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Voices of The D-Day Landings
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Voices of The D-Day Landings

The History Channel  |  April 29, 2018
In the early hours of June 6, 1944, Allied forces began the greatest military assault ever attempted. They came to Normandy by both air and sea, with one objective: to get a ...

In the early hours of June 6, 1944, Allied forces began the greatest military assault ever attempted. They came to Normandy by both air and sea, with one objective: to get a toe-hold on the continent, and from there, begin the long campaign that would result in the liberation of Europe and the end of the World War II. The assault was conducted in two phases: an airborne attack by 24,000 paratroopers and glider pilots, followed by an amphibious landing across Normandy's sandy beaches. Using personal testimonies, we tell the dramatic stories of the men who took part: the British and American paratroopers and glider infantry, men who crewed tanks, infantry soldiers who were deposited on the Normandy beaches by landing craft and RAF crews who took part in the deception plan, that deceived Hitler and his generals into believing that Calais was the main target for the assault. The veterans words are illustrated by dramatic archive, and colour footage of key locations. By telling their stories in their own words, we get a snapshot of what it was like to be part of the enormous undertaking.

Monarchy By David Starkey
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Monarchy By David Starkey: The Stuart Succession

Season 2  |  Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  November 23, 2016
David Starkey looks at James I and Charles I, and how the power and reputation of the monarchy which was at a high when Elizabeth died decreased and was challenged under the ...

David Starkey looks at James I and Charles I, and how the power and reputation of the monarchy which was at a high when Elizabeth died decreased and was challenged under the Stuarts.

Monarchy By David Starkey
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Monarchy By David Starkey: Rule Britannia

Season 3  |  Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  November 29, 2016
We examine the reign of William and Mary, and the changing relationship between Crown and Parliament. Also the reign of Anne and the union with Scotland in 1707, which saw the ...

We examine the reign of William and Mary, and the changing relationship between Crown and Parliament. Also the reign of Anne and the union with Scotland in 1707, which saw the emergence of Great Britain.

Monarchy By David Starkey
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Monarchy By David Starkey: Empire

Season 3  |  Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  November 30, 2016
We look at the reign of King George I, George II and George III, and how the clash between Prime Minister William Pitt and George III led to the American War of Independence.

We look at the reign of King George I, George II and George III, and how the clash between Prime Minister William Pitt and George III led to the American War of Independence.

The Wheelchair President
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The Wheelchair President

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  July 24, 2018
At the height of war, Roosevelt inspired millions with stirring visions of a new and better post-war world but it was a world he probably knew he would never see. He was ...

At the height of war, Roosevelt inspired millions with stirring visions of a new and better post-war world but it was a world he probably knew he would never see. He was commander in chief of the greatest military power the world had known, yet paralysis from polio mad him powerless to accomplish the most minor physical tasks. Set against the epic scale of World War II in 1944 and 1945. Professor David Reynolds presents an intimate biography of US President Franklin Roosevelt, revealing a man who was burdened by secrets about his failing health and strained marriage, that if exposed, could have destroyed his presidency. Enigmatic, secretive and with a complicated love life, America's wheelchair president was racing to shape the future before his past caught up with him.

Monarchy By David Starkey
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Monarchy By David Starkey: Cromwell: The King Killer

Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  The History Channel  |  November 24, 2016
We look at the consequences of the Civil War and how the monarchy itself was under threat, and examine how Oliver Cromwell was able to bring about the execution of the monarch ...

We look at the consequences of the Civil War and how the monarchy itself was under threat, and examine how Oliver Cromwell was able to bring about the execution of the monarch Charles I.

Monarchy By David Starkey
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Monarchy By David Starkey: The Glorious Revolution

Season 3  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  November 28, 2016
A look at the events of 1688 and the aftermath, when the unpopular Roman Catholic King James II was overthrown and replaced with the protestant Stuart Mary and her husband ...

A look at the events of 1688 and the aftermath, when the unpopular Roman Catholic King James II was overthrown and replaced with the protestant Stuart Mary and her husband William of Orange.

Monarchy By David Starkey
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Monarchy By David Starkey: Survival

Season 3  |  Episode 5  |  The History Channel  |  December 2, 2016
David Starkey explores the impact of the French Revolution on the monarchy in Britain, the madness of George III, and the subsequent long war with France.

David Starkey explores the impact of the French Revolution on the monarchy in Britain, the madness of George III, and the subsequent long war with France.

Monarchy By David Starkey
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Monarchy By David Starkey: King And Emperor

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  November 21, 2016
We look at the reign of Henry VIII, including his many marriages and the upheaval caused by the split with the Roman Catholic Church.

We look at the reign of Henry VIII, including his many marriages and the upheaval caused by the split with the Roman Catholic Church.

Battle of Britain
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Battle of Britain: The Few

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  July 17, 2018
We examine the build up to the Battle of Britain, studying the technological advances that the RAF pioneered. At the heart of the production were two world-class fighters, the ...

We examine the build up to the Battle of Britain, studying the technological advances that the RAF pioneered. At the heart of the production were two world-class fighters, the Hurricane and the Spitfire.

Battle of Britain
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Battle of Britain: Darkest Hour

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  July 18, 2018
From July to early September 1940, both sides were finding their feet. The Germans tried to bomb British naval shipping with limited success but then made a mistake that ...

From July to early September 1940, both sides were finding their feet. The Germans tried to bomb British naval shipping with limited success but then made a mistake that ultimately lost them the war.

Monarchy By David Starkey
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Monarchy By David Starkey: The Shadow Of The King

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  November 22, 2016
Dr David Starkey presents the second of three series of his complete 20-part history of the British monarchy, beginning in the savage maelstrom of the Wars of the Roses. The ...

Dr David Starkey presents the second of three series of his complete 20-part history of the British monarchy, beginning in the savage maelstrom of the Wars of the Roses. The Tudors eventually triumph, and carry the crown of England to its peak. Then the House of Stuart takes the throne, uniting England and Scotland but eventually mishandling both countries. The second series culminates in the English Civil War and a revolution that killed a king, but failed to extirpate royal rule in Britain. And in 1660, the king is returned to the throne.

Monarchy By David Starkey
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Monarchy By David Starkey: Return Of The King

Season 3  |  Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  November 25, 2016
Dr David Starkey presents the remarkable story of Charles II who secured the restoration of the English monarchy by a series of political twists and turns.

Dr David Starkey presents the remarkable story of Charles II who secured the restoration of the English monarchy by a series of political twists and turns.

Royal Cousins At War
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Royal Cousins At War

Episode 1  |  SBS  |  January 2, 2017
At the outbreak of the First World War, three cousins reigned over Europe's greatest powers: Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and King George V of ...

At the outbreak of the First World War, three cousins reigned over Europe's greatest powers: Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, and King George V of England. This documentary looks at the role played by three monarchs, and their relationships with each other, in the outbreak of war, arguing that it's far greater than historians have historically believed.

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

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  January 21, 2011
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.

Apocalypse Verdun: The Illusion
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Apocalypse Verdun: The Illusion

National Geographic  |  February 20, 2017
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?

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Azorian - The Raising Of The K-129

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  November 26, 2010
Project Azorian was the CIA's audacious attempt to recover the wreck of the Soviet ballistic missile submarine 'K-129'. From its loss in March 1968 until the summer of 1974 ...

Project Azorian was the CIA's audacious attempt to recover the wreck of the Soviet ballistic missile submarine 'K-129'. From its loss in March 1968 until the summer of 1974 the Soviet's were ignorant of the US Navy's successful mission to locate and photograph the wreck, and that the CIA was preparing the largest salvage attempt in history. At the height of the Cold War, K-129 offered the US a cornucopia of unique intelligence targets.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: The Pharaoh's Lost City

SBS  |  February 7, 2010
Archaeologists in the central Egyptian desert have made an extraordinary find: an ancient cemetery where 1,000 people from the Pharaoh's lost capital of Amarna are buried. Why ...

Archaeologists in the central Egyptian desert have made an extraordinary find: an ancient cemetery where 1,000 people from the Pharaoh's lost capital of Amarna are buried. Why did this great city only survive one generation before mysteriously vanishing from history?

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Blitz Street

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  December 3, 2010
In September 1940, Germany unleashed the Blitz, a ferocious nine-month bombing campaign on UK citizens, designed to crush British morale during World War Two. To commemorate ...

In September 1940, Germany unleashed the Blitz, a ferocious nine-month bombing campaign on UK citizens, designed to crush British morale during World War Two. To commemorate the 70th anniversary, the makers of Blitz St built a row of terraced houses on a remote military base, rigged them up with high speed cameras and blast gauges, and then subjected them to a spectacular range of large-scale explosives, matching the devastating power of the bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe.

The Mystery Of The Roman Skulls
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The Mystery Of The Roman Skulls

SBS  |  November 13, 2016
In 2012 and again in 2015, Crossrail have unearthed human skulls during their engineering works in London. Since the 1800s, hundreds of skulls have been found in the city - it ...

In 2012 and again in 2015, Crossrail have unearthed human skulls during their engineering works in London. Since the 1800s, hundreds of skulls have been found in the city - it is one of the most intriguing mysteries of archaeology in London. In this documentary we meet researchers, archaeologists and other specialists to learn all about their current research and possible explanations for how and why so many skulls have been discovered.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Blitz Street

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  December 24, 2010
Blitz Street endures the most powerful bomb of World War II: the massive V2 rocket. Travelling at over 3,500 miles an hour and with a range of over 200 miles, the V2 was ...

Blitz Street endures the most powerful bomb of World War II: the massive V2 rocket. Travelling at over 3,500 miles an hour and with a range of over 200 miles, the V2 was designed to deliver a knockout blow to Britain. Unlike the other bombs that have been detonated on Blitz Street, the V2 bomb is buried three metres below ground. Due to its supersonic speed, by the time the V2 detonated it was well beneath the surface. The program also sums up why the Nazi blitz bombing campaign failed and the lessons to be learnt from the experiment.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Hitler's Heroes - Hanna Reitsch

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  November 25, 2011
This two-part documentary series examines two of Hitler's most devoted followers. Hanna Reitsch was the Luftwaffe's most daring test pilot. She became a heroine of her time - ...

This two-part documentary series examines two of Hitler's most devoted followers. Hanna Reitsch was the Luftwaffe's most daring test pilot. She became a heroine of her time - the only woman awarded the Iron Cross First Class. Summoned by Hitler to the Fuhrerbunker during his final days, she became the last pilot to fly in and out of Berlin before the city's fall, both under heavy artillery fire.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: Ancient Astronomers Of Timbuktu

SBS2  |  September 20, 2011
Guided by astrophysicist Dr Thebe Medupe, a group of scientists engage in the first exploration of the scientific contents of the great manuscript archives of Timbuktu. As the ...

Guided by astrophysicist Dr Thebe Medupe, a group of scientists engage in the first exploration of the scientific contents of the great manuscript archives of Timbuktu. As the ancient papers are in grave danger of being destroyed by the ravages of time, the team race against the clock to unlock the mysteries of this incredible library before this valuable history is lost forever in the sands of the Sahara.

A War of Hope
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A War of Hope

NITV  |  April 25, 2015
A War of Hope is a remarkable documentary on the events that shook the North Queensland mission of Cape Bedford during World War Two. In 1942, Australia is at war and many ...

A War of Hope is a remarkable documentary on the events that shook the North Queensland mission of Cape Bedford during World War Two. In 1942, Australia is at war and many troops have been sent to help protect countries throughout Europe and Africa. Yet at home, the Indigenous people of Cape Bedford are propelled into a war of their own when they face accusations of collusion and conspiracy theories around the imminent North Queensland invasion from the Japanese. The conspiracy grows deeper when their German Lutheran missionary, George Schwarz, is interned as an 'enemy alien'.

New York: City Of Tomorrow - 1931-1940
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New York: City Of Tomorrow - 1931-1940

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS2  |  August 4, 2011
In little more than ten years, immense new forces were unleashed in New York, from the Depression itself to the New Deal, which permanently altered the city and the country. ...

In little more than ten years, immense new forces were unleashed in New York, from the Depression itself to the New Deal, which permanently altered the city and the country. Along the way, two of the most remarkable New Yorkers of all time came to the fore: Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and master builder Robert Moses, both of whom attempted to create, in the darkest of times, a bold new city of the future.

Tutankhamun
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Tutankhamun

Episode 4  |  SBS  |  November 23, 2016
In 1923, Carnarvon falls fatally ill from blood poisoning, forcing a reconciliation with Carter and his daughter. But his death forces Evelyn back to England to deal with the ...

In 1923, Carnarvon falls fatally ill from blood poisoning, forcing a reconciliation with Carter and his daughter. But his death forces Evelyn back to England to deal with the estate. A heartbroken Carter finds that she has married another man.

New York
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New York: The City And The World - 1945-2000

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS2  |  August 18, 2011
The second part of the series looks at the destruction of Penn Station, the battle over the Lower Manhattan Expressway, the social and fiscal crises of the 1960s and 1970s, ...

The second part of the series looks at the destruction of Penn Station, the battle over the Lower Manhattan Expressway, the social and fiscal crises of the 1960s and 1970s, and New York's miraculous revival in the last quarter-century.

New York: City Of Tomorrow - 1931-1940
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New York: City Of Tomorrow - 1931-1940

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS2  |  August 4, 2011
In little more than 10 years, immense new forces were unleashed in New York, from the Depression itself to the New Deal, which permanently altered the city and the country. ...

In little more than 10 years, immense new forces were unleashed in New York, from the Depression itself to the New Deal, which permanently altered the city and the country. Along the way, two of the most remarkable New Yorkers of all time came to the fore: Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and master builder Robert Moses, both of whom attempted to create, in the darkest of times, a bold new city of the future.

New York
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New York: The Centre Of The World - 1946-2003

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS2  |  September 8, 2011
To understand the impact of September 11, this program reaches back more than 50 years, to 1946 when the idea of a 'world trade centre' was first conceived in New York City. ...

To understand the impact of September 11, this program reaches back more than 50 years, to 1946 when the idea of a 'world trade centre' was first conceived in New York City. The final episode explores the physical, economic, and symbolic aftermath of the attack and examines what Americans can learn from the recovery effort about who they are and who they will be.

Treasures of Ancient India
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Treasures of Ancient India

Episode 3  |  SBS  |  November 12, 2016
In a journey across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Sona Datta traces the development of the Hindu religion from its origins as an amalgamation of local faith ...

In a journey across the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Sona Datta traces the development of the Hindu religion from its origins as an amalgamation of local faith traditions to its dominant position today. She uncovers this fascinating tale by looking at the buildings in which the faith evolved, moving from the caves and rock temples on the shores of the Bay of Bengal at Mahabalipurem, through the monolithic stone temple at Tanjavur to the vast complex of ornately carved towers, tanks and courtyards at Madurai, where every evening the god Shiva processes round the precincts to visit the bedchamber of his partner Parvati.

A Deadly Warning: Srebrenica Revisited
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A Deadly Warning: Srebrenica Revisited

BBC World News  |  July 18, 2015
Journalist Myriam Francois-Cerrah, travels to Bosnia, to mark the 20th anniversary of the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II.

Journalist Myriam Francois-Cerrah, travels to Bosnia, to mark the 20th anniversary of the worst atrocity in Europe since World War II.

Around the World in 20 Years
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Around the World in 20 Years

The History Channel  |  October 23, 2016
Michael Palin goes in search of the crew of the wooden dhow Al Shama, featured in his first globe-trotting, hit series Around the World in 80 Days. The eight-day voyage across ...

Michael Palin goes in search of the crew of the wooden dhow Al Shama, featured in his first globe-trotting, hit series Around the World in 80 Days. The eight-day voyage across the Arabian Sea to Bombay filmed 20 years ago has become a TV classic. Michael's search begins in Dubai, which has been transformed since he was last there in 1988. He soon moves on to what is now Mumbai. There, a helpful freight broker tells him what has befallen Al Shama. But there is better news of Captain Hasssan Suleyman, and Michael books himself onto the Kutch Express, which takes him far to the north, close to the Pakistani border. But will his long search be crowned with a reunion with men with whom he forged a special bond, and on whom his life depended 20 years ago?

Monarchy By David Starkey
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Monarchy By David Starkey: The Crown Imperial

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  November 18, 2016
Historian David Starkey takes us on a journey of the English Monarchy from the rule of Edward IV, to the Wars of the Roses and the claim of Henry Tudor to the throne ...

Historian David Starkey takes us on a journey of the English Monarchy from the rule of Edward IV, to the Wars of the Roses and the claim of Henry Tudor to the throne culminating in invasion and battle.

Pope vs Hitler
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Pope vs Hitler

Nat Geo  |  July 24, 2018
In the darkest days of World War II, St Peter's was shrouded in the shadow of the swastika. But even as the Fuhrer surrounded him, the Pope was plotting a secret ...

In the darkest days of World War II, St Peter's was shrouded in the shadow of the swastika. But even as the Fuhrer surrounded him, the Pope was plotting a secret counter-offensive. Wartime Pontiff Pius XII has been derided for his public silence about the Holocaust but evidence suggests his silence may have been subterfuge. The man branded as "Hitler's Pope" may actually have wanted to eliminate him and was leading the Vatican in a conspiracy to assassinate Adolf Hitler.

Napoleon
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Napoleon

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  January 20, 2017
In 1815, Napoleon was taken to the remote island of St Helena in the Atlantic Ocean, a prisoner of the British. It had taken just a year for the monarchies of Europe, the ...

In 1815, Napoleon was taken to the remote island of St Helena in the Atlantic Ocean, a prisoner of the British. It had taken just a year for the monarchies of Europe, the anti-Napoleonic powers of the world, to destroy him. This final episode charts the fall of Napoleon, a key defining moment in global history. He trusted the Tsar of Russia - but the Tsar reneged on their deal. He sought revenge by invading Russia in 1812 - but the campaign was a disaster. He sought to defend France against her enemies - but made some grave, and ultimately suicidal military misjudgements.

Mysterious Inca accounting and mathematics
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Mysterious Inca accounting and mathematics

Clip from The Time Compass
With such a huge empire the Incas needed to keep accounts - but their methods were mysterious and similar to modern computing.

With such a huge empire the Incas needed to keep accounts - but their methods were mysterious and similar to modern computing.

Machu Picchu and Incan architecture
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Machu Picchu and Incan architecture

Clip from The Time Compass
The Incas were amazing architects and constructed temples and buildings that have survived thousands of years.

The Incas were amazing architects and constructed temples and buildings that have survived thousands of years.

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

Behind The News reveals how and why Douglas Mawson sought to explore Antarctica, describing the journey, challenges and achievement.

Behind The News reveals how and why Douglas Mawson sought to explore Antarctica, describing the journey, challenges and achievement.

Sculpture unites Yalata and Nagasaki
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Sculpture unites Yalata and Nagasaki

Nuclear weapons have devastated the people of Maralinga and Nagasaki in different ways, but that common experience led the people of Yalata to donate a gift of peace.

Nuclear weapons have devastated the people of Maralinga and Nagasaki in different ways, but that common experience led the people of Yalata to donate a gift of peace.

The Crusades and the fall of Constantinople
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The Crusades and the fall of Constantinople

Clip from The Time Compass
The fascinating story of why The Crusades began and the eventual fall of Constantinople, becoming Istanbul.

The fascinating story of why The Crusades began and the eventual fall of Constantinople, becoming Istanbul.

Byzantine Empire: a religious melting pot
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Byzantine Empire: a religious melting pot

Clip from The Time Compass
How did the Byzantine Empire thrive after rome fell? It's geography and open society played a big part.

How did the Byzantine Empire thrive after rome fell? It's geography and open society played a big part.

Who were the Incas?
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Who were the Incas?

Clip from The Time Compass
A brief animated history of the Incas, where they lived and the civilisations that went before them including the Nazcas.

A brief animated history of the Incas, where they lived and the civilisations that went before them including the Nazcas.

Establishment of the Inca Empire
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Establishment of the Inca Empire

Clip from The Time Compass
The origins, mythologies and beliefs of the Incas

The origins, mythologies and beliefs of the Incas

Inca farming and favourite foods
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Inca farming and favourite foods

Clip from The Time Compass
The Incas had sophisticated farming techniques and used them to grow over 200 varieties of potatoes and piles of corn.

The Incas had sophisticated farming techniques and used them to grow over 200 varieties of potatoes and piles of corn.

Australia and the Vietnam War
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Australia and the Vietnam War

Archival footage illustrates Australia's involvement in and opposition to the Vietnam War, and how refugees helped shape multicultural Australia.

Archival footage illustrates Australia's involvement in and opposition to the Vietnam War, and how refugees helped shape multicultural Australia.

Snowy Mountains Scheme and immigration
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Snowy Mountains Scheme and immigration

Archival footage illustrates the construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, and how immigration helped shape multicultural Australia.

Archival footage illustrates the construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, and how immigration helped shape multicultural Australia.

A brief history of Constantinople
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A brief history of Constantinople

Clip from The Time Compass
Constantinople was once called the 'new Rome'.

Constantinople was once called the 'new Rome'.

Shaolin monks, Buddhism and kung fu
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Shaolin monks, Buddhism and kung fu

Clip from China From Above
An overview of Shaolin monks and the development of Shaolin kungfu.

An overview of Shaolin monks and the development of Shaolin kungfu.

Inca territory and trade
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Inca territory and trade

Clip from The Time Compass
The Incas established a huge and well connected empire that was supported by 'roadworks' call the Inca Trail

The Incas established a huge and well connected empire that was supported by 'roadworks' call the Inca Trail

What was the Byzantine Empire?
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What was the Byzantine Empire?

Clip from The Time Compass
In ancient times, this empire formed the crossroads between east and west - and grew very wealthy as a consequence.

In ancient times, this empire formed the crossroads between east and west - and grew very wealthy as a consequence.

Incan social organisation and family
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Incan social organisation and family

Clip from The Time Compass
Wile the Incas held their emperor as all powerful, there were other important tiers in society, including the family.

Wile the Incas held their emperor as all powerful, there were other important tiers in society, including the family.

Why Incan history was almost lost
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Why Incan history was almost lost

Clip from The Time Compass
It wasn't until 1908 that a chronicle of ancient Incan culture was discovered mysteriously in Copenhagen.

It wasn't until 1908 that a chronicle of ancient Incan culture was discovered mysteriously in Copenhagen.

The Hollow Crown
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The Hollow Crown: Richard II

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  November 13, 2016
King Richard is called upon to settle a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray. Richard calls for a duel but then halts it just before swords clash. ...

King Richard is called upon to settle a dispute between his cousin Henry Bolingbroke and Thomas Mowbray. Richard calls for a duel but then halts it just before swords clash. Both men are banished from the realm. Richard visits John of Gaunt, Bolingbroke's Father, who, in the throes of death, reprimands the King. After seizing Gaunt's money and lands, Richard leaves for wars against the rebels in Ireland. Bolingbroke returns to claim back his inheritance. Supported by his allies, Nothumberland and the Duke of York, Bolingbroke takes Richard prisoner and lays claim to the throne.

Outlander
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Outlander: Rent

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SoHo  |  January 2, 2016
While on a trip through the Highlands to collect the rents owed to the laird, Claire meets Ned Gowan, a lawyer who is along to help Dougal keep track of their take. As she ...

While on a trip through the Highlands to collect the rents owed to the laird, Claire meets Ned Gowan, a lawyer who is along to help Dougal keep track of their take. As she worries that Dougal is showing too little sympathy for the laird's poorer subjects, Claire questions displaying the scars Jamie received from the British army to intimidate the locals into paying an additional tax.

Faster, Higher, Stronger
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Faster, Higher, Stronger: 1500 Metres - The Ultimate Race

BBC World News  |  July 13, 2012
The fascinating history of the 1500m at the Olympics from 1924 to the present day. The program reveals the extraordinary demands and skills needed to win this celebrated track ...

The fascinating history of the 1500m at the Olympics from 1924 to the present day. The program reveals the extraordinary demands and skills needed to win this celebrated track event.

The Boffin, The Builder, The Bombardier
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The Boffin, The Builder, The Bombardier: The Enjun

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  ABC  |  May 12, 2013
Three mates with their own individual skills deconstruct history by reconstructing the devices that made it. This fun, lively and fast paced 'hands on history' show reveals ...

Three mates with their own individual skills deconstruct history by reconstructing the devices that made it. This fun, lively and fast paced 'hands on history' show reveals some surprising insights into the past.

The Boffin, The Builder, The Bombardier
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The Boffin, The Builder, The Bombardier: Shako, Rattle And Roll

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  ABC  |  May 19, 2013
Three mates with their own individual skills deconstruct history by reconstructing the devices that made it. This fun, lively and fast paced 'hands on history' show reveals ...

Three mates with their own individual skills deconstruct history by reconstructing the devices that made it. This fun, lively and fast paced 'hands on history' show reveals some surprising insights into the past.

Architecture Collection
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Architecture Collection: The Georges Pompidou Centre

Episode 5  |  OVATION  |  December 18, 2009
This documentary series charts the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th centuries. The famous Pompidou Centre in Paris, designed by Renzo Piano and ...

This documentary series charts the most ambitious architectural creations of the 19th and 20th centuries. The famous Pompidou Centre in Paris, designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers revolutionized museum culture with its playful brightly colored tubes.

The Making Of Modern Australia
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The Making Of Modern Australia: The Australian Child

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  July 22, 2010
The first of a four-part series of the 'people's history' of post-war Australia draws on the stories and memories of ordinary Australians to reveal the significant social and ...

The first of a four-part series of the 'people's history' of post-war Australia draws on the stories and memories of ordinary Australians to reveal the significant social and cultural shifts here since 1945.

Kanalaritja - An Unbroken String
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Kanalaritja - An Unbroken String

NITV  |  November 7, 2017
Kanalaritja tells the story of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing, a story of survival and resilience.

Kanalaritja tells the story of Tasmanian Aboriginal shell stringing, a story of survival and resilience.

OJ: Made In America
1:33:03

OJ: Made In America

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  December 12, 2016
As all the world watches Simpson's murder trial, OJ's defence team lead by Johnnie Cochran change the focus of the trial to a racial one and accuses the LAPD and detective ...

As all the world watches Simpson's murder trial, OJ's defence team lead by Johnnie Cochran change the focus of the trial to a racial one and accuses the LAPD and detective Mark Fuhrman of racism, instead of focusing on the actual murders.

Restoration Home
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Restoration Home: Abbey Lane

Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  ABC  |  February 3, 2013
In Tudor times the majority of houses were timber framed but only a few survive today. Abbey Lane in Warwickshire is a forgotten gem. Believed to date from the early 16th ...

In Tudor times the majority of houses were timber framed but only a few survive today. Abbey Lane in Warwickshire is a forgotten gem. Believed to date from the early 16th century, this house is not formally protected as a listed building and when it was put on the market, it was obvious it needed a lot of work.

Restoration Home
58:51

Restoration Home: Old Manor

Season 2  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  January 27, 2013
The 16th century Old Manor in Norfolk is an extraordinary hotchpotch of architectural styles. The Grade II listed property is full of history but it is on its last legs. Beset ...

The 16th century Old Manor in Norfolk is an extraordinary hotchpotch of architectural styles. The Grade II listed property is full of history but it is on its last legs. Beset with damp, woodworm and death watch beetle, it is an overwhelming project to take on and yet new owners, Polly and her French husband, Erich, are determined to turn this crumbling property into their dream home.

Mastercrafts
59:20

Mastercrafts: Green Woodcraft

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  October 6, 2011
Monty Don, who is a huge fan of traditional crafts, presents a series that celebrates six of the craft skills that built Britain and its heritage, ranging from thatching to ...

Monty Don, who is a huge fan of traditional crafts, presents a series that celebrates six of the craft skills that built Britain and its heritage, ranging from thatching to stonemasonry. Three hopefuls who are passionate about learning these trades are put through their paces by the country's leading practitioners of wood craft, metal work, thatching, stonemasonry, weaving and stained glass. After six weeks of apprenticeship and hard labour, their work and achievements are judged by experts in their chosen field to see who has best mastered the craft.

Meet the people who transformed Christianity from a sect to an empire, from the Middle Ages to Vatican II, and from Martin Luther to Pope Francis.
In August 1945 the US dropped two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, devastating the Japanese cities. See the aftermath of the attacks while exploring the history of nuclear disasters. (ACDSEH107, ACDSEH127)
From the Silk Road to the Great Wall, Ancient China is a rich and diverse tapestry of dynasties and empires. Learn more about the rich history of one of the world's largest superpowers.
Share the story of Nelson Mandela's struggle to end apartheid in South Africa and build a more peaceful world with this collection about Madiba's life and times.
The Egyptian Empire was once the pinnacle of civilisation. An explosion of wealth, power and creativity made it the envy of the ancient world. But what led to its downfall?
The storming of the Bastille by a mob of Parisians on July 14, 1789, set loose a generation of warfare and sowed the seeds for the modern political system.
From the dramatisation of the American Revolution in Sons of Liberty through to how Gene Sharp's nonviolent revolutionary theories helped inspire the Arab Spring, see how revolution has reshaped the world.
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD, it left a trail of destruction in its wake. Among them, the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Explore this collection of videos examining the impact of the gold rushes on the development of "Marvellous Melbourne" and Australia. (ACHASSK107, VCHHK090, VCHHK136)
Are you all about the English monarchy on the Queen's Birthday? View this playlist for a collection about Australia's favourite female heads of state, including Victoria and the Elizabeths.
This National Reconciliation Week, learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' struggle for civil rights as Australia reconciles with its past. (ACHMH075, ACHMH076, VCHHK076)
Italy lies in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea Find out all about Italy, it's culture, food and history in this curated playlist. (ACDSEH004,VCHHC101)
Before European people arrived in Australia in 1788, the way indigenous people lived was very different to how we live today. Find out more about their life pre colonialisation. (ACHASSK107,VCHHC082,VCHHC097,VCHHC121)
This playlist focuses on Australia post 1900 and includes topics such as race, rights and immigration in Australia since 1900. Also find out more about migration experiences to Australia. (VCHHC097,VCHHC098,VCHHC100)
Australia as a Nation moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation. Explore the factors leading to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship. (VCHHK072,VCHHK076,VCHHK073)
Explore changing experiences of democracy and citizenship through the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, focusing on land rights and the significance of Mabo Day.
A royal wedding is a marriage ceremony involving members of royal family. This week we are celebrating the royal event the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.
Commemorate the 1915 struggle that saw enormous courage in the face of enormous loss at Gallipoli, which many consider the psychological birth of Australia. Start with the Peter Weir classic, Gallipoli. (ACHASSK064, VCHHK076, VCHHK144)
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