Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (1998)

Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (1998)

Year: 1998

Duration: 53 min

Genres: Documentary, War

Stars: Charlton Heston, Thomas B. Allen, Paul Beaver

Based on information derived from formerly classified documents and messages, coupled with interviews with experts, authors and eyewitnesses from all over the world, SECRET OF WAR is the ... See full summary »

IMDb: TT0250764

Rating: 7.4/10 from 90

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Prisoners of War: The Barbed Wire Front E-1. Prisoners of War: 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 c...
Season 1
Season 1
German Intelligence in WWII E1. German Intelligence in WWII
Nazi Commanders, Reinhard Heydrich and Wilhelm Canaris were the top two spymasters in the Third Reich; rivals who were masked in mystery and sworn to secrecy. But in the end, one m...
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The Ultra Enigma E2. The Ultra Enigma
Story of the Enigma Machine, the cracking of the Enigma codes and British disinformation campaigns.
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Women Spies in World War II E3. Women Spies in World War II
Women became unlikely heroes who fought behind enemy lines in every conflict of WWII. Female spies unearthed secrets, supported the French Resistance and destroyed the morale of th...
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Weapons of the Shadow War E4. Weapons of the Shadow War
They were the weapons of fantasy and of terror. Born of great desperation and used under the cover of darkness, special tools of spies and espionage agents delivered war to the hea...
Nazi Gold E5. Nazi Gold
Priceless art, personal assets and national treasuries was an extraordinary amount of loot, prized by Hitler as much as territory. Learn more about the Nazis and their heavily orga...
The Battle of the Atlantic E6. The Battle of the Atlantic
The Battle of 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. Learn more about...
Sitzkrieg: The Phony War E7. Sitzkrieg: The Phony War
Sworn to Secrecy examines the Sitzkrieg or "Phony War" of World War II. After Hitler's invasion of Poland, the Western Allies and Nazi Germany were technically at war. For seven mo...
The Battle of Britain E8. The Battle of Britain
June, 1940. England fights alone against aggressive brutal attacks. The Germans have yet to be stopped in their lightning plunge across Europe. The British are outnumbered, but the...
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Tools of Deception E9. Tools of Deception
Deception is a device used 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 his own do...
Rommel's Enigma E10. Rommel's Enigma
The Desert Fox outfoxed by the Ultra secret.
Secret Weapons of the Third Reich E11. Secret Weapons of the Third Reich
The Third Reich built weapon systems that were far beyond anything the Allies had or could have imagined in World War II. From operational jet planes to guided missiles and smart b...
D-Day Deceptions E12. D-Day Deceptions
As the future of Europe and the world hung in the balance, an intricate web of lies tied up German army divisions across Europe concealing the greatest assembly of men and machines...
The French Resistance E13. The French Resistance
Sworn to Secrecy examines the French Resistance. After Nazi Germany's invasion and capture of France, brave French citizens take it upon themselves to wage a guerrilla campaign aga...
The Invasion of Panama E14. The Invasion of Panama
Learn more about the classified mission to rescue an American hostage and the man hunt for a dictator that led to the boldest US military strike since Vietnam, the surprise invasio...
The Gulf War: Steel Rain E15. The Gulf War: Steel Rain
Uncover the best kept secrets of the air campaign in the Gulf War. From the classified spy plane missions to the clever use of deception, learn more about the controversial yet str...
The Gulf War: Secrets in the Sand E16. The Gulf War: Secrets in the Sand
From the German undercover agent who worked for Iraq, to the discreet role of the U-2 spy plane and the hunt for mobile scud missile launchers, discover the real stories of Secret ...
Spies in the Sky E17. Spies in the Sky
From primitive balloons to supersonic spy planes and amazingly sophisticated satellites, get an insider's look at the pioneers of aerial reconnaissance and the profound impact they...
Korea: Behind the Bamboo Curtain E18. Korea: Behind the Bamboo Curtain
Learn more about newly discovered documents that revealed Stalin's influence over China's Mao Tse Tung and Korea's Kim El Sung and the other hidden factors behind the first conflic...
Cold War: The Strangelove Factor E19. Cold War: The Strangelove Factor
Russian Nuclear Secrets of the Cold War.
Korea: Stalin's Secret Air War E20. Korea: Stalin's Secret Air War
Highly 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. Discover t...
Vietnam: Alpha Strike E21. Vietnam: Alpha Strike
During the Vietnam War, American pilots fought the enemy in the skies. But were these enemy pilots North Vietnamese? Or from another communist country? With exclusive interviews fr...
Vietnam: Hidden in Plain Sight E22. Vietnam: Hidden in Plain Sight
In Vietnam, the American Army was struggling to engage an elusive enemy. The Viet Cong would fight and then vanish through discreet tunnel systems in civilian territory. Learn abou...
WWI: Germany's Secret Gambles E23. WWI: Germany's Secret Gambles
As the armies of World War One struggled under an onslaught of terrifying weapons, the German government turned to covert operations, such as sabotage, biological weapons, and top ...
Super Guns E24. Super Guns
From Germany's Big Bertha in World War One to Iraq's top secret Project Babylon, secret cannons designed to hit their targets miles away, handheld rifles that packed the power of t...
Vietnam: Special Operations E25. Vietnam: Special Operations
As regular American units fought under rules of engagement enforced by their political leaders, unconventional Special Forces fought classified battles, often "across the fence". L...
Shadows of the Six Day War E26. Shadows of the Six Day War
The Six Day War was a battle no one really wanted, and a victory far greater than anyone expected. Israel, outnumbered and outgunned, fought on the field of espionage. Take an insi...
Stalin's Spies E27. Stalin's Spies
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 exclusive interviews with former NKV...
23 Apr 2014
The O.S.S. E28. The O.S.S.
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 pl...
Breaking the Japanese Code E29. 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, heade...
Bio-Chemical Weapons E30. Bio-Chemical Weapons
Get a closer look at chemical and biological agents, the deadliest of secret weapons. From mustard gas artillery shells used along the trenches in WWI to the U. S. gas stockpiles i...
The Holocaust Secret E31. 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?...
Hitler's Secrets E32. Hitler's Secrets
From his "grand deception" against Stalin to his spy operations in America, Adolf Hitler shared many secrets with his intelligence masters. An examination of Hitler and the eventua...
The Hunt for Atomic Secrets E33. 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 ins...
Roosevelt's Spymasters E34. Roosevelt's Spymasters
Go behind the scenes of FDR's use of political and military intelligence operatives. From O.S.S. chief William Donovan to the scheming Switzerland-based Allen Dulles, learn how Ame...
Japan: The Invasion That Never Was E35. 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. New rev...
16 May 2015
Israeli Intelligence E36. Israeli Intelligence
In a constant war of survival, the state of Israel commissioned super sleuths for military intelligence, kidnappings, assassinations and hostage rescues. From retributions against ...
Cold War: Inside the CIA E37. 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, the West employed the CIA ...
Cold War: Inside the K.G.B. E38. 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 KG...
British Secret Intelligence in WWII E39. 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 dea...
The Wizard War E40. 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, a look at the ...
Battlefield Deceptions E41. Battlefield Deceptions
From rubber tanks and camouflage to booby traps and tactical manoeuvers of deception, the role "trickery" plays on the modern battlefield.
Spy Planes E42. Spy Planes
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, s...
Mao's Secrets E43. Mao's Secrets
The roots of China's conflict with Taiwan go back to WWII. While the Allied and Axis powers battled for control of Europe, China's Chiang Kai-Shek and his US-backed State Police fo...
Churchill's Gambles E44. Churchill's Gambles
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.
Nazi Propaganda E45. Nazi Propaganda
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, Nazi prop...
The Balkans Tinderbox E46. 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"...
Prisoners of War, Part One - The Barbed Wire Front E47. Prisoners of War, Part One - The Barbed Wire Front
Whenever prisoners have been taken in wars, many different methods have been and will be used by the captors to elicit whatever truths or information they can obtain. Prisoners, ea...
Prisoners of War, Part Two - Battle for the Mind E48. 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 war...
Prisoners of War, Part Three - Code of Conduct E49. 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 E50. The Cambridge Five
They were five disillusioned young men studying at Cambridge University in the 1930's when they were secretly recruited by Soviet agents. They went on to become the most successful...
Psychological Warfare E51. Psychological Warfare
The soldiers who employ "Psy Ops" use every means available to destroy the will of the enemy to resist. This episode explores the secret tools and techniques of wartime "persuasion...
Secret Submarines in WWII E52. 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. An examination...
Hirohito's War E53. Hirohito's 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 enigm...
Vietnam: Johnson's Battleground E54. 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, while Lyndon Johnson's White ...
Hitler's Last Days E55. 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 Reic...
Cold War: Eisenhower's Operatives E56. 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. From his education on clandestine warfare from Wi...
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Cold War: The Kennedy Years E57. Cold War: The Kennedy Years
This youngest of American presidents took over in the most tense period of the Cold War. The stories from within the White House, on the front lines of CIA operations in Cuba and i...
24 Oct 2001
Cold War: Nixon's Secrets E58. 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 ...
Cold War: Khrushchev's Regime E59. 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 po...
The Gulf War: Architects of Desert Storm E60. The Gulf War: Architects of Desert Storm
The top-secret planning behind the Coalition's victory over Iraq. How former CIA director President George Bush, General Norman Schwarzkopf, General Colin Powell and others gathere...
Cold War: Cuba's Communist Revolution E61. 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 endurin...
Mussolini's Henchmen E62. Mussolini's Henchmen
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 ...
Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh's Revolution E63. 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.
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Cold War: Brezhnev's Kremlin E64. 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 - from Soviet involvement in Vietnam and its role ...
Gulf War: Iraq's Secrets E65. Gulf War: Iraq's Secrets
Saddam Hussein used cunning and deception to befriend the West, before turning his back. He has risked everything to secretly develop his weapons of mass destruction, including the...
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