Airs Wednesday, May 1st at 9:00pm on WTVP-HD 47.1.
Spied upon by MI19 in a bugging operation of unprecedented scale and cunning,
4,000 German POWís revealed their inner thoughts about the Third Reich and let slip military
secrets that helped the Allies win WWII. Based on groundbreaking research conducted by a German
historian, Secrets of the Dead: Bugging Hitlerís Soldiers
tells the story of how those conversations were recorded and how they can now reveal, in more
shocking detail than ever before, the hearts and minds of the German fighter. The film airs
Wednesday, May 1 from 9-10 p.m. on WTVP-HD 47.1.
In total, more than 100,000 hours of these secret recordings were made. Only now have
they all been declassified, researched and cross referenced. They represent a startling new body of
evidence with which to revisit events of the war and they show the political divisions between those
top generals who supported the Nazi ideology and those that did not. They also demonstrate the
complicity of the rank-and-file soldiers in taking part in Nazi war crimes. Now, 60 years later the
chilling and totally uncensored thoughts of the Nazi elite will be heard. 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. Hearing these shocking
conversations will be like taking a time machine back into psyche of Hitlerís Germany.
For further information contact Linda Miller, WTVP Vice President of
at (309) 495-0591 or firstname.lastname@example.org