The Roaring 20s

The Roaring 20s

The History Channel  |  December 12, 2016

This is a look into the events that laid the foundation for Australia in the 21st Century. Between 1919 and 1939 Australia turned from a rural backwater of the British Empire to a South East Asian nation. Award-winning journalist and author Chris Masters investigates the tumultuous 1920s and 30s and tells the story of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents who survived crisis after crisis and laid the groundwork for the nation we know today. In Australian mythology nationhood was forged in the slaughter of Gallipoli in 1915. But in The Years That Made Us, Chris Masters introduces a very different proposition. Far from bringing the nation together, the First World War tore the country apart and threatened to destroy the Federation dream. The Great Depression wrecked a struggling recovery and just when light appeared on the horizon the gates of hell reopened with the Second World War. The 21 years between the First and Second World Wars saw the world change faster than at any other time in history. The eruption of Communism and Fascism and the Great Depression were the big picture backdrops to extraordinary changes in culture and technology. The changes brought about in the vast desert continent were unique. In a personal journey that takes in big-picture history and his own family's story, Chris explores the idea that Australia's response to the tumultuous 21 years was unlike that of any other country.

This is a look into the events that laid the foundation for Australia in the 21st Century. Between 1919 and 1939 Australia turned from a rural backwater of the British Empire to a South East Asian nation. Award-winning journalist and author Chris Masters investigates the tumultuous 1920s and 30s and tells the story of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents who survived crisis after crisis and laid the groundwork for the nation we know today. In Australian mythology nationhood was forged in the slaughter of Gallipoli in 1915. But in The Years That Made Us, Chris Masters introduces a very different proposition. Far from bringing the nation together, the First World War tore the country apart and threatened to destroy the Federation dream. The Great Depression wrecked a struggling recovery and just when light appeared on the horizon the gates of hell reopened with the Second World War. The 21 years between the First and Second World Wars saw the world change faster than at any other time in history. The eruption of Communism and Fascism and the Great Depression were the big picture backdrops to extraordinary changes in culture and technology. The changes brought about in the vast desert continent were unique. In a personal journey that takes in big-picture history and his own family's story, Chris explores the idea that Australia's response to the tumultuous 21 years was unlike that of any other country.

Hitler and the key officers of the Nazi High Command were all members of three main secret societies which had a strong belief in the occult; the Vril Society, the Thule society and the Ahnenerbe. The Vril Society was based on a novel written in 1871 by Edward Bulwer-Lytton called The Power of the Coming Race which talks of a superior subterranean master race and the energy-form called "Vril" which powers UFO's from hidden bases beneath the arctic ice. It sounds crazy but Hitler, Himmler and other leading Nazis took it very seriously. The Thule Society was named after a mythical northern country from Greek legend which was the origins of the "Aryan Race", also thought to have been the mythical Atlantis. It had about 2000 members, insisting on intense loyalty and secrecy, as well pure white blood, "untainted" by any other race, or colour. This belief in the Aryan race and its connection to Atlantis led to the foundation of the Ahnenerbe by Heinrich Himmler to research the archaeological and racial heritage of the Aryan race. It conducted experiments and launched expeditions in an attempt to find the lost city of Atlantis, and prove that mythological Aryan populations had once ruled the world. Although the Vril and Thule societies, as well as the Ahnenerbe were officially disbanded at the end of World War ll, there are reports that they continued for many decades afterwards through surviving Nazi officers in Europe, America and South America. Today, it's believed that several Neo-Nazi groups made up of descendants of former German soldiers, politicians and new, younger recruits, keep the flame alive, with regular meetings, and the same beliefs.

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Hitler and the key officers of the Nazi High Command were all members of three main secret societies which had a strong belief in the occult; the Vril Society, the Thule society and the Ahnenerbe. The Vril Society was based on a novel written in 1871 by Edward Bulwer-Lytton called The Power of the Coming Race which talks of a superior subterranean master race and the energy-form called "Vril" which powers UFO's from hidden bases beneath the arctic ice. It sounds crazy but Hitler, Himmler and other leading Nazis took it very seriously. The Thule Society was named after a mythical northern country from Greek legend which was the origins of the "Aryan Race", also thought to have been the mythical Atlantis. It had about 2000 members, insisting on intense loyalty and secrecy, as well pure white blood, "untainted" by any other race, or colour. This belief in the Aryan race and its connection to Atlantis led to the foundation of the Ahnenerbe by Heinrich Himmler to research the archaeological and racial heritage of the Aryan race. It conducted experiments and launched expeditions in an attempt to find the lost city of Atlantis, and prove that mythological Aryan populations had once ruled the world. Although the Vril and Thule societies, as well as the Ahnenerbe were officially disbanded at the end of World War ll, there are reports that they continued for many decades afterwards through surviving Nazi officers in Europe, America and South America. Today, it's believed that several Neo-Nazi groups made up of descendants of former German soldiers, politicians and new, younger recruits, keep the flame alive, with regular meetings, and the same beliefs.
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