For reasons unknown, Jared Lipworth has decided to dedicate this year’s Secrets of the Dead to little-known WWII anecdotes. The series’ first three episodes dealt with Japanese Super Subs in the Pacific, Churchill’s deadly decision to bomb the French Navy and the Battle at Stalingrad.
Each of the the three episodes honed in on recently released data, documents and artifacts and the historians/experts that found and studied them. As is the norm with the series, each episode moves quickly and never drags. Using archived footage and detailed analyses it’s as informative and effective as any history program out there.
This site’s feelings on the show are well-documented, so suffice it to say, it’s worth watching. Having watched every season since 2007, this season seems to be the most well put-together. Check out your local PBS station and tune in. This week’s episode Airmen and Headhunters airs this Thursday and details a WWII survivor’s tale of lost US soldiers. As always, all past episodes are available on-line and are available for purchase.
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