Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution'
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Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution': The Search for Redemption

Season 1 Episode 6 BBC Knowledge March 10, 2010

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On 27 January 1945, Red Army soldiers liberate the camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. In this series final, see how the soldiers are not informed of the camps' existence, so when ...

On 27 January 1945, Red Army soldiers liberate the camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. In this series final, see how the soldiers are not informed of the camps' existence, so when they enter it, they are utterly shocked by the walking skeletons, the remains of the gas chambers and the piles of human hair. But it is not only Auschwitz-Birkenau that horrifies the world. A few months later other concentration camps are liberated among them Bergen-Belsen, where thousands of unburied bodies are strewn over the ground. The British are horrified and unprepared for how to deal with the situation 14,000 prisoners die in the first five days following their liberation; another 14,000 succumb in the following weeks.

Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution'
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Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution': Corruption

Season 1 Episode 4 BBC Knowledge March 8, 2010

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By 1943, 45 sub-camps are dotted round the Auschwitz region, most providing slave labour for industrial concerns. See how the Nazis capitalised upon a sinister source of ...

By 1943, 45 sub-camps are dotted round the Auschwitz region, most providing slave labour for industrial concerns. See how the Nazis capitalised upon a sinister source of income - clothes and valuables taken from Jews. The Nazi leadership naturally intends such wealth to fill the coffers of the Third Reich in Berlin, but much of it actually stays at the camp, as the SS at Auschwitz have their fingers well and truly in the till. And despite it contravening the Nazis strict racial purity laws, sexual liaisons in the camp between the SS and prisoners are also occurring, often forcibly, in exchange for life-saving favours. There are even love affairs.

Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution'
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Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution': Factories of Death

Season 1 Episode 3 BBC Knowledge March 7, 2010

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1942 is to be most significant as the Nazis comb Western Europe, even taking Jews from as far as the British Channel Islands for extermination. Also, Annette Muller, speaks of ...

1942 is to be most significant as the Nazis comb Western Europe, even taking Jews from as far as the British Channel Islands for extermination. Also, Annette Muller, speaks of the separation of children from parents. Even occupied Britain becomes involved in the deportation of Jews.

Canada: The Story of Us
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Canada: The Story of Us: Worlds Collide (Pre-1608 to 1759)

Episode 1 The History Channel March 6, 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 the season premiere, hundreds of Indigenous nations with advanced cultures already live in Canada when French and English colonisers arrive and fight for land claims. Indigenous people suffer as a result of first contact.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Churchill's Traitors

SBS December 7, 2012

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14 Diaries Of The Great War
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14 Diaries Of The Great War: The Uprising

Season 1 Episode 7 SBS August 22, 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.

Frozen In Time
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Frozen In Time: World War I

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel August 9, 2014

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Experience the series that puts viewers inside history like never before. These are moments literally frozen in time, documenting the history of the modern world, from the ...

Experience the series that puts viewers inside history like never before. These are moments literally frozen in time, documenting the history of the modern world, from the 1850s onward. This series is truly a time machine for the eyes, allowing stories like World War I, The American West and the Age of Invention and Industry to spark to life. History has never been witnessed like this. It's as if we can live these historic moments for the first time, right alongside those who were there.

The World Wars
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The World Wars: Never Surrender

Season 1 Episode 5 The History Channel September 1, 2014

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Winston Churchill hears of the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor and knows everything has changed. He instantly sets sail for America - desperate to secure FDR's assistance in ...

Winston Churchill hears of the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor and knows everything has changed. He instantly sets sail for America - desperate to secure FDR's assistance in the war effort.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Double Agent Popov - The Original James Bond

SBS2 May 20, 2010

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The story of Dusko Popov, the Serbian double agent who inspired Ian Fleming to create James Bond. Dusko was from a wealthy Serbian family and had studied in Germany before the ...

The story of Dusko Popov, the Serbian double agent who inspired Ian Fleming to create James Bond. Dusko was from a wealthy Serbian family and had studied in Germany before the war. He was recruited as a German agent by a close university friend, but not being a supporter of the Nazis, he also offered his services to Britain. For the remainder of the war, he worked as a double-agent feeding the Germans misinformation created by the British.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Have You Heard From Johannesburg? The Bottom Line

BBC World News June 18, 2010

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Chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's apartheid regime. This film tells the story of the first-ever international ...

Chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's apartheid regime. This film tells the story of the first-ever international grassroots campaign to successfully use economic pressure to bring down a government.

Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution'
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Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution': Murder and Intrigue

Season 1 Episode 5 BBC Knowledge March 9, 2010

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1944 - the most important year in the history of Auschwitz. The year when more people are killed than ever before. It's also the year in which the Nazis send messengers to sow ...

1944 - the most important year in the history of Auschwitz. The year when more people are killed than ever before. It's also the year in which the Nazis send messengers to sow seeds of confusion amongst the Allies when the Western Allies struggle with the dilemma of whether to negotiate with the Nazis about the Jews and whether or not to bomb the camp.

Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution'
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Auschwitz: The Nazis and the 'Final Solution': Orders and Initiatives

Season 1 Episode 2 BBC Knowledge March 7, 2010

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This episode hears disturbing testimony from a female prisoner from Lodz Ghetto, who was forced to provide sexual favours to the Jewish leader. There is also testimony from ...

This episode hears disturbing testimony from a female prisoner from Lodz Ghetto, who was forced to provide sexual favours to the Jewish leader. There is also testimony from witnesses to gassings at Auschwitz. And for the first time on television, there is an interview with a Slovak perpetrator who knowingly helped to send his Jewish compatriots to their death.

Blood and Fury: America's Civil War
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Blood and Fury: America's Civil War: The March to War

Episode 1 The History Channel March 4, 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.

Spirits of the Somme
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Spirits of the Somme

The History Channel April 3, 2015

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1st July 1916, The Blackest Day re-traces the events which unfolded on that disastrous day with 60,000 British casualties. Revisiting the battlefield, rare film and ...

1st July 1916, The Blackest Day re-traces the events which unfolded on that disastrous day with 60,000 British casualties. Revisiting the battlefield, rare film and photographs from both British and German sources, the spirit of the men who fought and died on that day is beautifully evoked by these powerful and haunting images.

Terry Jones: Barbarian Lives
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Terry Jones: Barbarian Lives: Savage Goths

Season 1 Episode 2 BBC Knowledge March 22, 2010

Ancient history

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According to Rome, German barbarians were among the most brutal of all. Terry Jones discovers that when it came to brutality, it was the Romans who were the masters and the ...

According to Rome, German barbarians were among the most brutal of all. Terry Jones discovers that when it came to brutality, it was the Romans who were the masters and the Germans merely rebelled against Roman occupation.

Gladiator Graveyard
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Gladiator Graveyard

The History Channel August 10, 2018

Ancient history

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For years gladiators have been legendary figures of the Ancient World; the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters like Spartacus, or Gladiator. But our knowledge has been based ...

For years gladiators have been legendary figures of the Ancient World; the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters like Spartacus, or Gladiator. But our knowledge has been based largely on speculation - until now. Timewatch have secured exclusive access to the biggest archaeological gladiator research project of all time. As it approaches its conclusion, Gladiator CSI reveals the secrets of how gladiators lived, fought and died, not from speculation but from forensic science. In the 1990s a survey for the ancient course of the Holy Procession Path between the temple of Artemis (one of the seven Wonders of the World) and the city of Ephesus in Turkey came upon an unexpected find: a mass burial site. But most of the cadavers did not bear the signs of death from natural causes. Instead, they seem to have met a violent end. In 2002 two forensic anthropologists went to investigate: this was a gladiator graveyard. Although the corpses of gladiators had been found before, they tended to be isolated examples. In this graveyard, no less than 67 were buried. The amount of data was unprecedented. Employing two of the world's leading forensics anthropologists as our two crime scene investigators, this is the story of their investigation. Their research makes ground-breaking conclusions probing popular myths about gladiators: Is the currently fashionable thesis that although gladiators fought vicious contests, they rarely battled to the death, really true? Were the losers of gladiatorial contests really dispatched in the arena by the turning of the emperor's thumb? Were gladiators treated as no more than animals, with no provision for their health or well-being? Spanning two centuries, our 67 corpses reveal great technological changes in fighting equipment and wounds from weapons that were hitherto thought only to be the stuff of myth (like the cubic fore dent).

Gangs of Pompeii
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Gangs of Pompeii

SBS March 13, 2020

Ancient history

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New investigations at Pompeii reveal a dark underbelly of lawlessness, murder and political intrigue. Could this explain the mystery of dozens of bodies found sheltering in a ...

New investigations at Pompeii reveal a dark underbelly of lawlessness, murder and political intrigue. Could this explain the mystery of dozens of bodies found sheltering in a warehouse - some laden with treasure, others stripped of all worldly goods?

Egypt's Sun King: The Mystery Tombs
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Egypt's Sun King: The Mystery Tombs

Episode 1 SBS April 8, 2018

Ancient history

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In 2011 a team from the University of Basel made two astonishing discoveries in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. By chance they came across a new tomb that was the first to ...

In 2011 a team from the University of Basel made two astonishing discoveries in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. By chance they came across a new tomb that was the first to contain a body since the discovery of Tutankhamun. Then they discovered that the tomb beside it, which had never been excavated before, held the bodies of around 50 people. But who were all the people in these two linked tombs? This film follows the archaeological detective story to uncover the answer. It pursues the trail that leads to one of Egypt's greatest pharaohs, Amenhotep III - and to the women he was close to. And the film also reveals the astonishing project behind the re-emergence nearby of the largest temple ever built in ancient Egypt - the lost mortuary temple of the same pharaoh, Amenhotep III.