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Churchill: The Nation’s Farewell

On the night of the 29th of December 1940, German bombers struck London with a vengeance. At these darkest of hours Britain's   Prime Minister recognised the huge importance of saving one building, ordering at once that at all cost St. Paul's cathedral must be saved. As fire crews fought the flames all around a photographer grabbed his camera, took the shot and happened to capture a front page pho

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Swallowed by the Sea: Ancient Egypt’s Greatest Lost City

Beneath the Mediterranean, forgotten for millenia an entire city lies buried, a snapshot frozen in time. Heracleion, a major city, a great port and one of the the most significant in all of Egypt. Yet this real lift Atlantis seems to have disappeared in an instant, leaving only a few clues that it ever existed but now it's finally revealing its secrets, which come in the form of incredible artefac

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Israel Started It All

Israel Started It All

The Middle East was a battlefield for most of the 20th century, but one of the hardest fought wars of all was in 1973 when Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack against on Israel on the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. For three weeks the battle swung violently from side to side it brought each in sight of victory and defeat and it brought the superpowers America and the Soviet Union close to a

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History of Swords

Since it's inception right up until the modern era the sword has always represented a sense of power and justice whilst influencing many significant moments throughout history. Today we can see many reminders of our sword fighting past, a man buttons his coat left over right which in turn leaves his right hand free to draw his sword, we shake hands to show we are not armed, a gentleman supports a

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The Celts

The Celts

The Celts is a six episode documentary series by the BBC that originally aired in 1987 with a soundtrack by Enya. The series itself examines the origins of the Celts, how they grew and influenced from their earliest roots 2,500 years ago. For 800 years this proud, vibrant, warrior people stormed across Europe ruthlessly taking control. With the aid of impressive visual reconstructions we get a goo

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The Man Who Shot the Great War

There have been a selection of exceptional photographs discovered which have been described as "the photographic discovery of the century", the photographs themselves are of Western Front taken during the First World War. This film sets about examining these photos and tries to uncover the story of the Belfast soldier who captured them in 1915. This remarkable story reveals hows this soldiers expe

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Mein Kampf: The Story of Adolf Hitler

Adolf Hitler wrote Mein Kampf (My Struggle), a book filled with hatred, it's last passage is this fanatical cry "A state that refuses racial contamination will inevitably dominate the world". This History Channel film explores Adolf Hiter who was born on April the 20th 1889 and who committed suicide on April the 30th 1945 asking questions such as how did this Austrian who seemed to come out of now

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D-Day’s Sunken Secrets

Off the coast of France an international team is exploring a hidden battlefield, looking for the secrets of how the greatest naval mission in history unfolded. Buried here is a treasure trove of ships, tanks and potentially unexploded mines, these are the wrecks of D-Day. June 6th 1944, for years Hitler had devastated Europe killing millions and now is the time for the allies to make their move bu

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Cold Case JFK

Cold Case JFK

In broad daylight in front of hundreds of witnesses a president is murdered, within hours a suspect is arrested, Lee Harvey Oswald but two days later he himself is killed. Since 1963 millions of Americas have been convinced that the presidents assassination was not the work of one man but rather a conspiracy. Can modern forensics and ballistics crack the case? For the first time using state of the

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