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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.

How Vietnamese migrants value education
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How Vietnamese migrants value education

Helen Hyunh explains how the children of Vietnamese children were raised to value education highly and had a role in translating English for their parents.

Helen Hyunh explains how the children of Vietnamese children were raised to value education highly and had a role in translating English for their parents.

Verdun's muddy terrain and trenches
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Verdun's muddy terrain and trenches

Colourised archival footage and a French officer's diary reveal the muddy conditions of Verdun's wasteland.

Colourised archival footage and a French officer's diary reveal the muddy conditions of Verdun's wasteland.

Artillery barrage and PTSD at Verdun
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Artillery barrage and PTSD at Verdun

A French doctor's diary describes the psychological impact of bombing on soldiers and archival footage reveals PTSD suffered by casualties.

A French doctor's diary describes the psychological impact of bombing on soldiers and archival footage reveals PTSD suffered by casualties.

The legacy of Australian racism
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The legacy of Australian racism

Clip from 7.30
Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap and Barracuda, discusses the legacy of racism in Colonial nations like Australia.

Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap and Barracuda, discusses the legacy of racism in Colonial nations like Australia.

The Wheelchair President
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The Wheelchair President

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

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

General Monash and Me: Peter Greste on Australia's Great Commander (Part 2)
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General Monash and Me: Peter Greste on Australia's Great Commander (Part 2)

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  May 1, 2018
Peter Greste continues to delve into the life of Australia's greatest general, Sir John Monash, while also discovering the fate of his four great uncles who fought under Monash.

Peter Greste continues to delve into the life of Australia's greatest general, Sir John Monash, while also discovering the fate of his four great uncles who fought under Monash.

Pope vs Hitler
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Pope vs Hitler

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Waterloo: The Last Battle
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Waterloo: The Last Battle

The History Channel  |  June 18, 2017
This docu-drama tells the story of the Battle of Waterloo, one of the most famous military campaigns in history. Within four days it changed the face of Europe, ending the ...

This docu-drama tells the story of the Battle of Waterloo, one of the most famous military campaigns in history. Within four days it changed the face of Europe, ending the systematic use of arms and the French domination of the Continent. In 1815, Austria, Prussia, Russia and the United Kingdom had allied themselves to end the rule of one of the greatest commanders and statesmen in history, Napoleon Bona-parte. At this point, he was considered a military genius, and was the ruler of most Western European countries. Hour by hour, even minute by minute in some cases, each decisive event of the battle is depicted. Historians discuss contradictions and inexplicable behaviour, to separate myth from truth, based on the most recent research findings. Beyond the historical facts, we discover how the Waterloo Campaign was experienced by the men involved, its key figures; Napoleon, the Duke of Wellington (the Allies' Field Marshal) and Blucher (Head of the Prussian Army), members of chiefs-of-staff and by the soldiers in both camps.

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: 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.

Winning World War I: The Western Front Diaries
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Winning World War I: The Western Front Diaries

The History Channel  |  November 11, 2009
To mark the 90th anniversary of the Western Front we tell the Australian story for the first time. Unlike the defeat at Gallipoli, Australians were very effective and largely ...

To mark the 90th anniversary of the Western Front we tell the Australian story for the first time. Unlike the defeat at Gallipoli, Australians were very effective and largely responsible for Winning World War I on the Western Front. Five times more Australians were killed on the Western Front than in Gallipoli. Based on the book by author Dr Jonathan King, this exclusive local production airs as part of The History Channel's Remembrance Day line-up.

Battle of Britain
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Battle of Britain: The Few

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

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

Battle of Britain
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Battle of Britain: Darkest Hour

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

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

The Channel Islands At War
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The Channel Islands At War

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  September 6, 2016
Actor John Nettles, famous for his portrayal of Tom Barnaby in Midsomer Murders is the writer and presenter of this fascinating three-part documentary. There is no agreed and ...

Actor John Nettles, famous for his portrayal of Tom Barnaby in Midsomer Murders is the writer and presenter of this fascinating three-part documentary. There is no agreed and settled history of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands and the subject still arouses a great deal of passion and indeed anger. What did go on in those years? Was there widespread collaboration? Did the civilian authorities actively help the Germans to round up Jews? Was there any resistance in the Islands and, if so, who were the resistors? And why did Britain abandon the Islands so completely to their fate and in such strange circumstances? These programmes attempt to answer some of these questions by using archive film footage, talking to the historians, expert in this subject and most importantly by letting the survivors of that awful time speak for themselves. The story that emerges is complex, heart-rending and enthralling.

The Channel Islands At War
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The Channel Islands At War

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  August 30, 2016
Actor John Nettles, famous for his portrayal of Tom Barnaby in Midsomer Murders is the writer and presenter of this fascinating three-part documentary. There is no agreed and ...

Actor John Nettles, famous for his portrayal of Tom Barnaby in Midsomer Murders is the writer and presenter of this fascinating three-part documentary. There is no agreed and settled history of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands and the subject still arouses a great deal of passion and indeed anger. What did go on in those years? Was there widespread collaboration? Did the civilian authorities actively help the Germans to round up Jews? Was there any resistance in the Islands and, if so, who were the resistors? And why did Britain abandon the Islands so completely to their fate and in such strange circumstances? These programmes attempt to answer some of these questions by using archive film footage, talking to the historians, expert in this subject and most importantly by letting the survivors of that awful time speak for themselves. The story that emerges is complex, heart-rending and enthralling.

The Channel Islands At War
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The Channel Islands At War

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  August 23, 2016
Actor John Nettles, famous for his portrayal of Tom Barnaby in Midsomer Murders is the writer and presenter of this fascinating three-part documentary. There is no agreed and ...

Actor John Nettles, famous for his portrayal of Tom Barnaby in Midsomer Murders is the writer and presenter of this fascinating three-part documentary. There is no agreed and settled history of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands and the subject still arouses a great deal of passion and indeed anger. What did go on in those years? Was there widespread collaboration? Did the civilian authorities actively help the Germans to round up Jews? Was there any resistance in the Islands and, if so, who were the resistors? And why did Britain abandon the Islands so completely to their fate and in such strange circumstances? These programmes attempt to answer some of these questions by using archive film footage, talking to the historians, expert in this subject and most importantly by letting the survivors of that awful time speak for themselves. The story that emerges is complex, heart-rending and enthralling.

WWII's Most Daring Raids
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WWII's Most Daring Raids

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  November 16, 2016
Using cutting edge computer game graphics, discover the story of the British commandos whose daring raid scored a direct hit on Hitler's Fortress Europe. In the humiliating ...

Using cutting edge computer game graphics, discover the story of the British commandos whose daring raid scored a direct hit on Hitler's Fortress Europe. In the humiliating aftermath of Dunkirk, Churchill ordered a force of commandos capable of taking the fight to Hitler's door. On 27th December, 1941 the men of Operation Archery did just that. Infiltrating a Norwegian fjord and overcoming entrenched resistance in order to destroy an important German garrison and prove that Britain was down, but not out!

WWI: The Death Of Glory
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WWI: The Death Of Glory

The History Channel  |  November 11, 2011
November 11, 1918: The guns that shattered world peace silenced as an armistice ending World War II was signed. In the end, nothing remained recognisable as the last vestiges ...

November 11, 1918: The guns that shattered world peace silenced as an armistice ending World War II was signed. In the end, nothing remained recognisable as the last vestiges of the Victorian world vanished. Featuring French photo collections, we'll review the first modern war fought with weapons of mass destruction.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster: Motorway Plane Crash

Season 2  |  Episode 3  |  National Geographic  |  October 23, 2012
Hotel New World, a popular budget hotel, bank and nightclub in Little India collapses. In less than a minute 50 people are trapped under a mammoth pile of concrete and debris. ...

Hotel New World, a popular budget hotel, bank and nightclub in Little India collapses. In less than a minute 50 people are trapped under a mammoth pile of concrete and debris. Were the warning signs missed?

Australia Remembers: Long Tan Memorial
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Australia Remembers: Long Tan Memorial

ABC  |  August 18, 2016
On Vietnam Veterans' Day, a special Commemorative Service from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to mark 50 Years since the Battle of Long Tan, the most costly battle in ...

On Vietnam Veterans' Day, a special Commemorative Service from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to mark 50 Years since the Battle of Long Tan, the most costly battle in terms of casualties in the Vietnam War.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster: Black Hawk Down

Season 6  |  Episode 4  |  National Geographic  |  November 19, 2012
Hotel New World, a popular budget hotel, bank and nightclub in Little India collapses. In less than a minute 50 people are trapped under a mammoth pile of concrete and debris. ...

Hotel New World, a popular budget hotel, bank and nightclub in Little India collapses. In less than a minute 50 people are trapped under a mammoth pile of concrete and debris. Were the warning signs missed?

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster: Inferno at Guadalajara

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  National Geographic  |  October 16, 2012
Hotel New World, a popular budget hotel, bank and nightclub in Little India collapses. In less than a minute 50 people are trapped under a mammoth pile of concrete and debris. ...

Hotel New World, a popular budget hotel, bank and nightclub in Little India collapses. In less than a minute 50 people are trapped under a mammoth pile of concrete and debris. Were the warning signs missed?

The Team That Never Played
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The Team That Never Played

NITV  |  March 13, 2017
Investigates football in the apartheid era and the continuing role on and off the field played by the legends of those days.

Investigates football in the apartheid era and the continuing role on and off the field played by the legends of those days.

The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey
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The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey: Part 1

Nine  |  September 19, 2016
As the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, this 3 part documentary series unites former investigators with new experts to re-examine the unsolved murder of child beauty ...

As the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, this 3 part documentary series unites former investigators with new experts to re-examine the unsolved murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.

Australia Remembers: Gallipoli 100
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Australia Remembers: Gallipoli 100

ABC  |  April 25, 2015
Scott Bevan and Stephanie Brantz host live from Gallipoli with coverage of Anzac day events from around the globe, as Australians mark the Centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

Scott Bevan and Stephanie Brantz host live from Gallipoli with coverage of Anzac day events from around the globe, as Australians mark the Centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster: Crash Landing At Sioux City

Season 2  |  Episode 7  |  National Geographic  |  November 8, 2012
Hotel New World, a popular budget hotel, bank and nightclub in Little India collapses. In less than a minute 50 people are trapped under a mammoth pile of concrete and debris. ...

Hotel New World, a popular budget hotel, bank and nightclub in Little India collapses. In less than a minute 50 people are trapped under a mammoth pile of concrete and debris. Were the warning signs missed?

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster: Pentagon 9/11

Season 1  |  Episode 13  |  National Geographic  |  October 18, 2012
Hotel New World, a popular budget hotel, bank and nightclub in Little India collapses. In less than a minute 50 people are trapped under a mammoth pile of concrete and debris. ...

Hotel New World, a popular budget hotel, bank and nightclub in Little India collapses. In less than a minute 50 people are trapped under a mammoth pile of concrete and debris. Were the warning signs missed?

The Conspiracy Files
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The Conspiracy Files

BBC World News  |  September 10, 2011
A decade after the attacks that killed nearly 3000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, the Conspiracy Files looks at why some people still question what really ...

A decade after the attacks that killed nearly 3000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, the Conspiracy Files looks at why some people still question what really happened on 9/11.

The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey
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The Case Of: JonBenet Ramsey: Part 2

Nine  |  September 20, 2016
As the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, this 3 part documentary series unites former investigators with new experts to re-examine the unsolved murder of child beauty ...

As the 20th anniversary of her death approaches, this 3 part documentary series unites former investigators with new experts to re-examine the unsolved murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey.

Hiroshima: The Real Story
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Hiroshima: The Real Story

The History Channel  |  August 7, 2016
The day that changed the world forever. The nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima heralded the dawn of a new era. Its detonation not only killed over 100,000 people but also ...

The day that changed the world forever. The nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima heralded the dawn of a new era. Its detonation not only killed over 100,000 people but also signified both the final chapter of World War Two and the beginning of the nuclear age. Armed conflict, international politics and the security of all mankind would never be the same again. Through a detailed retelling of the events before, during and after the dropping of the bomb, this film unravels the compelling story of one of the 20th century's defining moments and reveals the far-reaching consequences of the explosion, both in Hiroshima itself and for the world at large. From the rooms of the world's most powerful leaders, both Allied and Japanese, to inside the planes sent on the fateful mission to the devastated streets of Hiroshima in the hours after the attack, it explores the crucial moments, the key locations, and the pivotal players.

Gorbachev: The Great Dissident
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Gorbachev: The Great Dissident

Episode 1  |  BBC World News  |  August 13, 2011
This two part film takes a fresh and in depth look at Gorbachev's role in his own country's emergence out of Soviet Communism, as well as his global significance as the great ...

This two part film takes a fresh and in depth look at Gorbachev's role in his own country's emergence out of Soviet Communism, as well as his global significance as the great international statesman who helped end the Cold War.

Gorbachev: The Great Dissident
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Gorbachev: The Great Dissident

Episode 2  |  BBC World News  |  August 20, 2011
This two part film takes a fresh and in depth look at Gorbachev's role in his own country's emergence out of Soviet Communism, as well as his global significance as the great ...

This two part film takes a fresh and in depth look at Gorbachev's role in his own country's emergence out of Soviet Communism, as well as his global significance as the great international statesman who helped end the Cold War.

480
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480: Mabo: The Legacy Of Mabo

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC  |  June 1, 2012
Mabo's legacy resulted in the Native Title Act of Australia of 1993 - an important step forward for the country in land use, access and ownership.

Mabo's legacy resulted in the Native Title Act of Australia of 1993 - an important step forward for the country in land use, access and ownership.

Henry VIII
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Henry VIII

FOXTEL Arts  |  May 21, 2017
Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. The Tudor Court is locked in a power struggle between its nobles and the Machiavellian Cardinal Wolsey, the King's first ...

Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. The Tudor Court is locked in a power struggle between its nobles and the Machiavellian Cardinal Wolsey, the King's first minister and the most conspicuous symbol of Catholic power in the land. Wolsey's ambition knows no bounds and when his chief ally, Queen Katherine, interferes in the King's romance with Anne Bullen, he brings gigantic ruin upon himself, the Queen and centuries of English obedience to Rome. Famous in its own day as Shakespeare's most sumptuous and spectacular play, Henry VIII is a gorgeous pageant of masques and royal ceremony; a blaze of fireworks, cannon fire, red satin and cloth of gold. But within the passages of grandeur works the mind of the mature Shakespeare: psychological and political insight, language of great depth and power and, in the figures of Wolsey and Katherine, two of his most vivid and memorable characters.

Australia Remembers: The Pacific
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Australia Remembers: The Pacific

7two  |  April 25, 2010
Australian identities recount stories handed down to them by family members who served in the Pacific battle. Stories by Erika Heynatz, Peter Cosgrove, Brett Kirk, Laura ...

Australian identities recount stories handed down to them by family members who served in the Pacific battle. Stories by Erika Heynatz, Peter Cosgrove, Brett Kirk, Laura Dundovic, Kate Fitzpatrick and Damien Richardson.

Messiah at the Foundling Hospital
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Messiah at the Foundling Hospital

SBS  |  April 24, 2017
Handel's Messiah is one of the most popular choral pieces in Western music, yet few people know the story of how this much-loved work came to public attention or helped save ...

Handel's Messiah is one of the most popular choral pieces in Western music, yet few people know the story of how this much-loved work came to public attention or helped save the lives of tens of thousands of children. Historian Amanda Vickery and radio presenter Tom Service present this docu-drama that recreates the performance of Messiah at London's Foundling Hospital in 1750 and reveals how this special fund-raising concert helped maintain the institution and heralded a golden age of philanthropy.

Riding Britain's Railways
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Riding Britain's Railways

Episode 1  |  SBS  |  January 10, 2017
Climb up on the footplate and join historian and host Dan Cruickshank for a railway adventure like no other as he investigates how trains helped shape modern Britain. This ...

Climb up on the footplate and join historian and host Dan Cruickshank for a railway adventure like no other as he investigates how trains helped shape modern Britain. This series resurrects an exhilarating age and kicks off by focusing on the railways' role in defeating Hitler, before unearthing the incredible engineering achievements of Isambard Brunel and embarking on a trip on the earliest steam engines.

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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