Search Results in History

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The origin of video games lies in early cathode ray tube-based missile defense systems in the late 1940s. These programs were later adapted into other simple games during the 1950s. By the late 1950s and through the 1960s, more computer games were developed (mostly on mainframe computers), gradually...
Emperor Chin or Shi Huangdi [246-210 BC], is known as the Tiger of Qin, and the unifier of all China who ruled between 221 and 210 BC.Emperor Qin built much of the Great Wall of China, but is best known in archaeological circles for his legendary tomb. In 1974, workmen discovered the tomb of Shi Hua...
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Martin Shaw takes a fresh look at one of the most famous war stories of them all. The actor, himself a pilot, takes to the skies to retrace the route of the 1943 raid by 617 Squadron which used bouncing bombs to destroy German dams. He sheds new light on the story as he separates the fact from the m...
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Thousands of mummies in the very heart of Europe, monks, doctors, soldiers and even children, dead yet resisting deaths inevitable decay in the catacombs in Italy’s Catholic churches. Some of these mummies are so well preserved it is almost impossible to tel if they are dead or merely sleeping...
Sheep-farming archaeologist, Francis Pryor, presents a brand new historical series, which explores Britain A.D, the British national character and the ultimate British icon King Arthur. Finding new and previously unexplained evidence, Francis Pryor overturns the idea that Britain reverted to a state...

The Great Plague

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In 1665, death stalked the streets of London, The Great Plague was responsible for killing over 100,000 people which equates to one in three of the cities inhabitants. We know something of the horror of that summer through the diaries and letters which were written by the wealthy literate of the day...
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In this documentary British art historian and BBC television presenter Dan Cruickshank takes us back to Victorian times as he investigates the circumstances and rituals which surrounded death at the time. By examining the fate of five apparently unrelated corpses Cruickshank manages to uncover a tal...
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The Taj Mahal: Symbol of India, architectural jewel, and monument to a grand passion. Built in the 17th century by the Great Mogul Shah Jahan in honor of Mumtaz Mahal, the love of his life. Before she died, legend says, Mumtaz Mahal made a wish for a mausoleum, more sublime than any the world had se...
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The Forgotten Irish is touching film which sets out to tell the story of those who immigrated to Birmingham, England from Ireland back in the 50’s and 60’s in search of work. Back then an estimated 60,000 Irish made the journey annually, all of whom were drawn in by the building boom and...
Once the private home of the Raymond and Mildred Pitcairn family, Glencairn serves as a museum of religious art and history, honoring the spiritual traditions of people through the ages. "Embracing the Sacred: The Story of Glencairn Museum" features spectacular aerial photography of Glencairn, Bryn...
Profile of Pol Pot, who rose to be leader of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge and self-appointed prime minister in a social experiment that became a grotesque example of communist reform in action involving the depopulation of the cities and enforced labour in food production. Discarding his early training as...
1966. Gemini 8 (Gemini VIII) was the sixth manned spaceflight in NASA's Gemini program. A primary goal of the mission was the historic first docking in space with an Agena target vehicle - this was achieved however not all went as planned, with cameras recording the harrowing experiences of astronau...
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This beautifully crafted film is an in-depth look at the witch-hunts that swept through Europe just a few hundred years ago. False accusations and trials led to massive torture and burnings at the stake, and ultimately to the destruction of an organic way of life. The film advances the theory that w...
A three part documentary series examines the last years of the Arab-Israeli peace process from the point of view of presidents and prime ministers, their generals and ministers and those behind the suicide bombs and assassinations. The series reveals what happened behind closed doors as the peace pr...
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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...
Who were the first Americans? Theories abound on the answer to that question. This BBC documentary follows a new quest for the first humans to have a foothold in the Western hemisphere. The discovery of an ancient skull sets scientific experts off on a search, shattering some longstanding and deeply...
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The Ancient World is a seven part documentary series presented by historian Bettany Hughes, it was originally aired by British TV station Channel 4 over the course of an 8 year period. Hughes, takes us on a wonderful journey through the ancient world and at each stop on this journey providing us wit...
Rome seemed to own the world. Her empire stretched from Scotland to the Sahara. Her army controlled three continents. Fifty million people lived under her laws. Rome's Empire was the greatest political prize the world had ever seen. "Seduction of Power" is the story of those who would do anything to...
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History series which sees skeletons of everyday people from across the ages analyzed in staggering detail, opening new windows on the history of our forebears by literally revealing the person behind the skeleton.The fascinating work of world-renowned Professor Sue Black OBE and her team at the Cent...
Lying 10km from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, the town of Tomioka was forced to evacuate the day after the disaster. In the frantic evacuation, residents of care homes for the elderly and for the disabled faced harsh conditions and tiring journeys. Not only did their health decline, but the...
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...
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...
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World War I in Color is a documentary made with the cooperation of the Imperial War Museum, designed to make the Great War come alive for a 21st-century audience. The events of 1914-18 are authoritatively narrated by Kenneth Branagh, who presents the military and political overview, while interviews...
This Documentary features the first historic flight of the Space Shuttle Columbia. Highlights include the liftoff on April 12, 1981, the onboard activities of Young and Crippen, and the landing on Rogers Dry Lake bed in California. It's an interesting look at the shuttle program before anybody knew...
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They’re not common, but there are people in this world who have profoundly different experiences of reality than you and I have. People who are technically blind but who can see anyway, who can feel pain in amputated limbs, who believe they are God and that they have created heaven and hell, a...

Conquistadors

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Conquistadors documentary tells the story of the Spanish expeditions that conquest of the Americas. In this 4-part series Michael Wood (historian) travels in the footsteps of the Spanish expeditions, from Amazonia to Lake Titicaca, and from the desserts of North Mexico to the heights of Macchu Picch...
In 1868 Canada as a nation was one year old and for the most part a relatively untouched land dominated by a harsh and lonely wilderness, The North Shore of Lake Superior was one such area and in that year the government decided to levy a tax upon all mineral lands.As such the Montreal mining compan...
Past the mighty Inca empire, various cultures developed their science , art and customs to astonishing degrees before being relegated to oblivion, swallowed by the passage of centuries and the splendor of the peoples who succeeded them. In the hands of most recent archaeological research will travel...
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Video about the occult origins of the satanic cult/dark fellowship known as the Vril society which led to many other secret societies (Black Sun society, Thule society,etc) and sinister things like the Ahnenerbe, Nazi party, and Nazi expeditions to India & Tibet which led to the rediscovery of Atlan...
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Researched, produced, written, and directed by Alexander Ostroff. Premiered at the Hawaii International Film Festival. The Children's Ark is a docudrama that tells the incredible true story of Riley H. Allen, an unlikely hero who saved a whole generation from the ravages of war. Riley was the former...
Amid the economic hardships of the great depression, racial hatred & xenophobia festers. Although hate crimes like lynchings increase, Joe Louis and Marian Anderson provide inspiration to the black community, and organizations like the NAACP make progress toward equality in the courts. Heavyweight c...
Egypt without is unimaginable without its gods. Over the course of centuries, the priests steadily gained in power - until the year 1350 BC, when King Akhenaten comes to the throne. He breaks with the cult that has kept the country together for more than 1500 years. He sweeps away the power of the p...
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...

AstroSpies

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Millions remember the countdowns, launchings, splashdowns, and parades as the U.S. raced the USSR to the moon in the 1960s. But few know that both countries also ran parallel space programs, whose covert goal was to launch military astronauts on spying missions. With investigative journalist James B...
Tour the Ma-gao Caves at Dun-Huang--over 500 caves, more than 30 miles in length, with 3,000 murals and statues--in the middle of the Gobi Desert. Dating from 366 AD, and encompassing the art styles of Greece, India and the many dynasties of China, these hand-tunneled caves are a tour-de-force of re...
Three thousand years ago, a boy became king. Tutankhamun, the most famous of all the Egyptian pharaohs, died before his 20th birthday. The cause of death: a mystery. Even though the crime occurred over 3000 years ago, evidence still remains. Examine the clues and see if you can name the prime suspec...
Alexander the Third of Macedon, his legend gives him the name “Alexander the Great” but he could also be known as “Alexander the Annihilator” due to the fact that anyone who got in his way was crushed. Alexander considered himself a god, his admirers thought of him as a milit...
On 21 November, 1974, the Mulberry Bush pub at the foot of the city’s Rotunda tower and the nearby Tavern in the Town, were both destroyed within minutes of each other.Six men imprisoned for the attacks had their convictions overturned by the Court of Appeal, after 16 years in jail, in March 1...
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What is the connection between a mysterious golden pot found in a lake, a castle, Hitler's quest for the Holy Spear and a hunt for the Holy Grail? This is the story of the secret headquarters through slave labor was built by Himmler. Film Duration: 44 min
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Rummaging through a trunk of old clothes in the Grandparent's Attic display, children are not just trying on clothes; they're trying on the business of being adults. Play is learning at the Boston Children's Museum (founded 1913), which revolutionized the American museum experience half a century ag...
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...
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The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition (Spanish: Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisicion), commonly known as the Spanish Inquisition (Inquisicion espanola), was a tribunal established in 1481 by Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile. It was intended to m...