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After Hitler

After Hitler

There are many documentary films which cover the ins and the outs of the Second World War conflict years i.e. between 1939 and 1945, quite a few of these even go as far as detailing the lead up to the war but there isn't much on what happened directly after the war, until now that is. After Hitler reveals how Europe was in ruins after the war, people had hoped for lasting peace but instead foun

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Who was Karl Marx?

2018 marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx, a German philosopher and Communist icon. After 200 years though is Marx still relevant? It would seem his name is back on everyone's lips with his writings inspiring portions Europe and China. But how should we approach this new interest in a man who's legacy not only changed the world but divided it too. Not everyone shares the same

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Jericho: The Oldest City on Earth?

Six thousand years before the present the colossal city of Uruk by far the largest in the worlds dominated the southern Mesopotamian plains of modern day Iraq. With a population of at least 50,000 people Uruk wouldn't be surpassed in size or in numbers for an astonishing 3,000 years to come. Until well into the Classical Age the legendary homeland of Gilgamesh was surrounded by a colossal mud bric

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Lost Worlds: Persia’s Forgotten Empire

Lying in the middle of a plane in the middle of modern day Iran is a forgotten ancient city, Persepolis. Built two and a half thousand years ago it was known in its day as the richest city under the Sun. Persepolis was the capital of the largest empire the world had ever seen but for over two thousand years after its destruction, it was largely ignored. The life and achievements of the Persians

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Hitler’s Book “Mein Kampf” And Its Secrets

April 1945, the Second World War in Europe was drawing to an end in Berlin, Germany's defeat was inevitable and the fighting was exceptionally fierce. The world was beginning to grasp the unprecedented scale of the conflict, more than 50 million people lost their lives and no war had every claimed so many casualties, military and civilian. When soldiers of the victorious Allied forces discovere

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Long Road Back to Kentucky: The 1862 Confederate Invasion

In this Silver Telly Award Winning special we see author Kent Masterson Brown explore some of the crucial events of the Civil War, a war that saw America locked in conflict, pitting brothers, neighbours and even states against each other. A fact which makes the study of this war all the more fascinating. To understand the pivotal role that Kentucky played in this great conflict this film takes

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The Year London Blew Up: 1974

With the rise of fanatical attacks in Britain over the last decade or so we have  seen bombs being aimed at the defenceless, fundamentalists determined to take the lives of strangers, defiance on the streets of the capital but the act of terror has a way of reviving the memory of terror and Britain has faced terror like this before. In just 12 months during the mid 1970's 40 terrorist attacks w

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Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home

Nowadays we think of the Tudor home as an icon of Britishness, timber-framed and possibly thatched, a cottage even, it sounds wonderful but these quaint pretty relics of the past belie the revolution in technology that changed them and us. It is considered to be the great age of change and it is one of the reasons we love the Tudor period so much, because it is the age of discovery and there's

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The Real Chernobyl

The Real Chernobyl

Following the success of the HBO & Sky Atlantic hit mini drama series Chernobyl, Sky have released a documentary special which heads straight for Ukraine in order to meet some of the real people who were involved in dealing with the nuclear disaster which occurred back in 1986. The series writer Craig Mazin said that he wanted to bring "the untold true story" of Chernobyl to the world, this

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