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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

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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20th Century Battlefields: 1951 Korea

20th Century Battlefields is a BBC documentary series presented by television personality Peter Snow and his son Dan, each episode is dedicated to a particular conflict that would have taken place in the 20th Century. In this episode we see the 1951 Korean war being dissected and covered from North Korea's initial invasion right up to their final ceasefire. Note, a peace treaty has never actually

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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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