch it after all. Very, very good stuff. Great footage!

11-08-2005, 08:09 PM
Boy that was good. It really showed a dark side of the conflict that I remember my Uncles emulating and I not understanding. The clash of two great cultures. AE has a way of making one feel 'there'.

Besides the awesome footage ... the insight into Operation Olympic was so very detailed. I remember my Dad talking about it. His LST had been refitted from ETO for the invasion of Kyushu. He was rounding the Horn when the war ended. He had thought he was very lucky to have survived four years of combat, but did not think he or his shipmates would make it through that. I would have to agree.

He made it to 84! I'll miss him very much this Friday.