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Putin: A Russian Spy Story

Putin: A Russian Spy Story is a 3 part documentary miniseries that reveals how Vladimir Putin managed to make his way from being an unremarkable KGB recruit to one of the most powerful men in the world. Over the course of these three episodes, we witness first hand how the Russian leader snuck his way into Moscow's halls of power and ultimately made them his own.Episode 1: The Rise of PutinSt

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Reporters At War

Reporters At War is an incredible Emmy award-winning, three-part documentary series that examines one of the most dangerous career paths a person can take, that of a war correspondent.Since the 90's more than 1300 journalists have died in battle zones whilst attempting to deliver the truth to us, many of these were deliberately targeted by their killers.The fatalities in the Iraq war far

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Operation Ghost Stories: The Spies Next Door

In this episode of Declassified we see how ten Russian sleeper agents managed to infiltrate the United States by living normal lives, their whole goal was to disappear into a community and not be recognised for who they really were. It sparked one of the largest counterintelligence efforts in history as the FBI scrambled to neutralize the threat.Spying is something that has been with us throughout

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America’s Military Empire?

Beginning in the 1980s a belief has slowly taken over the world, that neoliberal globalisation with its built in self-regulating mechanisms would finally do away with old institutions like the state and the military and would usher the planet into an era of relative peace and prosperity. 9/11 and the current economic crisis have shown that belief to be largely a myth but many signs were already th

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The Falklands War: The Untold Story

Released in 1987, just 5 years after the war itself The Falklands War: The Untold Story attempts to unravel the red tape which covered many of the facts behind the conflict. At the time key figures had remained silent, no one had been to Argentina in order to tell their side of the story and for the majority of British people this war was just another glorious chapter in their history books as pho

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Invading Iraq: How Britain & America Got It Wrong

It was a war fought to uncover weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) but it appeared to be known that Saddam Hussein did not have such weapons. The British and Americans had anticipated being welcomed as liberators along with the Iraqi army switching sides and help run the country but there was nobody to receive a surrender from.The conflict which started in 2003 was intended on being a war of peac

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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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The Gulf War

In the winter of 1991 amid the burning oil wells of Kuwait two armies faced each other in the desert at stake were the oil wells of the Middle East and America's leadership in the world. The war in the Persian Gulf would be the first test after the Cold War of America's promise of a new world order.For the American military this would be a war fought on two fronts against an Iraqi army entrenche

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Haughey

Charles J. Haughey brought charisma and controversy to Irish politics, he inspired devotion and provoked division like few others had before him and this story contains tales of ambition, achievement and disgrace as Haughey dominated his party and his country for a quarter of a century, his life defined Irish times.Haughey is a four-part mini-series documenting the life of former Taoiseach Cha

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