Category “History”

History of Video Games

The origin of video games lies in early cathode ray tube-based missile defense systems in the late 1940s. These programs were later adapted into other simple games during the 1950s. By the late 1950s and through the 1960s, more computer games were developed (mostly on mainframe computers), gradually increasing in sophistication and complexity.[n 1] Following this period, video games diverged into different platforms: arcade, mainframe, console, personal computer and later handheld games. The first commercially viable video game was Computer Space in 1971, which laid the foundation for a...

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The Real Robin Hood

In 2010 theres another movie coming out about Robin Hood. It is ( how typical ) titled ” The Real Robin Hood”. In this documentary, they will explain the differences between the Hollywood versions of Robin Hood and compare it with written history about Robin Hood. The subject of ballads, books and films, Robin Hood has proven to be one of popular culture’s most enduring folk heroes. But how has the legend of Sherwood Forest’s merry outlaws evolved over time, and did a real Robin Hood inspire these classic...

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Titanic: Death of A Dream

Of all the many documentaries that have been made about the Titanic disaster, this two-part, 192-minute film, produced in 1994 for the Arts & Entertainment network, remains the most thorough, authoritative, and fascinating chronicle of the Titanic tragedy. Written, produced, and directed by Melissa Jo Peltier and elegantly narrated by actor David McCallum, the film utilizes thorough research, archival films and documents, and expert testimony to span the entire history of the legendary S.S. Titanic. From blueprint design and construction in Ireland, to the ill-fated maiden voyage and...

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Ice Age Columbus: Who were the first Americans

Firmly rooted in the latest scientific discoveries, this fascinating docudrama explores the theory that Europeans came to America much earlier than previously thought. New archaeological data and the latest DNA research suggest that an ice bridge, formed during the last ice age, spanned the Atlantic. Follow the adventures of a Stone Age family as they travel from France and settle in America — about 17,000 years before Columbus was even...

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Dark Fellowships: Nazi Cult, The Vril

Uncover the truth surrounding one of the most renowned and feared organisations in the world, the Vril Society. This compelling one-off explores conspiracy theories, retraces historical events, investigates internal agendas and uncovers macabre rituals. Profiling prominent and often famous members, alleged to include many of the Nazi Party elite, including Hermann Göring, Heinrich Himmler, and even Adolf Hitler, the program reveals information that the most clandestine of secret societies want to remain secret. Legend has it that the original members of the society believed they could...

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King: Dreamer

Tom Brokaw narrates this documentary on Martin Luther King Jr. For some of us, it’s hard to believe that Dr. King was assassinated 40 years ago this month at the age of 39. Dr. King knew he would die young – before he reached his 40th birthday. He knew in his heart he would be assassinated. The documentary includes interviews with and comments from Bill Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Harry Belafonte, Andrew Young, Bono, Martin Luther King III, and more. King had an enormous impact with his efforts of non-violent protests and received the Nobel Pease Prize in 1964, the youngest recipient to...

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Provos: Born Again

Where does one begin with the IRA? In the 17th century with the first Protestant settlers in the Northeast of Ireland? With Patrick Pearse's seizure of the GPO building in Dublin in 1916? With the Partition of Ireland in 1921? With the bombing campaign of the 1950s? In 1968 with the first civil rights marches? With the arrival of British troops on the streets of Belfast and Derry in 1969? Any one of these flash points could have served as a starting point for Peter Taylor's remarkable book – and indeed he pays more than lip service to their importance in Irish history. Yet...

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Provos: The IRA and Sinn Fein

Where does one begin with the IRA? In the 17th century with the first Protestant settlers in the Northeast of Ireland? With Patrick Pearse's seizure of the GPO building in Dublin in 1916? With the Partition of Ireland in 1921? With the bombing campaign of the 1950s? In 1968 with the first civil rights marches? With the arrival of British troops on the streets of Belfast and Derry in 1969? Any one of these flash points could have served as a starting point for Peter Taylor's remarkable book – and indeed he pays more than lip service to their importance in Irish history. Yet he wisely...

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Provos: The Secret War

Where does one begin with the IRA? In the 17th century with the first Protestant settlers in the Northeast of Ireland? With Patrick Pearse's seizure of the GPO building in Dublin in 1916? With the Partition of Ireland in 1921? With the bombing campaign of the 1950s? In 1968 with the first civil rights marches? With the arrival of British troops on the streets of Belfast and Derry in 1969? Any one of these flash points could have served as a starting point for Peter Taylor's remarkable book – and indeed he pays more than lip service to their importance in Irish history. Yet he...

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