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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

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?

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.

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?

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?

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.

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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.

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent. On the centenary, we look back at the total terror of war and how it ...

On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent. On the centenary, we look back at the total terror of war and how it defined Australia and changed the world forever.

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.

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.

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.

Learn about one of the most populous nation in the world by taking a leap in history and updates on modern day China with this curated collection.
The 20th century was a transformative period for Russia as the nation went through revolution, industrialisation, the Great Purge, space race and Cold War. Explore the rise and fall of the USSR here.
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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