This program investigates a fantastic WWII tale of jungle ambushes, extreme engineering, blow darts defenses, and enemy headhunting. In 1945, an American B24 bomber is shot down over Japanese -- controlled Borneo. The airmen bail out and survive, only to find themselves isolated and lost in the impenetrable jungle. Briefed to fear the "savage" Dayak inhabitants, the Americans are instead taken in by these tribes and become witness to a compassionate, resourceful people who shatter stereotypes, protect them from the Japanese, and eventually deliver them safely into the hands of an eccentric British Major who orchestrates their rescue by building a bamboo runway deep in the Borneo interior.
JFK: One PM Central Standard TimeBones of the BuddhaUltimate TutCaveman Cold CaseDeath on the RailroadBugging Hitler’s SoldiersThe Man Who Saved the World: Full EpisodeThe World's Biggest BombChina's Terracotta WarriorsLost in the AmazonLost Ships of RomeSlave Ship MutinyThe Silver PharaohChurchill's Deadly DecisionJapanese SuperSubMumbai MassacreThe Airmen and the HeadhuntersMichelangelo RevealedKiller FluBlackbeard's Lost Ship
Saturday, January 4th and Sunday, January 5th
The Essex Resort & Spa and Essex Cinemas
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