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As It Happened
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As It Happened: Have You Heard From Johannesburg? Free At Last

BBC World News  |  June 25, 2010
Chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's apartheid regime. Diving into the heart of the conflict, South Africans tell the ...

Chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's apartheid regime. Diving into the heart of the conflict, South Africans tell the story of the most important effort in the anti-apartheid campaign of the 80's.

Secrets of the Chinese Chariot: The War Machine that Shaped China
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Secrets of the Chinese Chariot: The War Machine that Shaped China

SBS  |  November 19, 2017
The chariot is just about the only thing the Chinese didn't invent, but for over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China's battlefields, dominating warfare far longer than ...

The chariot is just about the only thing the Chinese didn't invent, but for over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China's battlefields, dominating warfare far longer than anywhere else on Earth, and unifying the nation. A team of experts discover how the Chinese did it, how they perfected the ultimate high-status weapon of the ancient world. With exclusive access to superb archaeological discoveries, beautifully preserved chariots from the height of Chinese chariot warfare have been unearthed, complete with sacrificed charioteers, horses and chariots that reveal every detail of their design.

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

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  January 28, 2011
Bringing together rare and forgotten footage, this six-part series provides a ground-breaking portrait of WWII. Tonight, the story of the sudden Japanese attack on Pearl ...

Bringing together rare and forgotten footage, this six-part series provides a ground-breaking portrait of WWII. Tonight, the story of the sudden Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the early days of the war in the Pacific. Back in Europe, the program looks at the bombing offensive against Germany and at the appalling crime of the Holocaust.

The World Wars
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The World Wars: Trial By Fire

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  August 4, 2014
We open in the trenches of battle - revealing the epic scope of warfare in 1916. We find on the battlefield a young soldier caught in the midst of the attack when mustard gas ...

We open in the trenches of battle - revealing the epic scope of warfare in 1916. We find on the battlefield a young soldier caught in the midst of the attack when mustard gas canisters suddenly fill the trench and our soldier in a panic hurries to find and secure his gas mask. But, his large handlebar moustache prevents the mask from sealing properly and the noxious gas fills his lungs. After nearly dying, we watch as the soldier shaves off the obstructing pieces of his moustache, revealing the face of a young Adolf Hitler.

The World Wars
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The World Wars: Peace at Last

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  The History Channel  |  September 8, 2014
With his advance in the Soviet Union stalled, Hitler orders his army to advance on Stalingrad - but Stalin orders that the city be defended at all costs. Despite staggering ...

With his advance in the Soviet Union stalled, Hitler orders his army to advance on Stalingrad - but Stalin orders that the city be defended at all costs. Despite staggering losses, the Soviet forces survive the onslaught, and Hitler suffers his first defeat of the war - and loses an entire Army in the process.

14 Diaries Of The Great War
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14 Diaries Of The Great War: The Tipping Point

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  SBS  |  August 29, 2014
When war broke out in Europe in July 1914, people on all sides believed it would be over by Christmas. Little could they know just how wrong they were. By November 1918, ten ...

When war broke out in Europe in July 1914, people on all sides believed it would be over by Christmas. Little could they know just how wrong they were. By November 1918, ten million people had died and the political map of the world had been re-drawn. Caught up in the middle of the chaos were millions of ordinary men, women and children. Their very lives changed in ways they could never have imagined - this is their story. The centenary of the outbreak of World War I is fast approaching. This is not the time for yet another film about battles fought and governments toppled, but for a radical new approach to historical documentary. The Great War Diary will retell the story of the greatest war mankind had ever seen in a unique way - it will let viewers experience World War I solely through the eyes of those who lived it. From over 1000 very dramatic stories of the war, left behind in diaries, letters, postcards and telegrams, we have chosen the 14 most vivid and emotional from around the globe.

The World Wars
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The World Wars: The Rising Tide

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  August 18, 2014
The Roaring Twenties are a time of unheralded prosperity, but when the Stock Market crashes, America is catapulted into a Great Depression. The Depression rapidly spreads from ...

The Roaring Twenties are a time of unheralded prosperity, but when the Stock Market crashes, America is catapulted into a Great Depression. The Depression rapidly spreads from America to the rest of the world, and Adolf Hitler uses the unrest to gain political favour.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Have You Heard From Johannesburg? Hell Of A Job

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  BBC World News  |  June 4, 2010
Chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's apartheid regime. In the first of a four part series, the story of Oliver Tambo's ...

Chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's apartheid regime. In the first of a four part series, the story of Oliver Tambo's escape into exile and his 30 year battle to win the world's support for the ANC.

As It Happened
52:00

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

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS  |  February 4, 2011
Bringing together rare and forgotten footage, this six-part series provides a ground-breaking portrait of WWII. This episode looks at the turning of the war against Germany, ...

Bringing together rare and forgotten footage, this six-part series provides a ground-breaking portrait of WWII. This episode looks at the turning of the war against Germany, with Allied victory at El Alamein and Russian triumph at Stalingrad. Inside Hitler's Germany the SS gain more power, and in southern Europe the Allies fight their way though Italy.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Hitler's Heroes - Otto Skorzeny

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  November 18, 2011
This two-part documentary series examines two of Hitler's most devoted followers. Otto Skorzeny was Hitler's most elusive 'craftsmen of war'. Broad duelling scars across his ...

This two-part documentary series examines two of Hitler's most devoted followers. Otto Skorzeny was Hitler's most elusive 'craftsmen of war'. Broad duelling scars across his cheeks earned him his nickname 'Scarface'. To the allies' secret services, he was one of the most dangerous men in Europe. Famously he led a successful 1943 rescue mission to free Benito Mussolini. He survived the war and his acquittal for war crimes only added to his mythical status.

The World Wars
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The World Wars: The Price of Glory

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  August 11, 2014
The Germans try and recruit the Italians to join their cause, but are rejected. Here we meet a former journalist, Benito Mussolini, who has now become an expert marksman in ...

The Germans try and recruit the Italians to join their cause, but are rejected. Here we meet a former journalist, Benito Mussolini, who has now become an expert marksman in the army. Meanwhile, across the globe, Japan watches the bloodshed with a curious eye. They are modernising their own military and infrastructure with hopes of becoming a world power. They will eventually join the Allies and provide help in the Pacific region.

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

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  SBS  |  February 11, 2011
Bringing together rare and forgotten footage, this series provides a ground-breaking portrait of WWII. This episode looks at the dramatic story of the D-Day landings and of ...

Bringing together rare and forgotten footage, this series provides a ground-breaking portrait of WWII. This episode looks at the dramatic story of the D-Day landings and of the liberation of Paris. In the east the Soviets liberate Auschwitz and fight their way to the heart of Berlin. Germany finally surrenders, but Japan fights on until the atom bombs are dropped.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
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Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Damsel

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  BBC Knowledge  |  July 31, 2011
Centuries before the Women's Liberation movement women were making their mark. Rather than being passive, shy and helpless these women ran businesses, led armies and were ...

Centuries before the Women's Liberation movement women were making their mark. Rather than being passive, shy and helpless these women ran businesses, led armies and were strong, powerful and sexually confident.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: The SS - The Rise And Fall Of Heydrich

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS2  |  May 3, 2011
The SS represented more than any other Nazi organisation the wild and deadly delusions of those who believed themselves part of the master race. It took only a few years for ...

The SS represented more than any other Nazi organisation the wild and deadly delusions of those who believed themselves part of the master race. It took only a few years for Hitler's Schutzstaffel to be transformed from an insignificant personal bodyguard to an all-powerful empire of evil. As head of the SS Security police, Reinhard Heydrich rose with meteoric speed to control the murder squads operating in Poland and Russia with brutal efficiency.

Auschwitz
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Auschwitz: Final Solution - The Search For Redemption

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  BBC Knowledge  |  March 10, 2010
On 27 January 1945, Red Army soldiers liberate the camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. In this series final, see how the soldiers are not informed of the camps' existence, so when ...

On 27 January 1945, Red Army soldiers liberate the camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau. In this series final, see how the soldiers are not informed of the camps' existence, so when they enter it, they are utterly shocked by the walking skeletons, the remains of the gas chambers and the piles of human hair. But it is not only Auschwitz-Birkenau that horrifies the world. A few months later other concentration camps are liberated among them Bergen-Belsen, where thousands of unburied bodies are strewn over the ground. The British are horrified and unprepared for how to deal with the situation 14,000 prisoners die in the first five days following their liberation; another 14,000 succumb in the following weeks.

Auschwitz
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Auschwitz: Final Solution - Factories Of Death

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  BBC Knowledge  |  March 7, 2010
1942 is to be most significant as the Nazis comb Western Europe, even taking Jews from as far as the British Channel Islands for extermination. Also, Annette Muller, speaks of ...

1942 is to be most significant as the Nazis comb Western Europe, even taking Jews from as far as the British Channel Islands for extermination. Also, Annette Muller, speaks of the separation of children from parents. Even occupied Britain becomes involved in the deportation of Jews.

Auschwitz
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Auschwitz: Final Solution - Corruption

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  BBC Knowledge  |  March 8, 2010
By 1943, 45 sub-camps are dotted round the Auschwitz region, most providing slave labour for industrial concerns. See how the Nazis capitalised upon a sinister source of ...

By 1943, 45 sub-camps are dotted round the Auschwitz region, most providing slave labour for industrial concerns. See how the Nazis capitalised upon a sinister source of income - clothes and valuables taken from Jews. The Nazi leadership naturally intends such wealth to fill the coffers of the Third Reich in Berlin, but much of it actually stays at the camp, as the SS at Auschwitz have their fingers well and truly in the till. And despite it contravening the Nazis strict racial purity laws, sexual liaisons in the camp between the SS and prisoners are also occurring, often forcibly, in exchange for life-saving favours. There are even love affairs.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
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Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Knight

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  BBC Knowledge  |  February 15, 2010
The dark side of chivalry is exposed here as we discover some unsavoury truths about Knights. Were they noble heroes in shining armour or really murdering, looting rapists?

The dark side of chivalry is exposed here as we discover some unsavoury truths about Knights. Were they noble heroes in shining armour or really murdering, looting rapists?

Secrets of Tutankhamun's Treasures
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Secrets of Tutankhamun's Treasures

SBS  |  January 14, 2018
There's more to Tutankhamun's iconic treasures than meets the eye. New evidence suggests the tomb's stunning contents were meant for someone else. But who is more deserving of ...

There's more to Tutankhamun's iconic treasures than meets the eye. New evidence suggests the tomb's stunning contents were meant for someone else. But who is more deserving of such opulence than Egypt's most famous king? Tutankhamun's legendary death mask is arguably the greatest treasure in history, found on the head of the king's mummified remains. Yet the mask betrays more than the king's wealth. Discrepancies between the mask and the head piece have led Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves at the University of Arizona to theorise that the mask wasn't intended for Tutankhamun, but remodelled for him. The presence of earring holes suggests it was originally intended for a woman. Now it's time to put this theory to the test.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Doctors Of Death

SBS  |  August 6, 2010
After WWII, seven Nazi doctors were executed for experimenting on prisoners. Yet the Allies recruited both German and Japanese doctors to continue their work under new ...

After WWII, seven Nazi doctors were executed for experimenting on prisoners. Yet the Allies recruited both German and Japanese doctors to continue their work under new masters. Home-grown physicians, too, tested narcotics, bacteria, radiation, nerve gas, electric shock treatments, truth drugs and pain inducers on unsuspecting prisoners - even their own soldiers. Often they filmed the results.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Churchill's Traitors

SBS  |  December 7, 2012
Spirits of the Somme
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Spirits of the Somme

The History Channel  |  April 3, 2015
1st July 1916, The Blackest Day re-traces the events which unfolded on that disastrous day with 60,000 British casualties. Revisiting the battlefield, rare film and ...

1st July 1916, The Blackest Day re-traces the events which unfolded on that disastrous day with 60,000 British casualties. Revisiting the battlefield, rare film and photographs from both British and German sources, the spirit of the men who fought and died on that day is beautifully evoked by these powerful and haunting images.

Frozen In Time
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Frozen In Time: World War I

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  August 9, 2014
Experience the series that puts viewers inside history like never before. These are moments literally frozen in time, documenting the history of the modern world, from the ...

Experience the series that puts viewers inside history like never before. These are moments literally frozen in time, documenting the history of the modern world, from the 1850s onward. This series is truly a time machine for the eyes, allowing stories like World War I, The American West and the Age of Invention and Industry to spark to life. History has never been witnessed like this. It's as if we can live these historic moments for the first time, right alongside those who were there.

Mummies Alive
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Mummies Alive: The Gunslinger Mummy

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  May 6, 2016
The Gunslinger Mummy - The investigation of the myth of the American West and a mysterious mummy called Sylvester: a gunslinger in the cowboy age, supposedly mummified in the ...

The Gunslinger Mummy - The investigation of the myth of the American West and a mysterious mummy called Sylvester: a gunslinger in the cowboy age, supposedly mummified in the heat of the desert. Hyper-real animation takes experts back in time to the Wild West where cowboys, con men and carnival sideshows played a part in one man's incredible story. (S.1 Ep.3) (From the UK) (Documentary) M(A) CC

Mummies Alive
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Mummies Alive: The Pharaoh's Secret

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  April 1, 2016
Battle scarred remains mark out this mysterious, mutilated pharaoh from other Egyptian pharaohs, but little evidence survives of his rein, leaving his death a complete ...

Battle scarred remains mark out this mysterious, mutilated pharaoh from other Egyptian pharaohs, but little evidence survives of his rein, leaving his death a complete mystery, until now.

Mummies Alive
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Mummies Alive: Buried in the Bog

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  April 29, 2016
In this series, some of the world's best preserved and enigmatic mummies come to life with animation. For the first time these mummified ancestors will transport across the ...

In this series, some of the world's best preserved and enigmatic mummies come to life with animation. For the first time these mummified ancestors will transport across the gulf of time as archaeologists piece together the details of their enthralling lives and enter their lost worlds through hyper-real CGI. (From the UK) (Documentary) M CC

Mummies Alive
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Mummies Alive: The Hero of Herculaneum

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  SBS  |  April 15, 2016
The Hero of Herculaneum investigates one of the most famous disasters in human history: the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

The Hero of Herculaneum investigates one of the most famous disasters in human history: the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.

Lost City Of The Gladiators
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Lost City Of The Gladiators

SBS  |  April 17, 2016
This is the first discovery of an entire gladiator school with an adjacent cemetery for dead fighters recently found in Austria. Located in the former Roman imperial residence ...

This is the first discovery of an entire gladiator school with an adjacent cemetery for dead fighters recently found in Austria. Located in the former Roman imperial residence of Carnuntum, only a small portion of the large area has been explored - an area that was located on the important trade routes that connected east and west, north and south. At the collapse of the Roman Empire, the city was abandoned and no settlements were established, allowing researchers to study the period as it was. The gladiator school may not be the only treasure to be found on the site of the lost city of Carnuntum - there may be many, many more. (From Germany) (Documentary)

The World Wars
49:07

The World Wars: Never Surrender

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  The History Channel  |  September 1, 2014
Winston Churchill hears of the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor and knows everything has changed. He instantly sets sail for America - desperate to secure FDR's assistance in ...

Winston Churchill hears of the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor and knows everything has changed. He instantly sets sail for America - desperate to secure FDR's assistance in the war effort.

14 Diaries Of The Great War
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14 Diaries Of The Great War: The Uprising

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  SBS  |  August 22, 2014
When war broke out in Europe in July 1914, people on all sides believed it would be over by Christmas. Little could they know just how wrong they were. By November 1918, ten ...

When war broke out in Europe in July 1914, people on all sides believed it would be over by Christmas. Little could they know just how wrong they were. By November 1918, ten million people had died and the political map of the world had been re-drawn. Caught up in the middle of the chaos were millions of ordinary men, women and children. Their very lives changed in ways they could never have imagined - this is their story. The centenary of the outbreak of World War I is fast approaching. This is not the time for yet another film about battles fought and governments toppled, but for a radical new approach to historical documentary. The Great War Diary will retell the story of the greatest war mankind had ever seen in a unique way - it will let viewers experience World War I solely through the eyes of those who lived it. From over 1000 very dramatic stories of the war, left behind in diaries, letters, postcards and telegrams, we have chosen the 14 most vivid and emotional from around the globe.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
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Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The Philosopher

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  BBC Knowledge  |  February 22, 2010
The Middle Ages have long been dismissed as a period shrouded in ignorance and superstition. Philosophers however understood far more than we give them credit for and had a ...

The Middle Ages have long been dismissed as a period shrouded in ignorance and superstition. Philosophers however understood far more than we give them credit for and had a more ethical approach than many today.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Have You Heard From Johannesburg? The Bottom Line

BBC World News  |  June 18, 2010
Chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's apartheid regime. This film tells the story of the first-ever international ...

Chronicling the history of the global anti-apartheid movement that took on South Africa's apartheid regime. This film tells the story of the first-ever international grassroots campaign to successfully use economic pressure to bring down a government.

Auschwitz
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Auschwitz: Final Solution - Murder And Intrigue

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  BBC Knowledge  |  March 9, 2010
1944 - the most important year in the history of Auschwitz. The year when more people are killed than ever before. It's also the year in which the Nazis send messengers to sow ...

1944 - the most important year in the history of Auschwitz. The year when more people are killed than ever before. It's also the year in which the Nazis send messengers to sow seeds of confusion amongst the Allies when the Western Allies struggle with the dilemma of whether to negotiate with the Nazis about the Jews and whether or not to bomb the camp.

As It Happened
51:39

As It Happened: Double Agent Popov - The Original James Bond

SBS2  |  May 20, 2010
The story of Dusko Popov, the Serbian double agent who inspired Ian Fleming to create James Bond. Dusko was from a wealthy Serbian family and had studied in Germany before the ...

The story of Dusko Popov, the Serbian double agent who inspired Ian Fleming to create James Bond. Dusko was from a wealthy Serbian family and had studied in Germany before the war. He was recruited as a German agent by a close university friend, but not being a supporter of the Nazis, he also offered his services to Britain. For the remainder of the war, he worked as a double-agent feeding the Germans misinformation created by the British.

Terry Jones: Medieval Lives
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Terry Jones: Medieval Lives: The King

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  BBC Knowledge  |  March 8, 2010
Meet the three medieval King Richards of England. One spent his life fighting battles, one was murdered and one is an accused child murderer. Terry also finds evidence of a ...

Meet the three medieval King Richards of England. One spent his life fighting battles, one was murdered and one is an accused child murderer. Terry also finds evidence of a King Louis seemingly airbrushed from history.

Auschwitz
48:00

Auschwitz: Final Solution - Orders And Initiatives

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  BBC Knowledge  |  March 6, 2010
This episode hears disturbing testimony from a female prisoner from Lodz Ghetto, who was forced to provide sexual favours to the Jewish leader. There is also testimony from ...

This episode hears disturbing testimony from a female prisoner from Lodz Ghetto, who was forced to provide sexual favours to the Jewish leader. There is also testimony from witnesses to gassings at Auschwitz. And for the first time on television, there is an interview with a Slovak perpetrator who knowingly helped to send his Jewish compatriots to their death.

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us
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Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us : Speed

Season 1  |  Episode 11  |  The History Channel  |  April 15, 2013
This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline.

This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline.

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us
43:58

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us: Survivors

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  The History Channel  |  March 11, 2013
This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline.

This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline.

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us
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Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us: Inventors

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  February 4, 2013
This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This ...

This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This series takes us from the first flourishing of civilisation in Mesopotamia through to the discovery of America.

Hitler's Holocaust
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Hitler's Holocaust: Decision

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  January 20, 2016
Follows the events of 1942. Hitler proclaims the mass murdering a 'deed performed for humanity'. Following Pearl Harbor, he declares war on America. Now, he can turn his ...

Follows the events of 1942. Hitler proclaims the mass murdering a 'deed performed for humanity'. Following Pearl Harbor, he declares war on America. Now, he can turn his attention to all of European Jewry. Hans Frank, the German Governor of occupied Poland complains to his staff, "Surely we can't shoot three and a half million, we can't poison them". His complaints are soon answered. Somewhere in the remote hinterland, places with names hitherto unknown: Belzec, Sobibor, Maidanek, Chelmo, Treblinka - 'exhaust fume experts' are hard at work.

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us
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Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us: Iron Men

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  February 11, 2013
This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This ...

This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This series takes us from the first flourishing of civilisation in Mesopotamia through to the discovery of America. But the series will not only immerse the viewer in the rise and fall of the world's greatest societies, it will also reveal the incremental milestones that led to our modern world: from creating an alphabet to domesticating crops.

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us
43:06

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us : New World

Season 1  |  Episode 7  |  The History Channel  |  March 18, 2013
This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This ...

This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This series takes us from the first flourishing of civilisation in Mesopotamia through to the discovery of America.

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us
43:54

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us: Treasure

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  The History Channel  |  March 25, 2013
The epic tale of the rise of civilisation. This series takes us from the first flourishing of civilisation in Mesopotamia through to the discovery of America.

The epic tale of the rise of civilisation. This series takes us from the first flourishing of civilisation in Mesopotamia through to the discovery of America.

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us
43:58

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us: Warriors

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  February 25, 2013
This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This ...

This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This series takes us from the first flourishing of civilisation in Mesopotamia through to the discovery of America.

Decisive Battles of Hitler's War
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Decisive Battles of Hitler's War

Episode 7  |  The History Channel  |  February 7, 2017
Overwhelming superiority on the ground and in the air swung the course of battle in the West in favour of the Allies.

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

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us
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Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us: Pioneers

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  The History Channel  |  April 1, 2013
Utilising the new field of 'Big History', which blends multiple disciplines to provide greater insight into the formation of our world, the The Story of All of Us will draw ...

Utilising the new field of 'Big History', which blends multiple disciplines to provide greater insight into the formation of our world, the The Story of All of Us will draw upon surprising links from geography, natural history and science.

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us
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Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us: Plague

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  The History Channel  |  March 4, 2013
This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This ...

This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This series takes us from the first flourishing of civilisation in Mesopotamia through to the discovery of America.

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us
43:59

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us: Empires

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  February 18, 2013
Utilising the new field of 'Big History', which blends multiple disciplines to provide greater insight into the formation of our world, the The Story of All of Us will draw ...

Utilising the new field of 'Big History', which blends multiple disciplines to provide greater insight into the formation of our world, the The Story of All of Us will draw upon surprising links from geography, natural history and science.

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us
44:00

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us: Revolutions

Season 1  |  Episode 10  |  The History Channel  |  April 8, 2013
This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This ...

This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This series takes us from the first flourishing of civilisation in Mesopotamia through to the discovery of America.

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us
44:27

Mankind: The Story Of All Of Us: New Frontiers

Season 1  |  Episode 12  |  The History Channel  |  April 22, 2013
This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This ...

This is the epic tale of the rise of civilisation. The Story of All of Us is not names and dates history; there will be danger, action, struggle, heroism and adrenaline. This series takes us from the first flourishing of civilisation in Mesopotamia through to the discovery of America.

Hitler's Holocaust
51:45

Hitler's Holocaust: Murder Factory

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  February 22, 2016
This episode looks at the creation and systems of the Nazi death camps, including Auschwitz, and the terrible and inhuman conditions, processes, and exploitation of the living ...

This episode looks at the creation and systems of the Nazi death camps, including Auschwitz, and the terrible and inhuman conditions, processes, and exploitation of the living and the dead that happened in them.

Cabaret
1:58:33

Cabaret

Masterpiece  |  August 2, 2015
Set in the Berlin hotspot Kit Kat Klub in 1931, a starry-eyed singer and the club's master of ceremonies try to bring happiness and decadence to the lives of Berliners as the ...

Set in the Berlin hotspot Kit Kat Klub in 1931, a starry-eyed singer and the club's master of ceremonies try to bring happiness and decadence to the lives of Berliners as the spectre of Nazism grows around them and threatens to destroy their lives.

The Story of China
59:08

The Story of China: The Age of Revolution

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  SBS  |  May 18, 2016
Between 1850 and 1950, three cataclysmic revolutions shook China to the core, but out of them, today's China emerged. Inspired by the Christian story and calling himself God's ...

Between 1850 and 1950, three cataclysmic revolutions shook China to the core, but out of them, today's China emerged. Inspired by the Christian story and calling himself God's second son, Hong unleashed the bloodiest war of the 19th century, the Taiping Rebellion. As imperial China weakened, foreign influence grew: treaty exports expanded, bringing growth and wealth, trams, railways and western sensibilities. This provoked another surge of violence, the Boxer Rebellion, an attack against foreigners.

The Iraq War
59:22

The Iraq War: Regime Of Change

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  August 11, 2013
Top US, European and Iraqi leaders - political and military - tell the inside story of their private talks, phone calls, deals and clashes to convey the richest and most ...

Top US, European and Iraqi leaders - political and military - tell the inside story of their private talks, phone calls, deals and clashes to convey the richest and most authoritative version of this story yet in The Iraq War.

The Sixties
39:58

The Sixties: Times They Are A-Changin' (1960-1969)

Season 1  |  Episode 9  |  The History Channel  |  June 9, 2017
A provocative documentary series exploring the most transformative decade of the modern era in America.

A provocative documentary series exploring the most transformative decade of the modern era in America.

The Iraq War
59:13

The Iraq War: It's Hell Mr President

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  August 25, 2013
The last episode in this three-part series brings the Iraq story up to date. Tony Blair and Dick Cheney describe how they responded as horrific sectarian violence overtook ...

The last episode in this three-part series brings the Iraq story up to date. Tony Blair and Dick Cheney describe how they responded as horrific sectarian violence overtook Iraq. Foreign Secretary Jack Straw tells how he and Condoleeza Rice compelled Iraq's prime minister to resign. Other key insiders reveal how they selected and supported his replacement.

The Sixties
1:21:13

The Sixties: A Long March To Freedom (1960-1969)

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  February 24, 2017
A provocative documentary series exploring the most transformative decade of the modern era in America.

A provocative documentary series exploring the most transformative decade of the modern era in America.

The Sixties
1:20:29

The Sixties: The Assassination Of Jfk (1963)

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  February 17, 2017
A provocative documentary series exploring the most transformative decade of the modern era in America.

A provocative documentary series exploring the most transformative decade of the modern era in America.

The Story of China
54:10

The Story of China: The Ming

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  May 4, 2016
Michael Wood embarks on a great historical adventure, exploring the stories, people and landscapes that have helped create China's distinctive character and genius over four ...

Michael Wood embarks on a great historical adventure, exploring the stories, people and landscapes that have helped create China's distinctive character and genius over four thousand years. In this episode, the Ming: Michael's exploration of China's most famous dynasty begins with the amazing story of how a peasant rebel, Hongwu, founded one of the greatest eras in Chinese history. Michael sees the giant fortifications of the Great Wall, the ritual enclaves of the Forbidden City in Beijing and travels with bargeman Mr Hu down the Grand Canal, Chinas great artery of commerce right up to the present day. As he delves into the culture of The Ming, Michael learns of Admiral Zheng's pre-Columbus exploration of Africa and the Gulf. He travels to Suzhou, the Venice of China. Staying in a merchants house where he discovers the silk industry, ceramic and lacquer-making and visits one of the most beautiful gardens in this city of gardens.

Gallipoli
1:44:41

Gallipoli

Ten  |  April 25, 2015
Ten presents this digitally remastered Anzac Day film. Winner of eight AFI Awards. Academy Award winner Mel Gibson stars in this powerful tale directed by Peter Weir. Set in ...

Ten presents this digitally remastered Anzac Day film. Winner of eight AFI Awards. Academy Award winner Mel Gibson stars in this powerful tale directed by Peter Weir. Set in Gallipoli in World War I the film tells the story of the courage and mateship of two young Australian men.

Colour of War Japan
46:19

Colour of War Japan: Enduring the Unendurable

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  7two  |  October 19, 2013
After years of research in film archives around the world, explore a treasure trove of previously unseen footage that tells the story of Japan's Holy War for the first time. ...

After years of research in film archives around the world, explore a treasure trove of previously unseen footage that tells the story of Japan's Holy War for the first time. This episode Investigates the never before told story of the reluctant Kamikaze pilots.

Colour of War: D-Day
47:34

Colour of War: D-Day

7two  |  October 26, 2013
Take an in-depth look at the events and experiences of the greatest seaborne invasion in history.

Take an in-depth look at the events and experiences of the greatest seaborne invasion in history.

Colour of War Japan
48:45

Colour of War Japan: A Faith in Victory

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  7two  |  October 12, 2013
After years of research in film archives around the world, explore a treasure trove of previously unseen footage that tells the story of Japan's Holy War for the first time.

After years of research in film archives around the world, explore a treasure trove of previously unseen footage that tells the story of Japan's Holy War for the first time.

Colour of War
47:36

Colour of War: VE Day

7two  |  November 2, 2013
Take an in-depth look at the events and experiences leading up to the end of the Second World War.

Take an in-depth look at the events and experiences leading up to the end of the Second World War.

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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