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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.

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.

After Hitler
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After Hitler

Episode 1  |  SBS  |  December 4, 2016
In the five years that separated the end of WWII from the start of the Cold War, the world hoped for lasting peace, but instead found itself on the brink of apocalypse. In ...

In the five years that separated the end of WWII from the start of the Cold War, the world hoped for lasting peace, but instead found itself on the brink of apocalypse. In May, 1945, a terrible war finally ended in the smoking ruins of the Reich. But for many civilians, the aftermath of the war was even more brutal than the conflict itself. Based entirely on remastered and re-coloured archives, this film details the searing reality of those post war years by compiling unseen Russian, British, German, French, Canadian and American archives, and unique images of daily life.

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.

After Hitler
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After Hitler

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  December 11, 2016
In the five years that separated the end of WWII from the start of the Cold War, the world had hoped for a lasting peace, but instead found itself on the brink of apocalypse. ...

In the five years that separated the end of WWII from the start of the Cold War, the world had hoped for a lasting peace, but instead found itself on the brink of apocalypse. Five years of chaos and hope for the people of a shattered Europe, who became pawns in the games of the major powers.

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.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds: Unsinkable Titanic

SBS  |  February 21, 2010
Two miles below the ocean surface lies the remains of the Titanic, which was sunk after colliding with an iceberg on the ship's first and only voyage across the Atlantic ...

Two miles below the ocean surface lies the remains of the Titanic, which was sunk after colliding with an iceberg on the ship's first and only voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. SBS ONE's electrifying new Lost Worlds documentary, Unsinkable Titanic argues that it was actually an intricate series of events that led to the sinking of the enormous vessel. If one small link to that chain had been missing, one of the greatest disasters of maritime history may have been averted.

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?

World's Biggest Sea Battle
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World's Biggest Sea Battle

SBS  |  September 4, 2016
It was the biggest and bloodiest battle in the history of the Royal Navy: the Battle of Jutland. A hundred years on, Dan Snow leads an investigation into what went so badly ...

It was the biggest and bloodiest battle in the history of the Royal Navy: the Battle of Jutland. A hundred years on, Dan Snow leads an investigation into what went so badly wrong that day, and uncovers brand new evidence - not only of why so many died - but also of how crucial Jutland was to eventual Allied victory in WWI.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Brother No.2

SBS2  |  January 28, 2010
Almost two million Cambodians died between 1975 and 1979 under the cruel and bloody regime of the Khmer Rouge, leaving the country scarred and devastated. This documentary ...

Almost two million Cambodians died between 1975 and 1979 under the cruel and bloody regime of the Khmer Rouge, leaving the country scarred and devastated. This documentary gives voice to some of the survivors from that period, such as Soy Sen, a man who returns to his prison camp almost thirty years later to confront one of the prison chiefs who he believes was responsible for the murder of his father.

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.

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.

Evolution Of Evil
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Evolution Of Evil: Colonel Gaddafi

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  The History Channel  |  October 22, 2016
Throughout history, there have been many viciously cruel dictators, but few as deranged as Muammar Gaddafi - the man President Reagan dubs The Mad Dog of the Middle East. For ...

Throughout history, there have been many viciously cruel dictators, but few as deranged as Muammar Gaddafi - the man President Reagan dubs The Mad Dog of the Middle East. For 42 years, the Libyan despot terrifies, tortures and tricks the world with one horrific act after another. This is the story of Colonel Gaddafi, the Brotherly Leader, and the Middle East's longest serving dictator.

Evolution Of Evil
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Evolution Of Evil: Stalin

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  October 15, 2016
For 30 years Joseph Stalin 'the man of steel' ruthlessly dominated the Soviet Union. Born into poverty on the fringes of the Tsarist Russian Empire, he became a gangster and ...

For 30 years Joseph Stalin 'the man of steel' ruthlessly dominated the Soviet Union. Born into poverty on the fringes of the Tsarist Russian Empire, he became a gangster and then a revolutionary. His quest for absolute power transformed his nation, but at a brutal cost. His tools for advancement were famine, slavery and execution. So many millions died to secure his power that he can be accused of genocide. He made himself into a communist God, and condemned his people to live in fear for decades.

Evolution Of Evil
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Evolution Of Evil: Saddam Hussein

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  The History Channel  |  November 2, 2016
This is the story of Saddam Hussein, a man thought to be more sadistic than Hitler, and how he rules Iraq with an utter contempt for humanity for 23 years. This historical ...

This is the story of Saddam Hussein, a man thought to be more sadistic than Hitler, and how he rules Iraq with an utter contempt for humanity for 23 years. This historical documentary looks at how the extreme pleasure he derives from limitless cruelty plays a significant part in his transformation from a violent young street thug to one of the most notorious dictators in the Middle East. How with patience throughout the 1970s he skilfully manoeuvres himself into power and the horrifically violent acts he commits in order to keep his iron grip on the nation - including genocide. And how his megalomania reaches such epic heights he believes he can get away with anything, bringing him into direct conflict with almost the entire world.

Evolution Of Evil
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Evolution Of Evil: The Kim Dynasty Of North Korea

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  The History Channel  |  October 8, 2016
This is the story of a man with an insatiable desire for power and fame. A man raised to be a dictator who rules with sadistic cruelty. A man who let his people suffer in one ...

This is the story of a man with an insatiable desire for power and fame. A man raised to be a dictator who rules with sadistic cruelty. A man who let his people suffer in one of the world's worst famines while he lives the high life with imported women, booze and the world's finest foods. Its North Korea's Kim Jong-il. Stories from defectors include the rumour that he drowned his younger brother as a child, that he bugged his own father to see if he was considering someone else to take over from him, and that he had rivals shot if he thought they might stand in his way - all fell by the wayside in Kim's ruthless quest for power.

Evolution Of Evil
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Evolution Of Evil: Mussolini

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  The History Channel  |  October 29, 2016
His speeches leave Italy bewitched. But behind all Benito Mussolini's bluster and posturing lies a dark heart of violence and brutality. This is the story of Il Duce, the Boss ...

His speeches leave Italy bewitched. But behind all Benito Mussolini's bluster and posturing lies a dark heart of violence and brutality. This is the story of Il Duce, the Boss and how a young socialist bully rises and transforms to become an icon of fascism. He beats and rapes women, ruthlessly drops mustard gas on Libya and Ethiopia, becomes enthralled by Adolf Hitler and his ideas and drags his country into a war they are hopelessly unprepared for and becomes complicit in the Holocaust.

Evolution Of Evil
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Evolution Of Evil: Mao

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  November 19, 2016
Mao Zedong was Supreme Leader of China for almost three decades. His merciless policies made him one of the most ruthless tyrants of the 20th Century. He was a sadist ...

Mao Zedong was Supreme Leader of China for almost three decades. His merciless policies made him one of the most ruthless tyrants of the 20th Century. He was a sadist intoxicated by others' pain; a dictator convinced that politics had to be violent; and a man who presided over the deaths of possibly more people than Hitler and Stalin combined. This is the story of a brutal autocrat, through his reign of cruelty and revenge, to a position of authority so great, his personality cult remains to this day.

Day of The Kamikaze
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Day of The Kamikaze

The History Channel  |  November 10, 2016
This is the true story of the biggest and bloodiest suicide campaign in history. In 1945, Operation Ten-Go (Operation Heaven) lasted four months, involving more than 3000 ...

This is the true story of the biggest and bloodiest suicide campaign in history. In 1945, Operation Ten-Go (Operation Heaven) lasted four months, involving more than 3000 planes, hundreds of rocket bombs, suicide ships, human torpedoes and the world's biggest battleship The Yamato. More than 7000 Japanese died, 400 Allied ships were hit and 5000 Allied sailors were killed in the largest suicide attack in history. Stylised re-enactments of the Kamikaze in action give an intense and visceral feel of what it was like for the pilots and sailors involved in the attacks. Photo real CGI re-enacts the horror of a Kamikaze attack. Newly discovered Japanese letters and diaries challenge the stereotype of the Japanese pilots as blood crazed, fanatical patriots who were happy to die. The programme includes never before seen Japanese archive film of Kamikaze training and preparations for attack and original colour film of The Day of the Kamikaze.

Evolution Of Evil
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Evolution Of Evil: Osama Bin Laden

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  November 12, 2016
This film explores how a privileged young Saudi boy born in the 1950s, becomes the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, an idol and motivator to militant Muslims around the world, ...

This film explores how a privileged young Saudi boy born in the 1950s, becomes the founder and leader of al-Qaeda, an idol and motivator to militant Muslims around the world, and a terrorist mastermind committed to violent global jihad. With his hatred of American imperialism, his multiple vicious strikes against US civilian and military targets during the 1990s, and the planning, implementation, and aftermath, of the horrific suicidal attacks of 9/11, Osama bin Laden changes the world forever.

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.

World War II in Colour
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World War II in Colour: Red Sun Rampant

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  The History Channel  |  October 25, 2016
Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been ...

Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.

World War II in Colour
51:28

World War II in Colour: The Gathering Storm

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  October 19, 2016
Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been ...

Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to 10 years as documents, files and photographs have been released. Code-breaking revelations and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this, the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite delivered terrain mapping and state-of-the-art graphics, this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.

World War II in Colour
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World War II in Colour: Hitler Strikes East

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  October 24, 2016
Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to ten years as documents, files and photographs have been ...

Conventional wisdom has recently changed as more and more secrets have been revealed, particularly in the last five to ten years as documents, files and photographs have been released. Code breaking revelations, and newly released government papers on both sides of the Atlantic have added a very insightful new dimension to the understanding of this the world's greatest ever conflict. With the very latest satellite delivered terrain mapping and state of the art graphics this story can now be told with the very latest access to information which was not previously available.

Italy lies in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea Find out all about Italy, it's culture, food and history in this curated playlist.
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.
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.
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.
Eplore 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.
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.
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