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Sworn to Secrecy
In Sworn to Secrecy, secrets are divulged and stories of espionage, conspiracy, murder, sabotage and greed are uncovered in this epic historical documentary series.
German Intelligence in WWII
They were the top spymasters in the Third Reich, two rivals sworn to secrecy. With thousands of agents at their command, they were entrusted with Germany's most sensitive intelligence operations
The Ultra Enigma
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.
Women Spies in World War II
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.
Weapons of the Shadow War
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.
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 Battle of the Atlantic
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
Sitzkrieg: The Phony War
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.
The Battle of Britain
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.
Tools of Deception
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.
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?
Secret Weapons of the Third Reich
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.
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.
The French Resistance
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.
The Invasion of Panama
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 Gulf War: Steel Rain
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.
The Gulf War: Secrets in the Sand
The 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, the hunt for mobile scud missile launches.
Spies in the Sky
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.
Korea: Behind the Bamboo Curtain
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.
Cold War: The Strangelove Factor
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".
Korea: Stalin's Secret Air War
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.
Vietnam: Alpha Strike
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.
Vietnam: Hidden in Plain Sight
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.
WWI: Germany's Secret Gambles
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.
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,
Vietnam: Special Operations
As regular American units fought under rules of engagement imposed by their political leaders, unconventional Special Forces fought classified battles, often "across the fence."
Shadows of the Six Day War
It was a battle no one really wanted, and a victory far greater than anyone expected. Israel, outnumbered and outgunned, fought the Six Day War on the field of espionage...
The Kremlin operatives who were loyal to one man, a paranoid dictator who spied as intensely on his Allies as he did on his enemies. Features interviews with former NKVD intelligence officers.
The story of the formation of the Office of Strategic Services, the predecessor to the CIA. From the recruitment and training of secret agents to undercover missions, OSS agents played an role in WWII
Breaking the Japanese Code
The story of America's code-breaking efforts against seemingly impenetrable secret Japanese military and diplomatic communications. The heroic struggle of Army code-breakers.
A close look at the deadliest of secret weapons - chemical and biological agents. From mustard gas artillery shells used along the trenches in WWI to the U.S. gas stockpiles in the Pacific during WWII
The Holocaust Secret
An examination of one of the burning questions of WWII: How did the Nazi's hide their atrocities and what did the Allies know as the "final solution" was implemented across Europe?
From his "grand deception" against Stalin to his spy operations in America, Hitler shared many secrets with his intelligence masters. An examination of Hitler and the betrayal of his chief spymaster.
The Hunt for Atomic Secrets
The all-important race to develop an atomic bomb led to some of the most daring Russian spy operations in the United States. Exclusive interviews with Russian agents detail the inside story.
Details the American President's behind the scenes use of political and military intelligence operatives. From O.S.S. chief William Donovan to the wily Switzerland-based Allen Dulles.
Japan: The Invasion That Never Was
The secret US plan for the invasion of Japan was shrouded in secrecy. It was anticipated to be the most horrific battle of the war with hundreds of thousands of casualties.
In a constant war of survival, the state of Israel commissioned super sleuths for military intelligence, kidnappings, assassinations and hostage rescues.
Cold War: Inside the CIA
An inside perspective on the CIA agency and its secret missions throughout the Cold War. From revolutionary coups and election rigging to embassy spying.
Cold War: Inside the K.G.B.
Untold stories behind the headlines in the unseen cold war battles between Western intelligence agencies and the KGB. Features exclusive interviews and new revelations about the KGB's missions and tac
British Secret Intelligence in WWII
They were the English spies before "James Bond." They operated in the shadows with innocuous names like the Special Operations Executive, MI-5 and MI-6, but their missions were deadly serious.
The Wizard War
Secrets from the electronic battlefield. From the "Battle of the Beams" in WWII, to the evolution of weapons guidance and the blinding effects of electronic jamming.
From rubber tanks and camouflage to booby traps and tactical manoeuvers of deception, the role "trickery" plays on the modern battlefield.
An examination of the secret deployment of modern aircraft designed to spy from the sky. From remotely piloted vehicles on today's battlefield to the venerable U-2 and the SR-71, spy planes have long
The roots of China's conflict with Taiwan go back to WWII. While the Allied and Axis powers battled for control of Europe, Chiang Kai-Shek and his US-backed State Police fought a bloody secret war.
An inside look at the man who, more than any of his contemporaries, embraced secret intelligence operations, deception and code-breaking as viable instruments of modern war.
Behind the Nazi war machine was a well-crafted secret propaganda campaign aimed at Germans and foreigners. From newsreels and newspapers to well choreographed spectacles,
The Balkans Tinderbox
A look at the secret forces behind the strife throughout the Balkan States. From a single gunshot in Sarajevo that started WWI to the Nazi occupation in WWII, to "ethnic cleansing" and the Kosovo war.
Prisoners of War, Part One - The Barbed Wire Front
Examines the treatment of prisoners of war early in the 20th century. From capture to interrogation and internment, the fate of thousands of WWI prisoners was determined by their captors.
Prisoners of War, Part Two - Battle for the Mind
Examines the treatment of prisoners of war on both sides during WWII. From interrogation to housing to repatriation, civilian and military POWs were often used as pawns between warring nations.
Prisoners of War, Part Three - Code of Conduct
From brainwashing in Korea to courageous acts of heroism in Vietnam and the Gulf War, a unique examination of POWs, their families, and their secrets.
The Cambridge Five
Five disillusioned young men studying at Cambridge University in the 1930's that were secretly recruited by Soviet agents. They went on to become the most successful spies of the 20th century.
The soldiers who employ "Psy Ops" use every means available to destroy the will of the enemy to resist. The secret tools and techniques of wartime "persuasion."
Secret Submarines in WWII
From silent one-man midget subs to U-boats on secret missions, both sides used secret submersibles of all shapes and sizes to conduct clandestine warfare in the war.
Japanese tradition made him a god, but Japanese law made him Commander in Chief of the Japanese Armed Forces. Never tried for war crimes or even interrogated, Hirohito was an enigmatic figure.
Vietnam: Johnson's Battleground
The war behind the war in Vietnam – the critical struggle over public opinion. Secret Vietnamese strategies were designed to sabotage American morale.
Hitler's Last Days
Secret Nazi attempts to turn the tide of war as Berlin crumbled. Joseph Goebbel's diaries provide a fresh understanding of life inside Hitler's bunker in the final days of the Reich.
Cold War: Eisenhower's Operatives
The Supreme Allied Commander of World War Two relied on the covert arm of the CIA to an unprecedented scale during his presidency. Eisenhower unleashed his operatives like no other U.S. leader.
Cold War: The Kennedy Years
This youngest of American presidents took over in the most tense period of the Cold War. Stories about the front lines of CIA operations in Cuba and the espionage capital of Berlin.
Cold War: Nixon's Secrets
The story behind Richard Nixon's resounding triumphs and crushing defeats. Included are his stinging investigation of alleged Communist Alger Hiss, the covert missions carried out during his time.
Cold War: Khrushchev's Regime
Although he tried to distance himself from Stalin's ruthless regime, Khrushchev brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. A look at the Cuban Missile Crisis from the Soviet point of view.
The Gulf War: Architects of Desert Storm
The top-secret planning behind the Coalition's victory over Iraq. How CIA director, George Bush, Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell analyzed the strategy for the Persian Gulf.
Cold War: Cuba's Communist Revolution
From CIA assassination attempts foiled by Cuban Intelligence agents to Castro's secret pacts with the Soviets and his survival after the Cold War, a look at one of the most enduring revolutionaries.
An inside look at fascist Italy. Starting with Mussolini's rise to power, the unknown stories of the shadowy figures who protected "Il Duce" and the tenuous Axis relationship with Nazi Germany.
Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh's Revolution
The secrets behind Ho Chi Minh's control of Vietnam and his ability to force the Japanese, the French and the Americans out of his country during his three decade reign.
Cold War: Brezhnev's Kremlin
Before Leonid Brezhnev signed nuclear arms reduction agreements with the West, he led the Soviets into one conflict after another.
Gulf War: Iraq's Secrets
Saddam Hussein used cunning and deception to befriend the West. Then he turned his back. He has risked everything to secretly develop his weapons of mass destruction.
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