Delve into the final mystery of 9/11: the collapse of a third tower at the World Trade Centre (WTC), which was never hit by a plane. Seven years on, the last official report on the WTC has finally been published. This documentary features new interviews with the lead official investigator and an important new eyewitness together with architects, scientists and others who think there was a sinister plot to destroy the building.
On Thursday October 24, 1929, New York's Wall St Stock Exchange crashed. And though that one event alone was devastating, it was just the beginning of what would become the greatest economic crisis of the 20th century, the Great Depression. In this compelling and fast-paced documentary, award-winning writer/director William Karel (The World According To Bush) uses photos, songs and vision from the era to build a chronological account of events leading up to, and after, the crash on Wall St.
British presenter and commentator David Dimbleby reveals the seven great ages of British culture, uncovering and exploring over 2000 years of extraordinary artistic achievements. This is the story of British art in the Middle Ages, spanning from the murder of Thomas Becket in 1170 to the death of Richard II in 1400. It was an age defined by worship: whether worship of God, the King, or one's lady love. David Dimbleby looks at the finest creations of the medieval church, like the stained glass of Canterbury Cathedral and the colourful Bury Bible, and is winched 40 feet off the ground to see a rare surviving church Doom close up.
From the moment he arrived, Meitek Swat hated Australia. Everything was different and difficult, particularly the unions with whom he refused to get involved, having just escaped from a communist country.
Winter 1944-1945: In Europe, the allies are totally unprepared for Hitler's massive counterattack in the Ardennes Forest of Belgium and Luxemburg. It is the biggest battle of the War on the Western Front, fought during the coldest winter in memory. But by the time the Battle of the Bulge is over, Hitler's enormous gamble has ended in disaster - and the Russians are getting closer to Berlin every day. Meanwhile, in the Santo Tomas Camp in the Philippines, thousands of internees are now starving, desperately trying to hold on to life long enough to be liberated. This series, directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history, a worldwide catastrophe that touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrates that, in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. Throughout the series, the indelible experience of combat is brought vividly to life as veterans describe what it was like to fight and kill and see men die at places like Monte Cassino and Anzio and Omaha Beach; the Hurtgen Forest and the Vosges Mountains and the Ardennes; and on the other side of the world at Guadalcanal and Tarawa and Saipan; Peleliu and the Philippine Sea and Okinawa. In all of the battle scenes, dramatic historical footage and photographs are combined with extraordinarily realistic sound effects to give the film a terrifying, visceral immediacy. The film honours the bravery, endurance, and sacrifice of the generation of Americans who lived through what will always be known simply as The War.
This is the definitive look at the aftermath of 9/11. We will examine firsthand accounts of rescue workers navigating the treacherous terrain to reach survivors, soldiers deploying to the scene, family members searching in vain for loved-ones, survivors being pulled from the wreckage and people visually documenting the scene from various vantage points throughout.
Bribery, corruption and intrigue were commonplace in Papal history.
Focusing on the years 1348-1485, this is the story of the plague or Black Death, a disease that killed within a week and a national trauma that utterly transformed Britain, and how the survivors created a better nation with the help of the Peasants' Revolt in 1380. It also covers the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485) which finally ended when Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field.
Revisit September 11 with a collection of powerful, immersive stories of people who were intricately associated with and impacted by the event: people in the highest echelons attempting to prevent and stop the attacks; ordinary people caught in the middle, like the window washer cleaning the windows of the 93rd floor of the World Trade Centre just moments before the attack; and people who still cannot shake how the events of that morning altered their worlds forever.
For the first time on TV, New York mayor Rudy Giuliani relives the day when the city he was in charge of came under attack. September 11, 2001 was a day that changed the world. Informed over an 8am breakfast meeting, Giuliani had a choice: coordinate from afar or head downtown to the centre of the devastation. The decisions he would make in the next 12 hours would save lives.
With the departure of the Bush administration and the arrival of an 'era of transparency', opportunities are arising for the disclosure of new information that may shed more light on the events that took place before and after September 11, 2001. Dramatically narrated by Daniel Sunjata of FX's Rescue Me, and an outspoken advocate for the First Responders, this program first examines mysterious and infamous events that reshaped world history - from the Reichstag Fire in 1933 that catapulted Hitler to dictatorship, to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident in 1964 that led to the Vietnam War - and then takes viewers on a turbulent journey through several pivotal moments in history before delving into the most significant catastrophe in recent memory, 9/11.
Of the four planes hijacked by terrorists on September 11, 2001, only one, Flight 93, failed to reach its target, crashing in a field in Pennsylvania killing everybody on board. This documentary looks at the story of both those on board and of those they left behind, many of whom were in phone contact with their loved ones throughout their ordeal.
This documentary film tells the story of one of the greatest prison escapes in history. A celebrated story in its day, this 150-year-old story has long since been forgotten. Set amid the background of a period of great change in world history - the last days of Colonial Britain - the remnants of their time resonate today in the British policy towards Northern Ireland.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 resulted in the swift and total collapse of the Twin Towers but the Pentagon, which suffered the same kind of blow, stood fast. The world's leading forensic engineers investigate why the results were so drastically different for each building.
In the final part of this series we bring the story of this search for destiny right up to date. The episode focuses on the continued fighting and power struggles in the Middle East and examines how both sides have adapted to changing political climates and economic factors and the emergence of extremism.
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