Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East
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Soviet Storm: WW2 In The East: The Partisan War

Season 1 Episode 14 The History Channel May 15, 2017

Modern history

History

Ethical Understanding

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In 1941 German armed forces overran vast swathes of Russia, Byelorussia and Ukraine. But it was not long before the local population, encouraged by Nazi brutality, took up ...

In 1941 German armed forces overran vast swathes of Russia, Byelorussia and Ukraine. But it was not long before the local population, encouraged by Nazi brutality, took up arms against the invader. Soviet partisans, operating under the command of a Central Headquarters in Moscow, created huge 'no-go' areas for German troops, and conducted a systematic campaign of sabotage against the enemy rail network.

Winning World War I: The Western Front Diaries
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Winning World War I: The Western Front Diaries

The History Channel November 11, 2009

Modern history

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To mark the 90th anniversary of the Western Front we tell the Australian story for the first time. Unlike the defeat at Gallipoli, Australians were very effective and largely ...

To mark the 90th anniversary of the Western Front we tell the Australian story for the first time. Unlike the defeat at Gallipoli, Australians were very effective and largely responsible for Winning World War I on the Western Front. Five times more Australians were killed on the Western Front than in Gallipoli. Based on the book by author Dr Jonathan King, this exclusive local production airs as part of The History Channel's Remembrance Day line-up.

Sean Bean's Waterloo
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Sean Bean's Waterloo

Episode 1 The History Channel June 18, 2017

Modern history

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Hollywood actor Sean Bean tells the story of Waterloo, one of history's most decisive battles. Sean's journey of discovery is inspired by his own experiences of playing ...

Hollywood actor Sean Bean tells the story of Waterloo, one of history's most decisive battles. Sean's journey of discovery is inspired by his own experiences of playing Napoleonic soldier Richard Sharpe in TV films based on Bernard Cornwell's best-selling novels. In the programmes he draws on the eye-witness accounts of soldiers who fought at Waterloo to tell the story of the dramatic events of 18 June 1815 as they were experienced by the ordinary soldiers who fought it. He pieces together the chronology of the battle and visits some of the legendary places where the outcome was decided, including the buildings at Hougoumont which witnessed some of the heaviest fighting. He also meets descendants of some of the soldiers who fought at Waterloo, to discover how they remember the achievements of their ancestors. To bring their stories to life he works alongside present-day soldiers from the British army and experts in military history and stages hands-on experiments that bring him closer to the reality of fighting at Waterloo. At the Royal Armouries in Leeds he fires an original Waterloo musket, loaded with live ammunition, and takes part in an experiment to test the damage caused by original Waterloo cavalry swords. He works with re-enactors from the Napoleonic Association to find out more about the infantry and artillery tactics used in the battle. He also witnesses the damage caused by an original Waterloo cannon using live ammunition. In Belgium he meets the archaeologist responsible for the unique discovery of the skeleton of a Waterloo soldier who died during the battle and whose remains lay undiscovered on the battlefield for almost 200 years, in the exact spot where the soldier died.

Gallipoli From Above
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Gallipoli From Above

The History Channel November 9, 2016

Modern history

history

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The true story of how a team of Australian officers used aerial intelligence, emerging technology and innovative tactics to plan the landing at Anzac Cove. Generals William ...

The true story of how a team of Australian officers used aerial intelligence, emerging technology and innovative tactics to plan the landing at Anzac Cove. Generals William Throsby Bridges and Colonel Brudenell White were charged with the difficult task of landing 20,000 Anzac troops on a heavily defended and precipitous shoreline. They used an aircraft carrier, a tethered balloon and a squadron of biplanes to gather detailed information on the disposition of the Turkish defenders and developed a plan for the landing that avoided significant casualties. It is now nearly 100 years since the landing and hundreds of books, movies and documentaries have failed to grasp the significance of the Anzac achievement. Instead, the mythology has clouded the real story of how these two influential Australian officers took control of the landing using every innovation they could muster to safely land their men on Z Beach.

Ross Kemp On Gangs
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Ross Kemp On Gangs: Cape Town

Season 2 Episode 4 ABC2 January 12, 2016

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Ross travels to Cape Town, where he encounters the numbers gangs - highly dangerous and volatile gangs operating within the Cape Town prison and speaks with former prisoners ...

Ross travels to Cape Town, where he encounters the numbers gangs - highly dangerous and volatile gangs operating within the Cape Town prison and speaks with former prisoners and wardens.

Mysteries At The Museum
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Mysteries At The Museum: Buried Alive, Mauve, Crash At Crush

Season 3 Episode 6 The History Channel July 12, 2016

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Critical thinking

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Don Wildman takes a look back at the series. Whether it's the ill-fated Apollo 13 space mission, the discovery of a mysterious stone giant, or one of the most perplexing ...

Don Wildman takes a look back at the series. Whether it's the ill-fated Apollo 13 space mission, the discovery of a mysterious stone giant, or one of the most perplexing shipwrecks in US history, these are among the most unforgettable stories found in America's museums. Behind each artefact is yet another story to be told and secrets to be revealed - often tales brimming with scandal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Whether a diary from an arctic exploration, a stone giant thought to be the remnant of a race of enormous people, or a futuristic house that almost changed the world, the iconic items within their walls all have something to tell us about who we are and what we've become. Each hour of this series will take viewers on a captivating, revealing, and at times shocking tour of America's past, revisiting its most crucial events by reexamining what has been left behind. The series tackles some of history's most enduring mysteries - tales that viewers will be intimately familiar with - and little known episodes that have never been told before on television.

Scorched Earth
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Scorched Earth: Rommel: The Desert Fox

Season 2 Episode 5 The History Channel November 15, 2016

Modern history

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The famous Desert Fox of legend, the commander of the German Afrika Korps, a soldier loved by his men and respected by his enemies. Rommel is best remembered for his ...

The famous Desert Fox of legend, the commander of the German Afrika Korps, a soldier loved by his men and respected by his enemies. Rommel is best remembered for his spectacular successes over the British 8th Army and in particular the capture of Tobruk in 1942, he subsequently drove the British back to El-Alamein. He was withdrawn after the defeat by Montgomery and, his health broken, put in charge of the Channel defences in 1943. Rommel was implicated in the plot to kill Hitler in 1944, and his subsequent suicide did nothing to diminish his reputation as a formidable soldier and leader.

The Private Lives Of The Tudors
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The Private Lives Of The Tudors

Episode 2 The History Channel June 27, 2017

Modern history

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Explore the private lives, loves and scandals of the Tudors, the most celebrated royal dynasty in history. It's a murky, mysterious mixture of sectarian cults, fanatical ...

Explore the private lives, loves and scandals of the Tudors, the most celebrated royal dynasty in history. It's a murky, mysterious mixture of sectarian cults, fanatical religious groups, esoteric societies and political militants - all of them seeking to shape and influence the world we know today.

Napoleon
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Napoleon

Episode 2 The History Channel January 14, 2017

Modern history

History

Personal and social capability

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In 1805, when Napoleon was crowned King of Italy, he was at the height of his power - the previous year, he had been crowned Emperor of the French. This episode charts the ...

In 1805, when Napoleon was crowned King of Italy, he was at the height of his power - the previous year, he had been crowned Emperor of the French. This episode charts the transformation of a political leader of the French to Emperor and global statesman, from a son of the French Revolution to husband of the daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor, the most powerful, conservative, monarchist nation on earth. It features the Battle of Austerlitz, one of the greatest military encounters of the nineteenth century and the rise of a Napoleonic Empire - at its peak numbering over 40 million people.

Napoleon
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Napoleon

Episode 1 The History Channel October 8, 2017

Modern history

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From lowly Corsican army officer to first consul of France, this episode charts the rise of Napoleon to leader of the French nation in the late 1790s. It tells of Napoleon's ...

From lowly Corsican army officer to first consul of France, this episode charts the rise of Napoleon to leader of the French nation in the late 1790s. It tells of Napoleon's military triumphs in Italy, Egypt and on the streets of Paris, his marriage to Josephine Beauharnais and leadership of the military coup that swept him into power. It shares in his ambition as an army officer, his highly progressive modernisation of the country during the early years of his dictatorship, but also his acute sensitivity, a personality trait that in later years would prove to be an Achilles heel to his power.

39/40: The War Through A Lens
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39/40: The War Through A Lens

Episode 1 The History Channel September 8, 2015

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

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It took Hitler less than ten months to conquer Europe. The film gives a monthly record, from September 1939 to June 1940, of the inexorable plunge Europe took into chaos. The ...

It took Hitler less than ten months to conquer Europe. The film gives a monthly record, from September 1939 to June 1940, of the inexorable plunge Europe took into chaos. The story is principally inspired by French, English and German newsreels. The story is told from these three nations' point of view, based on the information they gave their nations at the time.

Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon
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Neil Armstrong: First Man on the Moon

SBS December 30, 2018

Modern history

History

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On the July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on another world. His historic first step onto the Moon not only signalled a change in human ...

On the July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on another world. His historic first step onto the Moon not only signalled a change in human history, but in his own life as well. This is the untold story of Neil Armstrong, by those who loved, lived and worked with 'the first man on the Moon'.

The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler
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The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS October 1, 2015

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History

Ethical Understanding

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The last episode examines how Hitler tried to maintain his popular appeal in his final years, as his bond with the German people was tested as never before during the war. He ...

The last episode examines how Hitler tried to maintain his popular appeal in his final years, as his bond with the German people was tested as never before during the war. He had led the army into a series of victories, but as the conflict progressed, the successes stopped coming.

Anzac Battlefields: The Western Front
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Anzac Battlefields: The Western Front: Baptism

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel July 6, 2015

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History

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Where is the Western Front? Why did two vast armies dig in, extending lines of trenches from the Channel ports almost to the Alps? All of this happened in the first weeks of ...

Where is the Western Front? Why did two vast armies dig in, extending lines of trenches from the Channel ports almost to the Alps? All of this happened in the first weeks of the war so that by mid-September the German attack had faltered on the Marne and the situation became stalemated. This is the battlefield that the Anzacs, withdrawn from Gallipoli, entered at the beginning of 1916.

Tony Robinson's World War 1
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Tony Robinson's World War 1

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS April 8, 2015

Modern history

History

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This episode, Tony Robinson asks whether the men who lost their lives at battles during World War I were lions led by donkeys, or whether a brutal war of attrition was the ...

This episode, Tony Robinson asks whether the men who lost their lives at battles during World War I were lions led by donkeys, or whether a brutal war of attrition was the only option available to those in command.

Lest We Forget What? Education Shorts
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Lest We Forget What? Education Shorts

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC Me June 3, 2020

Modern history

Critical thinking

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Kate Aubusson takes a thought provoking look at the battles of the Western Front, and identifies key sites where the AIF fought - why have they been so forgotten?

Kate Aubusson takes a thought provoking look at the battles of the Western Front, and identifies key sites where the AIF fought - why have they been so forgotten?

The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler
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The Dark Charisma Of Adolf Hitler

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS April 5, 2013

Modern history

history

Ethical understanding

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This three-part series looks at how Hitler formed a connection with millions of Germans and generated a level of charismatic attraction almost without parallel in the process.

This three-part series looks at how Hitler formed a connection with millions of Germans and generated a level of charismatic attraction almost without parallel in the process.

Winston Churchill
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Winston Churchill

Episode 2 The History Channel September 27, 2010

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

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British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made Winston Churchill First Lord of the Admiralty on the very first day of World War Two. But was this appointment all it appeared ...

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain made Winston Churchill First Lord of the Admiralty on the very first day of World War Two. But was this appointment all it appeared to be? In this programme we examine Churchill and his performance during World War II and ask the question: how did a man responsible for some of history's greatest military disasters become the hero of the British people and the only man who could lead them through war?