Michael Palin, whose Great Uncle Harry died at the Somme, investigates what really happened on the last day of World War I on November 11, 1918, and reveals the shocking truth that soldiers continued to be killed in battle for many hours after the Armistice had been signed. Recounting the events of the day, Palin tells the personal stories of the last soldiers to die as the minutes and seconds ticked away to the 11 o'clock ceasefire.
the Allied victory in WWII was helped by a group of soldiers who were committed to the defeat of the nazis more than any others. This is the story of Churchill's German Army - the Germans who fought for Britain.
This program documents the revealing, surprising, and at times truly bizarre truth behind the active connections and heartfelt support Hitler and his regime enjoyed amongst the British elite - and it reaches up to even the most illustrious of high society. It's an ugly blemish on the lily-white image of the British upper class, one they've worked hard to hide and forget.
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent. On the centenary, we look back at the total terror of war and how it defined Australia and changed the world forever.
Their iconic images are part of the very fabric of national culture, and are powerful symbols of bygone ages. But royalty are just human beings, with the same ticks and foibles, bad habits and weaknesses, wants and needs as the rest of humanity. Tracy Borman reveals the nitty-gritty details of the monarchs, to find out what really went on in their private lives. Queen Victoria gave her name to an age not readily associated with fun and laughter. Tracy explores two of the most important relationships in her private life - with her husband Prince Albert, with whom things may not have been quite as they seemed; and her eldest son Edward, who she came to utterly despise.
On April 3, 1974, a swarm of killer tornadoes swept through the American Midwest obliterating entire towns and devastating 900 square miles across 13 states. In just 18 hours the Tornado Super Outbreak killed 315 and became one of the worst natural disasters in US history.
As Hitler's ambitions spread beyond Germany's borders, the world drew inexorably toward another great war. This one would be fought on many fields of battle: in the air, sea and on land, but also for the hearts and minds of the people - battles fought over the radio waves, in newspaper print, on posters plastering cities and on the silver screen. This episode explores the way Hitler used propaganda to justify his war-mongering, re framing it as defence of Germany's people and borders. It investigates the role propaganda played for both Hitler and the Allies to mobilise their countries for war.
This is the story of how the Army's withdrawal from Vietnam shaped America's future wars and the generals who fought them.
A decade of corporate scandals, Ponzi schemes, predatory lending, booms, busts, and bailouts culminates in a financial crisis that threatens the global economy.
Running on a platform of uniting the country, Barack Obama topples candidates from inside and outside the political establishment in the 2008 presidential election, but the insurgent Tea Party emerges as a potent foe as he ascends to the presidency.
Persecution of Jewish People
Hitler, Reparations, Rise to Power
The Treaty of Versaille
This is the story of the greatest war of world history, of men and encounters that cast huge shadows across time. In this 13-part series we examine the events and personalities that drove World War II. In part one of this series we look at the legacy of Versailles and the League of Nations and their impact on events to come. The Versailles Conference and Treaty supposedly ended World War I; the guarantee of peace was the punishment and weakening of Germany. This humiliation would fuel the fire of one man's ambition to exact revenge - Adolf Hitler. When Hitler came to power in 1933 he did so on a wave of anti-Versailles feeling, assuring the German people that he would destroy the slave treaty of Versailles and once again make Germany a great power. With the impotence of the League of Nations further illustrated by their failure to act against Italy's invasion of Ethiopia and Japan's subsequent war on China, Hitler realised there was nothing to stop his plans for German rearmament and expansion. In 1938 he announced his plans to annexe Austria. With this country now in his pocket the way was clear for Hitler to move on to his next target - Czechoslovakia. As 1938 drew to a close Britain's Prime Minister was talking of appeasement, whilst a lone voice in Parliament, Winston Churchill, was warning the world about the coming dangers of Nazism.
This engrossing series presents seminal events in a radical new way: not looking back with hindsight, but as they were covered by national and local news broadcasts at the time. This footage, much of which has not been seen for decades, gives an intimacy and immediacy to stories we thought we knew. Six new episodes cover events from the 1960s and 1970s, including the assassination of Malcom X, the Tet Offensive, the Apollo 13 mission and the Tornado Super Outbreak of 1974. We also rediscover the Impeachment of Bill Clinton from 1994 and the DC Sniper attacks from October 2002.
A decade of propaganda, of impassioned speeches, newspaper articles, posters and campaigning all led to one moment: Hitler is made Chancellor of Germany in January 1933. With this act, the dismantling of German democracy began. This episode explores Hitler's approach to propaganda in power, where persuasion was achieved through propaganda and through terror, all in service of one goal: to create a state under one shared ideology; One People, One Reich, One Fuhrer. Where films, posters, rallies and speeches perpetuated the idea of new German power; and where those deemed undesirable faced the terrible fate of the concentration camp.
January 1944. A German U-Boat defies the odds and escapes both Allied depth charges and aircraft to sink ships and return to port despite severe damage. Ten weeks later, U-515 is put to the ultimate test.
The rise of social media. September 11. The beginning of reality TV. Celebrities, including Donald Trump and Sharon Osborne, take a look back at the decade's biggest moments in news, TV, movies, music, pop culture, sport and politics.
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