Stalin's Death: The End Of An Era
43:35

Stalin's Death: The End Of An Era

The History Channel June 1, 2016

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
March 5, 1953. Stalin is dead. One day later, he is lying in state in an open coffin as more than 1.5 million mourners make their way through the streets of Moscow to pay ...

March 5, 1953. Stalin is dead. One day later, he is lying in state in an open coffin as more than 1.5 million mourners make their way through the streets of Moscow to pay their last respects. This film recounts the events of the last days of Stalin's life and tells the story of his death. On the morning of March 2, 1953, at his secret summer home in Kuntsevo, on the outskirts of Moscow, neither his bodyguards nor his closest comrades are prepared for what they hear when the officer on duty reports that he has found Stalin unconscious in his study. No-one could say precisely when the stroke had occurred, as the guard had been under strict orders not to disturb him. But Stalin's death is a momentous occasion and soon triggers a murderous battle for power in the Kremlin. To the surprise of many, it is Nikita Khrushchev who ultimately triumphs in the battle to be Stalin's successor. In this film, Stalin's last body double tells his incredible story for the very first time. Secret service officers, military personnel, Khrushchev's son, gulag prisoners, authors and historians are interviewed. Film locations include the summer home in Kuntsevo, where the dictator died. The house is shrouded in mystery and still closed to the public.

The Somme With Tony Robinson
43:35

The Somme With Tony Robinson

SBS August 3, 2016

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A special one hour show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great War's most infamous battle. Actor and historian Sir Tony Robinson poignantly examines the first day of ...

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

The Private Lives Of The Tudors
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The Private Lives Of The Tudors

Episode 1 The History Channel June 24, 2017

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Explore the private lives, loves and scandals of the Tudors, the most celebrated royal dynasty in history. It's a murky, mysterious mixture of sectarian cults, fanatical ...

Explore the private lives, loves and scandals of the Tudors, the most celebrated royal dynasty in history. It's a murky, mysterious mixture of sectarian cults, fanatical religious groups, esoteric societies and political militants - all of them seeking to shape and influence the world we know today.

The Great Commanders
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The Great Commanders: Alexander The Great

Episode 1 The History Channel September 13, 2017

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The first, and perhaps the greatest, commander of all was Alexander the Great. At the Battle of Issus, he led an audacious charge across a river, crushing a massive Persian ...

The first, and perhaps the greatest, commander of all was Alexander the Great. At the Battle of Issus, he led an audacious charge across a river, crushing a massive Persian force. Still in his early 20s Alexander went on to conquer more of the known world than anyone before or since. By the time of his death, aged 32, he had established himself not only as a great commander but a great conqueror.

The Great Commanders
44:16

The Great Commanders: Horatio Nelson

Episode 4 The History Channel October 3, 2017

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Horatio Nelson is Britain's greatest naval hero. Though at times insubordinate and reckless, Nelson's professional skills and personal inspiration brought him uncommon ...

Horatio Nelson is Britain's greatest naval hero. Though at times insubordinate and reckless, Nelson's professional skills and personal inspiration brought him uncommon successes throughout the Mediterranean and Atlantic as he fought against rival European fleets. At the remarkable Battle of Trafalgar, Nelson secured a mastery of the seals that brought the expansion of the British Empire.

Drain The Titanic
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Drain The Titanic

National Geographic July 8, 2016

Science

Design and technologies

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
National Geographic is virtually draining the Titanic, revealing spectacular images of the final resting place of this most iconic of shipwrecks.

National Geographic is virtually draining the Titanic, revealing spectacular images of the final resting place of this most iconic of shipwrecks.

The Great Commanders
44:49

The Great Commanders: Napoleon Bonaparte

Episode 3 The History Channel September 27, 2017

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Napoleon Bonaparte was a political and military genius who exploited the turmoil of revolution to become Emperor of France. He then used his command skills to conquer Europe. ...

Napoleon Bonaparte was a political and military genius who exploited the turmoil of revolution to become Emperor of France. He then used his command skills to conquer Europe. This program focuses on the Battle of Austerlitz, a spectacular victory against Austria and Russia, which fully justifies his reputation as the greatest modern commander.

Inside The Tube: Going Underground
44:50

Inside The Tube: Going Underground: The First Modern Tube Line

Episode 4 The History Channel December 15, 2019

Modern history

7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The Piccadilly Line is famed for its glamorous stops, but Rob Bell discovers how it also changed public transport as we know it.

The Piccadilly Line is famed for its glamorous stops, but Rob Bell discovers how it also changed public transport as we know it.

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us
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The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Masters Of The Universe

Season 1 Episode 4 National Geographic May 28, 2013

history

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Greed is good! The 1980s drive for excess and ruthless ambition reaches its peak as Wall Street traders engage in insider trading and Miami becomes a drug dealing haven.

Greed is good! The 1980s drive for excess and ruthless ambition reaches its peak as Wall Street traders engage in insider trading and Miami becomes a drug dealing haven.

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us
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The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Shop 'Til You Drop

Season 1 Episode 3 National Geographic May 27, 2013

history

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The non-stop glamour and excess of the 1980s saw Madonna become a style icon and consumers purchasing $4000 mobile phones weighing in at a whopping 1kg.

The non-stop glamour and excess of the 1980s saw Madonna become a style icon and consumers purchasing $4000 mobile phones weighing in at a whopping 1kg.

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us
44:59

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: A Superpower

Season 1 Episode 6 National Geographic May 30, 2013

history

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. The rise of Steve Jobs. The launch of 24-hour news. Above all else, the 1980s was an era of radical change and innovation.

The attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. The rise of Steve Jobs. The launch of 24-hour news. Above all else, the 1980s was an era of radical change and innovation.

The Great Commanders
44:59

The Great Commanders: Ulysses S Grant

Season 1 Episode 5 The History Channel October 10, 2017

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
At the beginning of the Civil War, Ulysses S Grant worked in a store. Within four years he was commanding the Union armies and within eight, he was president of the US. The ...

At the beginning of the Civil War, Ulysses S Grant worked in a store. Within four years he was commanding the Union armies and within eight, he was president of the US. The Battle of the Wilderness was an indecisive, bloody tangle in a dense forest. Though it ended in a tactical stalemate, it was a vital strategic victory - one which led to the defeat of the Confederacy.

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us
45:00

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Tear Down These Walls

Season 1 Episode 5 National Geographic May 29, 2013

history

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Though the 1980s were known for the 'greed is good' mantra, the decade also saw its fair share of literal and cultural walls brought down, as Americans united on political, ...

Though the 1980s were known for the 'greed is good' mantra, the decade also saw its fair share of literal and cultural walls brought down, as Americans united on political, racial and health issues.

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us
45:03

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Lift Off

Season 1 Episode 1 National Geographic August 1, 2016

History

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Pac-Man! Sony Walkmans! MTV! Explore the 1980s revolution of personal entertainment with first-hand stories from Steven Tyler, Jane Fonda and the late Larry Hagman.

Pac-Man! Sony Walkmans! MTV! Explore the 1980s revolution of personal entertainment with first-hand stories from Steven Tyler, Jane Fonda and the late Larry Hagman.

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us
45:04

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Shop 'Til You Drop

Season 1 Episode 3 National Geographic August 3, 2016

History

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The non-stop glamour and excess of the 1980s saw Madonna become a style icon and consumers purchasing $4000 mobile phones weighing in at a whopping 1kg.

The non-stop glamour and excess of the 1980s saw Madonna become a style icon and consumers purchasing $4000 mobile phones weighing in at a whopping 1kg.

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us
45:07

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Tear Down These Walls

Season 1 Episode 5 National Geographic August 5, 2016

History

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Though the 1980s were known for the 'greed is good' mantra, the decade also saw its fair share of literal and cultural walls brought down, as Americans united on political, ...

Though the 1980s were known for the 'greed is good' mantra, the decade also saw its fair share of literal and cultural walls brought down, as Americans united on political, racial and health issues.

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us
45:13

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: Lift Off

Season 1 Episode 1 National Geographic May 26, 2013

history

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Pac-Man! Sony Walkmans! MTV! Explore the 1980s revolution of personal entertainment with first-hand stories from Steven Tyler, Jane Fonda and the late Larry Hagman.

Pac-Man! Sony Walkmans! MTV! Explore the 1980s revolution of personal entertainment with first-hand stories from Steven Tyler, Jane Fonda and the late Larry Hagman.

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us
45:14

The '80s: The Decade That Made Us: The Revolutionaries

Season 1 Episode 2 National Geographic May 26, 2013

history

Modern history

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. The rise of Steve Jobs. The launch of 24-hour news. Above all else, the 1980s was an era of radical change and innovation.

The attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. The rise of Steve Jobs. The launch of 24-hour news. Above all else, the 1980s was an era of radical change and innovation.