The third and final part of the series on Joseph Stalin focuses on his desperately cruel and despotic rule. Stalin could tolerate no other leaders and systematically liquidated anyone he thought was a potential threat to his authority.
The second episode of this three-part series focuses on the abilities and successes of Joseph Stalin as a warlord. According to this documentary, Stalin liked to project an image of himself as a great military strategist, even calling himself 'Generalissimo' and constantly wearing military uniform.
The first episode of this three-part series on Joseph Stalin looks in detail at how the dictator managed to transform his real self into a legendary hero. Stalin had himself depicted in films, paintings and statues as a kind, dedicated man who doted on small children. The reality was different.
This remarkable documentary charts how, on June 6, 1944, the biggest military landings in history took place. Since then experts have analysed the planning and preparatory operations of D-Day, recognising this could have determined the Allied victory that day. Whilst history gives the impression it was the end of the war, D-Day was actually the first of 85 long days of the Battle of Normandy. Featuring never-before seen archive footage of the battle, The Battle of Normandy is the result of over 20 years of research and features interviews with World War II experts who describe the military strategic decisions that allowed this battle to take place, and how Normandy, France and eventually Europe regained their freedom, albeit at great human sacrifice.
In 1965, the United States officially became involved in the conflict in South-East Asia, where decades of turmoil had been building since the beginning of World War II. The fall of French Indochina and the spread of communism catapulted the country into one of its longest and deadliest wars. Featuring personal stories from veterans and detailing the battles, strategy, and politics of a war that consumed multiple US presidents. Vietnam: 50 Years Remembered is a chronicle of the tragedy that tested the strength of America and forever changed the social and political landscape of the world. As it became clear the South Vietnamese security forces would not provide adequate security for the US Air Force bases in South East Asia, President Lyndon Johnson authorised the beginning of the ground war.
Count down from 88 to 74 events that have shaped and influenced thought, marked wars, changed fashion, and rebuilt economies. In this episode we see the release of a book called Silent Spring that put a voice to an important plight, the doom of the Jonestown cult, and the opening of the happiest place on earth, Disneyland.