Who Do You Think You Are traces the family trees of well known celebrities. This glimpse into the personal lives of celebrities will also unearth interesting elements of American history. Tonight Sarah Jessica Parker journey to discover her family tree takes her to Northern California and Salem Massachusetts.
Just what is the truth behind the Bermuda Triangle? Some believe alien forces or supernatural powers, are involved, others offer more down to earth but still shocking and challenging theories. Tonight we put each theory to the test in a bid to uncover the secrets of the triangle.
Time Team America digs for the remains of the first American town founded by former slaves.
From a population of just over 4 million, 324,000 Australian men served overseas in World War I. Some 61,700 never came home. Australia suffered the highest casualty rate in the British Empire forces - every one of them was a volunteer. There are so many World War I memorials in Australia that it is easy to stop seeing them. They have become so much a part of the landscape that you can walk past them without registering what they are, or stopping to think why they were originally erected. It is only when you start looking for them that you realise the scale of this act of commemoration.
As the Queen's daughter travelled from Buckingham Palace along the Mall, she was attacked by a gunman who fired six shots at her vehicle. Several passers-by, her chauffeur, and a policeman were all seriously wounded as the gunman was eventually arrested by police reinforcements.
The ancestors of the three Seabrook brothers killed at Passchendaele discuss the enduring impact of their deaths on the Australian family.
A band of determined volunteers and the man who found the legendary Hood and the Bismarck, have pulled off an astounding coup: they've convinced the Australian government to award them $5 million to solve one of the world's most enduring - and tragic - naval mysteries. Hunt For HMAS Sydney is far more than an expedition to find the rusting remains of a once proud and powerful fighting ship. It is in answer to the growing calls of the nation to find the final resting place of the 645 men who died in defence of their country. At the helm of a sophisticated survey vessel crammed with the latest deep-water detection technology and crewed by the best international team of operators that money can buy, is David Mearns. Originally from the US and now resident in the UK, Mearns is one of the world's leading deep-water wreck hunters. For more than five years, the hunt to uncover clues and evidence has taken Mearns and his allies on an international journey to reveal an astonishing story, spanning more than half a century. As the survey vessel sets sail, our story backtracks to November 19, 1941. The Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney - the pride of the Australian fleet - is en-route for the port of Fremantle after escorting a troopship bound for Singapore. What begins as an inspection of a suspicious merchantman, quickly escalates into a ferocious, all-out battle for survival as the cruiser is locked in a deadly duel with a wolf in disguise: the German raider Kormoran. What is known about the battle itself is solely based on the accounts of German survivors. After the battle, the badly damaged and burning Sydney disappears over the horizon to become a glow in the late evening sky. Kormoran is also crippled. With her engines out of action, Commander Theodor Detmers orders her to be scuttled. Sydney's last resting place, the details of her battle with Kormoran and the circumstances surrounding the whole affair have long been the centre of heated controversy.
On April 25, 1915, British Empire and French troops launched an audacious attempt to capture the Ottoman capital of Constantinople and secure a sea route to Russia. Landing on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula, the offensive would prove to be catastrophic with the loss of more than half a million lives. In the waters that surround the Gallipoli peninsula lie a staggering array of shipwrecks and sunken relics that tell the little known story of the courageous and pivotal role played by the Allied Navy.
Australian identities recount stories handed down to them by family members who served in the Pacific battle. Stories by Erika Heynatz, Peter Cosgrove, Brett Kirk, Laura Dundovic, Kate Fitzpatrick and Damien Richardson.
Australia joined the Vietnam War in 1962 to support the United States and the South Vietnamese in their fight against communism. During the next ten years some 50,000 Australian servicemen and women served in this controversial war. Forty-three were Army nurses. This is the untold stories of six Australian Army nurses who served at Vung Tau, the only Australian field hospital in a war zone.
The History Channel recalls the inspirational stories of our Australian Victoria Cross heroes, commemorated in rest stops along the Remembrance Driveway route between Sydney and Canberra. Taking the journey - and the individual stories represented in these highway areas - as a starting point we explore themes of courage, duty and sacrifice. We talk to military historians and, most significantly, to Australia's two surviving VC winners from World War II and the Vietnam conflict.
The incredible true story of an Australian World War I submarine, lost in the Dardanelles for nearly 100 years, is told with dramatic re-enactment accompanied by modern day footage of a daring rescue expedition to save it from the murky depths.
The Wolf's Lair or Wolfsschanze was closely guarded, but Hitler was almost killed by the bomb ignited by Stauffenberg on 20 July 1944.
On January 24, 1848, James Marshall found gold near the fork of the American and Sacramento Rivers, and unleashed a massive migration from around the world to what had been a forgotten backwater. With head-spinning speed, these gold-seekers created one of the most extraordinary societies in history - hard-driving, overwhelmingly male, often brutal.
This two-part documentary tells the story of the brutal World War II campaign fought between Australia and Japan in the green hell of the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Told from both the Japanese and Australian perspectives the series also explores the impact of the decisions of high command on the soldiers at the front line.
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