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The First World War
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The First World War Jihad

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel November 23, 2010
The Ottoman Empire, Germany's ally, summoned all Muslims to Jihad, holy war, to overthrow Allied power in the Middle East. Turkey's search for scapegoats after defeat by the ...

The Ottoman Empire, Germany's ally, summoned all Muslims to Jihad, holy war, to overthrow Allied power in the Middle East. Turkey's search for scapegoats after defeat by the Russians at Sarakamish led to the mass deportation of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. Perhaps 800,000 Armenians died in all. The Allies initially thought Turkey - the "sick man of Europe" - would be a push-over, but Turkey tied up Allied troops across the Middle East for four years, winning triumphantly at Gallipoli with terrible losses on both sides, and then at Kut, south of Baghdad, forcing the British into humiliating surrender.

The First World War
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The First World War To Arms

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel November 2, 2010
World War I shaped the 20th century. It sparked the Russian Revolution and it launched America as a world power. The fault line from its failed peace settlement led to a ...

World War I shaped the 20th century. It sparked the Russian Revolution and it launched America as a world power. The fault line from its failed peace settlement led to a second terrible world war barely 20 years later.

The First World War
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The First World War Breaking The Deadlock

Season 1 Episode 6 The History Channel December 7, 2010
Attrition, lions led by donkeys, the slaughter only ceasing for a brief truce one Christmas, old, mistaken views of the war on the Western Front. In fact there were constant ...

Attrition, lions led by donkeys, the slaughter only ceasing for a brief truce one Christmas, old, mistaken views of the war on the Western Front. In fact there were constant tactical evolutions, hundreds of generals died in action, some men adopted a system of Live and Let Live, with countless informal local truces. The Germans tried new ideas at Verdun, 750,000 French and Germans died with little gain. After terrible failure on the Somme the British used tanks at Cambrai, but the Germans clawed back lost ground. Victory on the Western Front would go to the side that learned to consolidate success.

Prisoners Of Propaganda
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Prisoners Of Propaganda

The History Channel April 24, 2011
In 1943, the Imperial Japanese Secret Service made a film called Calling Australia! to show the 'exemplary conditions' under which prisoners of war were kept and to 'soften ...

In 1943, the Imperial Japanese Secret Service made a film called Calling Australia! to show the 'exemplary conditions' under which prisoners of war were kept and to 'soften up' the Australian public for the anticipated occupation of their country by Japanese forces. This program tells why the film was made and how it came to be forgotten.

The Roar Of The Kittyhawk
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The Roar Of The Kittyhawk

The History Channel September 5, 2010
To commemorate the Battle for Australia Day, this exclusive local production celebrates the Australian Kittyhawk heroes. In never-before-seen footage, watch the 75 and 76 ...

To commemorate the Battle for Australia Day, this exclusive local production celebrates the Australian Kittyhawk heroes. In never-before-seen footage, watch the 75 and 76 Squadrons break the 'invincibility of the Japanese army' on the shores of Papua New Guinea.

Scorched Earth
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Scorched Earth Carrier Warfare

Season 1 Episode 6 The History Channel June 2, 2017
It was in the late summer of 1943 that the American Navy launched its operation to drive the Japanese from the Central Pacific. The Aircraft Carrier was to play a crucial role ...

It was in the late summer of 1943 that the American Navy launched its operation to drive the Japanese from the Central Pacific. The Aircraft Carrier was to play a crucial role in its success, for not only did the new carriers give the Americans enormous fire-power, the US shipyards were turning them out at the rate of one per month. This programme tells the dramatic story of the desperate struggle for the Pacific. It features rare footage of Aircraft Carriers in action and examines their role in this vital theatre of the war. Carrier Warfare also includes informative 3D computer graphics.

The Great Commanders
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The Great Commanders Georgi Zhukov

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

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

Race For The Superbomb
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Race For The Superbomb

The History Channel August 6, 2016
At the dawn of the Cold War, the United States initiated a top secret program in New Mexico to build a weapon even more powerful than the atomic bomb recently dropped on ...

At the dawn of the Cold War, the United States initiated a top secret program in New Mexico to build a weapon even more powerful than the atomic bomb recently dropped on Japan. A world away, on the frozen steppes of Siberia, the Soviet Union began a similar effort. A web of spies and scientists, intrigue and deception marked the race to develop the hydrogen bomb, a weapon that would change the world.

Scorched Earth
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Scorched Earth German Bomber Forces

Season 3 Episode 3 The History Channel November 21, 2016
Without the extra operational range of four-engine aircraft, Germany was deprived of the necessary weapon to strike deep into the heart of a well-defended enemy. The short- ...

Without the extra operational range of four-engine aircraft, Germany was deprived of the necessary weapon to strike deep into the heart of a well-defended enemy. The short- and medium-range bombers necessary for the blitzkrieg tactics were unable to deliver effective, strategic bombing. The Luftwaffe was superbly structured and equipped to fulfil the tasks that Hitler had chosen for it. Unfortunately, it was to prove to be the wrong task. The bombers of the Luftwaffe were unable to prevent the ultimate defeat of the German war machine.

Heroes of War
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Heroes of War Cracking Enigma: The Untold Story

Episode 5 The History Channel September 19, 2016
2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II. This new series takes us back to a time when ordinary people became extraordinary heroes, freedom fighters, ...

2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II. This new series takes us back to a time when ordinary people became extraordinary heroes, freedom fighters, spies and code-breakers, often in deadly battles with Nazi forces. Set in Poland, which was home to some of the war's worst atrocities, Heroes of War uncovers tales of heroism and sacrifice from a number of unsung heroes of World War II. Featuring interviews with the few remaining eyewitnesses, access to newly released documents, re-enactment and archive footage, it reveals the true and, until now, hidden stories of heroism during wartime.

Rise Of The Black Pharaohs
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Rise Of The Black Pharaohs

The History Channel July 30, 2016
The Egypt of the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Valley of the Kings was an empire of indomitable might. Yet around 800 BC, the impossible happened. Kush, a subject kingdom ...

The Egypt of the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Valley of the Kings was an empire of indomitable might. Yet around 800 BC, the impossible happened. Kush, a subject kingdom from the south, rose up, conquered Egypt and enthroned its own Pharaohs and ruled for nearly one hundred years. These were the mysterious Black Pharaohs of what is today Sudan, the Nubian kings, whose reign has become legendary among Africans and written off as heresy by early archaeologists who refused to believe that dark skinned Africans could have risen so high. Follow the experts to learn the real story of the Rise of the Black Pharaohs.

We Went To War
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We Went To War

The History Channel August 1, 2013
In 1970, a young British director Michael Grigsby made one of the first films about veterans returning home from the Vietnam War - the critically acclaimed and award-winning I ...

In 1970, a young British director Michael Grigsby made one of the first films about veterans returning home from the Vietnam War - the critically acclaimed and award-winning I Was A Soldier. We Went to War sees filmmakers Michael Grigsby and Rebekah Tolley return to the stories of those once young Americans, now aged and scarred by lives lived far too brutally, far too young and finds a shared sense of understanding with so many of those returning from the frontline today.

Love, Hate And Propaganda: The Cold War
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Love, Hate And Propaganda: The Cold War

Season 2 Episode 2 The History Channel May 11, 2014
In the mid-1950s, much of the direct battle between the US and the Soviet Union was not through contact, but non-contact, namely not allowing anything that represented the ...

In the mid-1950s, much of the direct battle between the US and the Soviet Union was not through contact, but non-contact, namely not allowing anything that represented the other to enter the country. As such, the Soviet regime banned something they thought was uniquely American: jazz music.

Virtual JFK
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Virtual JFK

SBS October 12, 2010
Fifty years since John F Kennedy was elected president of the US is a good time to re-examine his legacy. Virtual JFK investigates one of the most debated "what if" scenarios ...

Fifty years since John F Kennedy was elected president of the US is a good time to re-examine his legacy. Virtual JFK investigates one of the most debated "what if" scenarios in the history of US foreign policy: What would President John F Kennedy have done in Vietnam if he had not been assassinated in 1963, and had he been re-elected in 1964?

Truman
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Truman

Episode 1 The History Channel July 5, 2011
He was a farmer, a haberdasher gone bankrupt, an unknown politician from Missouri who suddenly found himself president. Of all the men who had held the office, he was the ...

He was a farmer, a haberdasher gone bankrupt, an unknown politician from Missouri who suddenly found himself president. Of all the men who had held the office, he was the least prepared. Yet Truman would have to end the war with Germany and Japan, decide whether to use the most terrible weapon ever devised, confront the Soviet Union, and wage war in Korea.

Gallipoli: The First D-Day
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Gallipoli: The First D-Day

The History Channel November 12, 2009
For Churchill, D-Day was one of the crowning triumphs of World War II, but almost 30 years earlier in 1915 on the peninsula of Gallipoli, there was a lesser-known D-Day which ...

For Churchill, D-Day was one of the crowning triumphs of World War II, but almost 30 years earlier in 1915 on the peninsula of Gallipoli, there was a lesser-known D-Day which would all but end his career. Underwater archaeology reveals how the events of 1915 turned into stalemate and slaughter. Historians and relatives of the boy soldiers of Gallipoli tell the emotional story and its tragic consequences. But Churchill and the British would learn valuable lessons from these mistakes, which would enable them to engineer the successful invasion of Normandy of 60 years ago.

When The War Came To Australia
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When The War Came To Australia Our Melancholy Duty

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel August 14, 2010
A nation goes to war. In this first episode, Britain's war with Germany rallies the Empire to her side. In the spirit of Anzac, young Australians rush to volunteer. Mothers ...

A nation goes to war. In this first episode, Britain's war with Germany rallies the Empire to her side. In the spirit of Anzac, young Australians rush to volunteer. Mothers and wives take up traditional supporting roles and the Women's Services are formed. Soon the casualty lists begin to appear in daily newspapers as Aussie troops face their first defeats. The heartbreak and dread begin; how much worse can it get?

The First World War In Colour
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The First World War In Colour Catastrophe

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel April 6, 2008
For the Allies, 1918 proved to be the costliest year of the war. On the Western Front 2 million British and 3 million French were either captured, wounded or killed - over a ...

For the Allies, 1918 proved to be the costliest year of the war. On the Western Front 2 million British and 3 million French were either captured, wounded or killed - over a few miles of French and Belgian mud.

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

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

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

The Man Who Shot The Great War
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The Man Who Shot The Great War

The History Channel December 18, 2015
During World War I hundreds of thousands of men from Britain and Ireland left their homes and travelled to the battlefields of northern France and Flanders, many of them never ...

During World War I hundreds of thousands of men from Britain and Ireland left their homes and travelled to the battlefields of northern France and Flanders, many of them never to return. But one man from Belfast, Northern Ireland did something exceptional when he set off for the Western Front. Lance Corporal George Hackney took his camera with him. Revealing for the first time what has been described as a photographic discovery of the century this documentary uncovers the remarkable story of the Belfast soldier who took his camera to war and how his wartime experiences fuelled an unlikely moral quest that was to change his life forever.

Gallipoli
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Gallipoli

SBS April 24, 2011
Gallipoli is a film by award-winning Turkish director, Tolga Ornek, narrated by Jeremy Irons and Sam Neill. Produced over six years and in seven different countries, Gallipoli ...

Gallipoli is a film by award-winning Turkish director, Tolga Ornek, narrated by Jeremy Irons and Sam Neill. Produced over six years and in seven different countries, Gallipoli uses newly uncovered diaries, letters, dramatic re-enactments and interviews to reveal one of the largest landing operations in history and one of the bloodiest and most controversial battles of the First World War.

Scorched Earth
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Scorched Earth Rommel: The Desert Fox

Season 2 Episode 5 The History Channel November 15, 2016
The famous Desert Fox of legend, the commander of the German Afrika Korps, a soldier loved by his men and respected by his enemies. Rommel is best remembered for his ...

The famous Desert Fox of legend, the commander of the German Afrika Korps, a soldier loved by his men and respected by his enemies. Rommel is best remembered for his spectacular successes over the British 8th Army and in particular the capture of Tobruk in 1942, he subsequently drove the British back to El-Alamein. He was withdrawn after the defeat by Montgomery and, his health broken, put in charge of the Channel defences in 1943. Rommel was implicated in the plot to kill Hitler in 1944, and his subsequent suicide did nothing to diminish his reputation as a formidable soldier and leader.

39/40: The War Through A Lens
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39/40: The War Through A Lens

Episode 1 The History Channel September 8, 2015
It took Hitler less than ten months to conquer Europe. The film gives a monthly record, from September 1939 to June 1940, of the inexorable plunge Europe took into chaos. The ...

It took Hitler less than ten months to conquer Europe. The film gives a monthly record, from September 1939 to June 1940, of the inexorable plunge Europe took into chaos. The story is principally inspired by French, English and German newsreels. The story is told from these three nations' point of view, based on the information they gave their nations at the time.

The Dambusters
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The Dambusters Part 1

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel July 5, 2016
To mark the 60th Anniversary of the Dambusters raid the most daring and influential technological achievement of World War II this Event Special has British engineers and ...

To mark the 60th Anniversary of the Dambusters raid the most daring and influential technological achievement of World War II this Event Special has British engineers and pilots recreating the skills and ingenuity that enabled the original crews to strike at the heart of Germanys military operation.

Stalemate: The Cold War
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Stalemate: The Cold War

Episode 1 The History Channel June 22, 2014
The Cold War lies at the very heart of the story of the 20th century. This conflict reduced the world into the simplest of divisions - us versus them. In this six-part series ...

The Cold War lies at the very heart of the story of the 20th century. This conflict reduced the world into the simplest of divisions - us versus them. In this six-part series we examine the origins of this conflict and take a closer look at what motivated each side.

Reagan
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Reagan

Episode 2 The History Channel July 30, 2016
This fascinating documentary examines the enigmatic career of one of the revered architects of the modern world - icon, screen star, and two-term president Ronald Reagan. This ...

This fascinating documentary examines the enigmatic career of one of the revered architects of the modern world - icon, screen star, and two-term president Ronald Reagan. This definitive look at America's 40th president traces his meteoric rise from B-movie actor to General Electric salesman to California Governor to the most powerful man in the world, examining how an impassioned anti-Communist fuelled an unexpected but seismic political career, one whose reverberations still shape American life. As America struggles to enter a new political era, a definitive and penetrating look at Reaganism - the last great political movement to captivate the nation - is long overdue.

Nuremberg: Tyranny On Trial
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Nuremberg: Tyranny On Trial

The History Channel June 30, 2011
This program chronicles the unspeakable atrocities and blind obedience that led to history's most important war tribunal. For the eight judges who embarked on this unproved ...

This program chronicles the unspeakable atrocities and blind obedience that led to history's most important war tribunal. For the eight judges who embarked on this unproved experiment in justice, a terrible question loomed - when do the actions of war become crimes against humanity?

Andre Brink: The African
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Andre Brink: The African

SBS2 February 11, 2012
South African novelist Andre Brink has been a tireless chronicler and resistant to apartheid - his works were deeply shocking to white South Africans and banned by the regime. ...

South African novelist Andre Brink has been a tireless chronicler and resistant to apartheid - his works were deeply shocking to white South Africans and banned by the regime. Today, Brink continues to follow and criticise political life in South Africa. This portrait and career retrospective reads like a history of South African life and mores from the 1950s through to today.

Rommel
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Rommel The Loser

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel May 2, 2012
He has long ranked as a hero throughout the world: Erwin Rommel, also known as the Desert Fox. This three-part documentary series shows us everything about the rise and fall ...

He has long ranked as a hero throughout the world: Erwin Rommel, also known as the Desert Fox. This three-part documentary series shows us everything about the rise and fall of the famous General Field Marshal and the African battle during World War II - The warrior, the loser, the conspirator. This outstanding documentary also shows exceptional archival footage and exclusive interviews with family and eyewitnesses of the time.

Rommel
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Rommel The Warrior

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel May 9, 2012
He has long ranked as a hero throughout the world: Erwin Rommel, also known as the Desert Fox. This three part documentary series shows us everything about the rise and fall ...

He has long ranked as a hero throughout the world: Erwin Rommel, also known as the Desert Fox. This three part documentary series shows us everything about the rise and fall of the famous General Field Marshal and the African battle during World War II - The warrior, the loser, the conspirator. This outstanding documentary also shows exceptional archival footage and exclusive interviews with family and eyewitnesses of the time.

JFK: Inside The Target Car
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JFK: Inside The Target Car

The History Channel November 21, 2010
The special employs cutting-edge forensics and film archives to prove that the only bullets fired at President Kennedy's motorcade came from the Texas School Book Depository, ...

The special employs cutting-edge forensics and film archives to prove that the only bullets fired at President Kennedy's motorcade came from the Texas School Book Depository, disputing conspiracy theories. The special features an investigative team of experts, interviews with key players from that fateful day and the help of Australian engineering company Anatomical Surrogates. This is the latest example of using breakthrough technology to authenticate scientific theories. This encompasses an intensive forensic investigation that proves the lone gunman theory.

The First World War
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The First World War Under The Eagle

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel November 9, 2010
The first months of the war on the Western Front were mobile, fast and dangerous, casualty rates were higher than with later trench warfare. The Germans were halted by the ...

The first months of the war on the Western Front were mobile, fast and dangerous, casualty rates were higher than with later trench warfare. The Germans were halted by the Allies at the Battle of the Mame, fell back to high ground and dug in. The Allies followed suit. The resulting line of trenches stretched from the Channel to Switzerland. Now 11 million French and Belgian civilians were under occupation. German brutality was no myth. Resistance was ruthlessly suppressed. Civilians, including women and children were massacred, used as human shields, and sent to concentration camps as hostages and forced labourers.

1945: The Year That Changed the World
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1945: The Year That Changed the World The Future Takes Shape

Episode 5 The History Channel October 16, 2010
During six years of war across the world, 55 million people had been killed. After the end of the war people were forced to move country, as borders were redrawn and new ...

During six years of war across the world, 55 million people had been killed. After the end of the war people were forced to move country, as borders were redrawn and new occupying governments installed.

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich
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The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

Episode 1 The History Channel February 20, 2011
Archival footage and interviews enliven this gripping documentary narrated by Richard Basehart that traces the evolution of Adolf Hitler's Germany. Beginning with Hitler's ...

Archival footage and interviews enliven this gripping documentary narrated by Richard Basehart that traces the evolution of Adolf Hitler's Germany. Beginning with Hitler's birth in a remote Bavarian inn and ending in the Berlin chancellery where the fuhrer perished in flames, the film examines the origins of the Nazi reign of terror, which plunged the world into its most devastating war. This is the international theatrical version of the US television documentary based on William. Shirer's monumental, best-selling book.

When The War Came To Australia
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When The War Came To Australia The Darkest Hour

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel August 21, 2010
The war hits home. The true horror of war hits home. The same Japanese aircraft and pilots that bombed Pearl Harbour now attack the north of Australia and Darwin is ...

The war hits home. The true horror of war hits home. The same Japanese aircraft and pilots that bombed Pearl Harbour now attack the north of Australia and Darwin is devastated. Britain's failure to defend Singapore betrays Australia's long held belief that the Mother Country will always come to her defence. The country is rallied by Prime Minister Curtin. This is Australia's darkest hour.

Napoleon
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Napoleon

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

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

The Lost Kennedy Home Movies
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The Lost Kennedy Home Movies

The History Channel November 16, 2012
Although the Kennedys were a public family who projected a glittering public image, they were also intensely private, with many of the most intimate family moments hidden from ...

Although the Kennedys were a public family who projected a glittering public image, they were also intensely private, with many of the most intimate family moments hidden from the eyes of the outside world. And yet, much of their private lives was recorded, filmed for their viewing only, on rare 16mm colour home movies. Through these remarkable home movies, viewers will discover the little-known story of the Kennedy clan from 1935 through JFK's swearing in as president in January 1961.

The Bombing Of Darwin: An Awkward Truth
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The Bombing Of Darwin: An Awkward Truth

The History Channel February 19, 2012
In 1942, the same Japanese force that had attacked Pearl Harbor struck Darwin, dropping more bombs, killing more civilians and sinking more ships, and yet the bombing of ...

In 1942, the same Japanese force that had attacked Pearl Harbor struck Darwin, dropping more bombs, killing more civilians and sinking more ships, and yet the bombing of Darwin has remained in the shadows; the massive failure by Australia's military having been concealed for decades from the public by those responsible. Drawing on long-hidden documents, this film reveals the true story behind Australia's worst disaster.

Truman
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Truman

Episode 2 The History Channel July 12, 2011
He was a farmer, a haberdasher gone bankrupt, an unknown politician from Missouri who suddenly found himself president. Of all the men who had held the office, he was the ...

He was a farmer, a haberdasher gone bankrupt, an unknown politician from Missouri who suddenly found himself president. Of all the men who had held the office, he was the least prepared. Yet Truman would have to end the war with Germany and Japan, decide whether to use the most terrible weapon ever devised, confront the Soviet Union, and wage war in Korea. Many feared he wasn't up to the job, including Truman himself.

Lusitania: 18 Minutes That Changed the World
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Lusitania: 18 Minutes That Changed the World

The History Channel December 2, 2016
When the passenger liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the southern coast of Ireland in 1915, the ship sunk in just 18 minutes, taking 1200 people down with ...

When the passenger liner Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat off the southern coast of Ireland in 1915, the ship sunk in just 18 minutes, taking 1200 people down with it. The needless tragedy arguably altered the course of World War I, as the number of Americans among the dead pulled the previously unaligned US and all its military might into the war. Focusing on eight individual passengers and the German U-boat captain, this enthralling film brings those desperate last 18 minutes onboard the Lusitania vividly to life. From the kitchens deep below deck to the first class cabins, it reveals stories of heroism, sacrifice, luck and misfortune and how these individuals' fight for survival impacted on the lives of millions world-wide.

1913: Seeds Of Conflict
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1913: Seeds Of Conflict

The History Channel October 9, 2015
The year 1913 was a time of transformation when Ottoman rule in Palestine was still strong, the personal identities of people living there were fluid and overlapping, and few ...

The year 1913 was a time of transformation when Ottoman rule in Palestine was still strong, the personal identities of people living there were fluid and overlapping, and few could imagine the conflict that would dominate the region for most of the next century. Seeds of Conflict focuses on the period just before World War I, when Arab and Jewish nationalism first made contact and the conflict was just beginning to germinate.

World War One: The People's Story
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World War One: The People's Story Reg, Alan, James And Dorothy

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel July 8, 2016
Marking 100 years since the start of the First World War, actors Daniel Mays, Matthew McNulty and Myanna Buring bring to life the emotions and events preserved in memoirs, ...

Marking 100 years since the start of the First World War, actors Daniel Mays, Matthew McNulty and Myanna Buring bring to life the emotions and events preserved in memoirs, diaries and letters written between 1914 and 1918. From the horror of life in the trenches, to the expectation of those waiting for their loved ones to come home, each story is a personal time capsule conveying the hopes, fears, heroism and tragedies of countless ordinary people, made all the more powerful by the fact that every word is real.

The Somme With Tony Robinson
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The Somme With Tony Robinson

SBS August 3, 2016
A special one hour show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great War's most infamous battle. Actor and historian Sir Tony Robinson poignantly examines the first day of ...

A special one hour show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great War's most infamous battle. Actor and historian Sir Tony Robinson poignantly examines the first day of one of the bloodiest battles in human history. Central to the story is Private Frank Meakin, who recorded his unique personal testimony of the war, revealing the intimate details and dramatic stories of one battalion in the words of one man.

Love, Hate And Propaganda: The Cold War
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Love, Hate And Propaganda: The Cold War

Season 2 Episode 4 The History Channel May 13, 2014
In the 1980s, three people dominated the propaganda agenda in the Cold War. The first is US President Ronald Reagan, a staunch anti-Communist who would do anything to denounce ...

In the 1980s, three people dominated the propaganda agenda in the Cold War. The first is US President Ronald Reagan, a staunch anti-Communist who would do anything to denounce it while putting the US in a positive light.

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich
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The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

Episode 2 The History Channel February 27, 2011
Archival footage and interviews enliven this gripping documentary narrated by Richard Basehart that traces the evolution of Adolf Hitler's Germany. Beginning with Hitler's ...

Archival footage and interviews enliven this gripping documentary narrated by Richard Basehart that traces the evolution of Adolf Hitler's Germany. Beginning with Hitler's birth in a remote Bavarian inn and ending in the Berlin chancellery where the fuhrer perished in flames, the film examines the origins of the Nazi reign of terror, which plunged the world into its most devastating war. This is the international theatrical version of the US television documentary based on William. Shirer's monumental, best-selling book.

Aftermath of Waterloo
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Aftermath of Waterloo

The History Channel June 17, 2017
Napoleon and Duke of Wellington - two old enemies and the greatest captains of their age, whose armies fought against each other on the Iberian Peninsula during the Peninsular ...

Napoleon and Duke of Wellington - two old enemies and the greatest captains of their age, whose armies fought against each other on the Iberian Peninsula during the Peninsular War - meet for their final battle at Waterloo. This one hour documentary looks at the lives of two titans of the 19th century, Wellington and Napoleon, following their epic encounter at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. The victor, the Duke of Wellington, became a national hero in Britain eventually becoming Prime Minister. The defeated Napoleon, however, was exiled to St Helena, a small island in the Atlantic, where he died in 1821.

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

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

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

JFK
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JFK

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS November 23, 2010
To mark the 50th anniversary of JFK's election as US President and the 47th anniversary of his assassination, SBS will screen this remarkable documentary that tells the story ...

To mark the 50th anniversary of JFK's election as US President and the 47th anniversary of his assassination, SBS will screen this remarkable documentary that tells the story of one of the most significant events in American history. Presented in chronological order without any narration, JFK: 3 Shots That Changed America takes viewers inside the immediate shock of Kennedy's death and the chaos that reigned in the aftermath.

Sydney At War: The Untold Story
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Sydney At War: The Untold Story

The History Channel November 11, 2010
At midnight on Sunday May 31, 1942, three Japanese midget submarines broke through Sydney Harbour's defences and launched a surprise attack on an ill-prepared city. During ...

At midnight on Sunday May 31, 1942, three Japanese midget submarines broke through Sydney Harbour's defences and launched a surprise attack on an ill-prepared city. During that night of confusion and violence, 21 Australian and six Japanese service personnel lost their lives. This program recounts the events of that fateful night.

Gallipoli's Deep Secrets
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Gallipoli's Deep Secrets

The History Channel April 25, 2010
On April 25, 1915, British Empire and French troops launched an audacious attempt to capture the Ottoman capital of Constantinople and secure a sea route to Russia. Landing on ...

On April 25, 1915, British Empire and French troops launched an audacious attempt to capture the Ottoman capital of Constantinople and secure a sea route to Russia. Landing on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula, the offensive would prove to be catastrophic with the loss of more than half a million lives. In the waters that surround the Gallipoli peninsula lie a staggering array of shipwrecks and sunken relics that tell the little known story of the courageous and pivotal role played by the Allied Navy.

Queen Victoria and The Crippled Kaiser
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Queen Victoria and The Crippled Kaiser

The History Channel June 10, 2017
Featuring a long hidden cache of Royal letters, this is the story of a terrified little boy with a secret disability, and how a poisoned family relationship helped shape the ...

Featuring a long hidden cache of Royal letters, this is the story of a terrified little boy with a secret disability, and how a poisoned family relationship helped shape the future of a continent.

Vladimir Lenin
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Vladimir Lenin

The History Channel February 9, 2010
Vladimir Lenin has been called treacherous, deluded, out-of-touch, insane and might have been a minor historical footnote but for the Russian Revolution which catapulted him ...

Vladimir Lenin has been called treacherous, deluded, out-of-touch, insane and might have been a minor historical footnote but for the Russian Revolution which catapulted him into the headlines of the century. Newly opened formerly secret Soviet files reveal a clearer picture of the fanatical philosopher.

The Rise Of Irish Australia
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The Rise Of Irish Australia

SBS March 18, 2017
Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising helped to shape political forces in Australia at a crucial time in our own national history. In particular, the execution of the leaders of the ...

Ireland's 1916 Easter Rising helped to shape political forces in Australia at a crucial time in our own national history. In particular, the execution of the leaders of the insurrection had a profound effect on Archbishop Daniel Mannix, the man who led Australia's Catholic community. Independent documentary maker Eoin Hahessy captures the mood of the time in this new film commemorating the centenary of these powerful events.

Sean Bean's Waterloo
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Sean Bean's Waterloo

Episode 1 The History Channel June 18, 2017
Hollywood actor Sean Bean tells the story of Waterloo, one of history's most decisive battles. Sean's journey of discovery is inspired by his own experiences of playing ...

Hollywood actor Sean Bean tells the story of Waterloo, one of history's most decisive battles. Sean's journey of discovery is inspired by his own experiences of playing Napoleonic soldier Richard Sharpe in TV films based on Bernard Cornwell's best-selling novels. In the programmes he draws on the eye-witness accounts of soldiers who fought at Waterloo to tell the story of the dramatic events of 18 June 1815 as they were experienced by the ordinary soldiers who fought it. He pieces together the chronology of the battle and visits some of the legendary places where the outcome was decided, including the buildings at Hougoumont which witnessed some of the heaviest fighting. He also meets descendants of some of the soldiers who fought at Waterloo, to discover how they remember the achievements of their ancestors. To bring their stories to life he works alongside present-day soldiers from the British army and experts in military history and stages hands-on experiments that bring him closer to the reality of fighting at Waterloo. At the Royal Armouries in Leeds he fires an original Waterloo musket, loaded with live ammunition, and takes part in an experiment to test the damage caused by original Waterloo cavalry swords. He works with re-enactors from the Napoleonic Association to find out more about the infantry and artillery tactics used in the battle. He also witnesses the damage caused by an original Waterloo cannon using live ammunition. In Belgium he meets the archaeologist responsible for the unique discovery of the skeleton of a Waterloo soldier who died during the battle and whose remains lay undiscovered on the battlefield for almost 200 years, in the exact spot where the soldier died.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster Alpine Collision

Season 4 Episode 3 ABC2 Kids May 8, 2016
Seconds from Disaster investigates the causes and repercussions of the crash and speaks exclusively with a member of the aircrew who, alongside the investigators and ...

Seconds from Disaster investigates the causes and repercussions of the crash and speaks exclusively with a member of the aircrew who, alongside the investigators and victims's; families, is still haunted by this tragedy.

Australian War Horse
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Australian War Horse

National Geographic July 16, 2016
Over 130,000 Australian horses served in the 1914-1918 war. Only one came home. Known as Walers, they were a special kind of horse as they could withstand great heat, travel ...

Over 130,000 Australian horses served in the 1914-1918 war. Only one came home. Known as Walers, they were a special kind of horse as they could withstand great heat, travel great distances and perform great feats in battle. This is their story.

Dive WWII
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Dive WWII

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS October 11, 2013
A deep-water dive team search the seabed off the coast of Northern Ireland for the forgotten shipwrecks of WW2's Battle of the Atlantic. Jules Hudson helps identify the ...

A deep-water dive team search the seabed off the coast of Northern Ireland for the forgotten shipwrecks of WW2's Battle of the Atlantic. Jules Hudson helps identify the wrecks, and reveals how the city was critical to Allied victory.

Capturing Oswald
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Capturing Oswald

Discovery Channel November 24, 2013
Explores the assassination of President John F Kennedy as it's never been done before - through the men who caught Lee Harvey Oswald, the officers of the Dallas Police Department.

Explores the assassination of President John F Kennedy as it's never been done before - through the men who caught Lee Harvey Oswald, the officers of the Dallas Police Department.

Argo
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Argo

Discovery Channel March 17, 2013
It's awards season and movie critics are buzzing over Ben Affleck's Argo, which chronicles the CIA's attempt to rescue six Americans during the 1978 Iran hostage crisis. But ...

It's awards season and movie critics are buzzing over Ben Affleck's Argo, which chronicles the CIA's attempt to rescue six Americans during the 1978 Iran hostage crisis. But what really happened during the covert operation? And did the events really unfold as seen in the movie?

World War Two
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World War Two

Episode 1 SBS May 24, 2013
Historian David Reynolds re-assesses Stalin's role in the life and death struggle between Germany and Russia in World War Two, which, he argues, was ultimately more critical ...

Historian David Reynolds re-assesses Stalin's role in the life and death struggle between Germany and Russia in World War Two, which, he argues, was ultimately more critical for British survival than the Battle of Britain itself.

Titanic: Case Closed
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Titanic: Case Closed

National Geographic April 11, 2012
Historian and author Tim Maltin has a revolutionary new theory which answers one of the greatest mysteries surrounding Titanic: how could two expert lookouts miss a giant ...

Historian and author Tim Maltin has a revolutionary new theory which answers one of the greatest mysteries surrounding Titanic: how could two expert lookouts miss a giant iceberg lying straight ahead?

Words Of The Titanic
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Words Of The Titanic

Seven April 11, 2012
Marking the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's fateful voyage, voices from that infamous journey are brought back to life in this special program. Famous faces join with ...

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's fateful voyage, voices from that infamous journey are brought back to life in this special program. Famous faces join with relatives of survivors to read the words of original letters, diaries and memoirs in this powerful landmark documentary.

Wings Of Defeat
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Wings Of Defeat

SBS September 28, 2010
Internationally, Kamikaze pilots remain a potent metaphor for fanaticism. In Japan, they are largely revered for their selfless sacrifice. Yet few outside Japan know that ...

Internationally, Kamikaze pilots remain a potent metaphor for fanaticism. In Japan, they are largely revered for their selfless sacrifice. Yet few outside Japan know that hundreds of kamikaze pilots survived the war.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster Eruption On Montserrat

Season 3 Episode 11 National Geographic December 17, 2016
Dormant for 350 years, the Soufriere Hills volcano on the Caribbean island of Monsterrat erupted in 1997, killing 19 people. Investigators are after answers, including what ...

Dormant for 350 years, the Soufriere Hills volcano on the Caribbean island of Monsterrat erupted in 1997, killing 19 people. Investigators are after answers, including what the volcano will do next.

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