Veterans Day 2016 marathon

Watch Veterans Day 2016 Marathon ‘Vietnam In HD,’ ‘The Warfighters’ ‘Hunting Hitler,’ And ‘Third Reich: The Rise, The Fall’ On TV, Apps, Or Online

It’s Veterans Day 2016 and the History Channel is honoring vets with a two-day TV marathon. The first show included in the marathon to air on Veterans Day is Vietnam in HD and begins at 10 a.m. ET. Vietnam in HD is a six-hour series that was produced after the Emmy-Award winning series WWII in HD. Following Vietnam in HD is the new series The Warfighters beginning at 4 pm. ET. The Warfighters airs until 4:02 a.m. ET, Saturday. The Veterans Day 2016 marathon picks up at 10 a.m. with the full eight episodes of Season 1 Hunting Hitler. At 6 p.m. ET, Third Reich: The Rise airs, followed by Third Reich: The Fall at 8 p.m. ET. The Season 1 Hunting Hitler, Veterans Day marathon airs before the Season 2 premiere date on Nov. 15, 2016. Veterans Day is celebrated on Nov. 11 each year and is a time to honor and remember all those who served in the United States Armed Forces. You may watch the Veterans Day marathon on the History Channel, through mobile apps or online. You may also watch videos in the video player above.

Vietnam in HD is a six-hour series narrated by Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and uses a cast of well-known actors to provide voices to Vietnam veterans’ stories. Unlike other documentaries and series that focus on Vietnam, Vietnam in HD uses rare, and never-before-seen videos and photos shot by soldiers during action. It is a sobering start to the Veterans Day 2016 marathon. Thirteen veterans share their stories and first-hand accounts. While famous actors provide voice overs for the vets’ stories, the Vietnam veterans also appear.

The voice cast of Vietnam in HD is as follows: Adrian Grenier as the voice of Barry Romo, Edward Burns as the voice of Joe Galloway, Kevin Connolly as the voice of Keith Connolly, Blair Underwood as the voice of Charles Brown, Tempestt Bledsoe as the voice of Elizabeth Allen, Jerry Ferrara as the voice of Raymond Torres, Zachary Levi as the voice of Karl Marlantes, James Marsden as the voice of Arthur Wiknik, Jennifer Love Hewitt as the voice of Anne Purcell, Glenn Howerton as the voice of Donald DeVore, as the voice of Armie Hammer as Gary Benedetti, Dylan McDermott as the voice of Jim Anderson and Dean Cain as the voice of Bob Clewall.

The Vietnam War lasted from approximately 1954 until 1975. The live footage captured during combat combined with the veterans personal stories makes Vietnam in HD one of the most compelling war documentaries. For those who want to honor and remember Vietnam veterans on Veterans Day 2016, Vietnam in HD is the perfect introduction to their stories. You may watch Vietnam in HD in the videos above.

The History Channel follows Vietnam In HD with its new series The Warfighters. The Veterans Day 2016 marathon begins at 4 p.m. with previously aired episodes of the Warfighters, and at 8 p.m. ET, begins airing four new episodes. Season 1 Episode 7 is “Ambush of April 7th.” The episode takes an inside look at the events of Feb. 7, 2004, when United States Marines were ambushed near Fallujah, Iraq. The next episode to air is Episode 8, “A Warrior’s Battle: The Story of Rob Guzzo.” Episode 8 focuses on an issue of extreme importance to veterans and their families: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Rob Guzzo is a Navy Seal who developed PTSD following combat in Iraq.

At 10 p.m. ET, the History Channel airs Season 1, Episode 9. “The Green Berets of 7115” takes a look at a U.S. Special Forces unit the Taliban ambushed in Afghanistan. The episode chronicles their fight for survival. The last, new episode included in the Veterans Day 2016 Warfighters marathon is Episode 10,Objective Breton.” The TV episode examines a 2009 jihadist attack in Afghanistan orchestrated by U.S. soldiers. The Warfighters executive producer Peter Berg and Special Forces Green Beret veteran Bert Kuntz, will host the four, new back-to-back episodes as part of the Veterans Day 2016 marathon.

Berg released a statement about his involvement with The Warfighters.

“We can never do enough to pay tribute to our vets and military servicemen. I’m incredibly happy that HISTORY continues honoring these great men and women with The Warfighters. This series is special to me because we get to make it with veterans.”

You may see photos from The Warfighters below. Watch the video below for a preview of the Veterans Day 2016 marathon.

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[Image by HISTORY/used with permission] The Warfighters Veterans Day marathon

[Image by HISTORY/used with permission]Scenes from 'The Warfighters"

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On Sat., Nov. 12, 2016, at 10 a.m. ET, the Veterans Day marathon continues on the History Channel with the complete first Season of Hunting Hitler. The episodes are as follows: Episode 1 “The Hunt Begins,” Episode 2 “Secret Nazi Lair,” Episode 3 “Escape From Berlin,” Episode 4 “The Tunnel,” Episode 5 “Ratlines,” Episode 6 “Hitler’s Safehouse,” Episode 7 “Friends in High Places,” and Episode 8 “Hitler’s Plane.” Hunting Hitler is based on the premise “What if Adolf Hitler survived and escaped World War II.” The show has become extremely popular, and Season 2 is set to premiere on Nov. 15, 2016, at 10 p.m., ET. The Veterans Day marathon is a great way to catch up on Season 1 before the premiere date. You may watch a video playlist about Hunting Hitler Season 1 below.

Though to some the idea of Hitler escaping Germany after WWII is the conjecture of conspiracy theorists, many people believe it is true. Because Hitler’s remains were not in-tact or disposed of in a manner where they could be properly identified, there will always be people who believe Hitler escaped. During this Veterans Day marathon, we remember those who fought, sacrificed and perished in Vietnam, as well as those who fought in WWII. The Warfighters looks at the struggle faced by soldiers who endured combat in some of history’s most recent battles. Did you know that Veterans Day is observed on November 11, because during World War I, there was an armistice between the Allied Forces and Germany? The armistice went into effect on Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. That makes it the 11th hour, of the 11th month at 11 a.m. Veterans Day is celebrated around the world in allied nations that fought against Germany and the Central Powers during World War I. It is also known as Armistice Day. The U.S. Declared Veterans Day a national holiday in 1938. Watch a video below discussing Veterans Day history.

The Veterans Day marathon continues with two, back-to-back episodes of Third Reich: The Rise, that airs on Sat. at 6 p.m. ET, followed by Third Reich: The Fall at 8 p.m. ET. You can watch many of these series on the History Channel by visiting the links. Some require signup and you will need to enter details regarding your cable or satellite account. You may also watch the History Channel live, streaming online in a variety of ways. You might find the simplest way is to download the mobile app for your cable or satellite television provider. Once you download your provider’s app, you can watch the History Channel’s live streaming coverage. Many apps also allow you to watch on-demand programs, such as the History Channel’s Nostradamus: Election 2016 video that prophesied the election of Donald Trump.

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