The Machinery of War
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The Machinery of War: Mass Movement

Episode 4 The History Channel December 24, 2019

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, small standing armies marched around or got on and off troopships. WWI changed all of that as it sucked more and more men into ...

At the beginning of the twentieth century, small standing armies marched around or got on and off troopships. WWI changed all of that as it sucked more and more men into battle and the armies of European nations swelled to a million or more men. Men who needed the long tail of support to feed and equip them, and then to treat their wounds and issue their pay. The challenge of moving such armies swiftly and efficiently was first met by the railways. And it has remained a challenge over the last hundred years. This episode tells the story of how machines have been used, and are being used, to transport armies and all of their equipment over land, across sea and in the air - from giant freighters to the image that became an iconic representation of action in Vietnam, the helicopter.

History Erased
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History Erased: USA

Season 1 Episode 6 The History Channel December 23, 2019

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A world suddenly forced to live without the United States and its countless ground-breaking contributions would be a drastically different place. From the first flight to ...

A world suddenly forced to live without the United States and its countless ground-breaking contributions would be a drastically different place. From the first flight to outer space and all the medical, technological and scientific advancements made along the way, our modern world is shaped by the USA. To celebrate and explore its contributions to the modern world we're stripping away key American innovations to see the impact when History is Erased.

Countdown to 1989: The Berlin Wall
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Countdown to 1989: The Berlin Wall

The History Channel December 22, 2019

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The opening of the Berlin Wall on the evening of November 9, 1989 came as a complete surprise to East and West Germans as it probably did to the whole world. How has this ...

The opening of the Berlin Wall on the evening of November 9, 1989 came as a complete surprise to East and West Germans as it probably did to the whole world. How has this historic moment come about? Examine the ten milestones - key political and societal events from November 1988 to 1989 - which ultimately led to the opening and fall of the Berlin Wall.

A Royal Tour Of The 20th Century
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A Royal Tour Of The 20th Century: 1990 To 2000 And Beyond

Episode 4 The History Channel December 22, 2019

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In this episode, we move through the final decade of the 20th century and look at the next generation of royals in the new millennium, as Queen Elizabeth the second retires ...

In this episode, we move through the final decade of the 20th century and look at the next generation of royals in the new millennium, as Queen Elizabeth the second retires from touring. We reflect on the changing times and a remarkable century full of both great loss and celebration; and the legacy of the Windsors that continues to stand the test of time - much of it to do with the relationships and connections to the public formed by the royal tours.

The Wonderful World of Chocolate
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The Wonderful World of Chocolate

Episode 5 SBS December 19, 2019

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We journey to Bern, Switzerland, home to the 111 year-old triangular bar, Toblerone. Here, at the factory responsible for the entire world's supply, we witness the remarkable ...

We journey to Bern, Switzerland, home to the 111 year-old triangular bar, Toblerone. Here, at the factory responsible for the entire world's supply, we witness the remarkable nougat making process, and discover where the chocolate-maker's triangle obsession came from.

Verdun: The Battle Of The Great War
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Verdun: The Battle Of The Great War

The History Channel December 18, 2019

History

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From February to December 1916, the French and Germans waged one of the First World War's most devastating battles in order to take control of the hills around Verdun. A head ...

From February to December 1916, the French and Germans waged one of the First World War's most devastating battles in order to take control of the hills around Verdun. A head on confrontation, fought with no help from their allies, army versus army, nation versus nation. Eleven months of fighting, over 2 million soldiers mobilised and 300,000 dead. Today, this massacre seems senseless. But in 1916, soldiers on both sides accepted to go into battle. Why? This documentary looks back at this insane battle that was to become the bloodiest chapter of the First World War. Looking back through the personal archives of veterans, delving into their daily lives, their dreams and their nightmares, but also using historical re-enactments and numerous computer-generated images, Verdun, the Battle of the Great War revisits France's last great victory over Germany. A battle that would become the symbol of nationalist folly and age-old hostility between two nations.

Celebration Nation
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Celebration Nation

Episode 1 Nat Geo December 18, 2019

Media arts

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For the Chinese, grave-sweeping traditions, boat races and grand ceremonies are held throughout the lunar calendar to commemorate the deceased.

For the Chinese, grave-sweeping traditions, boat races and grand ceremonies are held throughout the lunar calendar to commemorate the deceased.

Australia On Air: 80 Years of ABC Abroad
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Australia On Air: 80 Years of ABC Abroad

ABC December 16, 2019

Media arts

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On Dec 20, 1939, PM Robert Menzies announced Australia's first international broadcast service. From radio, to TV, digital, mobile, social, and streaming, we have taken an ...

On Dec 20, 1939, PM Robert Menzies announced Australia's first international broadcast service. From radio, to TV, digital, mobile, social, and streaming, we have taken an Australian voice to the Asia Pacific and the world.

History Erased
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History Erased: China

Season 1 Episode 5 The History Channel December 16, 2019

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A theoretical look at what the world would be like without China's four great inventions: gunpowder, the compass, paper-making, and printing.

A theoretical look at what the world would be like without China's four great inventions: gunpowder, the compass, paper-making, and printing.

A Royal Tour Of The 20th Century
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A Royal Tour Of The 20th Century

Episode 3 The History Channel December 15, 2019

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With increasing media attention and the start of paparazzi, a new generation of royals comes to the forefront of popular culture. In the 80s, Prince Charles marries Lady Diana ...

With increasing media attention and the start of paparazzi, a new generation of royals comes to the forefront of popular culture. In the 80s, Prince Charles marries Lady Diana and they begin taking on the ambassadorship the Royal titles afford them, taking on tours of their own. The Queen continues her travels, albeit through a increasingly smaller commonwealth. Meanwhile in the early nineties, the Royal family faces personal breakdowns and tragedies.

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

Episode 4 The History Channel December 15, 2019

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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.

Queen Victoria And Her Nine Children
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Queen Victoria And Her Nine Children: Part 2

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel December 14, 2019

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Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were an unusually devoted couple but when Albert died, Queen Victoria was left as a single mother. Explore Victoria's struggle to mourn her ...

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert were an unusually devoted couple but when Albert died, Queen Victoria was left as a single mother. Explore Victoria's struggle to mourn her husband's death, carry out her Royal duties, and keep both her family and the public in check.

Titanic: Stories From The Deep
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Titanic: Stories From The Deep

Episode 2 The History Channel December 13, 2019

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The story of Robert Hichens and the brass steering wheel stand recovered in a 1987 dive on the wreck site of Titanic, as passionately told by his great-granddaughter who ...

The story of Robert Hichens and the brass steering wheel stand recovered in a 1987 dive on the wreck site of Titanic, as passionately told by his great-granddaughter who challenges us to look at Hichens in a new light. And we meet Elizabeth Navaratil whose father was one of the 'The Orphans of Titanic'; two brothers, two and four years of age placed in a lifeboat as Titanic sank by their father and whose mother had no idea they were on Titanic. And finally, the tragic story of Frederick Fleet, one of two lookouts on Titanic whose quick actions may have averted an even great disaster and who never forgave himself for not seeing the iceberg sooner.

Gold: Story Of Man's 6000 Year Obsession
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Gold: Story Of Man's 6000 Year Obsession

Episode 2 The History Channel December 12, 2019

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In the second part of Real Vision's ground-breaking documentary, Grant Williams examines how gold is bought and sold around the world, explains the difference between 'the ...

In the second part of Real Vision's ground-breaking documentary, Grant Williams examines how gold is bought and sold around the world, explains the difference between 'the gold price' and 'the price of gold,' and explores some of the legends that surround the yellow metal. Grant also weighs up the possibility of the world returning to a gold standard and addresses the all-important accusations of manipulation that surround the subject of man's 6000-year obsession.

The Wonderful World of Chocolate
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The Wonderful World of Chocolate

Episode 4 SBS December 12, 2019

Modern history

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We're going big as we go behind the scenes at the planet's biggest chocolate shop and visit the biggest chocolate factory of all. We also see one of Britain's grandest ...

We're going big as we go behind the scenes at the planet's biggest chocolate shop and visit the biggest chocolate factory of all. We also see one of Britain's grandest boarding schools re-created in chocolate, and reveal the sensuous secret history of Cadbury Flake. In Germany, we witness a brand-new bar being invented by Ritter Sport.

Australia with Julia Bradbury
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Australia with Julia Bradbury

Episode 1 SBS December 12, 2019

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Earth and environment

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Julia explores historic Cockatoo Island, where the first convicts landed in Sydney harbour. Now it is a popular glamping destination. Julia escapes the island to join an early ...

Julia explores historic Cockatoo Island, where the first convicts landed in Sydney harbour. Now it is a popular glamping destination. Julia escapes the island to join an early morning commute to work - Sydney style - by boat. At Bondi Beach, she joins the forty-strong life guard team on beach patrol. The only female member of the team, Julia Bahr-Thompson, shares her stories of dramatic rescues. Then it's time to explore the city's edgy side in Surry Hills, where tattooist to the stars Rhys Gordon explains Australia's unique tattoo history.

World's Greatest Palaces
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World's Greatest Palaces

Episode 2 The History Channel December 10, 2019

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For 350 years, Schonbrunn Palace was the main Summer residence of Austria's imperial family, the Habsburgs. Designed in a rococo style, the 1,441 rooms have played host to ...

For 350 years, Schonbrunn Palace was the main Summer residence of Austria's imperial family, the Habsburgs. Designed in a rococo style, the 1,441 rooms have played host to some of Europe's most influential figures including Marie Antoinette, Mozart and Napoleon Bonaparte. Schonbrunn was home to two of the great Habsburgs matriarchs, Empresses Maria Theresa and Elisabeth. Maria Theresa ruled for 40 years in the 18th century and married her daughters into some of the most powerful royal houses across Europe. Empress Elisabeth, known affectionately across the Austrian Empire as Sisi, has often been compared to Princess Diana because of her beauty and iconic status. She was assassinated in Geneva in 1898. The palace is located in a 500 acre park which includes an orangery, palm house and one of Europe's oldest zoos.

Lost Cities With Albert Lin
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Lost Cities With Albert Lin: Inca Island In The Sky

Season 1 Episode 6 Nat Geo December 9, 2019

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Albert Lin travels to the famous Machu Picchu, where LiDAR technology reveals evidence of an even older civilisation's involvement.

Albert Lin travels to the famous Machu Picchu, where LiDAR technology reveals evidence of an even older civilisation's involvement.