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The Kaiser's Pirates
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The Kaiser's Pirates

SBS  |  August 7, 2016
In November 1916, German raider SMS Wolf set out for a 15 month long voyage through the oceans, finally reaching Australia and Papua New Guinea. The mission of this ship was ...

In November 1916, German raider SMS Wolf set out for a 15 month long voyage through the oceans, finally reaching Australia and Papua New Guinea. The mission of this ship was perfectly masked as a merchant vessel: capture, sink or destroy allied shipping. This documentary sheds light on this forgotten chapter of the Second World War.

Crossing The Line
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Crossing The Line

SBS  |  December 13, 2010
Tells the story of Comrade Joe, the last American defector to North Korea 45 years ago. In 1962, Joe Dresnok, a US soldier sent to guard peace in South Korea, deserted his ...

Tells the story of Comrade Joe, the last American defector to North Korea 45 years ago. In 1962, Joe Dresnok, a US soldier sent to guard peace in South Korea, deserted his unit, walked across the most heavily fortified area on earth and defected to the Cold War enemy, the communist state of North Korea. He became a coveted star of the North Korean propaganda machine, but then disappeared from the face of the known world. He later found fame in North Korean films acting as the evil American.

Stalin's Back
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Stalin's Back

SBS2  |  December 2, 2010
Joseph Stalin is back. Or is he? Reporter John Sweeney travels more than 5000 miles through the old Soviet Union, from Stalin's birthplace in Georgia to a former labour camp ...

Joseph Stalin is back. Or is he? Reporter John Sweeney travels more than 5000 miles through the old Soviet Union, from Stalin's birthplace in Georgia to a former labour camp in Russia, to find out if one of the 20th century's most notorious mass-murderers is really being rehabilitated.

The Anzac Connection
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The Anzac Connection

ACC  |  November 10, 2010
Anzac Day 1918 - Australian troops made a mad heroic charge against German divisions to recapture the small town of Villers Bretonneux occupied in northern France. Join this ...

Anzac Day 1918 - Australian troops made a mad heroic charge against German divisions to recapture the small town of Villers Bretonneux occupied in northern France. Join this moving pilgrimage back to France more than 90 years after the historic events. The French locals remember and will always remember the Australian soldiers who gave their lives for their freedom.

Freedom Riders
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Freedom Riders

SBS  |  June 14, 2011
In 1961 segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. Many states violently enforced the policy, while the federal government remained indifferent. That ...

In 1961 segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. Many states violently enforced the policy, while the federal government remained indifferent. That is, until an integrated band of college students decided, en masse, to risk everything and buy a ticket on a Greyhound bus bound for the Deep South. With access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, this program highlights what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organise against all odds.

Kokoda
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Kokoda

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  April 22, 2010
This two-part documentary tells the story of the brutal World War II campaign fought between Australia and Japan in the green hell of the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Told ...

This two-part documentary tells the story of the brutal World War II campaign fought between Australia and Japan in the green hell of the mountains of Papua New Guinea. Told from both the Japanese and Australian perspectives the series also explores the impact of the decisions of high command on the soldiers at the front line.

The Other Prince William
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The Other Prince William

SBS  |  August 2, 2016
This fascinating documentary, packed with evocative archive footage, documents the romance between Prince William of Gloucester, the Queen's playboy cousin, and glamorous ...

This fascinating documentary, packed with evocative archive footage, documents the romance between Prince William of Gloucester, the Queen's playboy cousin, and glamorous divorcee, model and former air hostess Zsuzsi Starkloff, before his untimely death in 1972. Prince William was fourth in line to the throne, however his forbidden romance caused consternation at Buckingham Palace. Starkloff speaks on camera for the first time about their relationship.

Bureau 06
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Bureau 06

SBS  |  August 19, 2015
This is the dramatic story of "Bureau 06", the team of police investigators formed for the intent purpose of investigating and preparing the grave charges brought up by the ...

This is the dramatic story of "Bureau 06", the team of police investigators formed for the intent purpose of investigating and preparing the grave charges brought up by the Jewish people against Adolf Eichmann, for the trial that took place in Jerusalem, 1961. The trial that presented the story of the Jewish Holocaust to the entire world.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster: Death In Mid-Air

Season 4  |  Episode 5  |  ABC2 Kids  |  May 1, 2016
Seconds From Disaster: Death In Mid-Air (This program contains content that may concern some viewers.) Seconds from Disaster counts down to the moment of impact and ...

Seconds From Disaster: Death In Mid-Air (This program contains content that may concern some viewers.) Seconds from Disaster counts down to the moment of impact and investigates the perfect storm of failures that led to a tragedy that echoed around the world - and even continued to claim lives years later.

Royals Who Rescued The Monarchy
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Royals Who Rescued The Monarchy

Episode 1  |  SBS  |  August 23, 2016
A portrait of Elizabeth II's grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, which examines the lasting legacy of the couple who rescued the monarchy from potential disaster. From ...

A portrait of Elizabeth II's grandparents, King George V and Queen Mary, which examines the lasting legacy of the couple who rescued the monarchy from potential disaster. From King George's remarkable innovation in the face of social change, to Queen Mary as the rock to which the nation turned as a symbol of stability, this series examines impact of this remarkable couple and shows how their influence still persists to this day.

The Khmer Rouge: A Simple Question Of Justice
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The Khmer Rouge: A Simple Question Of Justice

SBS  |  January 28, 2014
This documentary follows the steps of the investigative Judge, named by the United Nations to track down those responsible of the crimes committed in Cambodia under the Khmer ...

This documentary follows the steps of the investigative Judge, named by the United Nations to track down those responsible of the crimes committed in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge regime from April 1975 to January 1979, where nearly 2 million people perished.

One Giant Leap: A Neil Armstrong Tribute
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One Giant Leap: A Neil Armstrong Tribute

Discovery Science  |  October 1, 2012
This one-hour original documentary showcases the tremendous impact Neil Armstrong made on the world and his legacy to space exploration. Includes personal interviews with ...

This one-hour original documentary showcases the tremendous impact Neil Armstrong made on the world and his legacy to space exploration. Includes personal interviews with Armstrong, newly discovered archival footage and reactions from his Apollo 11 crew mates.

Peace 'N' Pop: Part II
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Peace 'N' Pop: Part II

FOXTEL Arts  |  September 9, 2016
From the anti-Vietnam protests up to the struggle for civil rights, and Yoko Ono and John Lennon's Bed Peace. The resistance of Britain's music establishment against the ...

From the anti-Vietnam protests up to the struggle for civil rights, and Yoko Ono and John Lennon's Bed Peace. The resistance of Britain's music establishment against the Falkland war, and pop culture's reaction on the War on Terror. This documentary tells the story of the pacifistic inflections in western pop culture. Exclusive interviews and music by various artists including Pink, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez and many more.

Mandela: His Life and Legacy
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Mandela: His Life and Legacy

National Geographic  |  July 18, 2014
The definitive account of the prisoner who became president, Mark Austin travels to the key places in Nelson Mandela's fascinating life story: the compound where he grew up in ...

The definitive account of the prisoner who became president, Mark Austin travels to the key places in Nelson Mandela's fascinating life story: the compound where he grew up in the Tanskei, Pretoria where he was sentenced to life imprisonment, Robben Island where he served the bulk of his sentence, Victor Verster Prison where he was eventually released in 1990 and back to Pretoria where he was inaugurated as South Africa's first president elected under universal suffrage in 1994.

The First World War In Colour
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The First World War In Colour: Victory And Despair

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  SBS  |  February 12, 2007
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 Last Christmas
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The Last Christmas

SBS2  |  December 24, 2009
In just a few months, World War II would be over in Europe, yet for millions of Europeans, December 1944 was still a time of intense hardship and uncertainty. For many, peace ...

In just a few months, World War II would be over in Europe, yet for millions of Europeans, December 1944 was still a time of intense hardship and uncertainty. For many, peace seemed further away than ever, suffering widespread, despair rampant. Christmas is a time of peace and love. But never was the message of 'Peace on Earth' invoked more hope than at Christmas time 1944. This program looks at moments of hope and despair that were occurring all over Europe during this time.

Paris 1919
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Paris 1919

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  April 19, 2010
Looks at how the Treaty of Versailles was created, and how in the end, no-one was satisfied. For six months in 1919 delegates from over 30 nations met in Paris to hammer out a ...

Looks at how the Treaty of Versailles was created, and how in the end, no-one was satisfied. For six months in 1919 delegates from over 30 nations met in Paris to hammer out a treaty to end World War I. But with each having conflicting reasons to be there - from peace to revenge - the outcome, instead of being a peace treaty "for all time", was an embittered Germany and contentious new entities like Iraq and Yugoslavia.

Salon Kitty: Stories from a Nazi Brothel
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Salon Kitty: Stories from a Nazi Brothel

SBS2  |  January 7, 2010
Looks at how Joseph Goebbels used the brothel, Salon Kitty in Berlin, as part of his spying network, with the women who worked there enticing secrets out of their clients, ...

Looks at how Joseph Goebbels used the brothel, Salon Kitty in Berlin, as part of his spying network, with the women who worked there enticing secrets out of their clients, including Italian Foreign Minister Count Ciano. According to the former caretaker's son-in-law, the bugged conversations were recorded on wax plates in the basement. Mysterious wiring and plug sockets were found by residents after the war.

The Pacific War In Colour
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The Pacific War In Colour

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS2  |  November 19, 2009
From the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, to the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. The Pacific War In Colour will include ...

From the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, to the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima in 1945. The Pacific War In Colour will include never-before-seen footage of the battles of Midway, Saipan and Okinawa, along with images of the ultra-secret A-bomb tests in the American desert.

The Men And The Machines That Beat Hitler
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The Men And The Machines That Beat Hitler

Episode 1  |  SBS  |  July 26, 2013
Historian and former tank commander Mark Urban tells the story of six remarkable men from the Fifth Royal Tank Regiment who fought on the frontline in World War Two. Their ...

Historian and former tank commander Mark Urban tells the story of six remarkable men from the Fifth Royal Tank Regiment who fought on the frontline in World War Two. Their involvement in the war spanned the humiliating defeat at Dunkirk, victory in the deserts of North Africa and finally saw resentment and revolt before D-Day.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster: Amsterdam Air Crash

Season 2  |  Episode 15  |  National Geographic  |  November 7, 2012
Minutes after take-off in 1992 a fully-loaded Israeli jumbo loses both wings and tries to return to the runway before ploughing into a crowded apartment block. Was this a ...

Minutes after take-off in 1992 a fully-loaded Israeli jumbo loses both wings and tries to return to the runway before ploughing into a crowded apartment block. Was this a terrorist attack, catastrophic mechanical failure or a freak accident?

1945: The Savage Peace
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1945: The Savage Peace

SBS  |  July 31, 2016
When World War II ended, the people of liberated Europe celebrated their freedom from Nazi tyranny. Their years of suffering had ended, but for millions of Germans, the end of ...

When World War II ended, the people of liberated Europe celebrated their freedom from Nazi tyranny. Their years of suffering had ended, but for millions of Germans, the end of the conflict opened a new and terrible chapter. This documentary reveals the appalling violence meted out to the defeated, especially to those ethnic Germans who had lived peacefully for centuries in neighbouring countries.

The Salient
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The Salient

SBS  |  November 11, 2015
This is a documentary film about one of the most contested spots of the Great War: the half circle north and east of the Flemish city of Ypres that protruded into enemy ...

This is a documentary film about one of the most contested spots of the Great War: the half circle north and east of the Flemish city of Ypres that protruded into enemy territory and became known as the Ypres Salient. Just a few miles across, more than a million people were killed or wounded in this small area during four years of bitter fighting.

Bhutto
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Bhutto

SBS  |  December 28, 2010
As the first woman to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto's life story unfolds like a tale of Shakespearean dimensions. Her father, the ...

As the first woman to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto's life story unfolds like a tale of Shakespearean dimensions. Her father, the first democratically elected president of Pakistan, chose Benazir over his eldest son to carry his political mantle. Accused of rampant corruption, imprisoned, then exiled abroad, Bhutto was called back in 2007 as her country's only hope for democracy. When she was struck down by an assassin, her untimely death sent shock waves throughout the world.

Churchill's Darkest Decision
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Churchill's Darkest Decision

ABC  |  June 24, 2010
In the summer of 1940 Winston Churchill faced a terrible dilemma. France had just surrendered and only the English Channel stood between the Nazis and Britain. Germany was ...

In the summer of 1940 Winston Churchill faced a terrible dilemma. France had just surrendered and only the English Channel stood between the Nazis and Britain. Germany was poised to seize the entire French fleet, one of the biggest in the world. With these ships in his hands, Hitler's threat to invade Britain could become a reality. Churchill had to make a choice. He could either trust the promises of the new French government that they would never hand over their ships to Hitler, or he could make sure that the ships never joined the German navy by destroying them himself.

9/11: After The Towers Fell
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9/11: After The Towers Fell

Discovery Channel  |  September 12, 2010
This is the definitive look at the aftermath of 9/11. We will examine firsthand accounts of rescue workers navigating the treacherous terrain to reach survivors, soldiers ...

This is the definitive look at the aftermath of 9/11. We will examine firsthand accounts of rescue workers navigating the treacherous terrain to reach survivors, soldiers deploying to the scene, family members searching in vain for loved-ones, survivors being pulled from the wreckage and people visually documenting the scene from various vantage points throughout.

Rewriting History
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Rewriting History

SBS  |  September 14, 2012
Rewriting History: When Truth Is The Enemy is a contemporary political story that follows two professors, Australian academic Danny Ben-Moshe and professor of Yiddish Dovid ...

Rewriting History: When Truth Is The Enemy is a contemporary political story that follows two professors, Australian academic Danny Ben-Moshe and professor of Yiddish Dovid Katz as they take on the Lithuanian government to try and prevent an inconvenient World War II historical truth from being obliterated - that Jews were killed by Lithuanians independent of the Nazis.

D-Day: The Soldiers' Story
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D-Day: The Soldiers' Story: Beachhead

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  February 1, 2013
On the 6th of June 1944, tens of thousands of Allied troops landed on the coast of Normandy in the largest amphibious assault ever. For many of the young US soldiers, this war ...

On the 6th of June 1944, tens of thousands of Allied troops landed on the coast of Normandy in the largest amphibious assault ever. For many of the young US soldiers, this war against the Nazis seemed almost like an adventure. What lay in store for them was bloody carnage on the beaches of France. This program meticulously records the sequence of events by means of original footage, photos, documents and interviews with survivors.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster: Into the Death Zone

Season 6  |  Episode 5  |  ABC2  |  April 5, 2015
Over two days in the spring of 1996, eight climbers died on the descent from Mount Everest. A fierce storm, hubris and ambition and a series of errors contributed to make this ...

Over two days in the spring of 1996, eight climbers died on the descent from Mount Everest. A fierce storm, hubris and ambition and a series of errors contributed to make this the deadliest day in the history of the mountain.

Peter FitzSimons' Gallipoli
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Peter FitzSimons' Gallipoli

SBS  |  April 24, 2018
The acclaimed author traces the Anzac journey from Albany in Western Australia to the Gallipoli peninsula and on to the battlefields of the Western Front. It's a fresh telling ...

The acclaimed author traces the Anzac journey from Albany in Western Australia to the Gallipoli peninsula and on to the battlefields of the Western Front. It's a fresh telling of the Anzac story, featuring Peter's unique style and adapted from his bestselling books.

Palestine: Last Light Horsemen Tell All
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Palestine: Last Light Horsemen Tell All

The History Channel  |  April 25, 2018
This landmark centennial tribute marks the 100th anniversary of the World War I Battle of Beersheba - one of history's last successful cavalry charges, mounted by the romantic ...

This landmark centennial tribute marks the 100th anniversary of the World War I Battle of Beersheba - one of history's last successful cavalry charges, mounted by the romantic Australian Light Horsemen against the Turkish enemy in Palestine. The film features unique interviews with Australian veterans, such as Gunner Len Hall, who not only helped capture Beersheba, but also landed at Gallipoli with the Anzacs and rode with the legendary Lawrence of Arabia to capture Damascus.

Chronicle Of The Third Reich
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Chronicle Of The Third Reich: 1936-1939

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  January 13, 2012
The Nazis seized power when Adolf Hitler was appointed Reich chancellor on 30 January 1933. What began with great jubilation ended after a world war in which 50 million people ...

The Nazis seized power when Adolf Hitler was appointed Reich chancellor on 30 January 1933. What began with great jubilation ended after a world war in which 50 million people were killed. This four-part series embarks on a unique journey through the bleakest chapter of German history. It traces the story of the Third Reich, painting a picture of Nazi dictatorship behind the propaganda by utilising what in some cases is previously unpublished footage.

Easter 1916
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Easter 1916: Part 4

Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  July 18, 2018
This major award-winning historical documentary series, narrated by Brendan Gleeson and featuring dramatic reconstructions of key scenes both before and during the Rising, ...

This major award-winning historical documentary series, narrated by Brendan Gleeson and featuring dramatic reconstructions of key scenes both before and during the Rising, examines the lives of the men who were signatories of the 1916 Easter Proclamation and who, by doing so, made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The signatories have become legendary figures in Republican and Nationalist mythology but their personal stories and the factual basis of their lives are often masked or lost in the hagiography. So who were these seven men who drafted and signed it and, in doing so, effectively signed their own death warrants? Thomas J Clarke, Sean Mac Diarmada, James Connolly, Patrick Pearse, Eamonn Ceannt, Thomas MacDonagh and Joseph Plunkett are their respective names but this series goes in search of the men, their backgrounds and their families. Each man had his own unique story and they were a much more diverse group than is generally realised, as this important series demonstrates.

D-Day: The Soldiers' Story
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D-Day: The Soldiers' Story: Decision

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  January 18, 2013
In early June 1944, 1.5 million Allied soldiers stand ready in southern England to embark on the largest amphibious assault in military history. For tens of thousands of young ...

In early June 1944, 1.5 million Allied soldiers stand ready in southern England to embark on the largest amphibious assault in military history. For tens of thousands of young US soldiers, this war against the Nazis seems almost like an adventure. Only very few, if at all, have any combat experience. What lay in store for them was bloody carnage on the beaches of Normandy. This program meticulously records the sequence of events by means of original footage, photos, documents and interviews with survivors.

Scottsboro
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Scottsboro

NITV  |  March 1, 2017
Scottsboro: An American Tragedy is a powerful Oscar-nominated documentary about when fate places people in the wrong place at the wrong time, and when fear and suspicion fuel ...

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy is a powerful Oscar-nominated documentary about when fate places people in the wrong place at the wrong time, and when fear and suspicion fuel injustice. In early 1931, a freight train crowded with homeless and unemployed people was making its way through north-eastern Alabama when it was stopped by an armed posse close to the small town of Scottsboro. Nine black boys, suspected of having scuffled with others aboard the train were arrested. Before anyone knew what had happened, two young women stepped forward with a shocking accusation: they had been gang-raped, so they claimed, by the black boys on the moving train. So began one of the most significant and dramatic legal controversies of the 20th century. Before it was over, almost 20 years later, the Scottsboro Case would divide Americans, along racial, political, and geographic lines and it would for the first time focus international outrage on the treatment of Blacks in the American South. Scottsboro: An American Tragedy exposes dramatically some of the deepest stains in American life and how in the rush to exploit the situation for their own ends, many on both sides of the battle forgot that the lives of nine young men hung in the balance.

Inside the SS
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Inside the SS

Episode 2  |  Nat Geo  |  June 25, 2018
During World War II, the SS were in charge of exterminating enemies of the regime. Over time, what started in good conscience led to the creation of death factories and one of ...

During World War II, the SS were in charge of exterminating enemies of the regime. Over time, what started in good conscience led to the creation of death factories and one of the biggest massacres in history.

Age Of Terror
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Age Of Terror: The Paris Plot

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS2  |  December 15, 2010
Award-winning journalist Peter Taylor traces the modern history and development of terrorism through four major acts of terror over the last 30 years. This week he looks at ...

Award-winning journalist Peter Taylor traces the modern history and development of terrorism through four major acts of terror over the last 30 years. This week he looks at the hijacking of an Air France Airbus by Algerian terrorists who intended to crash the plane into the Eiffel tower in Paris.

Inside Windsor Castle
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Inside Windsor Castle: Tragedy and Triumph

Episode 1  |  The History Channel  |  May 18, 2018
We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

Inside Windsor Castle
43:38

Inside Windsor Castle: Four Divorces and a Fire

Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  May 20, 2018
We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

Inside Windsor Castle
44:20

Inside Windsor Castle: Love and War

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  May 19, 2018
We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

Inside Windsor Castle
44:04

Inside Windsor Castle: Happy Families

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  May 19, 2018
We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

Doomsday
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Doomsday: The Fall Of Man

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  January 24, 2014
They called it 'the war to end all wars'. But WWI turned out to be only the beginning of the most murderous 30 years in living history. On the battlefields of Flanders and ...

They called it 'the war to end all wars'. But WWI turned out to be only the beginning of the most murderous 30 years in living history. On the battlefields of Flanders and northern France, the seed was sown for the murderous excesses of WWII.

The Great Escape: Secrets Revealed
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The Great Escape: Secrets Revealed

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  February 28, 2014
On the night of 24th March 1944 76 allied airmen escaped from the North Compound of Stalag Luft III, a supposedly "escape-proof" POW camp in what is now Western Poland. This ...

On the night of 24th March 1944 76 allied airmen escaped from the North Compound of Stalag Luft III, a supposedly "escape-proof" POW camp in what is now Western Poland. This was the "Great Escape", one of the most iconic and thrilling stories in military history.

Maritime Mysteries: Martyred Ships
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Maritime Mysteries: Martyred Ships

SBS  |  November 9, 2012
This program investigates two of the worst maritime disasters of World War II. The first was the single worst shipping misfortune in British history - the sinking of the ...

This program investigates two of the worst maritime disasters of World War II. The first was the single worst shipping misfortune in British history - the sinking of the Lancastria in 1940 off the coast of Brittany with the loss of around 5000 lives. The other tragedy struck the French steamer Meknes, which sailed from Southampton in July 1940 with 1300 French seamen aboard.

Easter 1916
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Easter 1916

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  July 11, 2018
This major award-winning historical documentary series, narrated by Brendan Gleeson and featuring dramatic reconstructions of key scenes both before and during the Rising, ...

This major award-winning historical documentary series, narrated by Brendan Gleeson and featuring dramatic reconstructions of key scenes both before and during the Rising, examines the lives of the men who were signatories of the 1916 Easter Proclamation and who, by doing so, made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The signatories have become legendary figures in Republican and Nationalist mythology but their personal stories and the factual basis of their lives are often masked or lost in the hagiography. So who were these seven men who drafted and signed it and, in doing so, effectively signed their own death warrants? Thomas J Clarke, Sean Mac Diarmada, James Connolly, Patrick Pearse, Eamonn Ceannt, Thomas MacDonagh and Joseph Plunkett are their respective names but this series goes in search of the men, their backgrounds and their families. Each man had his own unique story and they were a much more diverse group than is generally realised, as this important series demonstrates.

The Great Escape: Secrets Revealed
45:05

The Great Escape: Secrets Revealed

Episode 1  |  SBS  |  February 21, 2014
A team of engineers and archaeologists join forces with some of the original survivors, to unearth, for the first time, the secrets of the most famous wartime escape in history.

A team of engineers and archaeologists join forces with some of the original survivors, to unearth, for the first time, the secrets of the most famous wartime escape in history.

D-Day: The Soldiers' Story
47:06

D-Day: The Soldiers' Story: Breakout

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  February 8, 2013
On the 6th of June 1944, tens of thousands of Allied troops landed on the coast of Normandy in the largest amphibious assault ever. For many of the young US soldiers, this war ...

On the 6th of June 1944, tens of thousands of Allied troops landed on the coast of Normandy in the largest amphibious assault ever. For many of the young US soldiers, this war against the Nazis seemed almost like an adventure. What lay in store for them was bloody carnage on the beaches of France.

D-Day: The Soldiers' Story
47:05

D-Day: The Soldiers' Story: Overlord

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  January 25, 2013
On the 6th of June 1944, tens of thousands of Allied troops landed on the coast of Normandy in the largest amphibious operation ever. For many of the young US soldiers, this ...

On the 6th of June 1944, tens of thousands of Allied troops landed on the coast of Normandy in the largest amphibious operation ever. For many of the young US soldiers, this war against the Nazis seemed almost like an adventure. What lay in store for them was bloody carnage on the beaches of France. This program meticulously records the sequence of events by means of original footage, photos, documents and interviews with survivors.

Inside the SS
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Inside the SS

Episode 1  |  Nat Geo  |  June 18, 2018
Created in 1925, the SS was a private army loyal to Hitler to the death. Starting as volunteers, over time these fanatical activists would become criminals who jailed all real ...

Created in 1925, the SS was a private army loyal to Hitler to the death. Starting as volunteers, over time these fanatical activists would become criminals who jailed all real and imagined enemies of National Socialism.

The War
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The War: When Things Get Tough

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  July 26, 2010
July 1943-December 1943: On daylight bombing missions American airmen gamble their lives against preposterous odds to bring the war to the heart of Hitler's enormous domain. ...

July 1943-December 1943: On daylight bombing missions American airmen gamble their lives against preposterous odds to bring the war to the heart of Hitler's enormous domain. Allied forces invade Sicily and then Italy but as they grind their way towards Rome, the weather turns bad and the terrain grows more and more forbidding - twisting mountain roads, blown bridges - all under constant German fire. This series, directed and produced by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four quintessentially American towns. The series explores the most intimate human dimensions of the greatest cataclysm in history, a worldwide catastrophe that touched the lives of every family on every street in every town in America and demonstrates that in extraordinary times, there are no ordinary lives. Throughout the series, the indelible experience of combat is brought vividly to life as veterans describe what it was like to fight and kill and see men die at places like Monte Cassino and Anzio and Omaha Beach; the Hurtgen Forest and the Vosges Mountains and the Ardennes; and on the other side of the world at Guadalcanal and Tarawa and Saipan; Peleliu and the Philippine Sea and Okinawa. In all of the battle scenes, dramatic historical footage and photographs are combined with extraordinarily realistic sound effects to give the film a terrifying, visceral immediacy. The film honours the bravery, endurance, and sacrifice of the generation of Americans who lived through what will always be known simply as the War.

Dambusters Fly Again
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Dambusters Fly Again

Episode 1  |  SBS  |  April 13, 2012
In 1943, a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in history - they destroyed two gigantic dams in Germany's industrial heartland with a ...

In 1943, a squadron of Lancaster bombers staged one of the most audacious raids in history - they destroyed two gigantic dams in Germany's industrial heartland with a revolutionary weapon, the bouncing bomb. The brainchild of British engineer Barnes Wallis, the five-ton bomb 'bounced' across the surface of the water like a skipping stone before coming to a gentle rest next to the dam wall - the point at which the bomb's blast would do the most damage.

The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler
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The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS  |  September 30, 2015
The last episode examines how Hitler tried to maintain his popular appeal in his final years, as his bond with the German people was tested as never before during the war. He ...

The last episode examines how Hitler tried to maintain his popular appeal in his final years, as his bond with the German people was tested as never before during the war. He had led the army into a series of victories, but as the conflict progressed, the successes stopped coming.

The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler
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The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  April 12, 2013
This episode looks at the peak of the dictator's popularity in Germany throughout the 1930s and his decision to invade France in 1940. In Nuremburg, hundreds of thousands ...

This episode looks at the peak of the dictator's popularity in Germany throughout the 1930s and his decision to invade France in 1940. In Nuremburg, hundreds of thousands gathered to pay homage to him, filling the streets in celebration of a leader who had convinced them they were a superior race and would accomplish great things.

Easter 1916
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Easter 1916

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  July 4, 2018
This major award-winning historical documentary series, narrated by Brendan Gleeson and featuring dramatic reconstructions of key scenes both before and during the Rising, ...

This major award-winning historical documentary series, narrated by Brendan Gleeson and featuring dramatic reconstructions of key scenes both before and during the Rising, examines the lives of the men who were signatories of the 1916 Easter Proclamation and who, by doing so, made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The signatories have become legendary figures in Republican and Nationalist mythology but their personal stories and the factual basis of their lives are often masked or lost in the hagiography. So who were these seven men who drafted and signed it and, in doing so, effectively signed their own death warrants? Thomas J Clarke, Sean Mac Diarmada, James Connolly, Patrick Pearse, Eamonn Ceannt, Thomas MacDonagh and Joseph Plunkett are their respective names but this series goes in search of the men, their backgrounds and their families. Each man had his own unique story and they were a much more diverse group than is generally realised, as this important series demonstrates.

In Their Footsteps
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In Their Footsteps

Season 1  |  Episode 8  |  Nine  |  June 26, 2011
Join Kristy on her first major overseas trip as she brings the missing pieces of her family's history back to life and tries to understand what it meant to serve amid the mud ...

Join Kristy on her first major overseas trip as she brings the missing pieces of her family's history back to life and tries to understand what it meant to serve amid the mud and mayhem of the Western Front; as she follows in her Great Grandfather, Private George Hannaford's footsteps.

The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler
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The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  April 5, 2013
This three-part series looks at how Hitler formed a connection with millions of Germans and generated a level of charismatic attraction almost without parallel in the process.

This three-part series looks at how Hitler formed a connection with millions of Germans and generated a level of charismatic attraction almost without parallel in the process.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster: Terrified Over Tokyo

Season 6  |  Episode 6  |  ABC2  |  April 12, 2015
When a Boeing 747 crashes into a remote mountainside, resulting in the deadliest single-aircraft accident in aviation history, investigators are baffled - until a devastating ...

When a Boeing 747 crashes into a remote mountainside, resulting in the deadliest single-aircraft accident in aviation history, investigators are baffled - until a devastating truth is revealed.

The Lost Diggers Of Fromelles
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The Lost Diggers Of Fromelles

Seven  |  April 25, 2011
The Battle of Fromelles on the July 19, 1916, is the worst 24 hours in Australian military history. In just one night, over 5000 Australian soldiers were killed, wounded or ...

The Battle of Fromelles on the July 19, 1916, is the worst 24 hours in Australian military history. In just one night, over 5000 Australian soldiers were killed, wounded or went missing, a tragedy which will never be forgotten. In an astonishing recent discovery, 250 soldiers from the battle - mostly Australian - were found in unmarked mass graves in Northern France. Nearly a century after the diggers sacrificed their lives, families wait in hope for their missing dead to be found and identified.

Killing Hitler
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Killing Hitler

Seven  |  August 22, 2010
Adolf Hitler is perhaps the most feared and despised man of the 20th century. Not surprisingly, there were over 40 documented attempts on Hitler's life. Aided by cutting-edge ...

Adolf Hitler is perhaps the most feared and despised man of the 20th century. Not surprisingly, there were over 40 documented attempts on Hitler's life. Aided by cutting-edge CGI, security experts explain why the plots failed; and using modern weapon and explosive experiments, determine what slight change could have made the missions successful. Historians theorise how history would have been altered had just one of the killers eliminated Hitler.

Hitler Youth
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Hitler Youth

Episode 2  |  Nat Geo  |  June 11, 2018
Emerging in the 1920s, the youth movement of the Nazi Party served Hitler fanatically. The most reckless and barbaric of these young soldiers were prepared to face the Allies ...

Emerging in the 1920s, the youth movement of the Nazi Party served Hitler fanatically. The most reckless and barbaric of these young soldiers were prepared to face the Allies at Normandy.

Impossible Peace
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Impossible Peace: 1929-1931: Dancing On A Volcano

Episode 4  |  The History Channel  |  May 28, 2018
What had seemed to be an economic recovery is revealed to have been at best fragile and the world enters a global depression of unprecedented and unmeasurable savagery. ...

What had seemed to be an economic recovery is revealed to have been at best fragile and the world enters a global depression of unprecedented and unmeasurable savagery. Unemployment, hyperinflation and despair are everywhere and dictators arise. Old empires - Britain and France - come under pressure throughout the extended territories that they can barely afford to police.

Impossible Peace
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Impossible Peace: 1925-1929: Mussolini Is Always Right

Episode 3  |  The History Channel  |  May 21, 2018
These are the best of times for the US. Prohibition doesn't stop anyone from having a good time, the country is on wheels or listening to the radio, welcoming the talkies or ...

These are the best of times for the US. Prohibition doesn't stop anyone from having a good time, the country is on wheels or listening to the radio, welcoming the talkies or investing in the stock market with reckless optimism. It's that brief spell they call the Jazz Age, the age of Charles Lindbergh and Babe Ruth. And in 1929, on Black Tuesday, it comes crashing down to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Impossible Peace
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Impossible Peace: 1922-1925: Just Like The Arabian Nights

Episode 2  |  The History Channel  |  May 14, 2018
The peacemakers have gone home. America has rejected its president's peace settlement and withdrawn into its previous isolationist position. Europe wrestles with its debt, ...

The peacemakers have gone home. America has rejected its president's peace settlement and withdrawn into its previous isolationist position. Europe wrestles with its debt, inflation destabilises Germany, where extreme forces of both left and right create violence in the streets and in the body politic. The first of the dictators - Benito Mussolini in Italy - rises to power and, in Soviet Russia, Lenin dies to be succeeded by Josef Stalin.

Impossible Peace
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Impossible Peace: 1932-1933: I'm Alright

Episode 5  |  The History Channel  |  June 4, 2018
In different ways, in different places, new leaders take centre stage: Hitler in Germany, Roosevelt in the US. Militarism triumphs in Japan, which consolidates its invasion of ...

In different ways, in different places, new leaders take centre stage: Hitler in Germany, Roosevelt in the US. Militarism triumphs in Japan, which consolidates its invasion of China's north east. By the time the offices of president and chancellor have been combined into a single Fuhrer, Hitler has achieved absolute power in a one-party state without acting unconstitutionally. By the time he has been in office for 100 days, FDR has launched an unprecedented flurry of legislation - The New Deal.

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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