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Frank Hurley photographs Passchendaele
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Frank Hurley photographs Passchendaele

Clip from Lost In Flanders
Historians discuss photograph attributed to Frank Hurley of dead and wounded Australians and Germans in railway cutting near Ypres.

Historians discuss photograph attributed to Frank Hurley of dead and wounded Australians and Germans in railway cutting near Ypres.

TEST: Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition
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TEST: Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition

Clip from Behind the News
Jake Evans explains why Douglas Mawson decided to explore Antarctica, how they set out on the journey, what they did to survive, the struggles the party faced, and the ...

Jake Evans explains why Douglas Mawson decided to explore Antarctica, how they set out on the journey, what they did to survive, the struggles the party faced, and the significance of the expedition.

Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition
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Douglas Mawson's Antarctic expedition

Clip from Behind the News
Jake Evans explains why Douglas Mawson decided to explore Antarctica, how they set out on the journey, what they did to survive, the struggles the party faced, and the ...

Jake Evans explains why Douglas Mawson decided to explore Antarctica, how they set out on the journey, what they did to survive, the struggles the party faced, and the significance of the expedition.

China's One Child Policy
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China's One Child Policy

Clip from Behind The News
Up until recently, China enforced a one child policy where any family that had more than one child faced severe fines and penalties. While the law sounds crazy, it still has ...

Up until recently, China enforced a one child policy where any family that had more than one child faced severe fines and penalties. While the law sounds crazy, it still has its defenders and even with the law finally being eradicated, many think things will stay the same because so many have gotten used to the idea. Find out the history behind this law and why it's been so controversial around the world.

On the trail of the Queensland tiger
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On the trail of the Queensland tiger

Clip from Totally Wild
Duane leads us on a search for the mythical Queensland tiger! He interviews cryptozoologist Steve Rushton, who not only believes this savage predator is out there he's hot on ...

Duane leads us on a search for the mythical Queensland tiger! He interviews cryptozoologist Steve Rushton, who not only believes this savage predator is out there he's hot on the trail. There's a family who can look off their back deck and see strange animal movements from creatures not seen before, prowling the back of their property. According to Steve, people don't want to know the Queensland tiger exists and is living unseen not far away!

480: ANZAC: Oodgeroo Noonuccal
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480: ANZAC: Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Clip from 480
Oodgeroo Noonuccal was one of Australia's leading Aboriginal poets. She helped her country during war time, a phase in her life

Oodgeroo Noonuccal was one of Australia's leading Aboriginal poets. She helped her country during war time, a phase in her life

Kings And Queens
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Kings And Queens: Edward I - 1272-1307

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  August 20, 2011
Historian Nigel Spivey examines how King Edward I (1272-1307) changed the shape of British history by waging his bloody wars of conquest to create the United Kingdom.

Historian Nigel Spivey examines how King Edward I (1272-1307) changed the shape of British history by waging his bloody wars of conquest to create the United Kingdom.

Kings And Queens
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Kings And Queens: Henry II - 1066-1087

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  August 13, 2011
Another epic tale from Britain's fascinating royal history, chronicling the rise and fall of King Henry II (1154 - 1189), Henry Plantagenet, the son of a French duke and ...

Another epic tale from Britain's fascinating royal history, chronicling the rise and fall of King Henry II (1154 - 1189), Henry Plantagenet, the son of a French duke and English princess.

The World At War
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The World At War: Home Fires: Britain 1940-1944

Season 1  |  Episode 15  |  The History Channel  |  July 12, 2012
The British and Americans assemble the largest invasion fleet in history. It is June 6th 1944: D-Day.

The British and Americans assemble the largest invasion fleet in history. It is June 6th 1944: D-Day.

Kings And Queens
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Kings And Queens: Charles II - 1660-1685

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  The History Channel  |  April 16, 2011
The first Roman Catholic to reign over England since Mary I. He developed new political parties during his reign and famously fathered numerous illegitimate children, of whom ...

The first Roman Catholic to reign over England since Mary I. He developed new political parties during his reign and famously fathered numerous illegitimate children, of whom he acknowledged fourteen.

Kings And Queens
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Kings And Queens: Victoria - 1837-1901

Season 1  |  Episode 11  |  The History Channel  |  April 17, 2011
Victoria was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. Her reign lasted more than sixty three years - longer than that of any other British ...

Victoria was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. Her reign lasted more than sixty three years - longer than that of any other British monarch.

Kings And Queens
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Kings And Queens: Elizabeth I - 1558-1603

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  The History Channel  |  April 10, 2011
Known as The Virgin Queen, her reign is referred to as the Golden Age when England asserted itself vigorously as a major European power in politics, commerce and the arts.

Known as The Virgin Queen, her reign is referred to as the Golden Age when England asserted itself vigorously as a major European power in politics, commerce and the arts.

Kings And Queens
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Kings And Queens: William The Conqueror - 1066-1087

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  August 6, 2011
The illegitimate son of the Duke of Normandy. He succeeded to the throne of England by right of conquest, winning the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

The illegitimate son of the Duke of Normandy. He succeeded to the throne of England by right of conquest, winning the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

The American Future: A History By Simon Schama
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The American Future: A History By Simon Schama: American Plenty

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  May 27, 2010
After 9/11, Katrina and Baghdad, the robustness of American optimism is struggling to reassert itself against the sobering reality of military frustration and domestic ...

After 9/11, Katrina and Baghdad, the robustness of American optimism is struggling to reassert itself against the sobering reality of military frustration and domestic anxieties. This is an America grappling with an un-American sense of its own limits. Eminent historian Simon Schama turns to fascinating moments in American history to understand the present. In the first episode of the series he explores how American optimism about the infinite possibilities of its land and resources is in danger of coming to a grinding halt.

Anzac
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Anzac

Seven  |  April 23, 2017
Outstanding documentary following the fortunes of Australian and New Zealand forces through World War II.

Outstanding documentary following the fortunes of Australian and New Zealand forces through World War II.

The World At War
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The World At War: Morning - June-August, 1944

Season 1  |  Episode 17  |  7two  |  February 5, 2012
The British and Americans assemble the largest invasion fleet in history. It is June 6th 1944: D-Day.

The British and Americans assemble the largest invasion fleet in history. It is June 6th 1944: D-Day.

The World At War
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The World At War: Inside the Reich: Germany 1940-1944

Season 1  |  Episode 16  |  The History Channel  |  April 26, 2012
The French had made the disastrous mistake of preparing for another war like the first World War. Consequently, the French army are totally humiliated.

The French had made the disastrous mistake of preparing for another war like the first World War. Consequently, the French army are totally humiliated.

The World At War
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The World At War: It's A Lovely Day Tomorrow - Burma, 1942-1944

Season 1  |  Episode 14  |  7two  |  January 15, 2012
The war in Burma was mud and monsoon. Britain's largest army learned to master the jungle and fought the Japanese to a standstill.

The war in Burma was mud and monsoon. Britain's largest army learned to master the jungle and fought the Japanese to a standstill.

Anzac
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Anzac: R.A.A.F. Over Europe

Seven  |  April 23, 2017
An outstanding documentary series following the fortunes of Australian and New Zealand forces through World War II.

An outstanding documentary series following the fortunes of Australian and New Zealand forces through World War II.

Kings And Queens
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Kings And Queens: Richard III - 1483-1485

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  The History Channel  |  April 9, 2011
Richard III was the King of England from 1483 until his death and the last king from the House of York. After the death of his brother Edward IV, Richard briefly governed as a ...

Richard III was the King of England from 1483 until his death and the last king from the House of York. After the death of his brother Edward IV, Richard briefly governed as a regent for Edward's son Edward V, but he imprisoned Edward and his brother Richard in the Tower and acquired the throne for himself. A rebellion rose against Richard and he fell in the Battle of Bosworth Field, where he faced the Earl of Richmond (later Henry VII). Shakespeare's play Richard III has made his name particularly famous.

Kings And Queens
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Kings And Queens: Charles I - 1625-1649

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  The History Channel  |  September 24, 2011
Charles I was King of England, Scotland and Ireland from March 27, 1625, until his death. He famously engaged in a struggle for power with Parliament; he was an advocate of ...

Charles I was King of England, Scotland and Ireland from March 27, 1625, until his death. He famously engaged in a struggle for power with Parliament; he was an advocate of the divine right of kings, but his foes in Parliament feared that he was attempting to gain absolute power. There was widespread opposition to many of his actions, especially the levying of taxes without Parliament's consent.

Kings And Queens
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Kings And Queens: George III - 1760-1820

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  The History Channel  |  October 8, 2011
George was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but the first to be born in Britain and use English as his first language. During George III's reign, Britain ...

George was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but the first to be born in Britain and use English as his first language. During George III's reign, Britain lost many of its colonies in North America, which became the United States. Also during his reign, the realms of Great Britain and Ireland united to form the United Kingdom.

Kings And Queens
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Kings And Queens: Elizabeth II - 1952-Present

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  The History Channel  |  April 17, 2011
She has reigned in these positions since the death of her father, King George VI on 6 February 1952. About 125 million people live in the countries of which she is Head of ...

She has reigned in these positions since the death of her father, King George VI on 6 February 1952. About 125 million people live in the countries of which she is Head of State. Her reign has seen ten different Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom and numerous Prime Ministers in the other nations of which she is or was Head of State. Before her succession to the Crown, she held the titles of a British princess, and after her marriage, Duchess of Edinburgh.

Kings And Queens
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Kings And Queens: Henry V - 1413-1422

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  August 27, 2011
King of England (1413 to 1422) of the House of Lancaster, son of Henry IV. As victor of the Battle of Agincourt (1415, in the Hundred Years' War with France), he made England ...

King of England (1413 to 1422) of the House of Lancaster, son of Henry IV. As victor of the Battle of Agincourt (1415, in the Hundred Years' War with France), he made England one of the strongest kingdoms in Europe.

Kings And Queens
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Kings And Queens: Henry VIII - 1509-1547

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  The History Channel  |  April 9, 2011
He is famous for having been married six times and for wielding the most untrammelled power of any British monarch. Notable events during his reign included the break with ...

He is famous for having been married six times and for wielding the most untrammelled power of any British monarch. Notable events during his reign included the break with Rome and establishment of the independent Church of England.

The American Future: A History By Simon Schama
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The American Future: A History By Simon Schama: American Fervour

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  June 10, 2010
Historian Simon Schama explores the ways in which faith has shaped American political life. His starting point is a remarkable fact about the coming election - for the first ...

Historian Simon Schama explores the ways in which faith has shaped American political life. His starting point is a remarkable fact about the coming election - for the first time in a generation it's the Democrats who claim to be the party of God. It's Barack Obama, not John McCain, who has been talking about his faith.

Winston Churchill
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Winston Churchill

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  September 20, 2010
When Winston Churchill died in 1965 he was already a relic of a lost age, but his funeral brought a city to a standstill and was he first state funeral given to a non - Royal ...

When Winston Churchill died in 1965 he was already a relic of a lost age, but his funeral brought a city to a standstill and was he first state funeral given to a non - Royal since the 19th Century. So who was this man who held such a special place in Britain's heart? In this three part series we examine the life of Winston Churchill: it's successes and its failures.

Frederick The Great And The Enigma Of Prussia
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Frederick The Great And The Enigma Of Prussia

The History Channel  |  September 19, 2011
The rise and fall of the Prussian kingdom In 1947 the state of Prussia was officially abolished to ensure the future peace of Europe. Nazi propaganda had portrayed a highly ...

The rise and fall of the Prussian kingdom In 1947 the state of Prussia was officially abolished to ensure the future peace of Europe. Nazi propaganda had portrayed a highly selective image of Prussia and its great leader Frederick, celebrating his martial zeal and benign despotism. But Frederick was an enlightened statesman and Prussia was equally famous throughout Europe as a beacon of progressive, modern government.

Winston Churchill
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Winston Churchill

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  October 4, 2010
The final chapter in Churchill's career begins with the end of World War II. A financially depleted Britain was left struggling to keep up with two new superpowers, America ...

The final chapter in Churchill's career begins with the end of World War II. A financially depleted Britain was left struggling to keep up with two new superpowers, America and Russia. Opinion polls conducted through and after the war showed a gap between the esteem in which Churchill as a war leader was held and the way Churchill as a potential peacetime Prime Minister was viewed. An election was called and Churchill lost; now he had to get on with the humdrum task of leading a shadow cabinet. This did not interest Churchill and much of the ordinary business was left to his Deputy Anthony Eden.

Winston Churchill
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Winston Churchill

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  September 27, 2010
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made Winston Churchill First Lord of the Admiralty on the very first day of World War Two. But was this appointment all it appeared ...

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made Winston Churchill First Lord of the Admiralty on the very first day of World War Two. But was this appointment all it appeared to be? In this programme we examine Churchill and his performance during World War II and ask the question: how did a man responsible for some of history's greatest military disasters become the hero of the British people and the only man who could lead them through war?

World War One Through Arab Eyes
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World War One Through Arab Eyes

Al Jazeera English  |  January 13, 2017
The story of the secret Sykes-Picot agreement between Britain and France and the way it shaped the Middle East in the twentieth century and beyond.

The story of the secret Sykes-Picot agreement between Britain and France and the way it shaped the Middle East in the twentieth century and beyond.

The Prime Ministers' National Treasures
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The Prime Ministers' National Treasures: Edmund Barton And The Velvet Soap Ad

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  ABC ME  |  July 27, 2016
Award-winning cartoonist Warren Brown reveals the emotional lives of Australian prime ministers through 10 objects they used every day or adored.

Award-winning cartoonist Warren Brown reveals the emotional lives of Australian prime ministers through 10 objects they used every day or adored.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster: The Bismarck

Season 5  |  Episode 1  |  ABC2 Kids  |  May 29, 2016
In every corner of the globe, at any time, tragedy can strike. While families and survivors begin the healing process, investigators must start putting the pieces back ...

In every corner of the globe, at any time, tragedy can strike. While families and survivors begin the healing process, investigators must start putting the pieces back together to understand the cause behind the disaster.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster: Fukushima

Season 5  |  Episode 1  |  ABC2 Kids  |  May 22, 2016
In every corner of the globe, at any time, tragedy can strike. While families and survivors begin the healing process, investigators must start putting the pieces back ...

In every corner of the globe, at any time, tragedy can strike. While families and survivors begin the healing process, investigators must start putting the pieces back together to understand the cause behind the disaster.

Australia Remembers: Fromelles Commemoration, VC Corner
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Australia Remembers: Fromelles Commemoration, VC Corner

ABC  |  July 19, 2016
Commemorating 100 years since the first major Australian battles of WW1 on the Western Front. We remember the fallen at a service from VC Corner to commemorate the battle of ...

Commemorating 100 years since the first major Australian battles of WW1 on the Western Front. We remember the fallen at a service from VC Corner to commemorate the battle of Fromelles where 1,299 Australians died.

Australia Remembers: Pozieres Centenary Commemoration
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Australia Remembers: Pozieres Centenary Commemoration

ABC  |  July 23, 2016
The Pozieres Service at the 1st AIF Memorial commemorates the battle of Pozieres where 5000 Australians died. Commemorating 100 years since the first major Australian battles ...

The Pozieres Service at the 1st AIF Memorial commemorates the battle of Pozieres where 5000 Australians died. Commemorating 100 years since the first major Australian battles of World War I on the Western Front.

The World At War
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The World At War: Barbarossa - June-December 1941

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  7two  |  November 13, 2011
Hitler at last turns his tanks towards Russia. After a succession of devastating victories, the Germans delay fatally, and the fierce Russian winter takes a grip.

Hitler at last turns his tanks towards Russia. After a succession of devastating victories, the Germans delay fatally, and the fierce Russian winter takes a grip.

The World At War
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The World At War: The Desert - North Africa, 1940-1943

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  7two  |  December 4, 2011
For two years the eight Army and Rommel's Afrika Korps fight in the wastes of North Africa. Finally the tide turns at El Alamein.

For two years the eight Army and Rommel's Afrika Korps fight in the wastes of North Africa. Finally the tide turns at El Alamein.

The World At War
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The World At War: Occupation - Holland, 1940-1944

Season 1  |  Episode 18  |  7two  |  February 12, 2012
The Netherlands live under Nazi rule for four years and it's people must decide where their loyalties lie. In occupied Europe, there are no easy answers.

The Netherlands live under Nazi rule for four years and it's people must decide where their loyalties lie. In occupied Europe, there are no easy answers.

Walls of Shame
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Walls of Shame: Spain

Al Jazeera English  |  February 21, 2017
The city of Ceuta is the southernmost outpost of Fortress Europe. Yet it's on Africa. Spain insists it will never relinquish control and cordoned it off.

The city of Ceuta is the southernmost outpost of Fortress Europe. Yet it's on Africa. Spain insists it will never relinquish control and cordoned it off.

Walls of Shame
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Walls of Shame: West Bank

Al Jazeera English  |  July 23, 2016
We examine the intent of those who built the controversial West Bank Wall, and the effect on those whose lives has been changed by it.

We examine the intent of those who built the controversial West Bank Wall, and the effect on those whose lives has been changed by it.

The World At War
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The World At War: Alone - May 1940-May 1941

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  7two  |  November 6, 2011
After Dunkirk, Britain faces the German onslaught. Although the RAF wins the Battle of Britain, the cities are blitzed On the continent, the last allies are conquered and the ...

After Dunkirk, Britain faces the German onslaught. Although the RAF wins the Battle of Britain, the cities are blitzed On the continent, the last allies are conquered and the outlook is grim.

The World At War
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The World At War: A New Germany - 1933-1939

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  7two  |  October 16, 2011
Germany, a nation stricken by humiliating defeat and emerging from crippling economic depression, looks to one man for a resurgence of hope and dignity. That man is Adolf Hitler.

Germany, a nation stricken by humiliating defeat and emerging from crippling economic depression, looks to one man for a resurgence of hope and dignity. That man is Adolf Hitler.

The World At War
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The World At War: Whirlwind - Bombing Germany, September 1939-April 1944

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  7two  |  January 1, 2012
Bomber Command are unable to hit precise targets and begin bombing German cities by night. The Americans reinforce the attacks by day, and ultimately a whirlwind of terror and ...

Bomber Command are unable to hit precise targets and begin bombing German cities by night. The Americans reinforce the attacks by day, and ultimately a whirlwind of terror and destruction will win the war.

Australia Remembers: Pheasant Wood
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Australia Remembers: Pheasant Wood

ABC  |  July 19, 2016
A Commemorative Service and Headstone Dedication at the Pheasant Wood Cemetery. The service marks the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles, the Australian Imperial ...

A Commemorative Service and Headstone Dedication at the Pheasant Wood Cemetery. The service marks the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles, the Australian Imperial Force's first major battle on the Western Front.

The World At War
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The World At War: Japan 1941-1945

Season 1  |  Episode 22  |  7two  |  March 11, 2012
Hitler's early successes in Russia make him reckless and he resolves to capture Stalingrad. The battle lasts six months with the Russians emerging as victors. The Wehrmacht ...

Hitler's early successes in Russia make him reckless and he resolves to capture Stalingrad. The battle lasts six months with the Russians emerging as victors. The Wehrmacht never recovers.

Walls of Shame
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Walls of Shame: Mexico

Al Jazeera English  |  February 13, 2017
The US and Mexico border - not only walls of concrete and steel - but a vast desert barrier, where people risk their lives entering the US illegally.

The US and Mexico border - not only walls of concrete and steel - but a vast desert barrier, where people risk their lives entering the US illegally.

The World At War
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The World At War: France Falls - May-June 1940

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  7two  |  October 30, 2011
The French had made the disastrous mistake of preparing for another war like the first World War. Consequently, the French army are totally humiliated.

The French had made the disastrous mistake of preparing for another war like the first World War. Consequently, the French army are totally humiliated.

The World At War
52:09

The World At War: Pincers - August 1944-March 1945

Season 1  |  Episode 19  |  7two  |  February 19, 2012
From East and West, the Allies close in on the Reich. Germany is crumbling, but it is not defeated yet.

From East and West, the Allies close in on the Reich. Germany is crumbling, but it is not defeated yet.

The World At War
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The World At War: Wolf Pack - U-Boats In The Atlantic, 1939-1944

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  7two  |  December 18, 2011
In a war of high technology and animal courage, the German U-boats fight allied merchantmen, hounding them in packs. A German victory at sea will drive Britain from the war.

In a war of high technology and animal courage, the German U-boats fight allied merchantmen, hounding them in packs. A German victory at sea will drive Britain from the war.

480
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480: Mabo: Invasion

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  May 28, 2012
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the High Court's decision in the MABO case, Message Stick has produced 480: MABO - a 5 x 8' mini-documentary series which looks back over ...

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the High Court's decision in the MABO case, Message Stick has produced 480: MABO - a 5 x 8' mini-documentary series which looks back over the history of land rights, Eddie Mabo and his role in a landmark decision made by the courts that overturned the legal doctrine of terra nullius.

The World At War: Banzai!
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The World At War: Banzai!: Japan, 1931-1942

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  7two  |  November 20, 2011
Following Japan's conquest of eastern Asia the Allies finally respond with sanctions. They prove so threatening to Japan that it prepares to conquer Southeast Asia to secure ...

Following Japan's conquest of eastern Asia the Allies finally respond with sanctions. They prove so threatening to Japan that it prepares to conquer Southeast Asia to secure he resources it needs. But first the threat from the British and American Pacific fleets must be eliminated.

The World At War
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The World At War: On Our Way - USA, 1939-1942

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  7two  |  November 27, 2011
Neutral America is divided as the war starts, but after France falls, support for the British grows. The US gives guns, ammunition and food to the British, but shows no sign ...

Neutral America is divided as the war starts, but after France falls, support for the British grows. The US gives guns, ammunition and food to the British, but shows no sign of entering the fighting arena, until Germany declares war on the US.

The World At War
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The World At War: Tough Old Gut: Italy November 1942 - June 1944

Season 1  |  Episode 13  |  7two  |  January 8, 2011
Neutral America is divided as the war starts, but after France falls, support for the British grows. The US gives guns, ammunition and food to the British, but shows no sign ...

Neutral America is divided as the war starts, but after France falls, support for the British grows. The US gives guns, ammunition and food to the British, but shows no sign of entering the fighting arena, until Germany declares war on the US.

The World At War
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The World At War: Distant War - September 1939-May 1940

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  7two  |  October 23, 2011
In Eastern Europe, the full force of the Nazi machine rolls on, but in Britain, an uneasy calm settles on the nation. It is the 'phoney' war, with the sound of distant guns ...

In Eastern Europe, the full force of the Nazi machine rolls on, but in Britain, an uneasy calm settles on the nation. It is the 'phoney' war, with the sound of distant guns thundering ominously on the horizon.

Indonesia Calling: Joris Ivens In Australia
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Indonesia Calling: Joris Ivens In Australia

ABC2  |  December 5, 2010
Soon after the end of the Pacific War, internationally renowned Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens made a film in Australia supporting Indonesian independence. His Indonesia Calling ...

Soon after the end of the Pacific War, internationally renowned Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens made a film in Australia supporting Indonesian independence. His Indonesia Calling documents Australian, Indonesian, Indian and Chinese trade unions defending the newly proclaimed Republic of Indonesia.

480
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480: Mabo: The Mabo Case

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  May 31, 2012
Eddie Koiki Mabo won his way into history when the highest court in the country ruled in his favour and disproved the law of terra nullius.

Eddie Koiki Mabo won his way into history when the highest court in the country ruled in his favour and disproved the law of terra nullius.

480
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480: Anzac: Charles Mene

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  April 24, 2012
Charles Mene is one of Australia's unsung heroes. 480 looks at his story and the act of bravery that earned him the Military Medal for his courage under fire.

Charles Mene is one of Australia's unsung heroes. 480 looks at his story and the act of bravery that earned him the Military Medal for his courage under fire.

Escape From Colditz
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Escape From Colditz

SBS  |  June 12, 2016
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.

Lost In Flanders
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Lost In Flanders

ABC  |  November 11, 2011
Ninety years after the last shots were fired, two young Australian historians embark on an emotional journey to the battlefields of World War I on the infamous Western Front. ...

Ninety years after the last shots were fired, two young Australian historians embark on an emotional journey to the battlefields of World War I on the infamous Western Front. History teacher Michael Molkentin joins battlefield historian Mat McLachlan in an exploration of the Australian soldiers' wartime experience in Belgium. The two men visit iconic sites, following in the footsteps of Australian wartime photographer Frank Hurley. And they join an archaeological excavation of the trenches and fields where 20,000 Australians went missing, their bodies lost, their graves unmarked.

480
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480: Anzac: Douglas Grant And Sendy Togo

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  April 26, 2012
Follow the story of two soldiers with very similar goals, yet their journeys turn out completely differently. It was during the time when Indigenous men were not allowed to ...

Follow the story of two soldiers with very similar goals, yet their journeys turn out completely differently. It was during the time when Indigenous men were not allowed to serve due to the colour of their skin.

480
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480: Mabo: From Little Things, Big Things Grow

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  May 29, 2012
Through the 60s and 70s the Land Rights movement erupted onto the streets across the nation. The Gurindji people walked off Vesty's station and the Aboriginal people of Wreck ...

Through the 60s and 70s the Land Rights movement erupted onto the streets across the nation. The Gurindji people walked off Vesty's station and the Aboriginal people of Wreck Bay rejected the government's offer of a lease, stating they wanted full title over their land. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations the dream of regaining their land again was becoming a reality.

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480: Anzac: Leonard Waters And Albert Knight

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  April 23, 2012
Hosted by Luke Carroll, 480 will cover themes of ANZAC, Mabo, land rights, native title and NAIDOC and aim to recognise and celebrate important events and anniversaries ...

Hosted by Luke Carroll, 480 will cover themes of ANZAC, Mabo, land rights, native title and NAIDOC and aim to recognise and celebrate important events and anniversaries occurring in 2012 for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - all in less than 480 seconds. Two men; one from the sky - Leonard Waters and the other from the trenches - Albert Knight, made Australia and their people proud when they enlisted for war.

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