WWII: Countdown to Victory
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WWII: Countdown to Victory: Onwards, Ever Onwards

Season 1 Episode 21 The History Channel August 7, 2017

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Despite the fact that Hitler's position was worsening by the day, the Nazis were still capable of inflicting terrible damage, and when the Germans attempted a breakthrough in ...

Despite the fact that Hitler's position was worsening by the day, the Nazis were still capable of inflicting terrible damage, and when the Germans attempted a breakthrough in the Ardennes region of France, the ensuing Battle of the Bulge resulted in terrible US casualties. Even so, the Germans failed to achieve their objectives, and as the year came to an end, so did Hitler's last hopes of victory.

Hacksaw Ridge
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Hacksaw Ridge

Premiere September 17, 2017

Media arts

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This film is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss, who in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only ...

This film is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss, who in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic he single-handedly rescued the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was injured by a grenade and hit by snipers.

WWII: Countdown to Victory
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WWII: Countdown to Victory: The Blitz, The Bismark And Barbarossa

Episode 7 The History Channel September 26, 2016

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With Britain failing to fall at Hitler's feet, the Blitz drew to a close as the Fuhrer turned his attention eastwards. The sinking of the German battleship the Bismarck lifted ...

With Britain failing to fall at Hitler's feet, the Blitz drew to a close as the Fuhrer turned his attention eastwards. The sinking of the German battleship the Bismarck lifted the spirits of the British navy.

WWII: Countdown to Victory
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WWII: Countdown to Victory: Russian Roulette

Episode 8 The History Channel September 26, 2016

History

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If Hitler had expected a decisive victory in Russia, at speed, he was thwarted at every turn and while the Luftwaffe bombed Moscow and the Siege of Leningrad began, the Soviet ...

If Hitler had expected a decisive victory in Russia, at speed, he was thwarted at every turn and while the Luftwaffe bombed Moscow and the Siege of Leningrad began, the Soviet Red Army refused to capitulate as they watched and waited for the winter snows. Trouble was also brewing in the Pacific as America took diplomatic action against the Japanese.

As It Happened
51:48

As It Happened: Living With The Enemy - Culprits And Victims

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS August 27, 2010

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After the war, the symbols of Nazi power were destroyed, leading Nazis were tried and imprisoned or executed. The arduous and time-consuming process of de-nazification ...

After the war, the symbols of Nazi power were destroyed, leading Nazis were tried and imprisoned or executed. The arduous and time-consuming process of de-nazification (filling out detailed questionnaires to establish one's innocence or guilt) affected the whole adult population.

As It Happened
51:43

As It Happened: A History Of Football

SBS2 June 10, 2010

history

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This documentary examines the history and economic aspects of football over the centuries from Pope Leo X to Adi Dassler (the inventor of the screw-in boot studs). The film ...

This documentary examines the history and economic aspects of football over the centuries from Pope Leo X to Adi Dassler (the inventor of the screw-in boot studs). The film features re-enactments, scientific experiments, traditional games on original sites and historical material, shown for the first time.

As It Happened
47:53

As It Happened: Blitz Street

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS December 17, 2010

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In the summer of 1944, British hopes for an end to the war were raised by news of the D-Day landings. However, a few days later Hitler sent over the V1, the first of his new ...

In the summer of 1944, British hopes for an end to the war were raised by news of the D-Day landings. However, a few days later Hitler sent over the V1, the first of his new secret Vengeance weapons. Nicknamed the 'doodle bug', the V1 was a jet-powered pilotless plane packed with a powerful form of explosive containing RDX. The people who saw it talk about witnessing these buzzing planes pass over and the terror that came when the engine stopped, because that would mean they were about to fall. The V1 is the next bomb detonated over Blitz Street.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: Stalin's Last Plot

SBS June 24, 2011

history

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In January 1953, Pravda published on its front page an article revealing a conspiracy of 'criminal-doctors', who were mainly Jewish. They were accused of murdering two Party ...

In January 1953, Pravda published on its front page an article revealing a conspiracy of 'criminal-doctors', who were mainly Jewish. They were accused of murdering two Party leaders and of conspiring against Stalin himself. In response, Stalin organised the most violent anti-Semitic campaign ever launched in the USSR, aimed mostly at Jewish doctors. In this program, the children and friends of the main victims recount their experiences related to these nightmarish events.

The Kennedys
1:21:57

The Kennedys

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC June 5, 2011

Civics and citizenship

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At the Justice Department, Bobby decides to put additional indictments of Sam Giancana on hold, compromising his principles. In the South, civil rights demonstrators are ...

At the Justice Department, Bobby decides to put additional indictments of Sam Giancana on hold, compromising his principles. In the South, civil rights demonstrators are protesting. JFK calls a meeting with the Southern Caucus of the Senate, who state their opposition to desegregation.

As It Happened
52:00

As It Happened: Berlin - Dangerous Ideas

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS October 8, 2010

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Written and presented by Matt Frei, this three-part series looks at different aspects of the history of Berlin. Using the life and legacy of Frederick the Great as its central ...

Written and presented by Matt Frei, this three-part series looks at different aspects of the history of Berlin. Using the life and legacy of Frederick the Great as its central theme, this first episode covers some of the most notable political, social and cultural movements to emerge within Berlin over the past two centuries.

As It Happened
51:57

As It Happened: Azorian - The Raising Of The K-129

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS November 19, 2010

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Project Azorian was the CIA's audacious attempt to recover the wreck of the Soviet ballistic missile submarine 'K-129'. From its loss in March 1968 until the summer of 1974 ...

Project Azorian was the CIA's audacious attempt to recover the wreck of the Soviet ballistic missile submarine 'K-129'. From its loss in March 1968 until the summer of 1974 the Soviet's were ignorant of the US Navy's successful mission to locate and photograph the wreck, and that the CIA was preparing the largest salvage attempt in history.

As It Happened
50:19

As It Happened: The SS - Struggle For Power

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 April 19, 2011

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The SS, symbol of terror and genocide represented more than any other Nazi organisation the wild and deadly delusions of those who believed themselves part of the master race. ...

The SS, symbol of terror and genocide represented more than any other Nazi organisation the wild and deadly delusions of those who believed themselves part of the master race. It took only a few years for Hitler's Schutzstaffel or 'protective echelon' to be transformed from an insignificant personal bodyguard to an all-powerful institution that tortured and murdered without the slightest compunction.

As It Happened
50:41

As It Happened: Convoy - The War For The Atlantic - Death Blow

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS March 11, 2011

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As the rest of Europe fell to the Nazis, only the convoys of ships bringing vital supplies from North America kept Britain from surrendering. Tonight, with German U-Boats ...

As the rest of Europe fell to the Nazis, only the convoys of ships bringing vital supplies from North America kept Britain from surrendering. Tonight, with German U-Boats still prowling the North Atlantic, the Allies look to new technology to give them the upper hand and secure their convoys.

As It Happened
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As It Happened: The SS - Odessa

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS2 May 24, 2011

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This final episode features interviews with Nazi hunters Beate Klarsfeld, Ephraim Zuroff and Serge Klarsfeld; former members of the US secret service and army officers William ...

This final episode features interviews with Nazi hunters Beate Klarsfeld, Ephraim Zuroff and Serge Klarsfeld; former members of the US secret service and army officers William Gowen, James Milano and Wolfgang Robinow and former SS members.

The World Wars
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The World Wars: The Storm Explodes

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel August 25, 2014

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Russia, still recovering from the Communist Revolution, is in political turmoil. Joseph Stalin rises to the top of the Communist party after Lenin's death, and in a period of ...

Russia, still recovering from the Communist Revolution, is in political turmoil. Joseph Stalin rises to the top of the Communist party after Lenin's death, and in a period of violence called 'The Great Purge' he orders the death of millions, as he tightens his grip on the Russian government. Finally in control of an army, and emboldened by his rapid rise to power, Adolf Hitler starts demanding land lost to Germany in the Treaty of Versailles.

As It Happened
50:31

As It Happened: The SS - The Waffen

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS2 May 17, 2011

history

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Tonight's episode looks at The Waffen SS who were the elite military wing of the organisation. They were fanatical fighters who spread fear and terror in the early days of the ...

Tonight's episode looks at The Waffen SS who were the elite military wing of the organisation. They were fanatical fighters who spread fear and terror in the early days of the war as the Blitzkrieg was launched against Poland and the West.

As It Happened
48:31

As It Happened: The Polish Battle Of Britain

SBS November 5, 2010

history

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In the summer of 1940 a desperate battle raged in the skies of England. If Britain lost, Hitler would invade. At the heart of the fight was one remarkable squadron. Brave, ...

In the summer of 1940 a desperate battle raged in the skies of England. If Britain lost, Hitler would invade. At the heart of the fight was one remarkable squadron. Brave, rebellious, unconventional. 303 squadron shot down twice as many Germans and boasted one of the Battle of Britain's greatest aces. This dramatised documentary recounts how, during the most decisive phase of The Battle of the Britain, a single squadron of 34 Polish fighter pilots wreaked havoc on the Luftwaffe, in the process helping to change the course of history and overturning RAF prejudices.

As It Happened
52:34

As It Happened: Hitler's Family - In The Shadow Of The Dictator

SBS2 November 30, 2010

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Adolf Hitler consistently denied his family lineage, for fear that his ragtag bunch of ancestors and living relatives could tarnish his reputation or expose his imperfect ...

Adolf Hitler consistently denied his family lineage, for fear that his ragtag bunch of ancestors and living relatives could tarnish his reputation or expose his imperfect Aryan background. His family had a history of psychiatric disorders, and his second cousin, Aloisia Veit, was locked up in an asylum for nine years, before being sent to the gas chambers for being "unworthy of life".