The extraordinary tale of some of the people, places and events that shaped Canada - stories of change makers and rule breakers, dreamers and visionaries, scientists and entrepreneurs who forged a nation in a vast and harsh land. With groundbreaking CGI and a cast of celebrity interviews that take us inside Canada's biggest stories, this series is truly a celebration of a nation that has transformed its differences into understanding and created an identity that is uniquely diverse. This episode, risk-taking inventors and entrepreneurs dream of uniting the country using the latest design and technology - and make their fortunes in the process. An extraordinary generation will revolutionise transportation, engineering and communications, making Canada the high-tech superstar of a newly wired world.
Verne Hopkins lived through the Vietnam War, as part of the 2nd Battalion Royal Australian Regiment 9th Platoon Charlie Company, but has just been a part of a hard-fought battle, here in Brisbane.
With the Qing Empire badly beaten by the British in the first Opium War, they are forced to make significant trade concessions, and the island of Hong Kong is ceded to the British. It's a critical turning point in the relations between the empires of China and Great Britain. The balance of power has shifted. The sun is setting on the Chinese Empire but the British now have an empire, where they proudly boast, the sun will never set.
Billy Thompson is now 64. He was born in 1950 in the town of Geraldton. Billy now lives in Beverley, a small town 140km east of Perth. He volunteered for the army in 1971 at the height of Vietnam.
The public supports Australia joining the Vietnam War - but not conscription - until the toll becomes apparent. Awareness grows about discrimination and the extent of everyday racism against Indigenous people, and about land rights. Gender inequality in the workforce and elsewhere also becomes an issue in the 1960s.
Archaeologists find extraordinary evidence of how the ancient Egyptians prepared for the afterlife and the disturbing lengths graverobbers went to.
For 13 days in 1962, the world held its breath as the first nuclear confrontation took place between the world's two superpowers. What was not revealed during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and is only now being fully disclosed, is that Khrushchev also had an ultra-secret naval plan, code-named Kama, by which he would covertly deploy seven (Golf Class) Soviet ballistic missile-carrying submarines to be permanently stationed at Mariel, Cuba. From there, the Soviets would be able to attack the US with their then-longest range (350 miles) nuclear missiles. For the first time, viewers will learn about this extraordinary story as we hear from Peter Huchthausen, a former ensign aboard the USS Blandy and the author of a new book on this subject, and former Soviet commanders of the submarines, among others.
The story of a group of astonishing, young working-class suffragettes who helped get the vote for women a century ago.
The Civil War, one of the most defining moments in American history, tore a nation apart, pitting North against South - brother against brother. Over the course of four years, more than 750,000 military and civilian lives were sacrificed to make the US a more perfect union, where the human rights of every person are guaranteed. With unprecedented access to government and private archives and using state-of-the-art technology, over 500 rare and compelling black and white photographs have been painstakingly colourised to illustrate the story of the Civil War in breathtaking detail. This episode examines the cultural and political tensions that ultimately explode into the most storied and bloodied war ever to be fought on US soil.
Numbed by grief after the assassination of her husband, Jackie crafts JFK's legacy, while Bobby becomes a champion of the dispossessed, and the family's next great political hope.
The Tower of Babel is one of the Bible's most iconic stories. But could it have been a real building? This extraordinary film uncovers the true Tower of Babel. And with testing from modern day engineers and top architectural CGI, it reveals how the epic Tower of Babel was built and what it really looked like.
Justus is delighted to become a 'soldier' defending Germany. He and a handful of other young boys are to hold a village street against the Americans. When the tanks arrive, all of Justus' hero fantasies are destroyed.
David Dimbleby investigates the importance of the sea to trade and to the individual livelihoods of coastal communities. He sails along the west coast of Scotland, starting at Craobh Haven and along the Crinan Canal, a waterway designed by East Lothian engineer John Rennie to take 120 miles off the journey from the west coast to Glasgow and safely avoid the turbulent waters around the Mull of Kintyre. He also climbs aboard the last working sea-going Clyde puffer, where he earns his keep shovelling coal in the steam room, and reflects on the role played by the river in both trade and shipbuilding.
A Ningher Canoe crafted by two Tasmanian Aboriginal canoe makers, is built and launched into the Derwent River. A story about journeys, relationships, healing and the struggle to regain control.
Celebrate the years since Warlpiri media changed the landscape of broadcasting for Indigenous communities, way back in August 1983.
Two hundred years ago, China is already the greatest economic and cultural empire in the world. Emperor Qianlong has been in power for over 50 years, ruling an empire that extends from the Himalayas to the Yellow Sea.
The government adopts the slogan "populate or perish" after World War II and immigration changes the face of Australia. This influx of labour, as well as the diversification of the economy, delivers increasing prosperity. National identity is embraced, but Indigenous people face racism and discrimination, and their children are removed, creating the stolen generations.
The extraordinary tale of some of the people, places and events that shaped Canada - stories of change makers and rule breakers, dreamers and visionaries, scientists and entrepreneurs who forged a nation in a vast and harsh land. With groundbreaking CGI and a cast of celebrity interviews that take us inside Canada's biggest stories, this series is truly a celebration of a nation that has transformed its differences into understanding and created an identity that is uniquely diverse. In this episode, the war of 1812 is Canada's War of Independence. As America nips at Canada's borders, unlikely alliances form to protect them. With the British Empire entrenched in a European war, a disparate group of Indigenous, French Canadian, Scottish, African Canadian and even ex-pat American fighters join together to fight for their new homeland.
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