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The Battle of Chosin

The Battle of Chosin

In the last days of November 1950, twelve thousand men of the 1st Marine Division along with a few thousand army soldiers found themselves trapped high in the mountains of North Korea near a reservoir called Chosin. Their leaders had been caught off guard by the sudden entrance of the People's Republic of China into the five month old Korean War. The Americans were surrounded, outnumbered and a

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In The Valley Of The Pharaoh

In The Valley of The Pharaoh is a short documentary directed by Irish filmmaker Tommy Flavin (www.tommyflavin.ie), the film itself takes us to the edge of a small Irish town known as Arklow. Whilst here we happen to stumble upon an ancient graveyard which is home to a mysterious pyramid, quite the rare sight for rural Ireland. Through the use of some beautifully scenic footage and at times haun

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The Nuremberg Trials

The Nuremberg Trials

The Nuremberg Trials were a set of military tribunals which were held by the Allied forces once World War II had come to an end. The initial and more notable trail was held between 20 November 1945 and 1 October 1946, it was tasked with trying 22 surviving representatives of the Nazi elite, all of whom were charged with the systematic murder of millions of people and various other war crimes. T

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The Pilgrims

The Pilgrims

The Pilgrims or rather Pilgrim Fathers were some of the early settlers of the Plymouth Colony in present-day Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They started out in the religious congregations of Brownist English Dissenters but ended up having to flee the political environment of England as they maintained the concept of separation from the English state church. With eyes originally set on

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Hitler’s Last Year

Hitler’s Last Year

On the 8th of May 1945, a darkness was lifted across Europe and the world as people celebrated victory over Nazi Germany. From the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy in June 1944 it took almost a full year to win the war. Facing defeat Adolf Hitler became evermore relentlessly determined to fight to the very finish. As his Third Reich collapsed around him the brutality of the warfare and

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The Somme: From Defeat to Victory

This day 100 years ago (1st of July 1916) marked what was to become the bloodiest day in British military history; however, that been said there was much more to the Somme than mere senseless slaughter, and in this docu-drama we are presented with a new perspective on the most infamous battle of World War I. The Somme: From Defeat to Victory challenges the conventional viewpoint of the battle b

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Vikings Unearthed

The Vikings, Scandinavian warriors who plundered and pillaged over a thousand years ago, their brutality became legendary as they left a trail of violence across Europe. For centuries viking longships terrorised people from Ireland to the Caspian Sea, however they were not just raiders they were also traders and explorers who ventured further than any Europeans before them. Now archaeologist ar

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Tutankhamun: The Truth Uncovered

In 1922 Howard Carter and George Herbert discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun, it was found nearly entirely intact and instantly received worldwide press coverage sparking a new public interest in ancient Egypt for which the mysterious mask of Tutankhamun remains the popular symbol. However since the discover of his tomb, one question in particular has hung over the tale of Tutankhamun and that i

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The Library of Alexandria

Constructed and established in the 3rd century BC, The Royal Library of Alexandria located in Alexandria, Egypt was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the ancient world. It was dedicated to the nine goddesses of the arts known as the Muses. Throughout the patronage of the Ptolemaic dynasty the ancient library flourished and became a major center of scholarship and included man

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