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The Incredible Machine

An interesting short film that was originally released in 1968 by Bell Telephone Laboratories, The Incredible Machine details the advancements being made in the field of computing and digital technology at the time. Featuring the 'Graphic 1' computer system which itself was designed by Bell Labs we get a taste of digital music composition, electronic circuit design, digital movie production, digit

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Hitler of The Andes

In April 1945, Hitler was the most wanted man in Europe. Dead or alive, the victorious Allies needed to see his body in the dock of a courtroom or in a grave but in the chaos of war proof that the dictator had died proved elusive. Maybe Hitler was dead or maybe he had escaped, this was a question many had at the time. The mystery of the missing dictator drew in spies, scientists and historians

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The Shooting of Ronald Reagan

On March 30th of 1981, just a mear 69 days into Ronald Reagan's presidency an attempted assassination was carried out on his life. Reagan had just wrapped up a speaking engagement at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. and upon leaving the venue a man by the name of John Hinckley, Jr. opened fire on him, as a result of which President Reagan and three others were hit and wounded. The m

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Britain’s Outlaws: Highwaymen, Pirates and Rogues

Crime was endemic for a period of time in the British 18th century, on the open road thieves and robbers would rob with impunity, on the high seas pirates roamed and closer to home rogues threatened the lives and livelihoods of your ordinary citizens. Nowhere was safe, least of all towns and cities where from their own underworld felons robbed, burgled and cheated. Across the country there was

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Fidel Castro

Fidel Castro

Born August 13, 1926, Fidel Castro is now 89 years of age and one of the most controversial / diverse world figures around. He has been decorated with many international awards and those that support him, hail him as a champion of socialism, anti-imperialism and humanitarianism, whose revolutionary regime managed to win Cuba it's independence from the so called "American imperialism". Those who

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Secrets of the Mona Lisa

Bewitching, seductive and world famous, in the minds of millions she is the ultimate work of art being endlessly photographed and admired yet behind the enigmatic smile she remains a mystery. Who was she and why was she painted, what was it that has made her the worlds most famous painting? After 500 years in the spotlight the Mona Lisa is finally giving up her secrets, centuries of old documen

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The Forgotten Plague

The Forgotten Plague

In this hour long special by American Experience we a glimpse of the fight against tuberculosis in the early 19th century. This documentary specifically aims its focus on American life in the 1800s and how tuberculosis (better known as TB) ravaged homes, families, children, and communities. Tuberculosis is a disease that strikes the respiratory system by breaking it down to infantile organs. It

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Himmler’s Doctor

Himmler’s Doctor

Himmler’s Doctor, is a 2015 documentary which offers a lesson in history through the lens of an insider, one Doctor Felix Kersten, the highly valued and trusted doctor of Heimlich Himmler. Himmler was a leading member of the Nazi party and head of the S.S. Trained by a Tibetan practitioner, Kersten’s masseur treatments were popular among such aristocrats from the King of Romania to the wealthy

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The Battle Of Verdun

The Battle Of Verdun

The battle unleashed by German general Erich Von Falkenhayn in February of 1916 was extraordinary, in that his only gaol was purely to kill and not to capture ground. The fighting promoted acts of incredible heroism but also promoted slaughter on a terrifying scale. Coming close to nearly one death per minute, day and night for the battles entire 10 month duration. With this Verdun quickly beca

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