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It was an oasis in the heart of hell. In the mid-1930s, as the wheels of Hitler's Final Solution began rolling towards mass genocide, a Jewish school blossomed in the heart of ...

It was an oasis in the heart of hell. In the mid-1930s, as the wheels of Hitler's Final Solution began rolling towards mass genocide, a Jewish school blossomed in the heart of Nazi Berlin. Functioning in plain sight of Nazi officials, the Goldschmidt Schule became a refuge and a place of safety for hundreds of Jewish children.

Hitler's Last Stand
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Hitler's Last Stand

Episode 1  |  Nat Geo  |  August 11, 2018
A Canadian regiment tasked with capturing the Ardenne Abbey in France are instead captured by a notorious Nazi unit. What came after was a massacre that violated every agreed ...

A Canadian regiment tasked with capturing the Ardenne Abbey in France are instead captured by a notorious Nazi unit. What came after was a massacre that violated every agreed convention of war.

The 1996-2007 Howard government made the most determined attempt to change Australian society since the brief and revolutionary Whitlam era of the early 1970s. Was it ...

The 1996-2007 Howard government made the most determined attempt to change Australian society since the brief and revolutionary Whitlam era of the early 1970s. Was it successful? For three consecutive weeks SBS presents a provocative consideration of how this country changed as a result of one man's determination to make his particular mark.

This is the story of the Great War as never before told, through the personal photographs of the men and women from both sides, on the front line and on the home front ...

This is the story of the Great War as never before told, through the personal photographs of the men and women from both sides, on the front line and on the home front combined with the best testimony from a unique collection of the producer's, of over a hundred Great War interviews done between 1995 and 2010.

Between 1939 and 1945, a remarkable band of 166 female pilots helped keep Britain in the war. They were pioneers in aviation and equality. Without them the war may never have ...

Between 1939 and 1945, a remarkable band of 166 female pilots helped keep Britain in the war. They were pioneers in aviation and equality. Without them the war may never have been won and Britain's dominance in the air, that paved the way for ultimate victory, would never have been achieved.

This episode focuses on the railways on the front line - moving troops to the front, rescuing them when they retreated, evacuating civilians, suffering nightly bombardment ...

This episode focuses on the railways on the front line - moving troops to the front, rescuing them when they retreated, evacuating civilians, suffering nightly bombardment during the Blitz and playing a vital role in the build-up to D-Day. Dan explores the work and heroism of the railway men and women and the vital technology and engineering that kept the railways running during this turbulent historical period.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

At the end of the 1950s, Britain was transforming. The country was on the edge of a social revolution. But the Queen was criticised for being stuck in the past, and seen as ...

At the end of the 1950s, Britain was transforming. The country was on the edge of a social revolution. But the Queen was criticised for being stuck in the past, and seen as remote and inaccessible. To remain relevant, she embraced modern technology and gave her first-ever televised Christmas broadcast, during which she awkwardly battled to overcome her natural reserve. Abroad, she was much more successful in adapting to the changing times. She encouraged the former colonies of the British Empire to form a diverse and forward-looking association of nations. Her royal visit to Ghana in 1961, in the face of the British government's resistance, showed the Queen to be a progressive, defiant and courageous leader of the new Commonwealth.

Dambusters Fly Again
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Dambusters Fly Again

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  April 20, 2012
After conducting their early experiments in Cambridge, the group travels to Mackenzie in British Columbia where the huge dam is under construction. Canada is the perfect place ...

After conducting their early experiments in Cambridge, the group travels to Mackenzie in British Columbia where the huge dam is under construction. Canada is the perfect place for this challenge - acres of uninhabited forests and an enormous lake for test drops.

November 1943 - February 1944: The Marines take the tiny Pacific atoll of Tarawa, but at a terrible cost. Back home, Japanese-Americans are permitted to form a special ...

November 1943 - February 1944: The Marines take the tiny Pacific atoll of Tarawa, but at a terrible cost. Back home, Japanese-Americans are permitted to form a special segregated infantry unit, and begin to train for combat. As the war economy booms, ugly racial violence erupts in cities across the country. Overseas, in the mountains south of Rome, the allies try to fight their way around the edges of Monte Cassino, but are stopped cold. 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 worst is yet to come. January -June 1943: American troops land in North Africa and test themselves for the first time against the German and Italian armies, learning to ...

The worst is yet to come. January -June 1943: American troops land in North Africa and test themselves for the first time against the German and Italian armies, learning to set aside the notion that killing is a sin and adopting the more professional outlook that killing is a craft. Back home, cities become booming "war towns" overnight as nearly all manufacturing is converted to the war effort, and thousands of women become industrial workers. 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.

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.

War correspondent Peter Greste goes in search of the real man behind the Australian general who changed the way the world fights wars, John Monash.

War correspondent Peter Greste goes in search of the real man behind the Australian general who changed the way the world fights wars, John Monash.

The history of the first jet war, the dogfights that took place in the skies over Korea during the Korean War, in what was known by the pilots as 'MiG Alley'.

The history of the first jet war, the dogfights that took place in the skies over Korea during the Korean War, in what was known by the pilots as 'MiG Alley'.

The Party of a Lifetime. Barry Humphries, with the help of alter egos Dame Edna Everidge, Sir Les Patterson and Sandy Stone, traipses through four decades of Australian ...

The Party of a Lifetime. 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.

From 1933 to 1934, America was thrilled and terrorised by John Dillinger, a desperado bank robber that no jail could hold. His reputation grew until he was named the country's ...

From 1933 to 1934, America was thrilled and terrorised by John Dillinger, a desperado bank robber that no jail could hold. His reputation grew until he was named the country's first Public Enemy No. 1.

The use of the atomic bombs in World War II still excites controversy. Was it the only way to bring a swift end to the war? Or is that a myth, and was there more to the ...

The use of the atomic bombs in World War II still excites controversy. Was it the only way to bring a swift end to the war? Or is that a myth, and was there more to the agreements between Stalin and Truman?

Putin, Russia and the West is a four-part documentary series which delves into the West's fraught relationship with Russia since the turn of the millennium. After eight years ...

Putin, Russia and the West is a four-part documentary series which delves into the West's fraught relationship with Russia since the turn of the millennium. After eight years as President and four as Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin looks likely to be re-elected President of Russia in March 2012. Putin began as a top Russian spy. But as President he made himself a valued ally of the West. This program asks how he did it and why Washington and London eventually turned against him.

Battlefield
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Battlefield: Fight for the Mediterranean

Season 6  |  Episode 6  |  The History Channel  |  August 13, 2018
The struggle for control in this vital theatre of World War II gave the conflict some of its most compelling and powerful stories. The great battle between the Italian Navy ...

The struggle for control in this vital theatre of World War II gave the conflict some of its most compelling and powerful stories. The great battle between the Italian Navy and Britain's vastly outnumbered Royal Navy dominated the seas during the early years of the war as both sides sought to support the land campaigns in Egypt and East Africa. At the same time, Britain struggled to maintain its toehold on Malta to ensure that the French fleet did not fall into the hands of the Axis powers. This episode also explores the story of the war in Greece, which was invaded by the Italians in 1940, the Germans in 1941 and finally by the British in 1944. It looks at the constant fight against the German Luftwaffe, which arrived in the Mediterranean in 1941 and did terrible damage to Allied shipping, resulting on the loss of bases in North Africa. The programme also delves into the fascinating story of Operation Mercury, German invasion of Crete, the bloody battle which cost more than 10,000 lives and of the fight for the island of Sicily in 1943, which saw the miraculous evacuation of some 100,000 Axis troops.

The story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns.

The story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns.

Get an exclusive never-seen-before peek behind the royal curtain where an uncensored Diana speaks candidly in secret tapes about the Queen, Prince Charles and life as a royal.

Get an exclusive never-seen-before peek behind the royal curtain where an uncensored Diana speaks candidly in secret tapes about the Queen, Prince Charles and life as a royal.

The story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns.

The story of the Second World War through the personal accounts of a handful of men and women from four American towns.

With the Nazis on the verge of surrendering, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt warns the American citizens that the war with Japan could take several years to resolve.

With the Nazis on the verge of surrendering, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt warns the American citizens that the war with Japan could take several years to resolve.

An exploration of Russia's fraught relationship with the West during the past decade. The final episode tells the inside story of two relationships: Barack Obama's campaign to ...

An exploration of Russia's fraught relationship with the West during the past decade. The final episode tells the inside story of two relationships: Barack Obama's campaign to win over Russia's new President Dmitry Medvedev, and Medvedev's own complex dealings with Vladimir Putin.

May 25 1982, The Falklands War. HMS Coventry, a Type 42 guided-missile destroyer is on operations with HMS Broadsword. They face a low level attack from four fighters which ...

May 25 1982, The Falklands War. HMS Coventry, a Type 42 guided-missile destroyer is on operations with HMS Broadsword. They face a low level attack from four fighters which leads to the loss of Coventry.

In this episode, nine new astronauts arrive at NASA. Their mission? Test the procedures required to land men on the moon and bring them safely back to earth. Each Gemini ...

In this episode, nine new astronauts arrive at NASA. Their mission? Test the procedures required to land men on the moon and bring them safely back to earth. Each Gemini mission launches two men into space, leading to some of NASA's greatest moments: Ed White's spacewalk, the first orbital rendezvous of Gemini 6 and 7, and Neil Armstrong's first space docking.

Russia's Lost Princesses
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Russia's Lost Princesses

Episode 2  |  SBS  |  April 28, 2015
The story of the final four years in the lives of Tsar Nicholas II's four daughters - Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia - concluding with their brutal murders in the bloody ...

The story of the final four years in the lives of Tsar Nicholas II's four daughters - Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia - concluding with their brutal murders in the bloody climax to the Russian revolution.

Russia's Lost Princesses
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Russia's Lost Princesses

Episode 1  |  SBS  |  April 21, 2015
The four Romanov daughters of Tzar Nicholas II and Alexandra: Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia will forever be viewed through the circumstances of their tragic deaths in a ...

The four Romanov daughters of Tzar Nicholas II and Alexandra: Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia will forever be viewed through the circumstances of their tragic deaths in a brutal and botched murder in a basement in Ekaterinburg in 1918. This story would go on to fuel countless conspiracy theories about the possible survival of Anastasia, prompt huge amounts of sentimental fiction to be sold in USA and a create a growing cult in the Russian Orthodox Church.

Looks at the various unsuccessful attempts that were made to assassinate Hitler at the Berghof, his house in the Bavarian mountains which he bought with the proceeds of Mein ...

Looks at the various unsuccessful attempts that were made to assassinate Hitler at the Berghof, his house in the Bavarian mountains which he bought with the proceeds of Mein Kampf.

Drama-documentary about Winston Churchill's extraordinary experiences during the Great War, with intimate letters to his wife Clementine allowing the story to be told largely ...

Drama-documentary about Winston Churchill's extraordinary experiences during the Great War, with intimate letters to his wife Clementine allowing the story to be told largely in his own words.

The Longest War marks Australia's 25 year commitment and the human cost in the continuing battles in the Middle East and the War Against Terror. It started with the invasion ...

The Longest War marks Australia's 25 year commitment and the human cost in the continuing battles in the Middle East and the War Against Terror. It started with the invasion of Kuwait, swept through September 11 and the Bali bombings, Gulf War 2, the hunt for Osama Bin Laden and now the war against Islamic State and extremism.

Australia joined the Vietnam War in 1962 to support the United States and the South Vietnamese in their fight against communism. During the next ten years some 50,000 ...

Australia joined the Vietnam War in 1962 to support the United States and the South Vietnamese in their fight against communism. During the next ten years some 50,000 Australian servicemen and women served in this controversial war. Forty-three were Army nurses. This is the untold stories of six Australian Army nurses who served at Vung Tau, the only Australian field hospital in a war zone.

Rommel is put in charge of a new unit of bodyguards for the Fuehrer in 1939, just before the invasion of Poland. And, in a Munich beer hall, an attempt on Hitler's life fails.

Rommel is put in charge of a new unit of bodyguards for the Fuehrer in 1939, just before the invasion of Poland. And, in a Munich beer hall, an attempt on Hitler's life fails.

Man has orbited the Earth, walked in space, crossed from one spacecraft to another and lived in deep space for three days at a time. It's time for a new phase.

Man has orbited the Earth, walked in space, crossed from one spacecraft to another and lived in deep space for three days at a time. It's time for a new phase.

For 25 years, Frontline producer Ken Dornstein has been haunted by the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland: a terrorist attack that killed 270 people, ...

For 25 years, Frontline producer Ken Dornstein has been haunted by the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland: a terrorist attack that killed 270 people, including his older brother, David. Now, Ken sets out to find the men responsible for one of the worst attacks on Americans before 9/11. From the ruins and chaos of post-Qaddafi Libya, Ken hunts for clues to the identities and the whereabouts of the suspects, who he tracks for almost five years across the Middle East and Europe.

Many of his early followers and bodyguards remained loyal to him and were rewarded by Hitler. They included later Nazi leaders Rudolf Hess, SA leader Ernst Roehm, former war ...

Many of his early followers and bodyguards remained loyal to him and were rewarded by Hitler. They included later Nazi leaders Rudolf Hess, SA leader Ernst Roehm, former war pilot Hermann Goering, and Heinrich Himmler, and bodyguards Emil Maurice and Bruno Gesche. The SA was formed in 1921, and the SS as an elite personal guard unit in 1925. During this period, Hitler had several narrow escapes.

As Hitler's empire expanded, the need for a secure, mobile military headquarters led him to use a special train, the Fuehrer-Sonderzug. Code named 'Amerika', this became an ...

As Hitler's empire expanded, the need for a secure, mobile military headquarters led him to use a special train, the Fuehrer-Sonderzug. Code named 'Amerika', this became an armoured monster with anti-aircraft armament and state-of-the-art communications.

In 1940, Hitler intensified his war efforts, invading France. His preferred mode of travel was by car, and Ferdinand Porsche designed large Mercedes for him with every ...

In 1940, Hitler intensified his war efforts, invading France. His preferred mode of travel was by car, and Ferdinand Porsche designed large Mercedes for him with every possible security feature.

A shuttle revolutionises space travel and a Gemini astronaut is the first to fly it. Tragedy strikes NASA again when the Challenger explodes.

A shuttle revolutionises space travel and a Gemini astronaut is the first to fly it. Tragedy strikes NASA again when the Challenger explodes.

JFK
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JFK

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  November 5, 2013
Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, John F. Kennedy's presidency has often defied objective appraisal. This enthralling new four-part biographical documentary ...

Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, John F. Kennedy's presidency has often defied objective appraisal. This enthralling new four-part biographical documentary series offers a unique insight into the world of John F Kennedy; a fresh assessment of the man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise.

For 25 years, Frontline producer Ken Dornstein has been haunted by the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland: a terrorist attack that killed 270 people, ...

For 25 years, Frontline producer Ken Dornstein has been haunted by the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland: a terrorist attack that killed 270 people, including his older brother David. Now, Ken sets out to find the men responsible for one of the worst attacks on Americans before 9/11 across the Middle East and Europe.

The Wolf's Lair or Wolfsschanze was closely guarded, but Hitler was almost killed by the bomb ignited by Stauffenberg on 20 July 1944.

The Wolf's Lair or Wolfsschanze was closely guarded, but Hitler was almost killed by the bomb ignited by Stauffenberg on 20 July 1944.

This episode covers the period from 1938 to the invasion of Poland in 1939. Hitler's annexation of Austria and then Czechoslovakia and his plans to invade Poland led to ...

This episode covers the period from 1938 to the invasion of Poland in 1939. Hitler's annexation of Austria and then Czechoslovakia and his plans to invade Poland led to serious attempts on his life which were foiled by chance as much as by his elaborate security system.

Girls' Own War Stories are the personal recollections of a small group of Australian women and how World War II changed their lives forever. Each of these women experienced ...

Girls' Own War Stories are the personal recollections of a small group of Australian women and how World War II changed their lives forever. Each of these women experienced new opportunities and new challenges as a result of the war, and in doing so, learned to stand on their own two feet.

Alan Turing was the genius British mathematician who was instrumental in breaking the German naval Enigma Code during World War II, arguably saving millions of lives. Turing ...

Alan Turing was the genius British mathematician who was instrumental in breaking the German naval Enigma Code during World War II, arguably saving millions of lives. Turing was one of the great original thinkers of the 20th century, but his achievements went unrecognised during his lifetime. Instead he ended up being treated as a common criminal, for being homosexual at a time when homosexual acts were a crime. This program brings Turing's ideas to life and includes the testimony of people who knew and remember him.

The documentary explores Prince Philip's troubled upbringing and reveals the tense disputes in royal circles over his suitability to marry the future Queen. Drawing on private ...

The documentary explores Prince Philip's troubled upbringing and reveals the tense disputes in royal circles over his suitability to marry the future Queen. Drawing on private family archives we'll shed new light on his German roots and Nazi family connections, and we'll expose the secret plotting and poisonous atmosphere in the Palace as his pushy uncle pressed him towards the throne - and how courtiers, senior royal figures and shadowy schemers lined up against him to deny him any influence.

An explosive new biography that reveals the real John Fitzgerald Kennedy - a President who was prepared to risk his political career and, at the height of the cold war, his ...

An explosive new biography that reveals the real John Fitzgerald Kennedy - a President who was prepared to risk his political career and, at the height of the cold war, his country's security, for sex. In a terrible instance of irony, the Kennedy assassination in Dallas in November 1963 took his life, but saved his reputation.

Hitler appreciated the power of aircraft, not only as a military weapon, but as a political tool. During the early 1930s, he hired aircraft for election campaigning, often ...

Hitler appreciated the power of aircraft, not only as a military weapon, but as a political tool. During the early 1930s, he hired aircraft for election campaigning, often facing weather and mechanical problems, as well as specific assassination attempts.

Astronauts and engineers need to work out how to launch a man into space on top of a ballistic missile. Featuring re-mastered film from NASA's vault.

Astronauts and engineers need to work out how to launch a man into space on top of a ballistic missile. Featuring re-mastered film from NASA's vault.

Just 10 miles from Pompeii, along the ancient shoreline, 12 arched vaults are telling a whole new story about life was like before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. They contain ...

Just 10 miles from Pompeii, along the ancient shoreline, 12 arched vaults are telling a whole new story about life was like before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. They contain the skeletons of no less than 340 people, that's 10% of the local population, killed by the volcano. Amongst them are the first new skeletons to be found in the area for 30 years: they're now the subject of a ground-breaking scientific investigation.

On the night of Dr Martin Luther King's murder in 1968, Robert F Kennedy was scheduled to make an appearance in an African-American neighbourhood as part of his run for the ...

On the night of Dr Martin Luther King's murder in 1968, Robert F Kennedy was scheduled to make an appearance in an African-American neighbourhood as part of his run for the Democratic presidential nomination. Upon hearing the tragic news, Kennedy was forced to make a crucial decision: Should he venture into the heart of the Indianapolis inner city and talk to the potentially volatile crowd gathered in a park? What could he say that would assuage their grief? Should he defy the city officials who ordered him to stay away? Would his life be in danger?

In August 1945 the US dropped two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, devastating the Japanese cities. See the aftermath of the attacks while exploring the history of nuclear disasters. (ACDSEH107, ACDSEH127)
Share the story of Nelson Mandela's struggle to end apartheid in South Africa and build a more peaceful world with this collection about Madiba's life and times.
The storming of the Bastille by a mob of Parisians on July 14, 1789, set loose a generation of warfare and sowed the seeds for the modern political system.
From the dramatisation of the American Revolution in Sons of Liberty through to how Gene Sharp's nonviolent revolutionary theories helped inspire the Arab Spring, see how revolution has reshaped the world.
Australia as a nation moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation. Explore the factors leading to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073)
A royal wedding is a marriage ceremony involving members of royal family. This week we are celebrating the royal event the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.
Commemorate the 1915 struggle that saw enormous courage in the face of enormous loss at Gallipoli, which many consider the psychological birth of Australia. Start with the Peter Weir classic, Gallipoli. (ACHASSK064, VCHHK076, VCHHK144)
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