In the five years that separated the end of WWII from the start of the Cold War, the world hoped for lasting peace, but instead found itself on the brink of apocalypse. In May, 1945, a terrible war finally ended in the smoking ruins of the Reich. But for many civilians, the aftermath of the war was even more brutal than the conflict itself. Based entirely on remastered and re-coloured archives, this film details the searing reality of those post war years by compiling unseen Russian, British, German, French, Canadian and American archives, and unique images of daily life.
Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising helped to shape political forces in Australia at a crucial time in our own national history. In particular, the execution of the leaders of the insurrection had a profound effect on Archbishop Daniel Mannix, the man who led Australia's Catholic community. Independent documentary maker Eoin Hahessy captures the mood of the time in this new film commemorating the centenary of these powerful events.
On September 11, 2001, an unimaginable horror unfolded that devastated the United States and the rest of the world. Fifteen years later we are still gripped by terror, but it has transformed. Attacks have been coming fast and furious, but they are no longer commanded by a central entity. This is terrorism in the age of the Internet: crowd-sourced violence. This gripping documentary investigates the psychology of terrorists and examines how radical organisations use modern propaganda and social media to cultivate an army of self-radicalised killers. This program goes inside the minds of this new breed of terrorist to define the new techniques and technologies that can be utilised to help law enforcement cope with this elusive threat and to figure out how psychology and technology can be leveraged to end this dreadful cycle of terror.
In 1944, a group of French female resistance fighters are recruited by the British Secret Service to rescue a geologist who holds secrets of the impending Normandy landing. They soon find their mission must continue to Paris for the dangerous task of assassinating an SS Colonel. The film celebrates the lesser told role of girl power in the famous Normandy landing.
A highly inspiring, entertaining adventure based on journals of Ernesto 'Che' Guevara. Stars Mexican heart-throb Gael Garcia Bernal and nominated for Palme d'Or at 2004 Cannes International Film Festival. In Spanish.
A documentary that pays tribute to South Africa's greatest leader, Nelson Mandela, by telling the full story of his dramatic life.
This momentous special reveals the untold story of the little-known yet pivotal events that occurred after President Roosevelt received the call that Pearl Harbor had been attacked on December 7, 1941. Author Steve Gillon has unearthed new evidence from the FDR Library that shows the true panic that gripped the White House and shook the nation. Fearing an aerial attack in Washington, DC, the underfunded US Army assembled wooden sticks on the White House roof to resemble weapons from above. Concerned that a Japanese assassin might try to take Roosevelt's life as they drove him to Congress to deliver his speech, the Treasury Department used a bullet-proof car confiscated from Al Capone. For for the first time, intimate details of how the President had to be placed in braces and straps to hold him up while he gave his speech are uncovered.
Following the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, public shock quickly turned to outrage. The attack had left 2403 Americans dead. How had the Navy been caught off-guard? Someone must be to blame - and a culprit was soon found. This program investigates how the Washington military and President Roosevelt's administration found a scapegoat in Admiral Husband Kimmel, the commander of the Pacific fleet. Kimmel's career was brutally destroyed in a desperate attempt to cover up intelligence blunders and a catalogue of errors. Kimmel's family continue to protest his innocence. Interviews with intelligence experts, ex-US admirals and leading historians - and uncovered documents - shine fresh light on the Pearl Harbor tragedy. As Kimmel's family fight to have his rank restored, this is the story of a man willing to sacrifice himself for his country, only to be sacrificed himself.
In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. In a heroic mission, British and French forces evacuated thousands of soldiers.
Through a combination of populist charm and brutal violence, Idi Amin managed to rule Uganda for eight years. But how did he rise from his humble beginnings and build such a powerful dictatorship? Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
He was the most feared man in Panama with connections ranging from Fidel Castro to the US Government; but exactly how did Noriega rise from poverty to become a dictator? Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
An exploration of the methods and tactics of Generalissimo Francisco Franco, who controlled Spain with absolute power for four decades and whose victims are still being exhumed to this day. Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
This one hour special is the first major documentary retrospective on the epoch-changing decade of the 2000s. Featuring contributions from the likes of Donald Trump, Sharon Osbourne, Bill O'Reilly, Michael Moore, Randy Jackson, Carson Kressley and Dick Cheney - it tells the story of the second half of the decade using rare archive film and revealing eyewitness testimony. We hear of the "near-smartphone-suicide" at the launch of the first iPhone, and witness the versatility and pitfalls of social media and how it creates multiple realities - realities that are unified with the death of Michael Jackson.
A master of propaganda, Mussolini delivered bombastic speeches in which he idealized a fascist culture and promised to return Italy to the grandeur of Ancient Rome. Instead, he created a dictatorship and kept his grip on power for two long decades. Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
This one hour special is the first major documentary retrospective on the epoch-changing decade of the 2000s. Featuring contributions from the likes of Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump, Sharon Osbourne, Bill O'Reilly, Michael Moore, Randy Jackson and Dick Cheney - it tells the story of the first few years of the decade using rare archive film and revealing eyewitness testimony. Beginning with the threat of anthrax letters in America and the crash of the Concorde in France, it takes us through the rise of video effects in movies and video games to the rise of celebrity reality shows starting with The Osbournes, and through the search for Osama bin Laden.
Through his brutal use of violence, intimidation and torture, Saddam Hussein managed to rule Iraq for nearly a quarter of a century. Few dictators loom so large in recent history, so how did he? Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
After taking power in 1950, Kim's regime attempted to shape every aspect of its citizens' lives, down to their very perception of reality. Now, see the methods used by Kim Il-sung to transform North Korea. Alternative title: The Dictator's Playbook.
Based on the real-life showdown that occurred when an American professor was forced to prove that the Holocaust happened when she was sued by a notorious English Holocaust denier.
In the '90s, the small West African countries of Angola and Sierra Leone disintegrated into bloodbaths of torture, murder and civil war; the carnage fuelled by the illicit trade of gems that adorn the fingers of millions around the world.
The Nazi's vision went far beyond military conquests. This is the astonishing story of how the Nazis tried to take change the course of evolution and create vast hunting parks for 'Aryan' animals.
Every era begins with the human will to move, and History uncovers the great forces that set mankind in motion. It's an epic, premium, global documentary about the greatest migrations of all time, and the repercussions that they have had - culturally, sociologically, and politically. Sparked by the Industrial Revolution, a wave of migrants flood the US. One-third of the entire population of Norway and Sweden migrate to America, transforming the Pacific Northwest; opened by the transcontinental railroad, Mennonite farmers from Ukraine turn Kansas into the breadbasket of the country; in 1908, more Italians were living in New York City than Rome. Spanning the 1900s through the 1970s, this episode reveals how our ancestors, coming from America's own Southern states, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia, change America's cityscapes forever, and directly influence the map of modern America.
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