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In 1693, the village of Salem, Massachusetts was overcome with superstitious hysteria. At the peak of the madness some 150 people, male and female, were accused of being witches. 20 of them were killed.Film Duration: 42 min .

Hadrian's Wall

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A documentary about the wall built across the North of Britain by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd century AD. Hadrian's Wall was a Roman frontier built in the years AD 122-30 by order of the Emperor. It was 73 miles long and ran from Wallsend-on-Tyne in the east to Bowness on the Solway Firth i...
In the late 1970s the conflict in Northern Ireland reached new levels of brutality. Among those caught up in the violence was UVF member Billy Giles, who retaliated against IRA acts by murdering a Catholic workmate.
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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...

The Waffen SS

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Founded in 1925, the Schutzstaffel, German for “Protective Echelon,” initially served as Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler’s personal bodyguards, and later became one of the most powerful and feared organizations in all of Nazi Germany.Heinrich Himmler, a fervent anti-Semite like Hitler, became head of...
In which John covers the long, long history of ancient Egypt, including the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, and even a couple of intermediate periods. Learn about mummies, pharaohs, pyramids and the Nile with John Green.Our friends at Thought Bubble, who do the amazing graphics and animations for the...
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Filmed in 1935, “Dealers in Death” documentary film offers a contemporary view of the most important makers of armaments in the world at that time. It uses a case-history format to explore the activities of these companies, which is augments by newsreel footage that shows preparation for war and a l...
In this the first episode Clark travels from Byzantine Ravenna to the Celtic Hebrides, from the Norway of the Vikings to Charlemagne's chapel at Aachen, telling his story of the Dark Ages; the six centuries following the collapse of the Roman Empire.
From the days of house calls to the era of high-tech hospitals, Matters of Life and Death tracks the passion and determination of medical science in the twentieth century. Dramatic experiments, the politics of science, and races against the clock form a backdrop to the discovery of new treatments, a...
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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...
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The former nurse revealed in the interview that Hitler was almost paralyzed with paranoia as the end neared, even fearing that the cyanide capsules with which he was planning to take his own life had been switched and filled with fake poison. "By the end, he didn't trust anyone any more - not even t...
A lot of people still think that we were just woad-covered savages before the Romans came along. Well, we weren't - firstly we weren't covered in woad but dressed in a rather elegant new-fangled invention - trousers; more importantly we were organised, spiritual, technologically advanced Brits with...
Now called The National World War Two Museum, this New Orleans-based museum tells the story of what it takes to transform a nation of people into a nation of warriors. Opened in 2000, the museum talks about war in human terms and celebrates the American spirit through the personal stories and artifa...
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Seven years ago, on his third trip to the Black Sea, Dr. Robert Ballard discovered a miraculously well-preserved Byzantine shipwreck, but his team could only take pictures. Now, Ballard returns with state-of-the-art technology and a revolutionary $1.5 million robot known as “Hercules” to...
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“The Soviet Story” is a unique first time documentary film by director Edvins Snore. The film tells the story of the Soviet regime and how the Soviet Union helped Nazi Germany instigate the Holocaust. The film shows recently uncovered archive documents revealing this. Interviews with for...
2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II. This new series Heroes Of War: Poland takes us back to a time when ordinary people became extraordinary heroes, freedom fighters, spies and code-breakers, often in deadly battles with Nazi forces. Set in Poland, which was home to some...
They were the dreaded forces on the fringes of civilization, the bloodthirsty warriors who defied the Roman legions and terrorized the people of Europe. They were the Barbarians, and their names still evoke images of cruelty and chaos.But what do we really know of these legendary warriors? From the...
The life of notorious Roman emperor Nero. Brought to power by his ruthless mother Agrippina, he promptly murdered her and embarked on a 14-year reign of self-indulgence and terror that brought Rome's golden age to an end. After his suicide in AD68, the empire's administration would never again trust...
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This is a pyramid that ranks as one of the largest in the world, period. It’s one that covers on the surface of the mound it covers like 15 football fields. The volume of it is some, we calculate something like two million cubic meters of material. The magnificent ancient city of pyramids at Caral i...
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A Neolithic Age farmer was discovered in the Alps by two German tourists in 1991.This programme shows how since then research groups have used the find to discover more about that archeological period. Film Duration: 48 min
Enter the oasis town of Kashgar in time to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting. Watch master craftsmen apply their skills to woodworking, textiles and jewelry. See the Buddhist caves at San-Xian-Dong, the oldest Buddhist ruins in China. Stand on "The roof of the world&quot...
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An examination of the devastation caused by Hurricane Camille and the suffering caused to thousands of people. It shows that while hundreds of lives were lost to the hurricane, thousands were saved due to emergency plans, trained rescue teams, and help from Government agencies - 1971 Hurricane Educa...
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This is a true story that occured in 1999 in Shijazhuang City of Hebei Province, China. It is a tragic story, in which Falun Gong practitioners, people who believe in Truthfulness, Compassion, and Tolerenace, are brutally persecuted by the Chinese Communist Regime. It is a story of compassionate dee...
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In an incident that shocked the world, a teenage Tibetan nun, Kelsang Namtso, was killed when Chinese border police opened fire on a group of pilgrims as they fled Tibet over the infamous Nangpa Pass. The shooting was witnessed by many international mountain climbers, some of whom videotaped or phot...
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1960. An overview Project Mercury, filmed before the launch of the first manned mission - incredible color archive footage shows early testing of key designs & systems, the astronauts, flight mission control center, launch and recovery of unmanned Mercury capsule, "Little Joe" tests, launch of Mercu...
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in 1622 a Spanish galleon sunk off the coast of Florida containing a fortune in treasures on board, but remained elusive until 1989, when explorer Mel Fisher finally located its whereabouts. Called the Atocha, this program charters the search for the missing ship, and shows Fisher showing off some o...
One in Four people are Chinese, they say in this doco. Cut off from the rest of the world for centuries, the Chinese developed a unique culture and made many technological, scientific and artistic advances long before the West. Now the creative forces that shaped this huge country have exploded into...
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Former Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) prisoners Gerry Spence and Bobby Philpott claim that Loyalist violence in the early nineties made the IRA realise they could not win. Peter Taylor reveals the true face of the Loyalist paramilitaries and assesses the prospects for peace in the face of continuing s...
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This Documentary shows the history of World War II operations in the Pacific, from the fall of Corregidor to Japanese surrender ceremonies in Tokyo Bay. The film concentrates on the Allied campaign against the Japanese in the Philippines of 1944-1945. The video contains captured Japanese films as we...
Vietnam: The Ten Thousand Day War, a 26-part Canadian television documentary on the Vietnam War, was produced in 1980 by Michael Maclear.The documentary series was consolidated into 13 hour-long episodes for American television syndication. The series was released on videocassette format by Embassy...
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Last year the discovery of a tiny fossilised jawbone hit the headlines. The jawbone, only a few centimetres long with seven rows of teeth, was found abandoned in a dusty museum where it had lain unnoticed for decades. Its rediscovery has caused a sensation in the world of palaeontology because scien...
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Never has a generation been so completely taken over by a totalitarian state as was the case in Hitler’s Third Reich: at the age of 10 children joined the “Jungvolk” movement, at 14 they joined the Hitler Youth, and at 18 they joined the party, the “Wehrmacht”, the SA, or the SS.This 5-part document...
Medievalist Dr Stephen Baxter takes a fresh look at the Middle Ages through the eyes of children. At a time when half the population was under eighteen he argues that, although they had to grow up quickly and take on adult responsibility early, the experience of childhood could also be richly reward...
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Eng subtitled. This is the most comprehensive and detailed documentary talks about Chinese first unified empire called Qin (221–207 BC) and its army based on the archaeology of the Terracotta Warriors, the 8th wonder of the world, including the writings of grand ancient Chinese historian Sima Qian...
To Govern a Republic, One Must Know the Minds That Created It while a nation goes speculation crazy the people neglect to think of fundamental principles.These were the words of Franklin Roosevelt in the months leading into the Democratic National Convention of 1932.Roosevelt knew that the fight for...
The Permian--Triassic extinction event, informally known as the Great Dying, was an extinction event that occurred 252 million years ago, forming the boundary between the Permian and Triassic geologic periods, as well as the Paleozoic and Mesozoic eras. It is the Earth's most severe known extinction...
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Dramatised documentary in which Peter Ackroyd traces the effects of literature on historical movements, and examines how the ideas of 18th-century philosophers Denis Diderot and Jean-Jacques Rousseau played a part in the development of the French Revolution. The programme also explores their impact...
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Part of the Bell Science series. The story of the science of language and linguistics centered around plot to destroy the alphabet and all language. Features Dr. Frank Baxter and the brilliant Hans Conried.
Rome conquered with the brute force of her military machine, sweeping entire peoples into her empire. With the wars over, the treaties signed, the bodies buried, whether you were a Gaul or a Carthaginian, whether you were from the East or the West, life as you had known it would never be the same ag...