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

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS January 28, 2011

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Bringing together rare and forgotten footage, this six-part series provides a ground-breaking portrait of WWII. Tonight, the story of the sudden Japanese attack on Pearl ...

Bringing together rare and forgotten footage, this six-part series provides a ground-breaking portrait of WWII. Tonight, the story of the sudden Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the early days of the war in the Pacific. Back in Europe, the program looks at the bombing offensive against Germany and at the appalling crime of the Holocaust.

Hitler's Last Year
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Hitler's Last Year

Episode 2 National Geographic August 7, 2016

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It took 353 days to bring down the Nazi regime. National Geographic explores the eleven months that preceded Hitler's defeat and unveils entire chapters of the war that are ...

It took 353 days to bring down the Nazi regime. National Geographic explores the eleven months that preceded Hitler's defeat and unveils entire chapters of the war that are largely unknown.

Hitler's Last Year
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Hitler's Last Year

Episode 1 National Geographic August 6, 2016

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It took 353 days to bring down the Nazi regime. National Geographic explores the eleven months that preceded Hitler's defeat and unveils entire chapters of the war that are ...

It took 353 days to bring down the Nazi regime. National Geographic explores the eleven months that preceded Hitler's defeat and unveils entire chapters of the war that are largely unknown.

Blood and Fury: America's Civil War
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Blood and Fury: America's Civil War: Weapons of War

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel March 11, 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.

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

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS February 4, 2011

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Bringing together rare and forgotten footage, this six-part series provides a ground-breaking portrait of WWII. This episode looks at the turning of the war against Germany, ...

Bringing together rare and forgotten footage, this six-part series provides a ground-breaking portrait of WWII. This episode looks at the turning of the war against Germany, with Allied victory at El Alamein and Russian triumph at Stalingrad. Inside Hitler's Germany the SS gain more power, and in southern Europe the Allies fight their way though Italy.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Have You Heard From Johannesburg? Hell Of A Job

Season 1 Episode 2 BBC World News June 4, 2010

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Chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's apartheid regime. In the first of a four part series, the story of Oliver Tambo's ...

Chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's apartheid regime. In the first of a four part series, the story of Oliver Tambo's escape into exile and his 30 year battle to win the world's support for the ANC.

As It Happened
52:10

As It Happened: Hitler's Heroes - Otto Skorzeny

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS November 18, 2011

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This two-part documentary series examines two of Hitler's most devoted followers. Otto Skorzeny was Hitler's most elusive 'craftsmen of war'. Broad duelling scars across his ...

This two-part documentary series examines two of Hitler's most devoted followers. Otto Skorzeny was Hitler's most elusive 'craftsmen of war'. Broad duelling scars across his cheeks earned him his nickname 'Scarface'. To the allies' secret services, he was one of the most dangerous men in Europe. Famously he led a successful 1943 rescue mission to free Benito Mussolini. He survived the war and his acquittal for war crimes only added to his mythical status.

14 Diaries Of The Great War
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14 Diaries Of The Great War: The Tipping Point

Season 1 Episode 8 SBS August 29, 2014

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When war broke out in Europe in July 1914, people on all sides believed it would be over by Christmas. Little could they know just how wrong they were. By November 1918, ten ...

When war broke out in Europe in July 1914, people on all sides believed it would be over by Christmas. Little could they know just how wrong they were. By November 1918, ten million people had died and the political map of the world had been re-drawn. Caught up in the middle of the chaos were millions of ordinary men, women and children. Their very lives changed in ways they could never have imagined - this is their story. The centenary of the outbreak of World War I is fast approaching. This is not the time for yet another film about battles fought and governments toppled, but for a radical new approach to historical documentary. The Great War Diary will retell the story of the greatest war mankind had ever seen in a unique way - it will let viewers experience World War I solely through the eyes of those who lived it. From over 1000 very dramatic stories of the war, left behind in diaries, letters, postcards and telegrams, we have chosen the 14 most vivid and emotional from around the globe.

The World Wars
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The World Wars: The Rising Tide

Season 1 Episode 3 The History Channel August 18, 2014

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The Roaring Twenties are a time of unheralded prosperity, but when the Stock Market crashes, America is catapulted into a Great Depression. The Depression rapidly spreads from ...

The Roaring Twenties are a time of unheralded prosperity, but when the Stock Market crashes, America is catapulted into a Great Depression. The Depression rapidly spreads from America to the rest of the world, and Adolf Hitler uses the unrest to gain political favour.

The World Wars
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The World Wars: Peace at Last

Season 1 Episode 6 The History Channel September 8, 2014

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With his advance in the Soviet Union stalled, Hitler orders his army to advance on Stalingrad - but Stalin orders that the city be defended at all costs. Despite staggering ...

With his advance in the Soviet Union stalled, Hitler orders his army to advance on Stalingrad - but Stalin orders that the city be defended at all costs. Despite staggering losses, the Soviet forces survive the onslaught, and Hitler suffers his first defeat of the war - and loses an entire Army in the process.

The World Wars
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The World Wars: Trial By Fire

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel August 4, 2014

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We open in the trenches of battle - revealing the epic scope of warfare in 1916. We find on the battlefield a young soldier caught in the midst of the attack when mustard gas ...

We open in the trenches of battle - revealing the epic scope of warfare in 1916. We find on the battlefield a young soldier caught in the midst of the attack when mustard gas canisters suddenly fill the trench and our soldier in a panic hurries to find and secure his gas mask. But, his large handlebar moustache prevents the mask from sealing properly and the noxious gas fills his lungs. After nearly dying, we watch as the soldier shaves off the obstructing pieces of his moustache, revealing the face of a young Adolf Hitler.

Canada: The Story of Us
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Canada: The Story of Us: Service and Sacrifice (1916 to 1929)

Season 1 Episode 6 The History Channel April 10, 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, bravery and sacrifice define the new nation as war erupts across Europe. Canada, as a British Dominion, joins in the fight - a young country seeking to find its place on the world stage - and plays a crucial role in the war effort. It's not long before nearly half a million Canadians, including thousands of Indigenous soldiers, travel to Europe to serve beside their allies in the World War I.

Canada: The Story of Us
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Canada: The Story of Us: War of Independence (1812 to 1813)

Season 1 Episode 3 The History Channel March 20, 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. In this episode, the war of 1812 is Canada's War of Independence. As America nips at Canada's borders, unlikely alliances form to protect them. With the British Empire entrenched in a European war, a disparate group of Indigenous, French Canadian, Scottish, African Canadian and even ex-pat American fighters join together to fight for their new homeland.

Blood and Fury: America's Civil War
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Blood and Fury: America's Civil War: The Legacy of War

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel March 25, 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 US 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.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Doctors Of Death

SBS August 6, 2010

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After WWII, seven Nazi doctors were executed for experimenting on prisoners. Yet the Allies recruited both German and Japanese doctors to continue their work under new ...

After WWII, seven Nazi doctors were executed for experimenting on prisoners. Yet the Allies recruited both German and Japanese doctors to continue their work under new masters. Home-grown physicians, too, tested narcotics, bacteria, radiation, nerve gas, electric shock treatments, truth drugs and pain inducers on unsuspecting prisoners - even their own soldiers. Often they filmed the results.

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

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS February 11, 2011

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Bringing together rare and forgotten footage, this series provides a ground-breaking portrait of WWII. This episode looks at the dramatic story of the D-Day landings and of ...

Bringing together rare and forgotten footage, this series provides a ground-breaking portrait of WWII. This episode looks at the dramatic story of the D-Day landings and of the liberation of Paris. In the east the Soviets liberate Auschwitz and fight their way to the heart of Berlin. Germany finally surrenders, but Japan fights on until the atom bombs are dropped.

The World Wars
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The World Wars: The Price of Glory

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel August 11, 2014

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The Germans try and recruit the Italians to join their cause, but are rejected. Here we meet a former journalist, Benito Mussolini, who has now become an expert marksman in ...

The Germans try and recruit the Italians to join their cause, but are rejected. Here we meet a former journalist, Benito Mussolini, who has now become an expert marksman in the army. Meanwhile, across the globe, Japan watches the bloodshed with a curious eye. They are modernising their own military and infrastructure with hopes of becoming a world power. They will eventually join the Allies and provide help in the Pacific region.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: The SS - The Rise And Fall Of Heydrich

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS2 May 3, 2011

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The SS represented more than any other Nazi organisation the wild and deadly delusions of those who believed themselves part of the master race. It took only a few years for ...

The SS represented more than any other Nazi organisation the wild and deadly delusions of those who believed themselves part of the master race. It took only a few years for Hitler's Schutzstaffel to be transformed from an insignificant personal bodyguard to an all-powerful empire of evil. As head of the SS Security police, Reinhard Heydrich rose with meteoric speed to control the murder squads operating in Poland and Russia with brutal efficiency.