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Bird of War, Lincoln Oath and War Spoils of a Peace Chief
We investigate WWII era patches with an evocative symbol of a bird dropping a bomb.
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- Civil War Derringers, KKK Records & Motown’s Bottom Line In this episode, Wes tracks down the original owner of a pair of Civil War pistols.
- Mysteries from the Wild West The History Detectives investigate four stories from the American West.
- Dylan Goes Electric, Beatles Autograph & Frank Zappa Collage An all rock-and-roll episode featuring stories on Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Frank Zappa.
- Colored Heroes, Valley Forge Map and a Transistor Radio U.S. Senator Charles Schumer helps Tukufu track down the true story behind a WWI poster.
- Vietnam Diary, Bootlegger’s Notebook and a Hollywood Ledger Wes searches for the family of a fallen North Vietnamese soldier.
- Bill of Sale, Cobb Powder Horn and the Star Spangled Banner Eduardo investigates the story behind a Bill of Sale for a 17-year old “negro girl".
Explore More Video: Web Exclusives
- Web Extra: Wes on Fakes History Detectives host Wes Cowan talks about fakes.
- Preview: disputed picture frame, German toy soldiers Premieres Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
- Web Extra: Frank Zappa Watch this clip to see examples of Frank Zappa's artwork.
- Web Extra: Jamerson Jam Watch this extended version of the Funk Brothers jam session.
- Preview: Civil War pistols, K.K.K records Airs Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Check your local listings.
- Web Extra: Empire State Building Plane Crash, Eyewitness Eyewitness, Gloria Pall recounts the day a B-25 flew into the Empire State Building.