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Japanese history, economy and industry
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Japanese history, economy and industry

Chihiro's father makes reference to the "abandoned theme parks" built in the 1990s after they stumble into the new world. Hayao Miyazaki's films make continued reference to ...

Chihiro's father makes reference to the "abandoned theme parks" built in the 1990s after they stumble into the new world. Hayao Miyazaki's films make continued reference to the destruction of the environment through human interference and industry.

Saying goodbye, rites of passage and history
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Saying goodbye, rites of passage and history

Boohoo Boone asks Omri what will happen when they return home, hoping they will have moved forward in time. Little Bear tells Omri and Patrick about the traditional rite of ...

Boohoo Boone asks Omri what will happen when they return home, hoping they will have moved forward in time. Little Bear tells Omri and Patrick about the traditional rite of passage in Iroquois culture and of the concept of harmony with the world. Before leaving, Little Bear asks Omri of the plight of the Onondaga people, and Omri tells him the truth. The Onondaga are great, but it is not always great for their people.

The ill-fated Flight to Varennes
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The ill-fated Flight to Varennes

King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette's ill-fated attempt to flee Paris for the heavily fortified royalist citadel of Montmédy.

King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette's ill-fated attempt to flee Paris for the heavily fortified royalist citadel of Montmédy.

The demise of Robespierre
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The demise of Robespierre

Maximilien Robespierre faces the same fate as the former French royals, ending the revolutionary Reign of Terror.

Maximilien Robespierre faces the same fate as the former French royals, ending the revolutionary Reign of Terror.

The execution of King Louis XVI
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The execution of King Louis XVI

France as a republic is born in blood with the execution of King Louis XVI.

France as a republic is born in blood with the execution of King Louis XVI.

The storming of the Bastille
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The storming of the Bastille

The firing of Jacques Necker sparks violent protests, culminating in the storming of the Bastille by the French people.

The firing of Jacques Necker sparks violent protests, culminating in the storming of the Bastille by the French people.

Marie Antoinette prior to her arrival in Versailles
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Marie Antoinette prior to her arrival in Versailles

Historians describe Marie Antoinette prior to her arrival in Versailles

Historians describe Marie Antoinette prior to her arrival in Versailles

The cause of revolutionary France's expensive bread
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The cause of revolutionary France's expensive bread

Wheat industry deregulation led to a sharp increase in the cost of bread prior to the French Revolution

Wheat industry deregulation led to a sharp increase in the cost of bread prior to the French Revolution

Pre-Revolutionary France's Ancien Régime
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Pre-Revolutionary France's Ancien Régime

Historians describe France's Ancien Régime system prior to the French Revolution.

Historians describe France's Ancien Régime system prior to the French Revolution.

France's "national razor"
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France's "national razor"

The guillotine, introduced to France in 1789 by Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, became France's preferred method of execution until the abolishment of capital punishment in 1981.

The guillotine, introduced to France in 1789 by Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, became France's preferred method of execution until the abolishment of capital punishment in 1981.

The reason behind Marie Antoinette's early nickname
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The reason behind Marie Antoinette's early nickname

Historians describe the reason Marie Antoinette was dubbed Madame Deficit by the French press and people.

Historians describe the reason Marie Antoinette was dubbed Madame Deficit by the French press and people.

American history, massacres and remorse
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American history, massacres and remorse

Omri and Patrick discover the cupboard is missing. Omri returns the rat ball in exchange for the cupboard, but the key is gone. Boohoo Boone argues for their future, saying ...

Omri and Patrick discover the cupboard is missing. Omri returns the rat ball in exchange for the cupboard, but the key is gone. Boohoo Boone argues for their future, saying Little Bear needs a family and that it's the dawn of a new century in his town. That night, Omri, Patrick, Little Bear and Booho Boone watch television. Little Bear becomes distressed during a program showing the massacre of Native Americans. Little Bear cares for Boohoo Boone regardless.

Omri meets Little Bear of the Iroquois people
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Omri meets Little Bear of the Iroquois people

After much trepidation, Omri and Little Bear begin to trust each other. Little bear tells Omri he is an Onondaga man of the Iroquois people from 1761, and he knows English ...

After much trepidation, Omri and Little Bear begin to trust each other. Little bear tells Omri he is an Onondaga man of the Iroquois people from 1761, and he knows English because the British used his people to fight the French. Realising the power the key and cupboard hold, Omri transforms a plastic tepee for Little Bear. Little Bear accepts the shelter, although not common to his clan. Omri decides to transform a selection of toys but quickly sees the dangers of being careless.

Carl Hagenbeck's human zoos
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Carl Hagenbeck's human zoos

Archival footage reveals the human zoos of the 19th century, where indigenous people from around the world were transported to Europe and put on display.

Archival footage reveals the human zoos of the 19th century, where indigenous people from around the world were transported to Europe and put on display.

Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake
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Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake

Clip from Holes
A dry and desperate desert environment is shown in the opening sequence, while the conservation of water and allusions to slavery in America are reoccurring themes. In the ...

A dry and desperate desert environment is shown in the opening sequence, while the conservation of water and allusions to slavery in America are reoccurring themes. In the city, Stanley Yelnats is busted by police for "stealing shoes", tried in court and sent the Camp Green Lake. The family curse is blamed for Stanley's misfortune. At camp, Stanley Yelnats meets Mr Sir.

Life and displacement
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Life and displacement

Omri hears his brother's rat as he searches under the floorboards for a missing key. Little Bear volunteers to retrieve the key and brave the escaped rat. Upon retrieval, Omri ...

Omri hears his brother's rat as he searches under the floorboards for a missing key. Little Bear volunteers to retrieve the key and brave the escaped rat. Upon retrieval, Omri sends for Tommy the World War I medic. While Tommy treats Boohoo's wound, Omri realises it's time to let Little Bear and Boohoo Boone return home. Before returning them, Omri tries to transform a figurine into a wife for Little Bear, but Little Bear refuses to let Omri displace her from her family and clan.

Howl's Moving Castle explores war and the industrial revolution
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Howl's Moving Castle explores war and the industrial revolution

A steam train billowing smoke passes by as Sophie is seen working late sowing hats. While the other girls in the hat shop share their infatuation for the mysterious Howl, ...

A steam train billowing smoke passes by as Sophie is seen working late sowing hats. While the other girls in the hat shop share their infatuation for the mysterious Howl, Sophie continues her work unfazed by his sudden appearance. The themes of conflict and industry and is presented by the reoccurrence of warplanes and patriotism. The film was made during the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, of which Hayao Miyazaki was quite outspoken.

Tsar's response to Revolution of 1905
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Tsar's response to Revolution of 1905

Nicholas II appeases revolutionaries with a Duma before reverting to autocracy.

Nicholas II appeases revolutionaries with a Duma before reverting to autocracy.

Life for women in 1960s Australia
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Life for women in 1960s Australia

As part of the time-swap experiment 'Back In Time For Dinner', the lives of Australian women in 1960s Australia is viewed through the lens of a housewife and her 16-year-old ...

As part of the time-swap experiment 'Back In Time For Dinner', the lives of Australian women in 1960s Australia is viewed through the lens of a housewife and her 16-year-old daughter.

History of Warfare
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History of Warfare: The Norman Conquests

Season 1  |  Episode 30  |  The History Channel  |  July 23, 2017
In newly conquered England, the years which followed the Battle of Hastings were marked by violent turmoil. King William eventually responded to the constant uprisings of the ...

In newly conquered England, the years which followed the Battle of Hastings were marked by violent turmoil. King William eventually responded to the constant uprisings of the Anglo-Saxon people by laying waste to the north of England. This is a the story of a brutal period in English history, a time which saw the introduction of feudalism, a proliferation of Norman churches and castles and the completion of the remarkable Domesday book.

The Somme 1916 - From Both Sides
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The Somme 1916 - From Both Sides

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  July 1, 2017
This documentary presents the cataclysmic events that began on July 1, 1916, for the first time, from both sides of no man's land.

This documentary presents the cataclysmic events that began on July 1, 1916, for the first time, from both sides of no man's land.

1917: One Year, Two Revolutions
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1917: One Year, Two Revolutions

Nat Geo  |  April 22, 2018
From February 1917, Imperial Russia was plunged into nine months of popular and spontaneous revolt. The end of this revolution was a coup that changed the course of history ...

From February 1917, Imperial Russia was plunged into nine months of popular and spontaneous revolt. The end of this revolution was a coup that changed the course of history and profoundly altered the future of civilisation and it was all chronicled by a journalist stationed in Petrograd.

Anzac Stories
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Anzac Stories

The History Channel  |  April 25, 2018
Examine the personal experiences of six of the men and women whose stories are featured at the National Anzac Centre. We follow their remarkable journeys; from recruitment, ...

Examine the personal experiences of six of the men and women whose stories are featured at the National Anzac Centre. We follow their remarkable journeys; from recruitment, departure by convoy from Albany, on to the battlefields and life post-war. Family members appear in newly filmed interviews, providing a lasting testament and deeply personal connection to the tumultuous events of a century ago.

Korea: The Forgotten War
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Korea: The Forgotten War

The History Channel  |  August 15, 2018
A penetrating documentary about the war in Korea, this two-hour special examines five years after World War II, and the US is once again plunged into bloody battle. While the ...

A penetrating documentary about the war in Korea, this two-hour special examines five years after World War II, and the US is once again plunged into bloody battle. While the government plays politics, heroic American soldiers continue to die in battle.

The Queen's Coronation In Colour
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The Queen's Coronation In Colour

The History Channel  |  June 11, 2018
Examine behind the scenes of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, arguably the most elaborate ceremony of the 20th century, to celebrate not only the royal family and those ...

Examine behind the scenes of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, arguably the most elaborate ceremony of the 20th century, to celebrate not only the royal family and those who masterminded the Coronation but the people from all walks of life who contributed to making it a unique occasion. Hear eyewitness testimony from those at the heart of the action and those who remember watching the magical day unfold, either alongside the procession route in London, or on televisions across the country.

1945-1953, From World War to Cold War
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1945-1953, From World War to Cold War

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  February 13, 2018
United in war, the Allies would reveal themselves as divided rivals in peace. How can such a failure of a real effort at entente be explained? With the Yalta Conference in ...

United in war, the Allies would reveal themselves as divided rivals in peace. How can such a failure of a real effort at entente be explained? With the Yalta Conference in 1945 to 1953, discover a new world order drawn up by three men.

1945-1953, From World War to Cold War
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1945-1953, From World War to Cold War

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  February 10, 2018
United in war, the Allies would reveal themselves as divided rivals in peace. How can such a failure of a real effort at entente be explained? With the Yalta Conference in ...

United in war, the Allies would reveal themselves as divided rivals in peace. How can such a failure of a real effort at entente be explained? With the Yalta Conference in 1945 to 1953, discover a new world order drawn up by three men.

Calwell secures displaced Europeans as workers
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Calwell secures displaced Europeans as workers

Arthur Calwell secretly secures displaced Europeans for migration to build Australian infrastructure.

Arthur Calwell secretly secures displaced Europeans for migration to build Australian infrastructure.

Calwell orders O'Keefe family's deportation
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Calwell orders O'Keefe family's deportation

Arthur Calwell orders deportation of Asian wartime refugees but Indonesian O'Keefe family resists.

Arthur Calwell orders deportation of Asian wartime refugees but Indonesian O'Keefe family resists.

The Propaganda of Vichy France
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The Propaganda of Vichy France

The History Channel  |  July 8, 2018
How did the man who promoted collaborating with the Nazi occupiers manage to keep such a glowing image all the way up to the Liberation, when French public opinion was so ...

How did the man who promoted collaborating with the Nazi occupiers manage to keep such a glowing image all the way up to the Liberation, when French public opinion was so hostile to the German occupation? We have all seen the posters, heard the speeches, and seen the tiny sculptures of Marechal Petain. But do you know that the Marechal also received tens of thousands of gifts? That his trips were organised in minute detail? That post office censors opened up to one million letters every week to keep tabs on French public opinion? This film is the first in a series devoted exclusively to Vichy propaganda. Behind the Petain enigma, behind the crushing blow of defeat, there was a phenomenal attempt to control people's minds. With help from historian Denis Pechanski, and personal accounts from every region of France, this documentary will explore the key issues raised by Vichy propaganda, as well as the mechanisms that spread it across France.

King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons
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King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  July 29, 2017
Alfred's grandson Aethelstan fulfils the family plan and creates a kingdom of all England. Travelling from Devon to Cumbria, Scotland and Rome, Michael Wood tells the tale of ...

Alfred's grandson Aethelstan fulfils the family plan and creates a kingdom of all England. Travelling from Devon to Cumbria, Scotland and Rome, Michael Wood tells the tale of Aethelstan's wars, his learning and his lawmaking. The film shows how he created a national coinage and traces the origin of the English Parliament to the king's new assembly politics. But there's also a dark side, with later legends that the king had his brother drowned at sea. In his last desperate struggle, Aethelstan defeated a huge invasion of Vikings and Scots in what became known as the Anglo-Saxon 'Great War'. Michael Wood argues, Aethelstan was one of the greatest English monarchs, and with his grandfather Alfred, his father Edward and his aunt Aethelflaed, a member of our most remarkable royal family, and 'even more than the Tudors, the most gifted and influential rulers in British history'.

Voices of The Battle of Britain
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Voices of The Battle of Britain

The History Channel  |  April 29, 2018
It is nearly 75 years since the Battle of Britain, arguably the most important victory in Britain's long history. And of the men who flew and fought to defend Britain in that ...

It is nearly 75 years since the Battle of Britain, arguably the most important victory in Britain's long history. And of the men who flew and fought to defend Britain in that fateful summer of 1940, just a few survive today. This landmark production features exclusive interviews with many on the last of 'the few' along with new material and classic film archive. Many of these men were barely twenty years old when they flew their Spitfires and Hurricanes against German bomber formations and their fighter escorts. 75 years later those sights and experiences remain bright and vivid in their memories. Many of their stories have not been told before. These brave men tell of their inspiration to fly and join the RAF even as war loomed; their first contact with the enemy; their skill, or luck, as many call it, in dog-fighting with the German fighters; the terror of being shot at and, in many cases, shot down; the stress of daily life, on readiness at dawn, day after day, and coping with the loss of friends and colleagues. This programme gets right to the heart of the conflict, telling the famous story of the Battle in the words of the pilots for the first time.

World War 2: The Complete History
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World War 2: The Complete History: Six Months To Run Wild

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  The History Channel  |  November 28, 2017
In this episode, we examine the might of the Japanese as they win victory after victory in the Pacific. In this phase of the conflict the Allies endured some of their most ...

In this episode, we examine the might of the Japanese as they win victory after victory in the Pacific. In this phase of the conflict the Allies endured some of their most significant losses. Singapore fell to the Japanese in one of the greatest defeats the British Empire had ever known. The Americans were driven from the Philippines and in the seas off Malaya two British battleships were sunk by Japanese fighter pilots. In Russia the German forces were to endure the severest of winters but despite heavy losses were ready to go on the offensive again by spring. Renewed attacks began in the south as German forces turned their attention to the city of Stalingrad. But after a few months of triumph the tide began to turn against the Japanese. American bombers appeared in the skies over Tokyo and in two titanic battles the USA began to crush Japan's dreams of victory. The fighting in the Mediterranean and North Africa intensified as the siege of the island of Malta intensified and Rommel mounted ever more threatening operations in the desert.

Child miners in the Industrial Revolution
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Child miners in the Industrial Revolution

Tony Robinson goes underground in Wales to see how hurriers, the children who worked in coal mines, fared during the Industrial Revolution.

Tony Robinson goes underground in Wales to see how hurriers, the children who worked in coal mines, fared during the Industrial Revolution.

Nicholas II appeases revolutionaries
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Nicholas II appeases revolutionaries

Nicholas II appeases revolutionaries with a Duma before reverting to autocracy.

Nicholas II appeases revolutionaries with a Duma before reverting to autocracy.

The execution of Marie Antoinette
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The execution of Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette emotively fights the charges levelled against her but has her life taken in the same way her husband's was.

Marie Antoinette emotively fights the charges levelled against her but has her life taken in the same way her husband's was.

Hughes obstructs racial equality clause
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Hughes obstructs racial equality clause

Billy Hughes obstructs racial equality clause at Treaty of Versailles to protect White Australia policy.

Billy Hughes obstructs racial equality clause at Treaty of Versailles to protect White Australia policy.

The deportation of five-year-old from Australia
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The deportation of five-year-old from Australia

Charles Perkins takes action to prevent fiveyearold Nancy Prasad's deportation to Fiji in 1965.

Charles Perkins takes action to prevent fiveyearold Nancy Prasad's deportation to Fiji in 1965.

Peel Island's leper colony
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Peel Island's leper colony

Clip from Coast Australia
Neil Oliver visits Peel Island in Moreton Bay, where historian Thom Blake describes the colony where leprosy sufferers were quarantined from 1907 to 1959.

Neil Oliver visits Peel Island in Moreton Bay, where historian Thom Blake describes the colony where leprosy sufferers were quarantined from 1907 to 1959.

The Tennis Court Oath
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The Tennis Court Oath

Members of the French Estates-General swore an oath to enact their own National Assembly.

Members of the French Estates-General swore an oath to enact their own National Assembly.

Nicholas II abdicates after food shortage
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Nicholas II abdicates after food shortage

Nicholas II abdicates after food shortage protests and ahead of impending October Revolution.

Nicholas II abdicates after food shortage protests and ahead of impending October Revolution.

Peel Island's leper colony
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Peel Island's leper colony

Clip from Coast Australia
Neil Oliver visits Peel Island in Moreton Bay, where historian Thom Blake describes the colony where leprosy sufferers were quarantined from 1907 to 1959.

Neil Oliver visits Peel Island in Moreton Bay, where historian Thom Blake describes the colony where leprosy sufferers were quarantined from 1907 to 1959.

Dictation test excludes non-white migrants
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Dictation test excludes non-white migrants

Australia's first parliament introduces dictation test to exclude nonwhite immigration to Australia.

Australia's first parliament introduces dictation test to exclude nonwhite immigration to Australia.

Fraser overturns White Australia policy
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Fraser overturns White Australia policy

Malcolm Fraser overturns White Australia policy by accepting Vietnamese refugees to Australia.

Malcolm Fraser overturns White Australia policy by accepting Vietnamese refugees to Australia.

The push for dechristianisation during the French Revolution
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The push for dechristianisation during the French Revolution

Jacques Hébert becomes a leading voice in calls for the dechristianisation in France.

Jacques Hébert becomes a leading voice in calls for the dechristianisation in France.

Mandela
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Mandela: Country

NITV  |  July 16, 2018
Born in one of the most rural parts of South Africa, Nelson Mandela is adopted by the Thembu royalty after his father's death. But the lure of the city is more powerful and ...

Born in one of the most rural parts of South Africa, Nelson Mandela is adopted by the Thembu royalty after his father's death. But the lure of the city is more powerful and Mandela flees to Johannesburg.

The Great Commanders
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The Great Commanders: Horatio Nelson

Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  October 3, 2017
Horatio Nelson is Britain's greatest naval hero. Though at times insubordinate and reckless, Nelson's professional skills and personal inspiration brought him uncommon ...

Horatio Nelson is Britain's greatest naval hero. Though at times insubordinate and reckless, Nelson's professional skills and personal inspiration brought him uncommon successes throughout the Mediterranean and Atlantic as he fought against rival European fleets. At the remarkable Battle of Trafalgar, Nelson secured a mastery of the seals that brought the expansion of the British Empire.

The Great Commanders
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The Great Commanders

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  September 26, 2017
Napoleon Bonaparte was a political and military genius who exploited the turmoil of revolution to become Emperor of France. He then used his command skills to conquer Europe. ...

Napoleon Bonaparte was a political and military genius who exploited the turmoil of revolution to become Emperor of France. He then used his command skills to conquer Europe. This program focuses on the Battle of Austerlitz, a spectacular victory against Austria and Russia, which fully justifies his reputation as the greatest modern commander.

The Great Commanders
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The Great Commanders: Ulysses S Grant

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  The History Channel  |  October 10, 2017
At the beginning of the Civil War, Ulysses S Grant worked in a store. Within four years he was commanding the Union armies and within eight, he was president of the US. The ...

At the beginning of the Civil War, Ulysses S Grant worked in a store. Within four years he was commanding the Union armies and within eight, he was president of the US. The Battle of the Wilderness was an indecisive, bloody tangle in a dense forest. Though it ended in a tactical stalemate, it was a vital strategic victory - one which led to the defeat of the Confederacy.

Vienna: Empire, Dynasty, and Dream
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Vienna: Empire, Dynasty, and Dream

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  August 21, 2017
Simon Sebag Montefiore tells the story of Vienna triumphant, after the Ottoman threat receded at the end of the 17th century. The city was rebuilt. No longer an outpost ...

Simon Sebag Montefiore tells the story of Vienna triumphant, after the Ottoman threat receded at the end of the 17th century. The city was rebuilt. No longer an outpost defending the West from Islamic invaders, the Habsburg's vowed their empire and imperial capital would become the most glittering in the world. The Habsburg emperors transformed the city from a fortress into a great cultural capital. Vienna became a city that would define the arts; a magnet for musicians including Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.

The Great Commanders
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The Great Commanders: Georgi Zhukov

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  The History Channel  |  October 17, 2017
Following the Russian Revolution, Georgi Zhukov rose to become Stalin's deputy in the war against Hitler. Thorough and innovative, he was a single-minded soldier whose ...

Following the Russian Revolution, Georgi Zhukov rose to become Stalin's deputy in the war against Hitler. Thorough and innovative, he was a single-minded soldier whose abilities helped turn the war around. The Battle of Berlin that finally destroyed the Nazi regime was Zhukov's ultimate triumph. There is no more difficult military objective than a major city. Zhukov's success in taking Berlin has led him to be called the greatest commander of the 20th century.

Napoleon
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Napoleon

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  October 8, 2017
From lowly Corsican army officer to first consul of France, this episode charts the rise of Napoleon to leader of the French nation in the late 1790s. It tells of Napoleon's ...

From lowly Corsican army officer to first consul of France, this episode charts the rise of Napoleon to leader of the French nation in the late 1790s. It tells of Napoleon's military triumphs in Italy, Egypt and on the streets of Paris, his marriage to Josephine Beauharnais and leadership of the military coup that swept him into power. It shares in his ambition as an army officer, his highly progressive modernisation of the country during the early years of his dictatorship, but also his acute sensitivity, a personality trait that in later years would prove to be an Achilles heel to his power.

Mandela
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Mandela: Rivonia

NITV  |  July 16, 2018
A compelling account of Nelson Mandela's secret life in the underground as he spearheads the anti-apartheid movement in an increasingly volatile political climate.

A compelling account of Nelson Mandela's secret life in the underground as he spearheads the anti-apartheid movement in an increasingly volatile political climate.

The Private Lives of Medieval Kings
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The Private Lives of Medieval Kings

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  July 25, 2017
Dr Janina Ramirez unlocks the secrets of illuminated manuscripts that were custom-made for kings, and explores the medieval world they reveal. In this episode, she begins her ...

Dr Janina Ramirez unlocks the secrets of illuminated manuscripts that were custom-made for kings, and explores the medieval world they reveal. In this episode, she begins her journey with the first Anglo-Saxon rulers to create a united England, encountering books in the British Library's Royal Manuscripts collection which are over a thousand years old and a royal family tree which is five metres long. She finds out about a king who had a reputation for chasing nuns, and reads a book created as a wedding gift for a ten year old prince.

Calwell orders O'Keefe family's deportation
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Calwell orders O'Keefe family's deportation

Arthur Calwell orders deportation of Asian wartime refugees but Indonesian O'Keefe family resists.

Arthur Calwell orders deportation of Asian wartime refugees but Indonesian O'Keefe family resists.

The Private Lives of Medieval Kings
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The Private Lives of Medieval Kings

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  July 25, 2017
Dr Janina Ramirez unlocks the secrets of medieval illuminated manuscripts and shows how they gave power to the king and united the kingdom in an age of plague, warfare and ...

Dr Janina Ramirez unlocks the secrets of medieval illuminated manuscripts and shows how they gave power to the king and united the kingdom in an age of plague, warfare and rebellion. She discovers that Edward III used the manuscripts he read as a boy to prepare him for his great victory at the battle of Crecy. She reveals how a vigorous new national identity bloomed during the 100 Years War with France (1340-1453). And in the British Library's Royal Manuscripts collection she finds out that magnificent manuscripts like the Bedford Hours, were adapted for the education of English princes.

Caroline Chisholm's employment agency
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Caroline Chisholm's employment agency

A dramatisation of Caroline Chisholm establishing an agency to place young women in homes and changing the social landscape of colonial Australia.

A dramatisation of Caroline Chisholm establishing an agency to place young women in homes and changing the social landscape of colonial Australia.

The Eureka Rebellion in 1854
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The Eureka Rebellion in 1854

A dramatisation of the conditions that led to the Eureka Rebellion in Ballarat, with conflicts over mining licences in 1854.

A dramatisation of the conditions that led to the Eureka Rebellion in Ballarat, with conflicts over mining licences in 1854.

Nazis vie for the Caucasus oil reserves
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Nazis vie for the Caucasus oil reserves

Clip from As It Happened
On 28 June 1942, the German army set out to conquer Russia in a split campaign - one aimed at Stalingrad and the other focusing on the capture of the rich Caucasus oil fields.

On 28 June 1942, the German army set out to conquer Russia in a split campaign - one aimed at Stalingrad and the other focusing on the capture of the rich Caucasus oil fields.

Three brothers killed at Passchendaele
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Three brothers killed at Passchendaele

Clip from Not Forgotten
The ancestors of the three Seabrook brothers killed at Passchendaele discuss the enduring impact of their deaths on the Australian family.

The ancestors of the three Seabrook brothers killed at Passchendaele discuss the enduring impact of their deaths on the Australian family.

Convict James Porter's escape from penal colony
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Convict James Porter's escape from penal colony

A dramatisation of James Porter and his gang's escape from Macquarie Harbour prison in 1834.

A dramatisation of James Porter and his gang's escape from Macquarie Harbour prison in 1834.

Royal rivalries embroiled in lead up to war
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Royal rivalries embroiled in lead up to war

The rivalries between cousins Wilhelm II, George V and Nicholas II come to a head upon the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.

The rivalries between cousins Wilhelm II, George V and Nicholas II come to a head upon the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.

Germany's invasion of Belgium brings UK into war
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Germany's invasion of Belgium brings UK into war

The UK declares war on Germany when it invades neutral Belgium, Britain's ally, on its way to attack France.

The UK declares war on Germany when it invades neutral Belgium, Britain's ally, on its way to attack France.

James Esmond's Ballarat gold discovery
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James Esmond's Ballarat gold discovery

A dramatisation of James Esmond discovering 27kg of gold in what became Ballarat in 1851, prompting a gold rush and the growth of Melbourne as a wealthy city.

A dramatisation of James Esmond discovering 27kg of gold in what became Ballarat in 1851, prompting a gold rush and the growth of Melbourne as a wealthy city.

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)
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 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.
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)
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.
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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