SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

SECRETS OF THE DEAD: Bugging Hitler's Soldiers

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 10:00pm

Re-enactment. MS Listeners working at desks.

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Learn how the bugging of German POWs in England helped the Allies win WWII. 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. Bugging Hitler's Soldiers, airing Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10 p.m. on WXXI-TV, 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. 

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