This four-part series deals with the mass migration of Germanic tribes at the very beginning of European history, while Ancient Rome raced towards inevitable collapse and a new political centre developed in Northwest Europe. This period, from the invasion of the Huns in 375 to the conquest of Italy by the Lombards in 568, is one of the most fascinating, significant and complex epochs in history.
The women have just arrived at Oxley Downs, it's late and everyone is tired. Station life revolves around the kitchen and cook Carolina gets cracking preparing her first 1860s meal, over an open fire.
Ritz tells of the legendary rise and the subsequent fall of Swiss farmer boy Cesar Ritz, the most sought-after hotel manager of his time. Born in 1850, the youngest of 15 children, Cesar Ritz always stood out as the most creative child in his family. Moving to Paris when he was 17, Ritz worked in a variety of occupations; shoe polisher, errand boy and even a doorman in a brothel. Eventually he was hired as a waiter at one of the finest restaurants in Paris, where he rose quickly to a manager position.
Fantasies of power are inevitably violent, but the violence in comic books has no consequences. But what happens when the comic book meets real war? This documentary explores the journalistic, aesthetic and political implications of reporting the most violent and terrible of human experiences through "comix."
16 participants have been selected out of more than 5000 applicants to live the life of a squatter, his family, domestic servants and station workers. We meet our adventurous participants as they set off to undertake training in their new life. They learn how to manage stock, use the tools of the time and grow food to survive, all without the help of present-day technology.
This documentary looks at the amazing transformation of a holy man from Turkey into the world-wide symbol of Christmas and the image of Santa Claus.
Elderly survivor and son return to Buchenwald
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Each year, on April 11, the anniversary of their liberation from Buchenwald Concentration Camp, a group of seventy- and eightysomething men, hold a ball that celebrates life and is a testament to their determination to survive.
In just a few months, World War II would be over in Europe, yet for millions of Europeans, December 1944 was still a time of intense hardship and uncertainty. For many, peace seemed further away than ever, suffering widespread, despair rampant. Christmas is a time of peace and love. But never was the message of 'Peace on Earth' invoked more hope than at Christmas time 1944. This program looks at moments of hope and despair that were occurring all over Europe during this time.
Tito's Ghosts is a documentary that reveals how support for Marshall Tito is alive and well in the former Yugoslavia, 25 years after the Communist dictator's death.
What really happened to Subhas Chandra Bose? He was worshipped by millions for his lifelong campaign to see India claim its independence from Britain. He networked with powerful figures, including Gandhi, Hitler and the Japanese government, spending his life travelling between India, Germany, Austria and Japan. In early 1945, Bose, aligned with Japan, mounted an attack on the British. But when information about their planned attack was leaked, Bose's forces were left with no choice but to surrender. Three days after the defeat, Bose escaped on a flight to the Soviet Union. However, the flight never arrived at its destination - the plane crashed, and Bose was announced dead. News of Bose's death was broadcast around the world, though in 2006 an Indian Judicial Commission concluded that the crash never happened.
Rediscovering the buried treasures of the ancient world. What did these legendary places really look like, who lived in them, and why did they vanish?
This week, Robert the Bruce, aided by Scotland's bishops, harnesses the power of Scottish patriotism to win full-blown independence and freedom from external interference.
Over the emotional objections of Abigail, John Adams and his son endure turbulent seas and an encounter with the British Navy to join Ben Franklin on a diplomatic mission to Paris. But Ben cannot restrain John's abrasive personality which is even less well suited to Paris than Philadelphia.
Sheds light on an area of Jesus' life where little is known, but would have played a crucial element in his life; his family. It is hard to believe that Jesus was a single child of a nuclear family - Mary and Joseph at a time, 2000 years ago, when the extended family, not the nuclear family was the norm. Using historical, archaeological and biblical evidence, The Real Family of Jesus presents genealogist, Tony Burroughs' evidence that suggests Jesus was a member of a large extended family.
Between 1961 and 1973, American warplanes flew more than a million missions over Vietnam. More than eight and a half thousand American aircraft were lost during the conflict. By the end of the war, around 1300 pilots would be declared 'missing in action', a military expression that many families were hearing for the first time. This is the story of the ongoing search for Major Herman Knapp and Lieutenant David Austin, two of those men who went missing in action, flying a dangerous mission over North Vietnam in the spring of 1967.
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