Long Tan: The True Story
54:08

Long Tan: The True Story

The History Channel August 18, 2016

Modern history

Asia and Australia

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Investigate the battle of Long Tan, when an infantry company of untried Australians and New Zealanders held off repeated attacks by two heavily-armed North Vietnamese Army and ...

Investigate the battle of Long Tan, when an infantry company of untried Australians and New Zealanders held off repeated attacks by two heavily-armed North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong units outnumbering them 20 to 1. For the Viet Cong, this was to be a master stroke - annihilate the soldiers of two nations thus forcing Australia and New Zealand to withdraw from Vietnam, embarrass the US, and influence the looming Manila peace talks. Masters of the annihilation ambush and with a much stronger force, the VC believed victory would take about 20 minutes. But in a grim firefight in monsoonal rain the Vietnamese were mauled badly, losing more than 500 men to D Company s 18 KIA. What went wrong for the invincible VC?

The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire
59:04

The Somme 1916: From Both Sides of the Wire

Episode 1 The History Channel July 1, 2017

Modern history

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This documentary presents the cataclysmic events that began on July 1, 1916, for the first time, from both sides of no man's land.

This documentary presents the cataclysmic events that began on July 1, 1916, for the first time, from both sides of no man's land.

The World at War
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The World at War: Inside The Reich

Season 1 Episode 16 The History Channel September 5, 2017

Modern history

History

9-10
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In 1940 Germany was in buoyancy, with her armies controlling Western Europe.

In 1940 Germany was in buoyancy, with her armies controlling Western Europe.

Vienna: Empire, Dynasty, and Dream
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Vienna: Empire, Dynasty, and Dream

Episode 2 The History Channel August 22, 2017

Modern history

Visual arts

9-10
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Simon Sebag Montefiore tells the story of Vienna triumphant, after the Ottoman threat receded at the end of the 17th century. The city was rebuilt. No longer an outpost ...

Simon Sebag Montefiore tells the story of Vienna triumphant, after the Ottoman threat receded at the end of the 17th century. The city was rebuilt. No longer an outpost defending the West from Islamic invaders, the Habsburg's vowed their empire and imperial capital would become the most glittering in the world. The Habsburg emperors transformed the city from a fortress into a great cultural capital. Vienna became a city that would define the arts; a magnet for musicians including Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven.

World War One Through Arab Eyes
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World War One Through Arab Eyes

Al Jazeera English January 14, 2017

Modern history

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The story of the secret Sykes-Picot agreement between Britain and France and the way it shaped the Middle East in the twentieth century and beyond.

The story of the secret Sykes-Picot agreement between Britain and France and the way it shaped the Middle East in the twentieth century and beyond.

After the Holocaust
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After the Holocaust

The History Channel January 27, 2019

Modern history

History

Civics and citizenship

Critical thinking

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The darkest chapter in the history of mankind has finally come to an end - or so we thought. For the Jews of Europe, the suffering, the dying, and the grief continued, and ...

The darkest chapter in the history of mankind has finally come to an end - or so we thought. For the Jews of Europe, the suffering, the dying, and the grief continued, and still continues, to this very day.

Nicholas and Alexandra: The Letters
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Nicholas and Alexandra: The Letters

Episode 2 SBS April 10, 2018

Modern history

History

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A look at how Tsar Nicholas II and his wife the Empress Alexandra's complete misjudgement and lack of understanding led to the fall of the Russian Empire from being one of the ...

A look at how Tsar Nicholas II and his wife the Empress Alexandra's complete misjudgement and lack of understanding led to the fall of the Russian Empire from being one of the foremost great powers of the world to economic and military collapse. We explore how their decisions during the war led to widespread public anger and a revolution that would eventually bring a tragic and brutal end to Tsar Nicholas' reign, making him the last Emperor of Russia. Broadcast title: The Tsar and Empress: Secret Letters.

Great Crimes And Trials
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Great Crimes And Trials: Dennis Nilsen

Season 2 Episode 14 The History Channel August 1, 2016

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical Understanding

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During 1978 a civil servant who lived in London became Britain's worst mass murderer. Dennis Nilsen lured at least fifteen young men back to his flat, murdered them and then ...

During 1978 a civil servant who lived in London became Britain's worst mass murderer. Dennis Nilsen lured at least fifteen young men back to his flat, murdered them and then disposed of their remains down the sewer.

Building Chernobyl's Mega Tomb
59:08

Building Chernobyl's Mega Tomb

SBS March 19, 2017

Modern history

Design and technologies

Physics

Science

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
On April 26, 1986, a catastrophic blast blew the lid off Chernobyl's Reactor No.4. The explosion was 400 times more potent than the Hiroshima bomb, ignighting fires that ...

On April 26, 1986, a catastrophic blast blew the lid off Chernobyl's Reactor No.4. The explosion was 400 times more potent than the Hiroshima bomb, ignighting fires that burned for 10 days, sending a radioactive cloud across Europe. In the aftermath, ill-equipped workers heroically sealed the smouldering reactor in a concrete sarcophagus, but the hastily constructed shelter was only built to last 30 years. Now, 30 countries including the UK, France and the US have come together to pay for a 1.2 billion Euro international rescue plan to build a mighty 25,000-ton steel shelter which will entomb the radiation and last for a century. This documentary follows the team of international engineers as they race against time to build the structure over the disaster site.

The Sixties
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The Sixties: The World on the Brink

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel March 4, 2017

Modern history

History

9-10
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The heady days of Camelot were clouded by the political and military tensions between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. Marvin Kalb, Richard Reeves, Robert Dallek, Sergei Khrushchev ...

The heady days of Camelot were clouded by the political and military tensions between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. Marvin Kalb, Richard Reeves, Robert Dallek, Sergei Khrushchev and more explain how close the Bay of Pigs and Cuban Missile Crisis brought us all to World War III - and how two nuclear superpowers moved from near confrontation to the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

Walls of Shame
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Walls of Shame: Spain

Al Jazeera English February 21, 2017

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The city of Ceuta is the southernmost outpost of Fortress Europe. Yet it's on Africa. Spain insists it will never relinquish control and cordoned it off.

The city of Ceuta is the southernmost outpost of Fortress Europe. Yet it's on Africa. Spain insists it will never relinquish control and cordoned it off.

What The Hell Is The Presidency For?
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What The Hell Is The Presidency For?

The History Channel September 17, 2016

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
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Lyndon Baines Johnson passed some of the most important civil rights legislation of the 1960s that still affects Americans today. Discover how he used the power of the ...

Lyndon Baines Johnson passed some of the most important civil rights legislation of the 1960s that still affects Americans today. Discover how he used the power of the presidency to strike deals, make trades and form an alliance with Martin Luther King Jr to bring civil rights to the forefront of American politics.

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

SBS November 19, 2017

Modern history

History

9-10
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This video has closed captioning
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.

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

Episode 3 SBS September 9, 2016

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
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.

Hitler's Olympics
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Hitler's Olympics

The History Channel August 6, 2016

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Health and PE

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
August 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games hosted by Adolf Hitler. Explore the extraordinary moment in the history of the Olympics and the growing ...

August 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games hosted by Adolf Hitler. Explore the extraordinary moment in the history of the Olympics and the growing power of the Nazi Party. Featuring Captain Eric Winkle Brown, now 97, as he recalls visiting the Games and his role in the War. Leading nations planned a boycott and Jesse Owens stole the show but these were just brief distractions for the Nazi PR machine, as the foreign press praised Germany s spirit following the depression. Compelling, frightening and relevant today.

America's Great War 1917-1918
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America's Great War 1917-1918

National Geographic August 26, 2018

Modern history

History

9-10
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Stuck in trenches, and buried in a rain of shells, the US soldiers who have come to be known as 'Sammies' are virtually unknown, yet between 1917 and 1918, nearly 2 million of ...

Stuck in trenches, and buried in a rain of shells, the US soldiers who have come to be known as 'Sammies' are virtually unknown, yet between 1917 and 1918, nearly 2 million of them arrived in France to assist in an Allied victory.

Living in the Shadow of World War Two
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Living in the Shadow of World War Two

Episode 1 The History Channel September 4, 2018

Modern history

History

9-10
11-12
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The most fundamental need of any society is a reliable food supply. During World War II, every combatant nation introduced some form of rationing - but that was only the start ...

The most fundamental need of any society is a reliable food supply. During World War II, every combatant nation introduced some form of rationing - but that was only the start of the business of keeping the population fed. From substitute ingredients and ersatz recipes to digging-up golf courses and football pitches to increase agricultural output - we see the memories of those who queued, scrounged and dug for victory.

Hitler's Last Stand
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Hitler's Last Stand: Enemy Allies

Season 1 Episode 4 National Geographic August 30, 2018

Modern history

History

9-10
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After Hitler's suicide, an American tank commander leads a motley mix of German and American soldiers determined to protect French prisoners, held in a castle in the Austrian ...

After Hitler's suicide, an American tank commander leads a motley mix of German and American soldiers determined to protect French prisoners, held in a castle in the Austrian Alps, from loyal Nazi troops.