History

First Peoples: Europe

Today we have Europe to ourselves we are all modern humans but when we first arrived in this land it was already a home for our cousins, the Neanderthals. We used to think that we were so much more advanced that we killed them off but that may be wrong. In reality we were so similar in make up that we could interbreed with them and share out DNA. The old story has collapse and we need to now tell

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg

July of 1863 saw one of the most devastating battles of the American Civil War take place in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Comprising of Union and Confederate forces the battle of Gettysburg, a minor skirmish that started by accident quickly exploded into the deadliest battle ever fought on US soil and resulted in the largest number of casualties seen throughout the entire war.

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Hitler’s Death Squad

Hitler’s Death Squad

June 6th 1944, D-Day marks a turning point in WWII. Facing the threat of defeat Adolf Hitler orders massive reinforcements to Normandy to drive the Allies back into the sea. Among them was an elite 15,000 strong division called Das Reich, as these soldiers travelled to the combat zone they come under attack from the French resistance and respond with appalling violence. This is the story of the te

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Nuclear Fruit: How the Cold War Shaped Video Games

They say knowledge is power and this is seldom more true than in war. Knowing your enemies plans whilst denying them the same privilege is to stack the odds in your favour. As military cryptography advanced in complexity so too did the required effort needed to crack it. In WWII we saw the rise of the Enigma Machine, it's complexity was such that mere manpower could not solve it within any reasona

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One Day in Auschwitz

Kitty Hart-Moxon is a Polish-English Auschwitz concentration camp surviver, in this film the now 90-year old decides to revisit the very Nazi death camp that she was sent to as a child over 70 years ago, back in 1943. Hart-Moxon was only 16 when herself and her mother were forced into the camp and now she wants to re-make the journey along with two teenage girls who are both of a similar age to he

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Ancients Behaving Badly: Alexander the Great

Alexander the Third of Macedon, his legend gives him the name "Alexander the Great" but he could also be known as "Alexander the Annihilator" due to the fact that anyone who got in his way was crushed. Alexander considered himself a god, his admirers thought of him as a military genius, his enemies referred to him as the devil. In this film investigators decide to put Alexanders life under a mi

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China from Above

China, a vast land with one of the most diverse cultures on planet Earth is now revealed like never before. Through this Nation Geographic film we are taken on an epic journey through the air, discovering how ancient traditions, engineering, agriculture and natural wonders shaped this great nation and continue to forge modern day China. After centuries in seclusion China is now revealed in unique

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Joan of Arc: God’s Warrior

On the 8th of May 1429, the town of Orlean in France erupted in celebration, for seven long months it had been under siege by the English but now after just four days of fighting, the town had been liberated and the people of Orlean knew they had witnessed a miracle. The speed of their liberation was astonishing enough but what confirmed it as a miracle was the identity of their liberator, she was

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Hannibal: Rome’s Greatest Enemy

The 3rd Century B.C. Hannibal the Carthaginian attempts the impossible, crossing the Alps with his mercenary army, elephants and all. His target and nemesis is the Romain Republic. Driven by honour and glory, obsessed by his duty to his homeland and his father, Hannibal's deeply personal struggle will transform the Western world. An inspirational leader and genius on the battlefield, Hannibal inte

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