The Marines, including the newly christened 'Sledgehammer', continue the battle of Peleliu against an enemy determined to fight to the last man. Devastated by the loss of a revered leader, and witnessing unimaginable barbarity on both sides, Sledge veers to the very edge of moral collapse. Their objective finally secured, the Marines return to Pavuvu fundamentally changed by their experience on Peleliu.
1947 and the world is at the mercy of its leaders with Truman, Ho Chi Minh, Stalin and Mao Zedong each preparing to go to battle for ultimate power.
Having crushed the Protestants and thwarted Leto, Louis feels invincible. But his family and France are divided and Fabien is on the loose. What of the future? What will be his legacy? Louis summons the Dauphin in order to show him how to be a king.
Louis persuades Philippe to kill their father together so they can both have a clean slate. Fabien knows Louis has killed the prisoner and deduces the truth about the Man in the Iron Mask. He's had enough of Louis' cruelty, refuses his orders, and leaves Versailles for good.
Travel across Turkey, a land of ancient architecture, incredible landscapes, and a rich history of food.
Chosen by emperor Domitian himself, whose enthusiasm for chariot racing was legendary, Scorpus is now a member of one of the big four stables, called factions, who controlled chariot racing. At the age of 27, Scorpus has logged more than 2,000 victories, but he is also struck by the fate that many charioteers shared before him, and the greatest idol of his time dies in the sand of the race course. One year after Scorpus dead, Domitian, his patron and admirer, falls victim to an assassination.
From ancient innovations to revolutionary advances in science and technology, South Korea is a global powerhouse. Its influence on the world is incredible. From massive scale engineering projects to micro electronics, South Korea is a global leader. To celebrate great South Korean innovations, we're going to strip them away and imagine a world left reeling with the loss.
Despite the suffocating 115-degree heat and a lack of clean drinking water, Sledge, Leckie and the other Marines confront the highly-fortified enemy as they attempt to capture the Peleliu airfield. After seeing his comrades badly injured, Leckie himself is wounded and evacuated from the island. Sledge witnesses the shocking truth about what is sometimes required to survive and fight another day.
With the help of famous voices, we talk about the day of 9/11, before exploring how America came to terms with the tragedy and learnt to laugh again. Alternative title: The 2000s: A New Reality.
Travel back in time to late 18th-century France and follow the development of the French Revolution. What were the underlying causes for the revolution? What was the Reign of Terror? Who was Maximilien de Robespierre?
Finally enlisted as a marine, Sledge trains for combat at Camp Elliott. The 1st Marine Division lands at Cape Gloucester on the Japanese-held island of New Britain. As Leckie and the other marines battle the Japanese, they quickly realise that the more ominous enemy is the smothering jungle itself. Having survived Gloucester and being stationed on the godforsaken island of Pavuvu, Leckie begins displaying the physical and mental effects of combat and is sent to a naval hospital on nearby Banika for psychiatric observation.
Using state-of-the-art transfer techniques to turn recently declassified images into vivid, jaw-dropping footage, The Bomb tells a powerful story of the most destructive invention in human history.The Bomb tells the epic story of a device that has shaped humanity and redefined our existence on this planet.
The Bomb tells the epic story of a device that has shaped humanity and redefined our existence on this planet. For 70 years, the world has been terrified - yet also comforted - by the atomic bomb. The number of human deaths from war had risen precipitously higher throughout history, until August 1945. From that moment - when the atomic bomb made its appearance on the world stage - the number of deaths from war have dropped enormously.
Archaeologists Tony Wilmott and Dan Garner lead us through three months of hard graft, excavating Britain's largest Roman amphitheatre in Chester, possibly built by Emperor Vespasian, the man who built the Colosseum in Rome. With the help of computer animation, they bring Chester's magnificent amphitheatre back to life.
In 1968, a group of discouraged female workers protest against Ford for equal and fair treatment in comparison with their male colleagues.
Alice visits Chester where she provides evidence to show it is Britain's most Roman town. In this episode she abseils down the city's Roman Walls; dons Roman costume to sample a banquet; visits a cafe's basement to see ancient remains; unveils the bloodthirsty entertainment available at the amphitheatre and uses CGI to show how the Roman city and Garrison would have looked.
Louis is plunged into an existential crisis. He and Philippe are haunted by the burning question: what to do with the prisoner? While Philippe wants to send him to the colonies, Louis knows there is only one option: to kill him. Meanwhile, the seeds of discord are growing on the streets of Paris.
Louis and Philippe visit the midwife who attended the birth of their secret brother, only to discover that their brother died young. So the burning question remains: who is the Man in the Iron Mask? Meanwhile, Fabien tracks down the fugitives, Sophie and Eleanor. Instead of killing them as the king ordered, his conscience and love for Sophie force him to let them go.
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