Australian War Horse
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Australian War Horse

National Geographic July 16, 2016

Modern history

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Over 130,000 Australian horses served in the 1914-1918 war. Only one came home. Known as Walers, they were a special kind of horse as they could withstand great heat, travel ...

Over 130,000 Australian horses served in the 1914-1918 war. Only one came home. Known as Walers, they were a special kind of horse as they could withstand great heat, travel great distances and perform great feats in battle. This is their story.

Stalin's Death: The End Of An Era
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Stalin's Death: The End Of An Era

The History Channel June 1, 2016

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

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March 5, 1953. Stalin is dead. One day later, he is lying in state in an open coffin as more than 1.5 million mourners make their way through the streets of Moscow to pay ...

March 5, 1953. Stalin is dead. One day later, he is lying in state in an open coffin as more than 1.5 million mourners make their way through the streets of Moscow to pay their last respects. This film recounts the events of the last days of Stalin's life and tells the story of his death. On the morning of March 2, 1953, at his secret summer home in Kuntsevo, on the outskirts of Moscow, neither his bodyguards nor his closest comrades are prepared for what they hear when the officer on duty reports that he has found Stalin unconscious in his study. No-one could say precisely when the stroke had occurred, as the guard had been under strict orders not to disturb him. But Stalin's death is a momentous occasion and soon triggers a murderous battle for power in the Kremlin. To the surprise of many, it is Nikita Khrushchev who ultimately triumphs in the battle to be Stalin's successor. In this film, Stalin's last body double tells his incredible story for the very first time. Secret service officers, military personnel, Khrushchev's son, gulag prisoners, authors and historians are interviewed. Film locations include the summer home in Kuntsevo, where the dictator died. The house is shrouded in mystery and still closed to the public.

Anzac Battlefields: The Western Front
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Anzac Battlefields: The Western Front: Victory

Season 1 Episode 6 The History Channel August 10, 2015

Modern history

History

Civics and citizenship

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As the Germans retreated towards the fortified Hindenburg Line they attempted a 'scorched earth' policy, cratering roads and destroying bridges. Vigorous pursuit was necessary ...

As the Germans retreated towards the fortified Hindenburg Line they attempted a 'scorched earth' policy, cratering roads and destroying bridges. Vigorous pursuit was necessary to prevent this. We follow the exploits of the Australians as Monash takes up the challenge and, as part of the rolling offensive, follow the New Zealand third army.

I, Spry
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I, Spry

ABC November 4, 2010

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

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This video has closed captioning
With a nuclear arms race set to escalate the Cold War, Prime Minister Robert Menzies appoints Colonel Charles Spry to take charge of the fledgling Australian Security ...

With a nuclear arms race set to escalate the Cold War, Prime Minister Robert Menzies appoints Colonel Charles Spry to take charge of the fledgling Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, ASIO. The staunchly anti-Communist, fifth-generation soldier recruits new officers to fight a covert war against a cunning enemy. Their primary task is to investigate Australians spying for the Soviets and infiltrate Communist Party branches with undercover agents.

D-Day: The Soldiers' Story
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D-Day: The Soldiers' Story: Breakout

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS February 8, 2013

Modern history

history

Critical thinking

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This video has closed captioning
On the 6th of June 1944, tens of thousands of Allied troops landed on the coast of Normandy in the largest amphibious assault ever. For many of the young US soldiers, this war ...

On the 6th of June 1944, tens of thousands of Allied troops landed on the coast of Normandy in the largest amphibious assault ever. For many of the young US soldiers, this war against the Nazis seemed almost like an adventure. What lay in store for them was bloody carnage on the beaches of France.

D-Day: The Soldiers' Story
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D-Day: The Soldiers' Story: Beachhead

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS February 1, 2013

Modern history

history

Critical thinking

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This video has closed captioning
On the 6th of June 1944, tens of thousands of Allied troops landed on the coast of Normandy in the largest amphibious assault ever. For many of the young US soldiers, this war ...

On the 6th of June 1944, tens of thousands of Allied troops landed on the coast of Normandy in the largest amphibious assault ever. For many of the young US soldiers, this war against the Nazis seemed almost like an adventure. What lay in store for them was bloody carnage on the beaches of France. This program meticulously records the sequence of events by means of original footage, photos, documents and interviews with survivors.

480
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480: Mabo: The Mabo Case

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC May 31, 2012

Modern history

Indigenous Australians

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Eddie Koiki Mabo won his way into history when the highest court in the country ruled in his favour and disproved the law of terra nullius.

Eddie Koiki Mabo won his way into history when the highest court in the country ruled in his favour and disproved the law of terra nullius.

D-Day: The Soldiers' Story
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D-Day: The Soldiers' Story: Overlord

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS January 25, 2013

Modern history

history

Critical thinking

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This video has closed captioning
On the 6th of June 1944, tens of thousands of Allied troops landed on the coast of Normandy in the largest amphibious operation ever. For many of the young US soldiers, this ...

On the 6th of June 1944, tens of thousands of Allied troops landed on the coast of Normandy in the largest amphibious operation ever. For many of the young US soldiers, this war against the Nazis seemed almost like an adventure. What lay in store for them was bloody carnage on the beaches of France. This program meticulously records the sequence of events by means of original footage, photos, documents and interviews with survivors.

The War Generals
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The War Generals

National Geographic February 11, 2017

Modern history

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

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With unprecedented access to legendary generals, including Colin Powell, National Geographic Channel presents an intimate account of how America's military leaders made major ...

With unprecedented access to legendary generals, including Colin Powell, National Geographic Channel presents an intimate account of how America's military leaders made major wartime decisions.

The Great Commanders
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The Great Commanders: Georgi Zhukov

Season 1 Episode 6 The History Channel October 17, 2017

Modern history

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Following the Russian Revolution, Georgi Zhukov rose to become Stalin's deputy in the war against Hitler. Thorough and innovative, he was a single-minded soldier whose ...

Following the Russian Revolution, Georgi Zhukov rose to become Stalin's deputy in the war against Hitler. Thorough and innovative, he was a single-minded soldier whose abilities helped turn the war around. The Battle of Berlin that finally destroyed the Nazi regime was Zhukov's ultimate triumph. There is no more difficult military objective than a major city. Zhukov's success in taking Berlin has led him to be called the greatest commander of the 20th century.

Scorched Earth
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Scorched Earth: Propaganda: War Of The Mind

Season 5 Episode 2 The History Channel July 7, 2016

Modern history

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This episode provides an intriguing look at the part played by propaganda as governments struggled to gain the upper hand in the war away from the battlefield. Methods were ...

This episode provides an intriguing look at the part played by propaganda as governments struggled to gain the upper hand in the war away from the battlefield. Methods were sometimes less than subtle or, in some cases, nonexistent; however, Josef Goebbels honed the art of mass communication until, in the early days at least, it became one of Germany's most effective weapons. Goebbels was the master of advancing the cause of National Socialism to his own people, although the attempts to take the message to his enemies were less successful; the British people treated the rantings of Lord Haw-Haw, the traitor William Joyce, with derision. This episode features rare examples of propaganda posters and leaflets. There are also interviews with propaganda and military experts.

The Kaiser's Pirates
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The Kaiser's Pirates

SBS August 7, 2016

Modern history

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In November 1916, German raider SMS Wolf set out for a 15 month long voyage through the oceans, finally reaching Australia and Papua New Guinea. The mission of this ship was ...

In November 1916, German raider SMS Wolf set out for a 15 month long voyage through the oceans, finally reaching Australia and Papua New Guinea. The mission of this ship was perfectly masked as a merchant vessel: capture, sink or destroy allied shipping. This documentary sheds light on this forgotten chapter of the Second World War.

Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East
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Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East: The Battle Of Berlin

Season 1 Episode 17 The History Channel May 18, 2017

Modern history

History

Ethical Understanding

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Giving an unprecedented Russian perspective on the war's most decisive and bloody theatre.

Giving an unprecedented Russian perspective on the war's most decisive and bloody theatre.

Scorched Earth
50:06

Scorched Earth: Carrier Warfare

Season 1 Episode 6 The History Channel June 2, 2017

Modern history

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It was in the late summer of 1943 that the American Navy launched its operation to drive the Japanese from the Central Pacific. The Aircraft Carrier was to play a crucial role ...

It was in the late summer of 1943 that the American Navy launched its operation to drive the Japanese from the Central Pacific. The Aircraft Carrier was to play a crucial role in its success, for not only did the new carriers give the Americans enormous fire-power, the US shipyards were turning them out at the rate of one per month. This programme tells the dramatic story of the desperate struggle for the Pacific. It features rare footage of Aircraft Carriers in action and examines their role in this vital theatre of the war. Carrier Warfare also includes informative 3D computer graphics.

Scorched Earth
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Scorched Earth: Doodlebugs - Hitler's Terror Weapons

Season 2 Episode 2 The History Channel June 6, 2017

Modern history

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B y 1942 the tide of war had finally started to swing in the favour of the Allied forces. As the industrial might and great cities of Germany suffered as never before, Hitler ...

B y 1942 the tide of war had finally started to swing in the favour of the Allied forces. As the industrial might and great cities of Germany suffered as never before, Hitler promised revenge. Soon vengeance weapons were developed and deployed, a turning point in the technological history of warfare. The V1, otherwise known as the Doodle Bug would cause havoc in the streets of Britain's capital. However, as the Allied forces closed in on the Third Reich, in a desperate attempt to stop the onslaught the V2 was launched for the first time. In the dying days of the Third Reich, who would have believed that such a weapon could have been produced? A weapon, if given more time, that could have completely altered the outcome of the war. Featuring rare archive footage, stunning 3-D computer graphics and rare film of the last surviving rockets, this is a privileged glimpse into the world of Hitler's arsenal.

Stalingrad
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Stalingrad

Episode 2 The History Channel August 30, 2017

Modern history

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The World War II Battle of Stalingrad, from the initial attack to the repatriation of the survivors after the war.

The World War II Battle of Stalingrad, from the initial attack to the repatriation of the survivors after the war.

Stalingrad
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Stalingrad

Episode 3 The History Channel September 11, 2017

Modern history

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The World War II Battle of Stalingrad, from the initial attack to the repatriation of the survivors after the war.

The World War II Battle of Stalingrad, from the initial attack to the repatriation of the survivors after the war.

1945: The Savage Peace
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1945: The Savage Peace

The History Channel July 30, 2017

Modern history

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"Enjoy the war, for the peace will be savage", was apparently a macabre joke circulating in the German military towards the end of World War II. This documentary shows us just ...

"Enjoy the war, for the peace will be savage", was apparently a macabre joke circulating in the German military towards the end of World War II. This documentary shows us just how prescient it would prove, charting the cruelties that would follow the end of conflict. Man's inhumanity to man would continue long after the war itself had formally ended.