Wartime Crime

Wartime Crime

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While the battlefields of World War II were a stage for remarkable acts of heroism, strategic cunning and horrific atrocities, conditions on the home front seemed more stable. Yet from bombed-out London to occupied France and even Nazi Germany itself, the war enabled one thing to flourish - crime.
While the battlefields of World War II were a stage for remarkable acts of heroism, strategic cunning and horrific atrocities, conditions on the home front seemed more stable. Yet from bombed-out London to occupied France and even Nazi Germany itself, the war enabled one thing to flourish - crime.

Season 1 (6 episodes)

  • 1. The Demon Doctor

    Original air date: 10/18/2017 Runtime: 43:34 min.

    Original air date: 10/18/2017 Runtime: 43:34 min. Known for his dubious medical practices and shady financial deals, the Nazi occupation liberated Dr. Marcel Petio's murderous instincts, enabling him to embark on a shocking killing spree.

  • 2. The Godfather of London

    Original air date: 10/25/2017 Runtime: 43:34 min.

    Original air date: 10/25/2017 Runtime: 43:34 min. Billy Hill was the most powerful Kingpin in Britain's post-war underworld, but the secret behind Hill's empire is little known.

  • 3. The Nazi Jewel Heist

    Original air date: 11/01/2017 Runtime: 43:34 min.

    Original air date: 11/01/2017 Runtime: 43:34 min. When the US military takes over the German Kronberg Castle in 1945, a scandalous affair between a US Army Captain and Air Force Officer ensues, resulting in one of the most elaborate treasure heists of all time.

  • 4. The Zoot Suit Riots

    Original air date: 11/08/2017 Runtime: 43:34 min.

    Original air date: 11/08/2017 Runtime: 43:34 min. In pre-war America street gangs were on the rise. California media stirred up panic about young Mexicans and Latinos. When WWII began, racial tensions increased, and they were quickly portrayed as a significant threat, leading to a racial boiling point.

  • 5. The Blackout Killers

    Original air date: 11/15/2017 Runtime: 43:37 min.

    Original air date: 11/15/2017 Runtime: 43:37 min. In Nazi Germany and Britain, the blackouts were a necessity for defending lives and property from enemy bombing but proved a useful tool for predatory criminals, allowing two serial killers who used the absolute darkness to prey upon victims.

  • 6. The Sicilian Connection

    Original air date: 11/22/2017 Runtime: 43:34 min.

    Original air date: 11/22/2017 Runtime: 43:34 min. Incensed by their treatment under Mussolini's regime and anxious to re-establish their European criminal network, Mafiosi including incarcerated kingpin Charles "Lucky" Luciano offered their full support to American intelligence officers.