For as long as there have been enemies there have been spies, stealing into unfriendly territory to uncover secrets for their own side. This comprehensive set looks back at some of the most powerful spy organizations in the world--from the OSS to the KGB--and investigates their tricks, tools, and top agents. SPIES features six complete episodes: "Piercing the Reich," "Spies Among Us," "Spy Technology," "Secret Superpower Aircraft," "Traitors Within," and "Echlelon."
SPIES - From Nathan Hale to Mata Hari to James Bond, the darkly glamorous world of spies and secret agents, whether real or fictional, heroic or criminal, continues to fascinate the public. Visit this clandestine world of double agents and counter-spies who risk their lives to uncover, steal and sell secrets ostensibly in the name of protecting their country.
The six programs contained in this 2-DVD set are:
PIERCING THE REICH: SPIES IN NAZI GERMANY--One of World War II's most thrilling sagas, learn every hidden detail of daring OSS heroes who penetrated the heart of history's most ferocious police state.
SPIES AMONG US--Archival footage, propaganda posters, period newsreel and radio broadcasts establish the oppressive sense of perpetual crisis that characterize the years of the Cold War.
SPY TECHNOLOGY--From seemingly innocuous drop boxes, rudimentary codes, tiny, high-tech bugging devices and all varieties of super-secret spy equipment, trace the evolution of the tools of espionage over the past century.
SECRET SUPERPOWER AIRCRAFT: SPY PLANES--Discover the unforgettable missions of the extraordinary spy planes and meet the pioneers who made it all possible.
TRAITORS WITHIN--Former KGB, CIA and FBI agents analyze six recent, high-profile cases where double agents compromised America's security.
ECHELON: THE MOST SECRETS SPY SYSTEM--The information sharing system developed by the U.S., England, Canada and others to get around the prohibitions on internal surveillance is revealed.