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

SBS November 19, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Battlefield
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Battlefield: Fight for the Mediterranean

Season 6 Episode 6 The History Channel August 13, 2018

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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.

Hitler's Secrets
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Hitler's Secrets: The Conqueror

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS January 28, 2017

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This episode investigates Hitler's transformation from Fuhrer of the German people into the megalomaniac Nazi who triggers the global carnage of the Second World War. Experts ...

This episode investigates Hitler's transformation from Fuhrer of the German people into the megalomaniac Nazi who triggers the global carnage of the Second World War. Experts analyse his behaviour and body language to reveal the clues to Hitler's secret thoughts as he launches storming invasions of Poland, France and Russia. Driven by the belief in his divine mission to save Germany, we explore how his mastery of PR spin deceives the world with a carefully crafted image of a country gentleman at his farmhouse in the Bavarian Alps, as he prepares to now do battle with the 'degenerate' US.

Hitler's Secrets
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Hitler's Secrets: The Downfall

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS February 11, 2017

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This episode explores Hitler's mental and physical decline as he is forced to confront the endgame of inevitable defeat. When the Fuhrer miraculously survives an assassination ...

This episode explores Hitler's mental and physical decline as he is forced to confront the endgame of inevitable defeat. When the Fuhrer miraculously survives an assassination attempt, his lust for vengeance triggers an unequalled reign of terror. His military gambles prove disastrous and accelerate his downfall. As the Army refuses to counterattack and his closest allies turn against him, Hitler finally accepts the inevitable. In the depths of his Fuhrer bunker in Berlin, he rewards his hidden mistress of 13 years with marriage. Less than 40 hours later asks his valet for his gun and pulls the trigger.

Great Crimes And Trials
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Great Crimes And Trials: Ted Bundy

Season 1 Episode 15 The History Channel July 14, 2016

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Women began to disappear in Seattle in 1974. On a monthly basis after that, other women mysteriously vanished. It was not until July 1979 that a jury found Bundy guilty and ...

Women began to disappear in Seattle in 1974. On a monthly basis after that, other women mysteriously vanished. It was not until July 1979 that a jury found Bundy guilty and ended the reign of a man who murdered more than 20 girls.

Australia Remembers: Fromelles Commemoration, VC Corner
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Australia Remembers: Fromelles Commemoration, VC Corner

ABC July 20, 2016

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Commemorating 100 years since the first major Australian battles of WW1 on the Western Front. We remember the fallen at a service from VC Corner to commemorate the battle of ...

Commemorating 100 years since the first major Australian battles of WW1 on the Western Front. We remember the fallen at a service from VC Corner to commemorate the battle of Fromelles where 1,299 Australians died.

Australia Remembers: Pozieres Centenary Commemoration
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Australia Remembers: Pozieres Centenary Commemoration

ABC July 24, 2016

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The Pozieres Service at the 1st AIF Memorial commemorates the battle of Pozieres where 5000 Australians died. Commemorating 100 years since the first major Australian battles ...

The Pozieres Service at the 1st AIF Memorial commemorates the battle of Pozieres where 5000 Australians died. Commemorating 100 years since the first major Australian battles of World War I on the Western Front.

Klansville USA
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Klansville USA

SBS January 3, 2016

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As the Civil Rights Movement grew into a force in the 1960s, the Ku Klux Klan, dormant for decades, re-emerged with a vengeance. Born in Tennessee following the Civil War, the ...

As the Civil Rights Movement grew into a force in the 1960s, the Ku Klux Klan, dormant for decades, re-emerged with a vengeance. Born in Tennessee following the Civil War, the KKK had conducted an intense campaign of intimidation throughout the South before quickly fading out during Reconstruction. It was reborn at Stone Mountain, Georgia in the 1920s, sparked by the release of the epic film Birth of a Nation. Though its membership grew to four million, the Klan again lost its mass support and political clout within a decade. That the Klan came back for a third time wasn't surprising-but where that reincarnation took place was. Klansville, US. is an exploration of why North Carolina, long seen as the most progressive state in the South, became home to the largest Klan organisation in the country, with more members than all the other Southern states combined during the 1960s.

Voices of The D-Day Landings
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Voices of The D-Day Landings

The History Channel April 30, 2018

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In the early hours of June 6, 1944, Allied forces began the greatest military assault ever attempted. They came to Normandy by both air and sea, with one objective: to get a ...

In the early hours of June 6, 1944, Allied forces began the greatest military assault ever attempted. They came to Normandy by both air and sea, with one objective: to get a toe-hold on the continent, and from there, begin the long campaign that would result in the liberation of Europe and the end of the World War II. The assault was conducted in two phases: an airborne attack by 24,000 paratroopers and glider pilots, followed by an amphibious landing across Normandy's sandy beaches. Using personal testimonies, we tell the dramatic stories of the men who took part: the British and American paratroopers and glider infantry, men who crewed tanks, infantry soldiers who were deposited on the Normandy beaches by landing craft and RAF crews who took part in the deception plan, that deceived Hitler and his generals into believing that Calais was the main target for the assault. The veterans words are illustrated by dramatic archive, and colour footage of key locations. By telling their stories in their own words, we get a snapshot of what it was like to be part of the enormous undertaking.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth: Queen In Waiting

Episode 1 SBS April 16, 2018

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Princess Elizabeth grew up in the Piccadilly home of her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York. The Abdication of her uncle, Edward VIII, in 1936 appeared to be a catastrophe ...

Princess Elizabeth grew up in the Piccadilly home of her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York. The Abdication of her uncle, Edward VIII, in 1936 appeared to be a catastrophe to her family, catapulting her nervous father onto the throne as King George VI. Elizabeth became heir to the throne aged 10, and seemed to be a shy girl with a limited education. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history, but she was neither born nor educated to take on that role. At the age of 10 her life was turned upside down, when her uncle Edward VIII abdicated, catapulting her into the position of heir to the greatest empire the world had ever seen. At the age of 21, she broadcast to the people of Britain and the Commonwealth that her whole life would be devoted to service - a pledge she renewed 60 years later at her diamond jubilee. As monarch she has appointed 13 prime ministers, from Sir Winston Churchill to Teresa May, and despite the best efforts of some politicians she has kept above the political fray. Her greatest achievement has been to transform the British Empire into the new Commonwealth of diverse and independent nations. During her reign she has experienced family tragedy and triumph, often having to choose between supporting her family and doing her duty as monarch. This eight-part series interviews the Queen's prime ministers, members of the royal household and closest friends, to build a uniquely personal picture of Elizabeth, the woman, the mother, the Queen.

WW2 Hell Under the Sea
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WW2 Hell Under the Sea: Relentless Pursuit

Season 2 Episode 3 National Geographic October 29, 2018

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January 1944. A German U-Boat defies the odds and escapes both Allied depth charges and aircraft to sink ships and return to port despite severe damage. Ten weeks later, U-515 ...

January 1944. A German U-Boat defies the odds and escapes both Allied depth charges and aircraft to sink ships and return to port despite severe damage. Ten weeks later, U-515 is put to the ultimate test.

The Australian SAS: The Untold History
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The Australian SAS: The Untold History: Heads and Hearts

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel November 18, 2018

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HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South East Asia, the small and little understood SAS ...

HISTORY reveals the authorised and complete history of the Australian SAS. Raised in 1957 during Communist subversion in South East Asia, the small and little understood SAS quickly became the Ugly Duckling of the Australian Army. The SAS proved itself in 1965 in the undeniable jungle war in Borneo during Indonesian Konfrontasi. Follow the Australian SAS missions from inception through to the 2015 rise of the brutal ISIS caliphate.

The Pacific War in Colour
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The Pacific War in Colour: No Surrender

Season 1 Episode 7 The History Channel December 25, 2018

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Americans keep pushing toward Japan despite the heavy cost, and the last island before Honshu is Okinawa. Japanese make a strong stand at Okinawa with more defensive ...

Americans keep pushing toward Japan despite the heavy cost, and the last island before Honshu is Okinawa. Japanese make a strong stand at Okinawa with more defensive innovation, and launch the biggest kamikaze attacks of the war off its shore. Americans are determined to push ahead and try to take Okinawa to stage an invasion of the Japanese homeland. At 82 days it is the longest battle of the Pacific war, and costs the lives of both commanding officers. Halfway through, President Roosevelt dies and Truman takes over.