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Hitler's Bodyguard
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Hitler's Bodyguard Early Attempts On Hitler's Life

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS February 19, 2010
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.

Prince Philip: The Plot To Make A King
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Prince Philip: The Plot To Make A King

SBS January 5, 2016
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.

Girls' Own War Stories
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Girls' Own War Stories

ABC April 21, 2011
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.

Codebreaker
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Codebreaker

SBS June 8, 2012
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.

Hitler's Bodyguard
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Hitler's Bodyguard Kill Hitler Before War Starts

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS March 19, 2010
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.

Hitler's Bodyguard
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Hitler's Bodyguard Attempts To Kill Hitler At The Wolf's Lair

Season 1 Episode 11 SBS April 23, 2010
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.

When We Left Earth
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When We Left Earth The NASA Missions - Ordinary Supermen

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS December 14, 2012
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.

Hitler's Bodyguard
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Hitler's Bodyguard Flights Into Danger

Season 1 Episode 9 SBS April 9, 2010
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.

Lost Worlds
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Lost Worlds The Other Pompeii: Life And Death In Herculaneum

SBS April 27, 2014
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.

The Longest War
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The Longest War

Nine January 13, 2016
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.

Churchill's First World War
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Churchill's First World War

SBS August 1, 2014
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.

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.

Hitler's Bodyguard
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Hitler's Bodyguard Dangerous Car Journeys

Season 1 Episode 8 SBS April 2, 2010
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.

JFK's Women
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JFK's Women

SBS June 11, 2010
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.

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