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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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Great Escape: Secrets Revealed
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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
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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
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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.

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.

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.

The War
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The War Pride Of Our Nation

Season 1 Episode 7 ABC August 16, 2010
June 6, 1944 - D Day: In the early morning hours of June 6th, 1944 - D Day - the invasion of France begins. A million and a half men take part. It is the bloodiest day in ...

June 6, 1944 - D Day: In the early morning hours of June 6th, 1944 - D Day - the invasion of France begins. A million and a half men take part. It is the bloodiest day in American history since the Civil War. The Allies succeed in tearing a 45-mile gap in Hitler's vaunted Atlantic Wall. By day's end more than 150,000 men have landed on French soil, and more men and more equipment and supplies are coming ashore every hour. The War, a 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.

Empire Of The Tsars: Romanov Russia
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Empire Of The Tsars: Romanov Russia

Episode 3 SBS September 9, 2016
Lucy Worsley concludes her history of the Romanov dynasty by investigating how the family's grip on Russia unravelled in their final century. The years between 1825 and 1918 ...

Lucy Worsley concludes her history of the Romanov dynasty by investigating how the family's grip on Russia unravelled in their final century. The years between 1825 and 1918 were bloody and traumatic, a period when four tsars tried and failed to deal with the growing pressure for constitutional reform and revolution.

The War
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The War Life's Accidents

Season 1 Episode 10 ABC September 6, 2010
Autumn, 1944: In the late fall of 1944 American soldiers suffer terrible losses when they are ordered into the forbidding and fiercely defended terrain of the Hurtgen Forest ...

Autumn, 1944: In the late fall of 1944 American soldiers suffer terrible losses when they are ordered into the forbidding and fiercely defended terrain of the Hurtgen Forest and the Vosges Mountains. In the Central Pacific, to the delight of audiences back home, General MacArthur returns to the island of Leyte. But months of bloody fighting lie ahead before the Philippine Islands - and the people imprisoned on them - can be liberated The War, a 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.

The Spy Who Stole The Atom Bomb
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The Spy Who Stole The Atom Bomb

SBS November 19, 2017
Declassified Security Service files reveal the remarkable undercover life of a female spy who stole America and Britain's atomic secrets and gave them to the Soviets. Born ...

Declassified Security Service files reveal the remarkable undercover life of a female spy who stole America and Britain's atomic secrets and gave them to the Soviets. Born Ursula Kuczynski in Berlin, 'Sonya' was one of the Red Army's most highly trained and sophisticated wireless operators with an illustrious career in espionage already behind her in China, Poland and Switzerland. She arrived in Britain in 1941 after marrying a British man and quickly took up contact with some of the country's most treacherous agents, including the shy genius and atomic scientist Klaus Fuchs and the later-named 'Granny Spy' Melita Norwood. As America and Britain raced to complete a new superweapon, Sonya passed atomic plans and blueprints to the Soviet Union. She led a frantic double life as a German Jewish refugee by day, sending Morse code throughout the night. Sonya died in 2000, and was honoured by Vladimir Putin as a hero of the USSR.

The War
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The War A Very Fearful Time

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC July 12, 2010
March 1942 - December 1942: With U-Boats menacing the East Coast, and little good news from overseas, many worry that the US is utterly unprepared to fight in a "total war." ...

March 1942 - December 1942: With U-Boats menacing the East Coast, and little good news from overseas, many worry that the US is utterly unprepared to fight in a "total war." But after six months of gruelling combat on Guadalcanal, the Americans finally stop Japan's expansion in the Pacific. The War, a 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.

Barry Humphries' Flashbacks
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Barry Humphries' Flashbacks The 50s - 24 Hours Of Sunshine

Season 1 Episode 1 7two August 19, 2012
24 Hours of Sunshine. Barry Humphries with the help of alter egos Dame Edna Everidge, Sir Les Patterson and Sandy Stone, traipses through four decades of Australian history ...

24 Hours of Sunshine. Barry Humphries with the help of alter egos Dame Edna Everidge, Sir Les Patterson and Sandy Stone, traipses through four decades of Australian history here he examines the fifties.

Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution
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Russia 1917: Countdown to Revolution

SBS November 5, 2017
This is the extraordinary story of how Lenin, a stranger to Russia for almost two decades, took sole power of the world's largest country in just a few fateful months. He's ...

This is the extraordinary story of how Lenin, a stranger to Russia for almost two decades, took sole power of the world's largest country in just a few fateful months. He's the political has-been who came home and made history. On his return to Russian politics, Lenin made peace with his old enemy Trotsky and gained a new acolyte in Stalin. Between the three of them, these Russian revolutionaries became the architects of a new political regime that changed the world.

Barry Humphries' Flashbacks
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Barry Humphries' Flashbacks The 70s - On The Map At Last

Season 1 Episode 3 7two August 26, 2012
On The Map At Last. Barry Humphries with the help of alter egos Dame Edna Everidge, Sir Les Patterson and Sandy Stone, traipses through four decades of Australian history from ...

On The Map At Last. Barry Humphries with the help of alter egos Dame Edna Everidge, Sir Les Patterson and Sandy Stone, traipses through four decades of Australian history from the 50s to the 80s in this four part series.

D-Day Laid Bare
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D-Day Laid Bare

SBS June 8, 2014
Winston Churchill described it as "undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult military operation ever undertaken". This documentary reveals what it took to mount D-Day, ...

Winston Churchill described it as "undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult military operation ever undertaken". This documentary reveals what it took to mount D-Day, the greatest invasion in history.

Hitler's Secrets
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Hitler's Secrets The Downfall

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS February 11, 2017
This episode explores Hitler's mental and physical decline as he is forced to confront the endgame of inevitable defeat. When the Fuhrer miraculously survives an assassination ...

This episode explores Hitler's mental and physical decline as he is forced to confront the endgame of inevitable defeat. When the Fuhrer miraculously survives an assassination attempt, his lust for vengeance triggers an unequalled reign of terror. His military gambles prove disastrous and accelerate his downfall. As the Army refuses to counterattack and his closest allies turn against him, Hitler finally accepts the inevitable. In the depths of his Fuhrer bunker in Berlin, he rewards his hidden mistress of 13 years with marriage. Less than 40 hours later asks his valet for his gun and pulls the trigger.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster Jonestown Cult Suicide

Season 6 Episode 2 ABC2 March 29, 2015
Revealing how US congressman Leo Ryan exposed the true horror behind Reverend Jim Jones's religious community deep in the Guyanese jungle.

Revealing how US congressman Leo Ryan exposed the true horror behind Reverend Jim Jones's religious community deep in the Guyanese jungle.

The Day Hitler Died
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The Day Hitler Died

SBS August 10, 2016
This is the story of Hitler's final hours, as told by people who were there. It features exclusive forgotten interviews with members of Hitler's inner circle. These unique ...

This is the story of Hitler's final hours, as told by people who were there. It features exclusive forgotten interviews with members of Hitler's inner circle. These unique interviews from figures such as the leader of the Hitler Youth Artur Axmann and Hitler's secretary Traudi Junge, have never before been seen outside Germany.

Hiroshima: The Next Day
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Hiroshima: The Next Day

SBS August 9, 2013
The atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, was a moment that changed the world. The power that fuelled the stars had been unleashed and turned into a lethal ...

The atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, was a moment that changed the world. The power that fuelled the stars had been unleashed and turned into a lethal technology. Interwoven throughout this program, we listen to stories of the survivors' experiences and also hear from atomic bomb experts, who break down the bomb's devastating effects: radiation, heat, blast and fire.

Jackie Without Jack
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Jackie Without Jack

SBS November 10, 2013
"Never, ever, publish them!" What was it that Jackie Kennedy wanted to keep secret? They say behind every great man is a great woman, and as part of SBS's special JKF month ...

"Never, ever, publish them!" What was it that Jackie Kennedy wanted to keep secret? They say behind every great man is a great woman, and as part of SBS's special JKF month commemorating 50 years since his assassination, this documentary offers a rare insight into the classy and poised lady who became an icon in her own.

Operation Crossbow
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Operation Crossbow

SBS March 15, 2013
Operation Crossbow is a heroic but little known story from World War II. While Hitler was developing his new V rockets, the scientists from RAF Medmenham had a secret weapon ...

Operation Crossbow is a heroic but little known story from World War II. While Hitler was developing his new V rockets, the scientists from RAF Medmenham had a secret weapon of their own: a simple stereoscope which brought to life every contour of the enemy landscape in perfect 3D.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster Bomb in Oklahoma City

7two February 16, 2014
Reconstructing the terrorist attack in Oklahoma City and the arrest of Timothy McVeigh, this show includes the harrowing stories of survivors and the investigation into how ...

Reconstructing the terrorist attack in Oklahoma City and the arrest of Timothy McVeigh, this show includes the harrowing stories of survivors and the investigation into how the building collapsed and why some people died and some survived.

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

Episode 2 SBS August 2, 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 II. 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 II. 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.

Death Or Freedom - The Jericho Jailbreak
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Death Or Freedom - The Jericho Jailbreak

SBS August 24, 2012
It was one of the most audacious and daring raids of World War Two, with a Biblical name and a supposedly miraculous outcome. On the morning of February 19, 1944, a squadron ...

It was one of the most audacious and daring raids of World War Two, with a Biblical name and a supposedly miraculous outcome. On the morning of February 19, 1944, a squadron of RAF Mosquito bombers, flying as low as 3m over occupied France, demolished the walls of Amiens Jail.

Words Of Captain Scott
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Words Of Captain Scott

SBS August 31, 2012
As the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the race for Antarctic glory, a cast of well-known actors use readings from the diaries and letters of Captain Scott and ...

As the world commemorates the 100th anniversary of the race for Antarctic glory, a cast of well-known actors use readings from the diaries and letters of Captain Scott and those of his Norwegian rival Roald Amundsen - to tell the story of their epic South Pole expeditions in their own words.

Hitler's Secrets
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Hitler's Secrets The Conqueror

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS January 28, 2017
This episode investigates Hitler's transformation from Fuhrer of the German people into the megalomaniac Nazi who triggers the global carnage of the Second World War. Experts ...

This episode investigates Hitler's transformation from Fuhrer of the German people into the megalomaniac Nazi who triggers the global carnage of the Second World War. Experts analyse his behaviour and body language to reveal the clues to Hitler's secret thoughts as he launches storming invasions of Poland, France and Russia. Driven by the belief in his divine mission to save Germany, we explore how his mastery of PR spin deceives the world with a carefully crafted image of a country gentleman at his farmhouse in the Bavarian Alps, as he prepares to now do battle with the 'degenerate' US.

Nuremberg: The Nazis On Trial
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Nuremberg: The Nazis On Trial Rudolph Hess

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS July 23, 2010
Rudolf Hess was Hitler's deputy in the Nazi Party. He was a key party figure in the 1920s and early 30s but became a more marginal figure in the mid 30s. On the eve of ...

Rudolf Hess was Hitler's deputy in the Nazi Party. He was a key party figure in the 1920s and early 30s but became a more marginal figure in the mid 30s. On the eve of Germany's attack on the USSR, Hess flew to Scotland to negotiate peace with the UK. He was captured by the British and was detained in an institution until he became a defendant at the Nuremberg trials.

The War
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The War A Deadly Calling

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC August 9, 2010
January 1944-June 1944. American and British troops are pinned down at Anzio for months while, at Monte Cassino, the killing goes on and on. African Americans, incensed at the ...

January 1944-June 1944. American and British troops are pinned down at Anzio for months while, at Monte Cassino, the killing goes on and on. African Americans, incensed at the segregation of the armed forces, put pressure on the military to make some changes. In May, allied soldiers at Cassino and Anzio resume their drive northward in Italy, liberating Rome on June 4th. But they let the retreating German army get away The War, a 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.

Hitler's Bodyguard
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Hitler's Bodyguard Night Of The Long Knives

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS March 5, 2010
Plotting and power struggles between Hitler's "bodyguards" led to the blood purge of the Night of the Long Knives, which strengthened Hitler's grip on power by gaining him the ...

Plotting and power struggles between Hitler's "bodyguards" led to the blood purge of the Night of the Long Knives, which strengthened Hitler's grip on power by gaining him the support of the German army and of political leaders.

Putin, Russia And The West
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Putin, Russia And The West War

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS February 15, 2012
An exploration of Russia's fraught relationship with the West during the past decade. This episode examines how the tensions between Russia and Georgia escalated into an armed ...

An exploration of Russia's fraught relationship with the West during the past decade. This episode examines how the tensions between Russia and Georgia escalated into an armed conflict. It also shows how Putin reacted to US plans to station an anti-ballistic missile system in Russia's neighbours.

Operation Valkyrie
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Operation Valkyrie

ABC August 22, 2010
Operation Valkyrie: The Stauffenberg Plot To Kill Hitler is the definitive film on Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and the 'Valkyrie' conspiracy to assassinate Hitler on ...

Operation Valkyrie: The Stauffenberg Plot To Kill Hitler is the definitive film on Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg and the 'Valkyrie' conspiracy to assassinate Hitler on 20th July, 1944. Produced in collaboration with the official German Foundation dedicated to the memory of the conspirators, it features testimonials and eyewitness accounts from all of the aristocratic families involved in the plot, including the last living conspirator to escape Hitler's wrath, and Maria Countess von Stauffenberg who knew Claus all her life.

Nuremberg: The Nazis On Trial
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Nuremberg: The Nazis On Trial Albert Speer

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS July 9, 2010
In November 1945, in the German city of Nuremberg, the victors of the Second World War began the first international war crimes trial. The choice of the city was significant ...

In November 1945, in the German city of Nuremberg, the victors of the Second World War began the first international war crimes trial. The choice of the city was significant as it was here that the National Socialist Party held its annual rallies. The 21 defendants came from very different background. Some, like Hitler's chosen successor Hermann Goering, were senior politicians - their responsibility clear. Others were there because senior party leaders Heinrich Himmler, head of the feared SS, and Joseph Goebbels, head of propaganda - had killed themselves rather than face capture and trial. Their deputies or juniors stood on trial instead of them. But most of them were regarded by the western public, rightly or wrongly, as key playmakers in a system that had brought war to Europe and cost the lives of 50 million people.

Nuremberg: The Nazis On Trial
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Nuremberg: The Nazis On Trial Hermann Goering

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS July 16, 2010
Episode two of Nuremberg: The Nazis on Trial explores leading Party member, Hermann Goering. Hermann Goering was chosen by Hitler as his successor in the 1930s. The ambitious ...

Episode two of Nuremberg: The Nazis on Trial explores leading Party member, Hermann Goering. Hermann Goering was chosen by Hitler as his successor in the 1930s. The ambitious politician was poles apart from his co-defendant Albert Speer. At Nuremberg, Goering insisted that everything he and his co-defendants had done was the result of their German patriotism.

Hitler's Bodyguard
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Hitler's Bodyguard Jewish And Emigre Attempts

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS March 12, 2010
Disaffected Jews living inside and outside Germany plotted to assassinate Hitler and other leading Nazis as counter-intelligence and security agencies expanded in Germany.

Disaffected Jews living inside and outside Germany plotted to assassinate Hitler and other leading Nazis as counter-intelligence and security agencies expanded in Germany.

When We Left Earth
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When We Left Earth The NASA Missions - Landing The Eagle

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS December 28, 2012
The Apollo programme is set to achieve the ultimate prize of the Space Race, landing men on the moon. But a fire breaks out in the pressurised capsule of Apollo 1, resulting ...

The Apollo programme is set to achieve the ultimate prize of the Space Race, landing men on the moon. But a fire breaks out in the pressurised capsule of Apollo 1, resulting in the deaths of three beloved astronauts.

Seconds From Disaster
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Seconds From Disaster Derailment at Eschede

7two May 27, 2014
A high-speed train races through the German countryside. At 125mph the train derails. Carriages are propelled 20 feet into the air, one carriage is cut in half, another is ...

A high-speed train races through the German countryside. At 125mph the train derails. Carriages are propelled 20 feet into the air, one carriage is cut in half, another is crushed and 101 people are killed. What happened? A second-by-second crash analysis reveals the unimaginable.

Gone To A Good Home
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Gone To A Good Home

FOXTEL Bio July 10, 2011
For three decades, from the 1950s to the 1970s, Australian authorities pressured many unmarried mothers to give their babies up for adoption into what they considered "better" ...

For three decades, from the 1950s to the 1970s, Australian authorities pressured many unmarried mothers to give their babies up for adoption into what they considered "better" homes - those of married couples. At a time when society had no place for single mothers and their illegitimate children, these women were unaware of their legal rights. This documentary explores the experiences of these women and their efforts to contact their children and gain recognition for past wrongs, while revealing the dramatic change in social values that has since occurred.

The Conspiracy Files
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The Conspiracy Files

SBS2 January 5, 2011
The convicted Lockerbie bomber, Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi (who continues to maintain his innocence) is making headlines after being released from prison on compassionate ...

The convicted Lockerbie bomber, Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi (who continues to maintain his innocence) is making headlines after being released from prison on compassionate grounds on August 20 this year. He's terminally ill with prostate cancer and recently abandoned his appeal so he could be released. While many relatives of the victims are extremely angry that he has been allowed to return to Libya, others worry that the decision to abandon the appeal means they may never know the truth about the bombing.

In Their Footsteps
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In Their Footsteps

Season 1 Episode 2 Nine May 15, 2011
The story of a talented and heroic fighter pilot, the thrill of flying and a life cut tragically short by war.

The story of a talented and heroic fighter pilot, the thrill of flying and a life cut tragically short by war.

In Their Footsteps
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In Their Footsteps

Season 1 Episode 3 Nine May 22, 2011
Gallipoli is Australia's most commemorated battleground, etched deeply into the national psyche. It is also deeply woven into Josh Cavalier's family story; both his ...

Gallipoli is Australia's most commemorated battleground, etched deeply into the national psyche. It is also deeply woven into Josh Cavalier's family story; both his grandfather and great grandfather fought among those unforgiving beaches and cliffs. Now, 30-year-old Josh will comprehend what they endured and why it has left such an imprint on his family and his country.

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