As It Happened
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As It Happened: The SS - Odessa

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS2 May 24, 2011

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This final episode features interviews with Nazi hunters Beate Klarsfeld, Ephraim Zuroff and Serge Klarsfeld; former members of the US secret service and army officers William ...

This final episode features interviews with Nazi hunters Beate Klarsfeld, Ephraim Zuroff and Serge Klarsfeld; former members of the US secret service and army officers William Gowen, James Milano and Wolfgang Robinow and former SS members.

The World Wars
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The World Wars: The Storm Explodes

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel August 25, 2014

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Russia, still recovering from the Communist Revolution, is in political turmoil. Joseph Stalin rises to the top of the Communist party after Lenin's death, and in a period of ...

Russia, still recovering from the Communist Revolution, is in political turmoil. Joseph Stalin rises to the top of the Communist party after Lenin's death, and in a period of violence called 'The Great Purge' he orders the death of millions, as he tightens his grip on the Russian government. Finally in control of an army, and emboldened by his rapid rise to power, Adolf Hitler starts demanding land lost to Germany in the Treaty of Versailles.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: The SS - The Waffen

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS2 May 17, 2011

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Tonight's episode looks at The Waffen SS who were the elite military wing of the organisation. They were fanatical fighters who spread fear and terror in the early days of the ...

Tonight's episode looks at The Waffen SS who were the elite military wing of the organisation. They were fanatical fighters who spread fear and terror in the early days of the war as the Blitzkrieg was launched against Poland and the West.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: The Farewell File - The Vengeful Spy

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 February 18, 2010

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The spy who helped bring down the USSR... The Farewell File shows KGB agent Colonel Vladimir Vetrov as an arrogant and selfish man frustrated by his lack of promotion and ...

The spy who helped bring down the USSR... The Farewell File shows KGB agent Colonel Vladimir Vetrov as an arrogant and selfish man frustrated by his lack of promotion and recognition. In revenge he concocted a plan to reveal KGB secrets to the West, preparing a file of countless cases of KGB's technological theft that made it all the way up to Mitterand and Reagan and led to a mass expulsion of Soviet spies.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: The Farewell File - The Spy Of The Century

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 February 25, 2010

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The story of Vladimir Vetrov, the KGB agent who caused the downfall of the Soviet Empire.

The story of Vladimir Vetrov, the KGB agent who caused the downfall of the Soviet Empire.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: The SS - Death's Head

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS2 May 10, 2011

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Tonight's episode looks at the Death's Head Battalion, whose members were identified by the badge with a skull on the right lapel of their uniform. They underwent rigorous ...

Tonight's episode looks at the Death's Head Battalion, whose members were identified by the badge with a skull on the right lapel of their uniform. They underwent rigorous training to abolish every trace of human emotion and independent thought, leaving them willing tools of the unimaginable crimes committed in its name.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Apocalypse - The Second World War - Shock

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS January 21, 2011

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The third episode in the series covers the story of Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union, of Rommel's war against the British in North Africa and of the horrors of the murder ...

The third episode in the series covers the story of Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union, of Rommel's war against the British in North Africa and of the horrors of the murder of Russian Jews - sometimes known as the Holocaust by Bullets.

Nicholas and Alexandra: The Letters
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Nicholas and Alexandra: The Letters

Episode 1 SBS April 3, 2018

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At look at the obstacles Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra overcame during what was a rather unconventional start to their royal relationship. But having survived the ...

At look at the obstacles Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra overcame during what was a rather unconventional start to their royal relationship. But having survived the challenges of a long-distance relationship, as well as incompatible religious upbringings, their relationship blossomed and the two were eventually married as the young tsar assumed control of the Russian Empire. Broadcast title: The Tsar and Empress: Secret Letters.

Blood and Fury: America's Civil War
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Blood and Fury: America's Civil War: Bloodbath

Season 1 Episode 3 The History Channel March 18, 2019

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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, ...

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 United States 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.

Canada: The Story of Us
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Canada: The Story of Us: Boom/Bust (1919 to 1937)

Season 1 Episode 7 The History Channel April 17, 2019

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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 ...

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, it's the dawn of the 20th-century and Canada's population is exploding - the short-lived time of prosperity, followed by poverty. For many Canadians living in urban centres, this growth came at a cost. Deadly diseases plague cities. Labour strikes lead to violent conflict. Through boom times and bust, Canadians struggle to improve their lives and learn to care for others.

Canada: The Story of Us
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Canada: The Story of Us: United at War (1939 to 1944)

Season 1 Episode 8 The History Channel April 24, 2019

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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 ...

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 ground-breaking 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. As World War II devastates Europe, Canadians once again join the war effort. World War II, a war even more terrible than the last, demands courage, commitment and ingenuity. Canada meets this challenge head on, giving everything they had at home and abroad. Canadians come together, working and fighting for a common cause.

Apocalypse Verdun: The Illusion
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Apocalypse Verdun: The Illusion

National Geographic February 20, 2017

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It's 1916 and ever since Verdun Commander, General Petain imposed his strategy, the Germans are struggling. In the Somme the Allies have launched into the long awaited battle ...

It's 1916 and ever since Verdun Commander, General Petain imposed his strategy, the Germans are struggling. In the Somme the Allies have launched into the long awaited battle but it takes a disastrous turn. Pinning all their hopes on a Verdun victory the French launch a counter offensive but must then ask themselves, how many lives are they willing to lose to win?

Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution'
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Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution': Surprise Beginnings

Season 1 Episode 1 BBC Knowledge March 6, 2010

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In this definitive series, the individual experiences of those involved - from the Poles first incarcerated there, to those who worked in the gas chambers and former SS ...

In this definitive series, the individual experiences of those involved - from the Poles first incarcerated there, to those who worked in the gas chambers and former SS soldiers - are revealed. In this episode, camp commandant Rudolf Hoss arrives in the Polish town to create a new concentration camp, its role being to imprison and terrorise anyone who resists the Nazi occupation of Poland.

Hitler's People
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Hitler's People

Episode 2 SBS August 16, 2015

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Taking a look behind the scenes of the German Reich, this two-part series sheds light on the almost incredible loyalty and support Hitler commanded among the German public.

Taking a look behind the scenes of the German Reich, this two-part series sheds light on the almost incredible loyalty and support Hitler commanded among the German public.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Have You Heard From Johannesburg? Free At Last

BBC World News June 25, 2010

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Chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's apartheid regime. Diving into the heart of the conflict, South Africans tell the ...

Chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's apartheid regime. Diving into the heart of the conflict, South Africans tell the story of the most important effort in the anti-apartheid campaign of the 80's.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Apocalypse - The Second World War - Crushing Defeat

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS January 14, 2011

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Bringing together rare and forgotten footage, this six-part series provides a ground-breaking portrait of WWII that depicts not only its complexity, but the perspectives of ...

Bringing together rare and forgotten footage, this six-part series provides a ground-breaking portrait of WWII that depicts not only its complexity, but the perspectives of both its victims and its victors. Tonight, the story of Hitler's lightning invasion of France and its rapid collapse, of the evacuation from Dunkirk, and of the summer of 1940 when Britain fought on alone.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: The SS - The Madness Of Himmler

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 April 26, 2011

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Part two of this six-part series looks at Heinrich Himmler, the most powerful man in the Third Reich after Hitler.

Part two of this six-part series looks at Heinrich Himmler, the most powerful man in the Third Reich after Hitler.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: The Children's Odyssey

SBS May 6, 2011

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The little-known story of a group of Polish Jewish children, mainly orphans, who made a wartime odyssey from Europe to Palestine. When Germany invaded Poland in September ...

The little-known story of a group of Polish Jewish children, mainly orphans, who made a wartime odyssey from Europe to Palestine. When Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, more than 300,000 Jews fled eastward, among them thousands of children. After imprisonment by the Soviets, the Jewish orphans were released in 1941 and allowed to accompany Polish soldiers on a long and arduous journey to Tehran. From there they struggled on to Palestine, arriving in 1943.