Take a trip to landlord Prince Charles' 'model village' for a surprisingly entertaining look at town planning, sustainability and the monarchy.
As the Great Depression bites, jobs are lost, food is scarce and offal is back on the menu in the Ferrones' household in the 1930s.
Rob Bell boards the ship that kick started the age of polar exploration, Royal Research Ship Discovery. The world's first purpose-built scientific vessel, her bold journey to the most inhospitable continent on the planet, Antarctica, propelled Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton into the ranks of the world's most famous explorers.
In the region of Cairo, there is much evidence of how the floodings of the Nile had a big impact on ancient Egyptian civilisation. Of course they fertilised the Earth, but among other things they also provided water to the canals that were used for the construction of the pyramids. One of these canals has recently been found near Saqqarah, thanks to the use for the first time in Egypt of a LiDar scan.
Michael travels to the Empire's Caribbean capital, Jamaica, to uncover how Britain amassed the wealth to conquer the world. In the mid-17th century, the undisputed global superpower was Spain, which controlled the Americas and Caribbean. But when Oliver Cromwell deposed King Charles I, he sent the first state-sponsored expeditions of conquest to take the parts of the Spanish Empire that were undefended. The first territory to be taken was Jamaica.
Discover the pivotal role China's crafts played in the development of a unique identity that influenced the course of world history.
April 16, 1945. The Red Army begins its Berlin offensive. The generals are willing to incur heavy losses. On the Western Front, the first concentration camps have been liberated by British and US forces. They discovered emaciated prisoners and mounds of corpses. Hundreds of thousands of Wehrmacht soldiers surrender. Churchill doesn't want to leave Berlin to Stalin, but Eisenhower has other concerns. He is afraid of German units forming a national redoubt in the Alps. Hitler finally realizes that the war is a lost cause. Only Goebbels and his family remain in the Fuhrer's bunker. Hitler and his wife Eva Braun commit suicide on April 30. Nor do the Goebbels family survive the downfall. It is left to administrators under Grand Admiral Doenitz to declare unconditional surrender. On May 8, World War II comes to an end in Europe.
Rob uncovers the incredible story behind a humble British merchant ship that changed the world: The Mayflower. He finds out how a group of religious dissidents- the Pilgrims hire the ship to undertake a desperate voyage to the New World. Facing fierce storms, mutiny, deprivation and death the Mayflower's crew and the Pilgrims overcame almost impossible odds to establish the colony that ultimately gave birth to the United States of America.
This documentary catapults viewers back to the late 1950s to tell the story of the nation's first astronauts, known as the Mercury 7.
In northern Egypt, off the coast of Alexandria, the viewer sets off on a journey to discover the incredible stories of two ancient sunken cities at the mouth of the Nile. Underwater and aerial drones will reveal exceptional archaeological sites, whose stories are strictly linked to the astonishing evolution of the river Delta.
Historian Sam Willis explores the history of Chinese architecture, and how it has evolved for the growing cities and future generations.
Recently declassified documents reveal a space-based military program, one dedicated to the militarisation of space including a top-secret mission currently in orbit. A sixth division of the US military is a new concept to many but in reality, it's been a highly funded black file for many decades. The science and technology behind the Space Force involves plans for lunar bases, cutting edge weapons and defensive capabilities. It's a multibillion-dollar black file that could see troops manning space stations, the shooting down of enemy satellites and the implementation of a new and updated version of the Strategic Defense Initiative or Star Wars. Mike Baker gets deep inside the Space Force Black File.
A 10-year old boy loses his parents in the war. The only thing left to him is his belief in the power of Czarist Russia.
This film tells the story of the heroism of Soviet officer Alexander Pechersky. Sobibor was one of four concentration camps in Poland. Prisoners were not separated into two groups like many of the other camps - fit or unfit for work. Those who arrived in Sobibor were doomed for death. With the greatest odds against him, our hero managed to do the impossible - in only three weeks he organised a daring revolt, which aided the mass escape of Sobibor's condemned prisoners. In Russian.
Steve Waugh, the mastermind behind Australia's golden age of cricket dominance, takes us on a road trip through India, exploring the country's rich diversity of cultures and searching for the true spirit of cricket.
March 6, 1945. Cologne is the first major city to fall to the Allies. Shortly after, US troops occupy the only surviving bridge over the Rhine in Remagen. Stalin orders planning for his offensive on Berlin to start immediately. He wants to avoid Berlin falling into the hands of his allies. Goebbels does everything to encourage the Germans - the final 'Wochenschau' newsreels in German cinemas stoke up fear of the Red Army. Hitler no longer leaves his Reich Chancellery. He has hundreds of opponents of the regime murdered, and orders the destruction of industrial sites and infrastructure in embattled areas. Only a few fanatical Nazis comply. The British and Americans successfully cross the Rhine. It's the turning point on the Western Front. The Red Army conquers the 'fortresses' of Poznan and Konigsberg. Their next objective is Berlin.
This special event features the most critical military operation of World War II. This program presents this iconic battle using newly discovered colour footage, much of which has never been seen. For the first time, viewers can see the largest amphibious assault in history - 5000 Allied ships landing over 160,000 soldiers across a 80km stretch of Normandy beaches. This film is presented through the personal accounts of soldiers on both sides, focusing on three specific units: the American 1st Division at Omaha Beach, the American 507th Paratroopers, and the German 352nd Division. This program will tell the story in the first person, in the words of those who lived it, with actor voices reading from soldier diaries, oral histories, and immediate post-combat interviews - from famous leaders like Eisenhower, Rommel, Omar Bradley, and Adolph Hitler, to the unknown boots-on-the-ground soldiers, both American and German, who fought and died in one of history's bloodiest battles.
This classic documentary explores the 25th and final bombing mission of a B17, the Memphis Belle. The Memphis Belle took part in a great bombing raid on sub-pens in Wilhelmshafen, Germany, during which they encountered heavy AA fire and interceptors. This documentary was originally released in 1944, and then restored and re-released in 2018.
Rob uncovers the incredible stories behind the most famous ship in the world - the Titanic. How was this marvel of engineering built, and why did it come to such a catastrophic end? The Titanic bristled with the latest technology and was said to be unsinkable. So how did her maiden voyage become the most famous maritime disaster in history?
Pat Turner delivers the 2020 Charles Perkins Memorial Oration, a timely look at the state of race relations over the last two decades in Australia at an event hosted by Stan Grant and Isabella Higgins.
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