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

Episode 3 The History Channel September 22, 2018

Modern history

History

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Every nation involved in World War II recognised that maintaining the morale of the population was vital. Everywhere a great effort was made to offer entertainment, diversion ...

Every nation involved in World War II recognised that maintaining the morale of the population was vital. Everywhere a great effort was made to offer entertainment, diversion and often to package it with the reassurance that the cause was just and victory certain. Radio and cinema were the great mass communicators of the day and we see examples of some of the performers and productions that helped to lighten the darkness of living in the shadow of war.

Europe's Secret Armies
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Europe's Secret Armies: The Polish Resistance

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel September 26, 2018

Modern history

History

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The Polish people were among the first to feel the full heart-stopping force of the German Wermacht. This is the story of the ways in which they fought back, including the ...

The Polish people were among the first to feel the full heart-stopping force of the German Wermacht. This is the story of the ways in which they fought back, including the Ghetto Uprising of 1943.

Warlords
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Warlords: Roosevelt v Stalin: July 1944-April 1945

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel April 23, 2016

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History

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We reveal the US President's gamble in deciding to give Stalin everything he wanted in the hope that the Soviet leader would collaborate with him to create a world of peaceful ...

We reveal the US President's gamble in deciding to give Stalin everything he wanted in the hope that the Soviet leader would collaborate with him to create a world of peaceful and free nations; a gamble that went disastrously wrong.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth: Pomp and Circumstance

Episode 2 SBS April 23, 2018

Modern history

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Planning the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, there was controversy about whether TV cameras would be permitted to cover the ceremony. At first, she resisted. A public outcry ...

Planning the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, there was controversy about whether TV cameras would be permitted to cover the ceremony. At first, she resisted. A public outcry compelled a rethink and the whole ceremony was televised, except for the most sacred moment - the anointing of the Queen. Her beauty, dignity and calmness made the event a worldwide success. Further evidence of her deep religious convictions came when she invited US evangelist Billy Graham to preach at Windsor Castle.

The Longest War
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The Longest War

Nine January 13, 2016

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

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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.

Inside Windsor Castle
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Inside Windsor Castle: Tragedy and Triumph

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel May 19, 2018

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History

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We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

We examine the history of the royal residence over the last 80 years - using archive material, interviews and dramatic recreations.

General Monash and Me: Peter Greste on Australia's Great Commander (Part 2)
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General Monash and Me: Peter Greste on Australia's Great Commander (Part 2)

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC May 1, 2018

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Peter Greste continues to delve into the life of Australia's greatest general, Sir John Monash, while also discovering the fate of his four great uncles who fought under Monash.

Peter Greste continues to delve into the life of Australia's greatest general, Sir John Monash, while also discovering the fate of his four great uncles who fought under Monash.

Easter 1916
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Easter 1916: Part 3

Episode 3 The History Channel July 11, 2018

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This major award-winning historical documentary series, narrated by Brendan Gleeson and featuring dramatic reconstructions of key scenes both before and during the Rising, ...

This major award-winning historical documentary series, narrated by Brendan Gleeson and featuring dramatic reconstructions of key scenes both before and during the Rising, examines the lives of the men who were signatories of the 1916 Easter Proclamation and who, by doing so, made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The signatories have become legendary figures in Republican and Nationalist mythology but their personal stories and the factual basis of their lives are often masked or lost in the hagiography. So who were these seven men who drafted and signed it and, in doing so, effectively signed their own death warrants? Thomas J Clarke, Sean Mac Diarmada, James Connolly, Patrick Pearse, Eamonn Ceannt, Thomas MacDonagh and Joseph Plunkett are their respective names but this series goes in search of the men, their backgrounds and their families. Each man had his own unique story and they were a much more diverse group than is generally realised, as this important series demonstrates.

The Propaganda of Vichy France
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The Propaganda of Vichy France

The History Channel July 9, 2018

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History

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How did the man who promoted collaborating with the Nazi occupiers manage to keep such a glowing image all the way up to the Liberation, when French public opinion was so ...

How did the man who promoted collaborating with the Nazi occupiers manage to keep such a glowing image all the way up to the Liberation, when French public opinion was so hostile to the German occupation? We have all seen the posters, heard the speeches, and seen the tiny sculptures of Marechal Petain. But do you know that the Marechal also received tens of thousands of gifts? That his trips were organised in minute detail? That post office censors opened up to one million letters every week to keep tabs on French public opinion? This film is the first in a series devoted exclusively to Vichy propaganda. Behind the Petain enigma, behind the crushing blow of defeat, there was a phenomenal attempt to control people's minds. With help from historian Denis Pechanski, and personal accounts from every region of France, this documentary will explore the key issues raised by Vichy propaganda, as well as the mechanisms that spread it across France.

Impossible Peace
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Impossible Peace: 1929-1931: Dancing On A Volcano

Episode 4 The History Channel May 28, 2018

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What had seemed to be an economic recovery is revealed to have been at best fragile and the world enters a global depression of unprecedented and unmeasurable savagery. ...

What had seemed to be an economic recovery is revealed to have been at best fragile and the world enters a global depression of unprecedented and unmeasurable savagery. Unemployment, hyperinflation and despair are everywhere and dictators arise. Old empires - Britain and France - come under pressure throughout the extended territories that they can barely afford to police.

Impossible Peace
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Impossible Peace: 1925-1929: Mussolini Is Always Right

Episode 3 The History Channel May 21, 2018

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These are the best of times for the US. Prohibition doesn't stop anyone from having a good time, the country is on wheels or listening to the radio, welcoming the talkies or ...

These are the best of times for the US. Prohibition doesn't stop anyone from having a good time, the country is on wheels or listening to the radio, welcoming the talkies or investing in the stock market with reckless optimism. It's that brief spell they call the Jazz Age, the age of Charles Lindbergh and Babe Ruth. And in 1929, on Black Tuesday, it comes crashing down to the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

Operation Jaywick: Sinking Japan
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Operation Jaywick: Sinking Japan

National Geographic October 23, 2018

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This is the remarkable story of an attack by British and Australian commandos on Japanese ships anchored in Singapore Harbour in what has been called one of the most daring ...

This is the remarkable story of an attack by British and Australian commandos on Japanese ships anchored in Singapore Harbour in what has been called one of the most daring operations of World War II.

Western Front: Last Survivors Tell All
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Western Front: Last Survivors Tell All

The History Channel November 11, 2018

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History

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Narrated by Jack Living Treasure Thompson, this landmark film commemorates the 100th anniversary of Australia's worst battle Fromelles with the last ten surviving Worl War I ...

Narrated by Jack Living Treasure Thompson, this landmark film commemorates the 100th anniversary of Australia's worst battle Fromelles with the last ten surviving Worl War I veterans revealing how 2000 young Australians were killed in one day, in their first Western Front battle, when British Generals ordered them to charge in broad daylight across flat fields towards German machine gunners. These brutally honest old warriors who enlisted at 16 tell horror stories about bungling and bloodshed in battles claiming 46,000 Australians lives that will make viewers weep. Condemning failed British-led Gallipoli as a terrible mistake these centenarians beg Australians to focus on Australian led victories on the Western Front which was five times greater because our soldiers won five times more battles, five times more Victoria Crosses, served there five times longer and sadly lost five times more lives. After hearing these brave soldier's stories, you'll never think about World War I in the same light again.

9/11 Rescue Cops
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9/11 Rescue Cops

National Geographic September 8, 2015

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

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This is the extraordinary untold story of the heroism and sacrifice of the New York Police Department's elite rescue squad on September 11.

This is the extraordinary untold story of the heroism and sacrifice of the New York Police Department's elite rescue squad on September 11.

The Siege Of Leningrad
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The Siege Of Leningrad

The History Channel December 15, 2015

Modern history

Personal and social capability

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The Siege of Leningrad by the German Armed Forces began on 8 September 1941 and ended on 27 January 1944. For 872 days the city was surrounded. Within, the inhabitants fell ...

The Siege of Leningrad by the German Armed Forces began on 8 September 1941 and ended on 27 January 1944. For 872 days the city was surrounded. Within, the inhabitants fell into despair.

American Dynasties: The Kennedys
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American Dynasties: The Kennedys: The Legacy

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS April 1, 2019

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Tragedy strikes again when Bobby Kennedy is assassinated. Ted Kennedy must overcome scandal and misfortune to continue the family legacy and pass the baton to the next generation.

Tragedy strikes again when Bobby Kennedy is assassinated. Ted Kennedy must overcome scandal and misfortune to continue the family legacy and pass the baton to the next generation.

Australia in Colour
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Australia in Colour: Shifting Allegiances

Episode 2 SBS March 13, 2019

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History

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Sport and comedy offer some relief from the hunger and hopelessness of the Great Depression - at least until war breaks out. Australia sends troops to Europe to fight beside ...

Sport and comedy offer some relief from the hunger and hopelessness of the Great Depression - at least until war breaks out. Australia sends troops to Europe to fight beside Britain, but when Japan invades Pearl Harbor, the nation turns to America for protection and pulls troops out of the Middle East. Fighting reaches Darwin.

History of Warfare
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History of Warfare: Gallipoli 1915

The History Channel April 21, 2015

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In a war infamous for its military disasters, there were few greater debacles than Gallipoli. Ill-conceived, poorly planned and dogged by misfortune, the offensive which was ...

In a war infamous for its military disasters, there were few greater debacles than Gallipoli. Ill-conceived, poorly planned and dogged by misfortune, the offensive which was supposed to knock Turkey out of the Great War soon subsided into a bloody stalemate. As a result, places such as Anzac Cove and Suvla Bay are written large in military folklore.