Air Aces
48:00

Air Aces: Gabby Gabreski

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS November 9, 2014

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During WWII, American pilots race to down the most enemy planes and be crowned the countries' top flying ace. US Air Force Pilot Francis Gabby Gabreski, the child of Polish ...

During WWII, American pilots race to down the most enemy planes and be crowned the countries' top flying ace. US Air Force Pilot Francis Gabby Gabreski, the child of Polish immigrants, makes his mission personal, seeking to avenge his families' devastating losses during the war.

Escape From Colditz
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Escape From Colditz

SBS June 12, 2016

Modern history

Design and technologies

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Colditz Castle, one of the most notorious prisoner of war camps in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But in the dark days at the end of World War II, a group of ...

Colditz Castle, one of the most notorious prisoner of war camps in Nazi Germany, was supposed to be escape-proof. But in the dark days at the end of World War II, a group of British officers dreamt up the most audacious escape plan in history. In a secret workshop in an attic in the castle they constructed a two-man glider out of bed sheets and floorboards. They were going to fly to freedom from the roof of the castle, but the war ended before they could put their plan into action, so no one knows if it would have worked. Now the Brits are back to finish the job. Cambridge engineer Dr Hugh Hunt leads a crack team of aeronautics engineers and carpenters to rebuild the glider in the same attic using the same materials.

Gandhi
48:08

Gandhi: The Making Of The Mahatma

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC January 17, 2011

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

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The first definitive series on the life of Gandhi, examining his relationship with his wife, his controversial views on race and his role on the path to Indian independence.

The first definitive series on the life of Gandhi, examining his relationship with his wife, his controversial views on race and his role on the path to Indian independence.

Scorched Earth
48:10

Scorched Earth: Doodlebugs - Hitler's Terror Weapons

Season 2 Episode 2 The History Channel June 6, 2017

Modern history

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B y 1942 the tide of war had finally started to swing in the favour of the Allied forces. As the industrial might and great cities of Germany suffered as never before, Hitler ...

B y 1942 the tide of war had finally started to swing in the favour of the Allied forces. As the industrial might and great cities of Germany suffered as never before, Hitler promised revenge. Soon vengeance weapons were developed and deployed, a turning point in the technological history of warfare. The V1, otherwise known as the Doodle Bug would cause havoc in the streets of Britain's capital. However, as the Allied forces closed in on the Third Reich, in a desperate attempt to stop the onslaught the V2 was launched for the first time. In the dying days of the Third Reich, who would have believed that such a weapon could have been produced? A weapon, if given more time, that could have completely altered the outcome of the war. Featuring rare archive footage, stunning 3-D computer graphics and rare film of the last surviving rockets, this is a privileged glimpse into the world of Hitler's arsenal.

Elizabeth I: Killer Queen?
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Elizabeth I: Killer Queen?

The History Channel June 10, 2017

Modern history

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Amy Robsart was the wife of Robert Dudley, one of England's leading noblemen. He was believed to be the lover of Queen Elizabeth I. Rumours had circulated that the Queen ...

Amy Robsart was the wife of Robert Dudley, one of England's leading noblemen. He was believed to be the lover of Queen Elizabeth I. Rumours had circulated that the Queen wanted Amy dead. So when Amy was found at the bottom of a staircase in her Oxfordshire home, few believed it to be an accident, and many openly talked of how the Queen and Dudley had conspired to murder Amy. The subsequent inquest returned a verdict of accidental death, apparently letting Elizabeth and Dudley off the hook. But recently, the original autopsy report, lost for 450 years, has been discovered. It suggests that Amy was murdered. Amy's death created such a scandal that Elizabeth was forced to distance herself from Dudley. She had told Parliament in a famous speech that she would die a virgin, and historians now believes that the death of Amy Robsart helped to create the image of Elizabeth which has stayed with us for centuries.

Tony Robinson's World War 1
48:16

Tony Robinson's World War 1

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS April 8, 2015

Modern history

History

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This episode, Tony Robinson asks whether the men who lost their lives at battles during World War I were lions led by donkeys, or whether a brutal war of attrition was the ...

This episode, Tony Robinson asks whether the men who lost their lives at battles during World War I were lions led by donkeys, or whether a brutal war of attrition was the only option available to those in command.

Decisive Battles of Hitler's War
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Decisive Battles of Hitler's War: Normandy To The Rhine

Episode 7 The History Channel February 8, 2017

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Modern history

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Overwhelming superiority on the ground and in the air swung the course of battle in the West in favour of the Allies.

Overwhelming superiority on the ground and in the air swung the course of battle in the West in favour of the Allies.

Air Wars
48:26

Air Wars: Battle of the Atlantic

Episode 2 The History Channel October 28, 2019

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In depth analysis of the major air battles of World War II with unique archive, animated graphics and portraits of the leaders of all sides.

In depth analysis of the major air battles of World War II with unique archive, animated graphics and portraits of the leaders of all sides.

Air Wars
48:31

Air Wars: Kamikaze: The Divine Wind

Episode 6 The History Channel October 21, 2019

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In depth analysis of the major air battles of World War II with unique archive, animated graphics and portraits of the leaders of all sides.

In depth analysis of the major air battles of World War II with unique archive, animated graphics and portraits of the leaders of all sides.

Air Wars
48:44

Air Wars: Bomber Offensive: Target Germany

Episode 3 The History Channel October 29, 2019

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In depth analysis of the major air battles of World War II with unique archive, animated graphics and portraits of the leaders of all sides.

In depth analysis of the major air battles of World War II with unique archive, animated graphics and portraits of the leaders of all sides.

The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler
48:45

The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS April 12, 2013

Modern history

history

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This episode looks at the peak of the dictator's popularity in Germany throughout the 1930s and his decision to invade France in 1940. In Nuremburg, hundreds of thousands ...

This episode looks at the peak of the dictator's popularity in Germany throughout the 1930s and his decision to invade France in 1940. In Nuremburg, hundreds of thousands gathered to pay homage to him, filling the streets in celebration of a leader who had convinced them they were a superior race and would accomplish great things.

The Wagner Family
48:52

The Wagner Family

ABC2 October 3, 2010

Modern history

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A documentary that looks at the theatre Wagner built at Bayreuth, the festival he inaugurated there in 1876, and how the legacy seems to have poisoned successive generations ...

A documentary that looks at the theatre Wagner built at Bayreuth, the festival he inaugurated there in 1876, and how the legacy seems to have poisoned successive generations of his family.

The 101 Who Made The Twentieth Century
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The 101 Who Made The Twentieth Century

Episode 4 The History Channel July 26, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Science

Modern history

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From industrialists to adventurers and politicians to entertainers - discover the big personalities that have impacted our world.

From industrialists to adventurers and politicians to entertainers - discover the big personalities that have impacted our world.

The 101 Who Made The Twentieth Century
49:25

The 101 Who Made The Twentieth Century

Season 1 Episode 8 The History Channel August 23, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Science

Modern history

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The history of mankind is a never-ending story of change, revolution, evolution - but surely no span of a hundred years can claim to have changed the world so dramatically, so ...

The history of mankind is a never-ending story of change, revolution, evolution - but surely no span of a hundred years can claim to have changed the world so dramatically, so rapidly and so irreversibly as the 20th century. A century where the empires of the past crumbled to make way for new superpowers and a new age. Built on science, exploration, and a desire to express new creative possibilities. A century where the world was drawn into one war after another. But where radio, film, television, cars, planes and finally computers drew us closer together than at any other point in history. It was a century of unprecedented change. Change that was born out of the actions of individuals - what they created, what they discovered, what they destroyed. Who were the 101 people who drove the changes in every aspect of life that made the 20th century and set-up the 21st? A decade and a half since the close of the century we can take a considered look at the people most responsible for the events that changed their world and made ours. In this series we count down - from 101 to No.1 - the names of those who, in the judgement of experts, including those who contribute to the series, most influentially shaped the century and our world. What would the world we live in look like without our Top Ten? It is hard to imagine but one things for sure, in making the twentieth century they have indelibly influenced the world we know today. In our final episode we reveal our picks for the most significant people "Who Made the Twentieth Century". The results will surprise many. Some will disagree with the choices, everyone will remain gripped up to the final reveal.

Air Wars
49:26

Air Wars: Great Marianas Turkey Shoot

Episode 5 The History Channel November 1, 2019

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Modern history

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In depth analysis of the major air battles of World War II with unique archive, animated graphics and portraits of the leaders of all sides.

In depth analysis of the major air battles of World War II with unique archive, animated graphics and portraits of the leaders of all sides.

The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler
49:39

The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS April 5, 2013

Modern history

history

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This three-part series looks at how Hitler formed a connection with millions of Germans and generated a level of charismatic attraction almost without parallel in the process.

This three-part series looks at how Hitler formed a connection with millions of Germans and generated a level of charismatic attraction almost without parallel in the process.

Dan Snow: Last Heroes Of D-Day
49:41

Dan Snow: Last Heroes Of D-Day

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS July 1, 2015

History

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With unprecedented access to thousands of top secret 3D spy photographs, compelling story telling, state of the art graphics and dramatic reconstruction, Last Heroes of D-Day ...

With unprecedented access to thousands of top secret 3D spy photographs, compelling story telling, state of the art graphics and dramatic reconstruction, Last Heroes of D-Day brings one day in June, into sharp relief for a new generation.

Lusitania: 18 Minutes That Changed the World
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Lusitania: 18 Minutes That Changed the World

The History Channel December 2, 2016

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When the passenger liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the southern coast of Ireland in 1915, the ship sunk in just 18 minutes, taking 1200 people down with ...

When the passenger liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the southern coast of Ireland in 1915, the ship sunk in just 18 minutes, taking 1200 people down with it. The needless tragedy arguably altered the course of World War I, as the number of Americans among the dead pulled the previously unaligned US and all its military might into the war. Focusing on eight individual passengers and the German U-boat captain, this enthralling film brings those desperate last 18 minutes onboard the Lusitania vividly to life. From the kitchens deep below deck to the first class cabins, it reveals stories of heroism, sacrifice, luck and misfortune and how these individuals' fight for survival impacted on the lives of millions world-wide.