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The History Channel is a satellite and cable TV channel, devoted mainly to historical events and persons. Programming covers a wide array of periods and topics, while similar topics are often organized into themed weeks or daily marathons. Subjects include military history, medieval history, the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, modern engineering, and historical biographies.

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S01E01 The Last Stand Of The 300 00/00/0000 This spectacular documentary transports us back to 480 BC; we examine the bloody and legendary Battle of Thermopylae. Under the Spartan king Leonidas, a tiny army battled the invading Persians, who were led by Xerxes I. The Persian Empire was determined to avenge the humiliating defeat they had suffered at the Battle of Marathon.
S01E02 Pirates Of The Caribbean The True Story 00/00/0000
S01E03 Disasters of the Century - Second Narrows Bridge 00/00/0000 The new Second Narrows Bridge was built across the Burrard Inlet to replace the old bridge, which had been repeatedly hit by ships ever since its opening. In June of 1958 a group of 59 workers were building the sixth span of the bridge. Without warning, the span’s front end drooped downwards and collapsed into the water. Men were thrown into the water or dragged down into the wreckage, attached to the steel beams by safety belts. Eighteen men died in the accident.
S01E04 Lost Nuke 00/00/0000 13th of February, 1950. The beginning of the cold war. Off the west coast of Canada, United States Airforce Bomber 075 was engaged in a top secret mission. Deep inside the bomb bay, weaponeer Ted Shrier was arming a mark four nuclear weapon, when suddenly, the airplane began to malfunction. Without warning, two of the six engines burst into flames. Shrier struggled to make safe the weapon as the B36 began to plummet out of the sky. Moments later the bomber suffered a final blow, as a third engine was engulfed by fire. As 075 entered restricted arispace over Canada, the pilot ordered his crew of 17 to prepare to abandon the crippled airplane. Just before midnight, the nuclear bomber disappeared from the radar screen.
S01E05 Lost Book Of Nostradamus 00/00/0000 An investigation into the 400-year-old Prophecy of the Roman Popes, unearthed at the end of last century and thought by some to be the lost book of philosopher Nostradamus.
S01E06 Israel's Six Day War 00/00/0000 The Six Day War was a turning point in the history of the Middle East. The conflict would re-draw the map of the region and leave a legacy that has remained with us to this day.
S01E08 The Volkswagen Beetle 00/00/0000 The antithesis of the big, flashy American car, this little economic car was the best-selling car in automotive history. A truly international phenomenon, the German Volkswagen's efficiency, ease of driving, and simple design provided millions with basic, cheap, and reliable transportation. It's easily recognizable shape dotted the landscape from New York to Paris to Berlin and beyond, and became an icon for a generation in the 1960s and 1970s.
S01E09 How The Earth Was Made 00/00/0000 From a once seething hellish mass of molten rock to the world that inhabits life today take a rollercoaster ride through the entire history of Planet Earth. Its 4.5 billion year epic a story of unimaginable timescales earth-shattering forces incredible life forms radical climates and mass extinctions. Discover how the continents were formed canyons were carved and why the world's animals live where they do.
S01E10 Hitler's Britain (Part 1 of 2) - The Nazi Occupation of Britain 00/00/0000 London Spring 1941. Columns of Wehrmacht soldiers made their way along the Mall, swastikas hang from Buckingham Palace and Messerschmitts and Junkers scream low overhead - a potent symbol of Nazi victory. The Germans have conquered the capital and are furthering their advance northwards. Churchill and his government have gone into hiding... What would have happened if the Nazis had invaded Britain? Would the British people have bravely resisted their tyranny, as did thousands in Occupied Europe? Or would they have quietly towed the line for fear of the terrible consequences for their families? The world would be a very different place. “Hitler’s Britain” is the story of what the Nazis planned to do after they invaded in 1941. It also tells for the first time on television, the remarkable story of the British Resistance movement. Using the latest computer graphics, this television series shows in the most vivid way possible the reality of what would have happened to Britain if it had become an outpost of Hitler’s Thousand Year Reich.
S01E11 Hitler's Britain (Part 2 of 2) - The Secret of the British Resistance 00/00/0000 London Spring 1941. Columns of Wehrmacht soldiers made their way along the Mall, swastikas hang from Buckingham Palace and Messerschmitts and Junkers scream low overhead - a potent symbol of Nazi victory. The Germans have conquered the capital and are furthering their advance northwards. Churchill and his government have gone into hiding... What would have happened if the Nazis had invaded Britain? Would the British people have bravely resisted their tyranny, as did thousands in Occupied Europe? Or would they have quietly towed the line for fear of the terrible consequences for their families? The world would be a very different place. “Hitler’s Britain” is the story of what the Nazis planned to do after they invaded in 1941. It also tells for the first time on television, the remarkable story of the British Resistance movement. Using the latest computer graphics, this television series shows in the most vivid way possible the reality of what would have happened to Britain if it had become an outpost of Hitler’s Thousand Year Reich
S01E12 How The Earth Was Made 00/00/0000 From a once seething hellish mass of molten rock to the world that inhabits life today take a rollercoaster ride through the entire history of Planet Earth. Its 4.5 billion year epic a story of unimaginable timescales earth-shattering forces incredible life forms radical climates and mass extinctions. Discover how the continents were formed canyons were carved and why the world's animals live where they do.
S01E13 Hitler's Britain (Part 1 of 2) - The Nazi Occupation of Britain 00/00/0000 London Spring 1941. Columns of Wehrmacht soldiers made their way along the Mall, swastikas hang from Buckingham Palace and Messerschmitts and Junkers scream low overhead - a potent symbol of Nazi victory. The Germans have conquered the capital and are furthering their advance northwards. Churchill and his government have gone into hiding... What would have happened if the Nazis had invaded Britain? Would the British people have bravely resisted their tyranny, as did thousands in Occupied Europe? Or would they have quietly towed the line for fear of the terrible consequences for their families? The world would be a very different place. “Hitler’s Britain” is the story of what the Nazis planned to do after they invaded in 1941. It also tells for the first time on television, the remarkable story of the British Resistance movement. Using the latest computer graphics, this television series shows in the most vivid way possible the reality of what would have happened to Britain if it had become an outpost of Hitler’s Thousand Year Reich.
S01E14 Hitler's Britain (Part 2 of 2) - The Secret of the British Resistance 00/00/0000 London Spring 1941. Columns of Wehrmacht soldiers made their way along the Mall, swastikas hang from Buckingham Palace and Messerschmitts and Junkers scream low overhead - a potent symbol of Nazi victory. The Germans have conquered the capital and are furthering their advance northwards. Churchill and his government have gone into hiding... What would have happened if the Nazis had invaded Britain? Would the British people have bravely resisted their tyranny, as did thousands in Occupied Europe? Or would they have quietly towed the line for fear of the terrible consequences for their families? The world would be a very different place. “Hitler’s Britain” is the story of what the Nazis planned to do after they invaded in 1941. It also tells for the first time on television, the remarkable story of the British Resistance movement. Using the latest computer graphics, this television series shows in the most vivid way possible the reality of what would have happened to Britain if it had become an outpost of Hitler’s Thousand Year Reich
S01E15 Hitlers Plan To Atom Bomb New York 00/00/0000 In 1944, the Nazi top brass believed that a rudimentary nuclear weapon might soon be within their scientists' grasp. Hitler, desperate to turn the tide of the war, hatched a secret plan for an aircraft that would usher in the age of global terrorism – the 'Amerika Bomber'. This would deliver the hoped-for 'wonder weapon' directly on to the biggest target of them all: New York City. Hitler's Plan to Atom Bomb New York uncovers the astonishing competition that was held between Germany's top aviation designers to build a completely new aircraft capable of carrying and dropping the bomb on the towers of Manhattan. They included a giant V-rocket that would later provide the basis for the Apollo missions, and a high-altitude craft with fundamental similarities to the modern space shuttle. The winner of the competition – a huge V-winged jet plane capable of crossing the Atlantic and returning in a single flight – was rushed into production. The film tells the story of how close the 'Amerika Bomber' came into being before an Allied mission put an end to the project once and for all.
S01E16 Dinosaur Secrets Revealed 00/00/0000 Dinosaurs roamed and ruled earth for more than 150-million years, then suddenly vanished leaving only fossils to fascinate and befuddle us. In a feature-length unique approach to historical analysis of these creatures, we don't focus on the latest technology or the most controversial theory. Instead, we look chronologically at what we've gotten wrong about dinosaurs throughout the short history of scientific study of these magnificent, misunderstood creatures, and see where paleontologists are digging today.
S01E17 Indiana Jones and the Ultimate Quest 00/00/0000 Throughout history there have been legendary artifacts that have captured the imagination of adventurers everywhere. While belief in their existence seems to fly in the face of reason and science, there have been those who have devoted their lives to their discovery. One man has looked for some of these remarkable treasures. He is Indiana Jones--professor of archeology and an adventurer who has uncovered some of the world's greatest mysteries. But Dr. Jones is just a fictitious character and it's widely assumed that the artifacts he searched for were also figments of a writer's imagination. But were they?
S01E18 Ape to Man 00/00/0000 Scientists glimpse the lives of ancestral humans.
S01E21 The Lost Pyramid 00/00/0000 Travel to Egypt and join a team of archaeologists who have uncovered what evidence reveals is the lost fourth pyramid of Giza. Djedefre, son of the great Khufu, would stamp his supremacy by erecting the highest pyramid ever built, towering some 60 feet above Khufu's Great Pyramid of Giza. This is the story of the most powerful, prolific, and arguably, the most cruel and debauched of all Egypt's dynasties.
S01E22 Batman Tech 00/00/0000 Since his debut in DC Comics in 1939, Batman has dazzled readers with an amazing array of bat gadgets. Viewers will go deep inside the Batcave to examine these incredible tools--many of them inspired by amazing real-life military developments. Discover just how close they come to real-life technology.
S01E23 The AntiChrist 00/00/0000 How would you recognize the most evil person on Earth? According to many historical texts, you should look for a brilliant, enigmatic public figure who transforms the world for good--for a while. Basically, the last person you'd tap as Satan's human emissary. While many believe the Antichrist has come and gone, just as many believe he will soon arrive, if he's not already in our midst. Join us for harrowing two-hour look at an evil so obscure that he answers only to Satan. Real? Our group of prophecy believers and historical experts help sort it out. We follow the emergence of the Antichrist from pre-Judaic texts, through the Book of Daniel and Revelation, into Christian writings of the Middle Ages, and other religious traditions as well. Aided by interviewees both religious and secular, comprised of eminent clergy, scholars, historians, psychologists, and culture makers, we'll examine the evil enigma from every conceivable angle.
S01E24 The Lost Pyramid 00/00/0000 Travel to Egypt and join a team of archaeologists who have uncovered what evidence reveals is the lost fourth pyramid of Giza. Djedefre, son of the great Khufu, would stamp his supremacy by erecting the highest pyramid ever built, towering some 60 feet above Khufu's Great Pyramid of Giza. This is the story of the most powerful, prolific, and arguably, the most cruel and debauched of all Egypt's dynasties.
S01E25 Batman Tech 00/00/0000 Since his debut in DC Comics in 1939, Batman has dazzled readers with an amazing array of bat gadgets. Viewers will go deep inside the Batcave to examine these incredible tools--many of them inspired by amazing real-life military developments. Discover just how close they come to real-life technology.
S01E27 Battlefield Detectives: Custers Last Stand 00/00/0000
S01E29 Eat Like A King 00/00/0000
S01E31 Fort Knox: Secrets Revealed 00/00/0000 Through interviews with eyewitnesses, rare photos and rarely seen films, we will construct a picture of what the building might look like. Hear testimony of those journalists and congressmen who were among the select few invited inside in 1974. Discover the history and secrets behind the Army's tank warfare and the classified military technologies it will use to fight the wars of the future.
S01E32 Suicide Missions - Counter Terrorist Teams 00/00/0000 In today's world, terrorism is a constant threat. Religious and secular groups trying to gain political power demand the world's attention with shocking events that often resemble killing fields. To fight terrorism, the international community has organized special teams designed to confront and defeat terrorists on any playing field--nuclear, biological, chemical, or traditional warfare. Meet some of these courageous men and women, who put their lives on the line in the most extreme conditions.
S01E33 Spyweb: Mossad 00/00/0000 The Mossad is renowned for its efficiency and effectiveness as an intelligence and espionage agency. Efficiency and effectiveness may be interpreted by some as brutality and ruthlessness. There are few 'punches pulled' in this program. This program deals with some of the Mossad's most spectacular 'successes' and some of its failures. The role it has played since its formation has been crucial to the survival of Israel.
S01E34 Spyweb: KGB 00/00/0000
S01E35 Worlds Deadliest Snipers 00/00/0000
S01E36 Journey to 10000 BC 00/00/0000 10,000 B.C. was a time of cataclysmic change on Earth. Extreme climactic fluctuations hurled the planet into a minor ice age; megafauna like the saber-toothed tiger and woolly mammoth were suddenly becoming extinct; and early humans began to inhabit North America. Cold and hungry, their fragile communities undertook perilous hunting expeditions. The slaughter of a single mammoth, weighing nearly ten tons, could be the difference between survival and death. JOURNEY TO 10,000 B.C. brings this unique and thrilling period to life, and investigates the geologic and climate changes that scientists are just beginning to understand. In a major forensic investigation, HISTORY visits early human archaeological sites to uncover fossilized bones, ancient dwellings, and stone weapons, and uses state-of-the-art CGI to recreate the treacherous mammoth hunts and the devastating impact of a comet colliding with Earth.
S01E37 Spyweb: KGB 00/00/0000
S01E38 Worlds Deadliest Snipers 00/00/0000
S01E39 Ancient Torture Tech 00/00/0000 The rack. New investigations re-write History by revealing that the rack actually ripped bone apart, not joints as was previously thought. The whip was used extensively by the Romans, famously against Jesus. But there was a lot more biology and materialsscience involved that purely hitting someone. The pear of anguish was inserted into a person's body cavity and then a screw twisted that caused it to expand ripping the cavity apart. We discover how this might have worked and what damage could have beendone. Hundreds of people were burnt at the stake by the Spanish Inquisition. But what actually killed them? Flame, smoke or heat? We answer this question. Roman Emperor Nero devised a shirt that condemned would wear. This tunic could be set alight andstay burning for several minutes - a long agonising death. A stunt mans puts on an ancient tunica molesta and sets fire to himself to find out exactly how this was possible. Legends say that Vlad The Impaler could drive a stake through someone frombottom to top without killing them. They stayed alive for up to three days. Using historical analysis and computer simulation we reveal for the first time that this grounded in fact. It is actually possible
S01E40 Hippies 00/00/0000
S01E41 Slaughter at Omaha Beach 07/04/2008 June 6, 1944 on D-Day: the allies stormed the beaches at Normandy, gaining a tenuous foothold on the shores of France. On a stretch of shoreline the Americans had code-named Omaha Beach, the allied forces were subjected to one of the bloodiest battles of World War Two.
S01E42 Ancient Torture Tech 00/00/0000 The rack. New investigations re-write History by revealing that the rack actually ripped bone apart, not joints as was previously thought. The whip was used extensively by the Romans, famously against Jesus. But there was a lot more biology and materialsscience involved that purely hitting someone. The pear of anguish was inserted into a person's body cavity and then a screw twisted that caused it to expand ripping the cavity apart. We discover how this might have worked and what damage could have beendone. Hundreds of people were burnt at the stake by the Spanish Inquisition. But what actually killed them? Flame, smoke or heat? We answer this question. Roman Emperor Nero devised a shirt that condemned would wear. This tunic could be set alight andstay burning for several minutes - a long agonising death. A stunt mans puts on an ancient tunica molesta and sets fire to himself to find out exactly how this was possible. Legends say that Vlad The Impaler could drive a stake through someone frombottom to top without killing them. They stayed alive for up to three days. Using historical analysis and computer simulation we reveal for the first time that this grounded in fact. It is actually possible
S01E43 Hippies 00/00/0000
S01E44 True Caribbean Pirates 00/00/0000 The documentary tells about pirates of the Caribbean such as Blackbeard, Henry Morgan, Anne Bonny and Black Bart Roberts. Larger than life, more dangerous than legend - pirates and buccaneers set sail for plunder. True Caribbean Pirates recreates the rise of piracy in the Caribbean and its climactic, inevitable downfall.
S01E45 Siberian Apocalypse 18/10/2011 This astounding documentary delves into the mysteries of the Tunguska event – one of the largest cosmic disasters in the history of civilization. At 7.15 am, on 30th June 1908, a giant fireball, as bright the sun, exploded in the sky over Tunguska in central Siberia. Its force was equivalent to twenty million tonnes of TNT, and a thousand times greater than that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. An estimated sixty million trees were felled over an area of over two thousand square kilometers - an area over half the size of Rhode Island. If the explosion had occurred over London or Paris, hundreds of thousands of people would have been killed. For almost one hundred years, the catastrophic cosmic impact of the century has remained a terrifying and hotly debated mystery. The first expedition to reach the site was led by Russian scientist L.A. Kullik in 1938. His team uncovered a colossal degree of devastation, but could find no obvious crater. Historians and scientists continue to speculate about what caused the apocalyptic fire in the sky, and why the elusive object failed to leave a crater. A huge number of theories and conspiracies surround the event. The suggested culprits vary from asteroids and comets to ball lightning, black holes and alien spaceships. Most scientists agree that such an event is likely to occur again. Next time, the human toll could be unimaginable. We reveal that NASA and other organisations are currently engaged in a desperate race against time to stop the next potential planet killer.
S01E46 Time Machine: Banned from the Bible 00/00/0000 This episode continues to look at the books that were left out of the Western Christian Bible
S01E47 True Caribbean Pirates 00/00/0000
S01E48 Ancient Ink 00/00/0000 Tattoos are an ancient ritual practiced around the world, by nearly every culture. Each culture has its own reasons for the practice, and many have unique ways to administer them. In this special, host Craig Reynolds will get tattooed, by traditional methods, while he visits these different cultures, experiencing first hand what it's like and what these tattoos mean to people. Craig's travels take him to far off places across the globe including: New Zealand, Japan, Hawaii, and Hollywood.
S01E49 Battle of Long Tan 00/00/0000 On the 40th Anniversary of Australia and New Zealand's most pivotal Military Battles, the History Channel tells its true story. An Exclusive Australian and New Zealand, Television First Premiering on The History Channel. Filming takes place in a number of locations across Australia, New Zealand and in Vietnam and features rare interviews with the seven surviving commanders who fought the frontline at Long Tan.
S01E50 Blood Diamonds 00/00/0000 The documentary explores the factors that led to the violence, tells the vivid details of the suffering, and speaks with the organizations that eventually exposed the link between diamonds and several brutal African conflicts. Blood Diamonds also looks at the steps eventually taken by advocacy organizations and the diamond industry to combat the problem.
S01E51 Ancient Ink 00/00/0000 Tattoos are an ancient ritual practiced around the world, by nearly every culture. Each culture has its own reasons for the practice, and many have unique ways to administer them. In this special, host Craig Reynolds will get tattooed, by traditional methods, while he visits these different cultures, experiencing first hand what it's like and what these tattoos mean to people. Craig's travels take him to far off places across the globe including: New Zealand, Japan, Hawaii, and Hollywood.
S01E52 Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey 00/00/0000 Join a journey to retrace the eye-opening explorations and mind-bending discoveries of modern-day adventurer and scientist Richard Evans Schulte.
S01E53 Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers 00/00/0000 Heroes who fight tax collectors and moral crusaders, or just common criminals? Like it or not, America was built by rumrunners, moonshiners, and bootleggers--even founding father John Hancock was a smuggler. Rare archival footage and photos help weave the compelling tale of our nation's love-hate relationship with illegal alcohol.
S01E54 Decoding The Past: Secrets of the Dollar Bill 00/00/0000 There is more to the design of the dollar bill than counterfeit and forgery prevention. Experts discuss the history, meaning, and rich symbolism of all the markings of the millions in circulation.
S01E55 Snipers: One Shot, One Kill 00/00/0000 In a world of ever-changing urban threats, where the enemy remains elusive, even from the most sophisticated of reconnaissance technology, the Marines urge the best of their marksmen to become snipers: human machines, inhuman patience and precision.
S01E56 Rumrunners, Moonshiners and Bootleggers 00/00/0000 Heroes who fight tax collectors and moral crusaders, or just common criminals? Like it or not, America was built by rumrunners, moonshiners, and bootleggers--even founding father John Hancock was a smuggler. Rare archival footage and photos help weave the compelling tale of our nation's love-hate relationship with illegal alcohol.
S01E57 Silent Service: Atlantic Submarines 00/00/0000 The Silent Service plunges beneath the waves to tell the complete, fascinating story of one of the most critical branches of the military--submarines. From the dreamers who conceived them and the earliest designs to the men who became legend and the designs that changed underwater technology forever, each hour focuses on a different aspect of the submariners story.
S01E58 The War File: War in the Jungle 00/00/0000 In the jungles, mountains and plains of Burma and China, a tough war raged between the Allied and Japanese armies. This programme describes the campaigns fought by the Chindits, the Marauders and also those fought under Mountbatten and 'Vinegar Joe'. We take the Road to Madalay and Rangoon as the re-conquest of Burma unfolds.
S01E59 In search of History: Hell's Angels 00/00/0000 Are they romantic figures of rebellion, or traveling, rowdy misfits? Jump on you "hog" and ride along as we reveal the history of this motorcycle club with a punch! From inception by a former pilot from the "Hell's Angels" squadron, to the true incident on which "The Wild One" is based, to today, it's a ride you won't want to miss.
S01E60 Dynasties: The Mongol Empire 00/00/0000
S01E61 The War File: War in the Jungle 00/00/0000 In the jungles, mountains and plains of Burma and China, a tough war raged between the Allied and Japanese armies. This programme describes the campaigns fought by the Chindits, the Marauders and also those fought under Mountbatten and 'Vinegar Joe'. We take the Road to Madalay and Rangoon as the re-conquest of Burma unfolds.
S01E62 The Brain 00/00/0000
S01E63 Dynasties: The Mongol Empire 00/00/0000
S01E64 The Battle of Lepanto 27/06/2007 1571: The greatest naval battle in world history. 600 ships carrying 250,000 people and 50,000 casualties. The bloodiest confrontation ever between Muslims and Christians.
S01E65 Ilegal Drugs Cocaine 00/00/0000 This History Channel program is quite an eye opener that may change one's perceptions about "good" and "bad" (or legal/illegal). We all share social beliefs based on the laws and legacy of our country. Yet, how were such beliefs formed to become a part of who we are today? Since the mid-19th Century, America has waged a "war on drugs."
S01E66 Interview Saddam 00/00/0000 History Now interview with Saddam Hoessein.
S01E67 Conspiracy RFK Assassination 00/00/0000 Four and a half years after his brother was gunned down in Dallas, Robert F. Kennedy stood poised to revive the legacy of Camelot. But he ended up sharing JFK's tragic fate. On June 5, 1968, just after midnight, Robert was fatally wounded in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles following his win in that night's California presidential primary. Later that night the police arrested Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, a 25-year-old Palestinian immigrant. He remains in prison for the assassination to this day. But some experts question whether the case was as simple as the prosecution alleged. CONSPIRACY?® examines the questions which persist. Was there a second gunman in the pantry? Is there evidence of a police cover-up? What was Sirhan Sirhan's mental state that night, and what drove him to assassinate RFK?
S01E68 Ilegal Drugs Cocaine 00/00/0000 This History Channel program is quite an eye opener that may change one's perceptions about "good" and "bad" (or legal/illegal). We all share social beliefs based on the laws and legacy of our country. Yet, how were such beliefs formed to become a part of who we are today? Since the mid-19th Century, America has waged a "war on drugs."
S01E69 Interview Saddam 00/00/0000 History Now interview with Saddam Hoessein.
S01E70 Conspiracy RFK Assassination 00/00/0000 Four and a half years after his brother was gunned down in Dallas, Robert F. Kennedy stood poised to revive the legacy of Camelot. But he ended up sharing JFK's tragic fate. On June 5, 1968, just after midnight, Robert was fatally wounded in the pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles following his win in that night's California presidential primary. Later that night the police arrested Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, a 25-year-old Palestinian immigrant. He remains in prison for the assassination to this day. But some experts question whether the case was as simple as the prosecution alleged. CONSPIRACY?® examines the questions which persist. Was there a second gunman in the pantry? Is there evidence of a police cover-up? What was Sirhan Sirhan's mental state that night, and what drove him to assassinate RFK?
S01E72 Rome: Engineering an Empire 25/09/2007 Chronicles Rome's spectacular structural history from the rise of Julius Caesar to the Empire's eventual collapse Examine the planning and construction of the city's greatest masterpieces, including the awe-inspiring Colosseum and its mysterious subterranean aqueducts.
S01E73 England's Lost Castles 00/00/0000
S01E74 The Art of War 09/05/2009 Documentary on the main principles of Sun Tsu "Art of War" illustrated with examples from the second world war, the Vietnam war and the American civil war.
S01E76 Treasures Revealed: The Solomon Treasure 00/00/0000
S01E77 Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces 00/00/0000 The hosts of Deep Sea Detectives discover new evidence about the fate of the fabled liner. • An important new investigation of the Titanic's loss. • Hosted by John Chatterton and Richie Kohler of Deep Sea Detectives. • Diving outside the wreck zone, John and Richie discover important new pieces of evidence. In August 2005, John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, hosts of Deep Sea Detectives, led an expedition to the wreck of RMS Titanic. Diving 2 miles down in Russian submersibles, they searched outside the known debris field for new evidence. On their final dive they made an extraordinary find: two large, intact sections of the Titanic's bottom hull in pristine condition with the red bottom paint still on them. For four months, a team of historians, marine architects, and engineers has been conducting a forensic analysis of this find. All agree that it's the most significant new discovery since the wreck was located in 1985. Analysis is ongoing, but preliminary indications are that these bottom sections will change our understanding of how the ship broke apart, and rewrite the story of the Titanic's final moments.
S01E78 Flying Pyramids, Soaring Stones 00/00/0000
S01E79 Treasures Revealed: The Solomon Treasure 00/00/0000
S01E80 Titanic's Final Moments: Missing Pieces 00/00/0000 The hosts of Deep Sea Detectives discover new evidence about the fate of the fabled liner. • An important new investigation of the Titanic's loss. • Hosted by John Chatterton and Richie Kohler of Deep Sea Detectives. • Diving outside the wreck zone, John and Richie discover important new pieces of evidence. In August 2005, John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, hosts of Deep Sea Detectives, led an expedition to the wreck of RMS Titanic. Diving 2 miles down in Russian submersibles, they searched outside the known debris field for new evidence. On their final dive they made an extraordinary find: two large, intact sections of the Titanic's bottom hull in pristine condition with the red bottom paint still on them. For four months, a team of historians, marine architects, and engineers has been conducting a forensic analysis of this find. All agree that it's the most significant new discovery since the wreck was located in 1985. Analysis is ongoing, but preliminary indications are that these bottom sections will change our understanding of how the ship broke apart, and rewrite the story of the Titanic's final moments.
S01E81 The Crusades: Crescent & The Cross, Part 2 31/01/2008 In 1099 the Crusaders took Jerusalem in the bloodiest of battles, wrenching it back from the Muslims for the first time in 400 years. But, over the decades that followed, the Islamic world dreamed of fighting back. In 1144 the Muslims seized the city of Edessa from the Christians. The news reverberated back to Europe, and the Pope called for a Second Crusade. But this Crusade was a disaster. It failed to expand the Christian empire, and strengthened the resolve of the Muslims. Under their great leader, Saladin, the Muslim swept through the Christian Kingdom taking town after town. In 1187 he took Jerusalem. This shocked the west into responding, with a Third Crusade. Led by Richard the Lionheart they defeated Saladin and marched on Jerusalem. Richard failed to take the city and the Third Crusade failed.
S01E82 Karnak Temple: A Hidden History 00/00/0000
S01E83 Muhammad Ali: More Than Just a Boxer 00/00/0000
S01E84 Alien Abductions Special 28/11/2004 A alien special for all you ET lovers.
S01E85 Karnak Temple: A Hidden History 00/00/0000
S01E86 Muhammad Ali: More Than Just a Boxer 00/00/0000
S255E00 Transition of Power: An American Tradition 15/01/2017 As Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States, this film examines the logistics and procedures involved in transitioning from one administration to the next.
S255E01 Transition of Power: An American Tradition 15/01/2017 As Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States, this film examines the logistics and procedures involved in transitioning from one administration to the next.
S255E02 The 44th President: In His Own Words 15/01/2017 Comprised of two interviews with President Barack Obama conducted both before and after the 2016 Presidential election, The 44th President: In His Own Words is the President’s first-hand account of his time in office–his successes, his failures, his unfinished business–and what he hopes will be his legacy. Including additional interviews with members of his staff, Congress, and the press, The 44th President: In His Own Words is a unique examination of the Obama presidency from the inside out, and a profound and candid historical record that will stand for generations.
S255E03 The French Revolution 29/03/2005 On July 14, 1789, a mob of angry Parisians stormed the Bastille and seized the King's military stores. A decade of idealism, war, murder, and carnage followed, bringing about the end of feudalism and the rise of equality and a new world order. The French Revolution is a definitive feature-length documentary that encapsulates this heady (and often headless) period in Western civilization. With dramatic reenactments, illustrations, and paintings from the era, plus revealing accounts from journals and expert commentary from historians, The French Revolution vividly unfurls in a maelstrom of violence, discontent, and fundamental change. King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Maximilien Robespierre, and Napoleon Bonaparte lead a cast of thousands in this essential program from THE HISTORY CHANNEL
S255E04 Trump: Path to the White House 20/01/2017 The swagger. The outrageous pronouncements. The ego. The wealth. The hair. This is the story of how Donald John Trump became “The Donald”. And how a kid from Queens took New York City by storm, survived two failed marriages and several failed businesses, and managed to reinvent himself as one of America’s preeminent cultural icons to become the 45th President of the United States.
S255E05 Roanoke: A Mystery Carved In Stone 26/03/2017 For centuries, the disappearance of 117 colonists from Roanoke Island has been this country's oldest mystery. Now, stonework experts Jim and Bill Vieira will use cutting-edge technology to take a deeper look at a mysterious inscription, which could finally lead to the truth about the lost colony.
S255E06 15 Septembers Later 05/09/2016 Featuring interviews with key political figures including President George W Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Rudolph Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, and media heavy hitters Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw and Matthew Broderick, this documentary event examines 9/11 through the lens of the last 15 years. Brought to life by photos declassified in 2016, recently released documents from the 9/11 commission, and never before heard stories from photographers and first responders, a new perspective will arise to provide an unrivaled viewpoint of the historic attack.
S255E07 102 Minutes That Changed America: 15th Anniversary Edition 11/09/2016 History’s Emmy® Award-winning, and critically acclaimed documentary chronicled the terror of 9/11 in real-time. It is a minute by minute account of the catastrophe unfolding, using footage from numerous sources, including personal camcorder footage, police and fire department recordings, and in-the-moment commentary from first responders and witnesses. This anniversary edition includes interviews and perspectives from those featured in the film, and people who can speak to the events that followed the attack.
S255E08 The Jesus Strand A Search for DNA 16/04/2017 For the first time in history a man of faith and a man of science are teaming up to search for Jesus' DNA. Using the latest advances in DNA technology Oxford University geneticist George Busby and biblical scholar Pastor Joe Basile are investigating the world's most famous holy relics including the Shroud of Turin, The Sudarium of Oviedo and the newly discovered bones of Jesus' cousin, John the Baptist. Their journey takes them to holy sites around the world from Spain and Italy to Israel and the shores of the Black Sea. By extracting and analyzing samples of each of these holy relics they hope to retrieve a sample of DNA that possibly belongs to Jesus or a member of his family. They believe that if they can find a strand of Jesus' DNA it could help identify who among us today are descendants of Jesus and provide us with new insight into the man many consider to be the most important person in history, Jesus.
S255E09 Dear Home: Letters from World War I 01/08/2000 Narrated by Harry Smith, DEAR HOME: LETTERS FROM WWI chronicles the experiences of American soldiers and supply clerks, pilots and postal workers from draft day to homecoming, how they clung to pen and paper as their only connection to home, and how the war left them forever changed.
S255E10 The Spanish-American War, Birth of a Superpower 10/05/2000 As a war, it was small, nasty and suspicious. As news, it was a godsend. The Spanish-American War did many things it united an adolescent nation and paraded its global ambitions for all to see, while heralding the descent of a tired empire. In this unique program, the conflict comes to life as it was presented to people at that time through the accounts of newspapers nationwide. From the slow buildup of public sentiment against Spain to the sensationalistic coverage of the explosion of the U.S.S. Maine, the forces, personalities and events of the war that secured America a place on the world stage are relived. Marvel at the fiery rhetoric of "yellow journalism" pioneer William Randolph Hearst, and learn of the many errors and outright fabrications that marred the coverage of the conflict. And ride along with Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders as they charge up San Juan Hill, all according to the reporters of the day. It's a revealing look at the power of the press and its often problematic influence in the real world, where reporters can be as effective in spurring events as presenting them.
S255E11 The True Story of Robin Hood 00/00/0000 The History Channel's "History's Mysteries" examines the real story behind one of the most popular and enduring heroes of all time: Robin Hood. A trip through Sherwood Forest and interviews with scholars uncover clues to the fact behind the fiction. How did these stories come to be? Was Robin Hood a real man? If so, was he a champion of the poor or just a greedy bandit? The answers may surprise you.
S255E12 Pearl Harbor: 75 Years Later 03/12/2016 This documentary special takes us on a journey through the “day that will live in infamy,” by exploring the biggest stories and lesser known details that still surprise us 75 years later. Accounts from experts, military minds, and even those who lived through it, will show how this tragedy continues to shape our country today.
S255E13 Pearl Harbor: The Truth 04/12/2016 This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The truth behind Pearl Harbor is explored through new revelations from previously undisclosed documents that expose the appalling intelligence and military blunders that allowed the early warning signs of the Japanese attack to be missed. The documentary uncovers a cover-up that concealed a shocking catalogue of errors, and possibly made scapegoats of high ranking military officers, as well as their family’s ongoing quest to clear their name.
S255E14 Time Beings: Extreme Time Travel Conspiracies 10/06/2016 The greatest minds in history have pointed to the theoretical possibility of time travel.
S255E15 Time Machine: The Hunt for The Lost Squadron 00/00/0000 On July 15th, 1942, a squadron of two B-17 bombers and six P-38 fighters bound for Iceland crash-landed in Greenland after getting lost in a blizzard. The crews were rescued, but the planes remained, eventually entering aviation lore as the "Lost Squadron." In 1981, two adventurers from Atlanta, Pat Epps and Richard Taylor, set out not just to find these planes, but to restore them to their former glory.
S255E16 Hitler & Stalin: The Roots of Evil 00/00/0000 An examination of the minds of two of the 20th century's most brutal dictators and mass murderers--Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. Based on recent psychological and medical studies, the program explores the personalities of these ruthless leaders, who were directly responsible for millions of deaths--their paranoia, suspiciousness, cold-bloodedness, sadism, and lack of human feeling. Includes interviews with Martin Bormann's son and Hitler's butler.
S255E17 Caligula: 1400 Days of Terror 09/10/2012 They say he was insane. The stories of his cruelty and depravity are countless. He was one of the most feared and powerful men of the ancient world. He was Caligula, Emperor of Rome. He killed on a whim and it was said that to be in his presence was playing with your life. But almost everything known about Caligula comes from only two original sources, and they both had reasons to twist the truth. Now using the latest archaeological evidence, including identifying the possible location of his tomb, this special reveals the true story of the Emperor they called the Viper of Rome: Caligula.
S255E18 UFO Conspiracy: Hunt for the Truth 07/07/2017 In the 70 years since the famed Roswell UFO crash, there is a long history of allegations involving alien phenomena and their supposed government cover-ups. This special takes a hard look at the most famous, and lesser known, UFO reports that some believe have been purposely hidden from the public.
S255E19 Kursk Submarine Disaster 00/00/0000 K-141 Kursk was an Oscar-II class nuclear-powered cruise missile submarine of the Russian Navy, lost with all hands when it sank in the Barents Sea on 12 August 2000. Kursk was a Project 949A ????? (Antey, Antaeus, also known by its NATO reporting name of Oscar II). It was named after the Russian city Kursk, around which the largest tank battle in military history, the Battle of Kursk, took place in 1943. One of the first vessels completed after the end of the Soviet Union, it was commissioned into the Russian Navy's Northern Fleet.
S255E20 Traitors Within 16/11/2002 Former KGB, CIA and FBI agents analyze six recent, high-profile cases where double agents compromised America's security.
S255E21 Car Country 18/08/2017 This two-hour special explores the evolution of cars from the '70s through today--and beyond. From strange failures of design and marketing, to incredible triumphs of performance and sales, we'll reveal how world events, pop culture, and crazy experimentation shaped the vehicles of every decade.
S255E22 Lee & Grant 01/06/2011 Produced with the cooperation of leading Civil War historian Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump, LEE & GRANT is a personal look at two iconic leaders of the Civil War. Surprising details reveal the bold choices and almost godlike power Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee summoned on decisive battlefields like Vicksburg and Gettysburg that, within days of each other, turned the tide of the war. This special features a unique perspective, exploring how these men changed the course of American history.
S255E23 The S.A.S. Seige on the Embassy 00/00/0000 Britain's Special Air Service rescues hostages held by Iraqi-backed gunmen inside London's Iranian Embassy.
S255E24 Unsung Heroes Of The B-29's 01/09/2004 The B-29 bomber, which saw action almost exclusively in the Pacific Theater during World War II, represented a giant leap forward technologically from the B-17s and B-24s that flew over Europe. And while the crews of these older bombers won fame for their exploits, the B-29 flyers didn't enjoy the same accolades, for the public perception was that their seemingly perfect planes allowed them to perform their missions with impunity. As UNSUNG HEROES OF THE B-29s reveals, the truth was far more complicated,. The perfect missions from high above Japanese defenses were balanced by scores of dead-low bombing runs without guns into the face of determined kamikaze defenses. Captured crews suffered horribly in Japanese prison camps. And the rush to develop the B-29 claimed scores of lives in hurry-up testing, where design and manufacturing flaws were paid for in blood before the plane even entered active service. UNSUNG HEROES OF THE B-29 also includes a blow-by-blow account of the mission to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima from Paul Tibbets, the pilot.
S255E25 Unsung Heroes of Pearl Harbor 27/05/2001 Documentary of the little-known Americans who defended Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
S255E26 Hidden History in Your House 23/05/2014 What does Thomas Jefferson have to do with your lights? How is Henry Ford connected to your grill? What does your pool have to do with taxidermy?
S255E27 Ghost Planes: And the Mystery of Flight 370 09/08/2014 At the time of this writing, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, transporting 227 passengers and 12 crew members from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, has been missing for months. An unprecedented international search was unable to locate any bodies or debris. According to the Aviation Society Network, more than 80 aircrafts have been declared "missing" since 1948--"Ghost Planes" that have literally vanished without a trace.
S255E28 Secrets of the Black Box: Flight 007 00/00/0000 KAL Flight 007
S255E29 The Plot to Kill Nixon 00/00/0000
S255E30 Tsunami 2004: Waves of Death 00/00/0000
S255E31 Hurricanes: Category 5 00/00/0000
S255E32 Alaska: Dangerous Territory 00/00/0000
S255E33 Home for the Holidays: History of Thanksgiving 19/11/2006 From the Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock, Lincoln's 1863 declaration naming it a national holiday, to turkey, Macy's parade, and football, share the abundant feast of Thanksgiving history.
S255E34 How the Earth Made Man 11/10/2012 Quirks of the human body and mind are examined in search of clues to the origin of mankind.
S255E35 Extreme Marksmen 19/01/2009
S255E36 Curse of the Axe 09/07/2012 Curse of the Axe tells the story of a recent archaeological discovery that will fundamentally change viewers' understanding of North American life before the arrival of the Europeans. A team of world-renowned archaeologists has unearthed the largest and most complex Huron First Nations village ever found. The village, which they dub 'Mantle', contains 90 longhouses surrounded by a high, defensive three-row wooden wall, or "palisade" that required the Hurons to cut down 60,000 trees - using only stone axes! Beyond the walls the Huron cultivated 80 square kilometers of cornfields (larger than present-day Metropolitan Toronto) - enough to feed its thousands of inhabitants. But the revelations – and the mysteries - do not end with the village itself. Compounding the mystery of this remarkable discovery is a second, shocking discovery. During the excavation, a mysterious metal object is found, buried with great care and respect. It is made of iron – a material totally alien to the Huron. The object is believed to be some kind of blade, perhaps once part of an axe. But the stunning discovery raised more questions than it answered. How did a piece of European iron get to Mantle almost 100 years before the arrival of the first Europeans in this part of the world? Where did it come from? And why did the people of Mantle bury it?
S255E37 Nigella Lawson: The Domestic Goddess 00/00/0000 She’s beautiful, intelligent, gifted, and one of TV’s most unique and successful “food” personalities. But, the life Nigella had imagined for herself as a child is far from the story that unfolded. Her father was the most prominent politician in Margaret Thatcher’s government and her brother, the editor of one of Britain’s leading Newspapers. Her life, though, remained stuck in the shadows. Crippled by shyness and devastated by the untimely death from cancer of her mother, sister and finally her husband, Nigella was determined to recreate herself as a self-confident modern woman. Today, the Domestic Goddess has been voted one of the most beautiful women on earth cementing her fame, to be known around the world by just one name, Nigella. Biography Documentary hosted by Tom Streihorst.
S255E38 Titanic: 100 Years in 3D 00/00/0000
S255E39 The Definitive Guide To The Mob 31/07/2012 What is life really like in the American mafia? How do you get in, get made and make money? And what happens when you get in too deep? THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO THE MOB answers all of these questions and more by turning to the ultimate authority: former Colombo family captain Michael Franzese. Michael grew up in this world, following in the footsteps of his father, Colombo family underboss Sonny Franzese, and he earned more money for the organization than anyone since Al Capone. Michael also did what no made man has ever done before or since: he publicly quit La Cosa Nostra -- without going into witness protection -- and lived to tell the tale. This fast- paced, two-hour special takes viewers on a step-by-step journey through the world's most famous criminal organization as lived by one of its most notorious members. You'll find out exactly how the mob works -- and wonder how Michael Franzese is still alive.
S255E40 What's the Earth Worth 00/00/0000 From timber to cattle and from water to oil to gold, we'll take the ultimate inventory of all the natural resources that the Earth has to offer to uncover the absolute value of the planet. With informative CGI sequences, this Special will calculate the quantity of each resource - how much we've used through human history and how much is left - and put a price tag on all commodities in their raw state, before man has added value through design or manufacture. In the process we'll get a macro view of history by examining how prices and demand for certain resources have changed over time as new technologies make new materials valuable while rendering others useless.
S255E41 Alexander Graham Bell & the Telephone (History Channel) 15/01/2008 March 1876: Alexander Graham Bell struggles with an invention that may change the world. Early nineteenth century America is experiencing an explosive growth and expansion across a vast landscape. A technology is needed to meet the communication needs for this new nation, and Bell is convinced that he can transmit speech over great distances. Early telegraphs can only transmit one message over one wire at one time, and the message must be coded and decoded one letter at a time. Bell begins work on a multiple telegraph, but his genius will lead to a different revolutionary device that will carry thousands of simultaneous messages and shape the future--the telephone.
S255E42 Quest for the Lost Ark 14/03/2008
S255E43 What Went Down: The Alamo 10/10/2009 Experience what it would have been like to be present at history's most world-changing moments in What Went Down, the gripping series from HISTORY that serves as an HD time machine to the past. From the showdown at the Alamo to the cockpit of a Japanese plane at Pearl Harbor, What Went Down brings crucial historical events vividly to life. With the help of top CGI artists and on-location experts, each detail of these earth-shaking moments is meticulously investigated and researched, allowing viewers to see history from firsthand angles and points of view, as if they were there themselves. Watch as Bill Chemerka, founder of the Alamo Historical Society, helps a production team re-create a view from above that would have been impossible to see in 1836, and follow Dr. Donald Goldstein on a site survey in Pearl Harbor to see the lucky shot that sunk the USS Arizona battleship on December 7th, 1941. Witness these crucial periods in history as never before what they looked like, what they sounded like what went down
S255E44 The Real Story of Thanksgiving 22/11/2010 The story of Thanksgiving, with its costumed Pilgrims, turkeys and pumpkin pie, zigzags through American history with some surprising twists. At the iconic Thanksgiving feast of 1621– no pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce was served, and that event was wiped from the history books for 200 years! In the 19th Century, some southern states thought Thanksgiving was an abolitionist plot and refused to celebrate it. Thanksgiving didn’t become an annual national holiday until World War II! What started as a somber Puritan day of prayer is now about football and food. How did we get there?
S255E45 Cutty Sark - Out of the Ashes 17/07/2015 On the 140th anniversary of the Cutty Sark’s maiden voyage, and for the first time on television, Ben Fogle presents the full story of this world-famous ship and the dramatic bid to save her. Many believed the infamous fire of May 2007 spelled doom for the Cutty Sark, but using exclusive access, this programme explains the true context and consequence of that disaster. The History Channel tells the dramatic story of her working life - a tale that includes record-breaking voyages to the far side of the world, mutinies, suicide, and murder.
S255E46 The Real Story of Halloween 26/10/2010 Evolving from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, modern Halloween has become less about literal ghosts and ghouls and more about costumes and candy. The Celts used the day to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter, and also believed that this transition between the seasons was a bridge to the world of the dead. Over the millennia the holiday transitioned from a somber pagan ritual to a day of merriment, costumes, parades and sweet treats for children and adults.
S255E47 The Real Jack the Ripper 00/00/0000 In 1888, London England was the world's largest city and the first to experience a serial killer. Fear and confusion gripped the city for a ten week period now know as the Autumn Of Terror. Over a century has passed and the murders remain unsolved. What really happened and why wasn't Jack the Ripper caught? In separating the facts from fiction we uncover a Victorian era unprepared to protect its citizens from this nocturnal monster. With new perspectives the victims stories are finally understood, not by their terrible deaths but by their heartrending lives.
S255E48 The Real Sherlock Holmes 00/00/0000 A documentary about the real life inspirations for Sherlock Holmes. A leading Nineteenth Century professor of medicine, Dr. Joseph Bell was a pioneer in a new science that later would be known as forensic medicine. Joseph Bell is the real life model for the greatest fictional detective in history. Joseph Bell is the real life model for the greatest fictional detective in history. He inspired his student, Arthur Conan Doyle to create a legend. Includes interviews with literary historians and Holmes experts and asks the question what is it about this imaginary Victorian detective seem so real.
S255E49 The Roar of the Kittyhawk 01/09/2010 To commemorate ‘The Battle for Australia Day’, The History Channel will broadcast the world premiere of The Roar of the Kittyhawk. Produced by historian, writer and filmmaker Will Davies, The Roar of the Kittyhawk takes an in-depth look at the brave Australian pilots that flew the Kittyhawks of the 75 and 76 squadron RAAF, successfully defending the shores of Kokoda in 1942. The gripping one-hour documentary is told through the life of one of the pilots, squadron leader B.A. ‘Mick’ Grace. Grace was also the son and heir to the Grace Bros fortune, an international rugby player who played for the Wallabies in 1934 and a recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Flying Cross award. In mid 1942, the situation in the Pacific was getting desperate for the Australians – Singapore had fallen and a whole Australian Division had gone into captivity. Britain was on its knees and little help could be expected from the Mother country. The Japanese had landed on the northern coast of New Guinea and were pushing south to Kokoda. But it was here that the tide turned. The young Australian pilots in their Kittyhawks decimated the Japanese landing barges and their supply dumps and the ground troop fought off determined Japanese charges. Featuring extensive interviews with WWII pilots, many who have since passed away since the making of the film, The Roar of the Kittyhawkpays homage to the efforts of the Kittyhawk heroes – and the crucial role they played in breaking the Japanese army. The Battle for Australia Day was proclaimed a National Day by the Federal Government in 2008 and commemorates the service and sacrifice of all those who served in defence of Australia in 1942 and 1943, when Australia faced the gravest threats following the Fall of Singapore.
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S255E51 Sicily's Mummies 17/12/2009 Scattered across the island of Sicily, beneath picturesque churches, are thousands of mummified bodies. And most mysterious of all is one of the last to be enshrined: shes known as the sleeping beauty Rosalia Lombardo a child barely two years old when she died nearly a century ago, somehow her corpse remains flawlessly preserved. Now, for the first time, a scientific team of mummy hunters is on the case, unearthing hundreds of Sicilys miraculous dead, exploring how this baffling culture of mummification could operate within the Catholic Church itself, and finally, revealing the secret formula behind Rosalias perfect preservation.
S255E52 The Miracle Of Leipzig 24/09/2009 Leipzig in the autumn of 1989: thousands of East Germans take to the streets. They are demanding more freedom, civil rights, democracy! The people are rising up in protest against a state which suppresses its own citizens, incites people to spy on each other and keeps them under constant surveillance. Within just a few weeks, what began as prayers for peace in St Nicholas' church in Leipzig in September 1989 developed into the immensely powerful Monday demonstrations, calling for more freedom, reforms and free elections in the German Democratic Republic. That autumn history is written on the streets of Leipzig. It is the story of party officials prepared to resort to violence and of people who overcome their fears. It is the story of nameless individuals whose courage changed the world and marked the beginning of the end of the East German state - and of the entire Eastern Block. It is the story of the "Miracle of Leipzig".
S255E53 Star Wars Tech 28/05/2007 Take a look at the technology shown throughout the six Star Wars films and examine their viability through the eyes of cold hard science. Could a Death Star really be built? Can you build an army of clones? What is 3-D imaging, and where the can you get a Light Saber? Travel to a galaxy far, far away to answer all of these questions and more.
S255E65 Operation GLADIO: NATOs Secret Armies 01/07/2009 They were to 'stay behind' if the Red Army overran Western Europe. Operating from secret hideouts behind enemy lines, they were to organise armed national resistance against the occupying Soviet forces. Recruited and trained by the CIA and MI-6 and coordinated by NATO, Europe's secret army was the most ambitious covert operation to defend democracy since the Second World War. But over time the top-secret stay-behind network set up by Britain and the United States in almost 20 European countries became involved in just the opposite: fixing elections, political assassinations, coups against democratically elected governments, and in what can only be described as acts of terrorism, which cost the lives of hundreds of Europeans. The story of Europe's stay-behind network with names like GLADIO in Italy or SDRA8 in Belgium is one of the most powerfully hidden secrets of recent American and European history. NATO'S SECRET ARMIES examines three major terror attacks: The Brabant massacres in Belgium, The Oktoberfest bombing in Germany and the Piazza Fontana killings in Italy. Through the testimony of former Gladio terrorists, ex-CIA agents, diplomats, prosecutors and police investigators the film pieces together the disturbing trail of influence behind each of the attacks and considers whether hundreds may have died at the hands of state sponsored terrorism. More chillingly, it asks whether the strategy of tension might still be in use today.
S255E69 Vimy Ridge - Heaven to Hell 00/00/0000 The Battle of Vimy Ridge was a major Allied victory in the First World War. A bold and imaginative strategy played out in three dimensions - in the air, on the ground and in a labyrinth of tunnels under No Man's Land. Travel from heaven to hell on Vimy Ridge through an archaeological dig, opening of a tunnel, live fire tests and demos, personal letters and computer-gaming style animation.
S255E70 Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier 19/02/2007 Star Trek: Beyond the Final Frontier is a 2-hour 2007 television documentary about the 40-year history of Star Trek and an auction of Star Trek props released by Paramount Pictures for an auction by Christie's auction house in New York City. The documentary aired in the United States on February 19, 2007 and March 3, 2007 on The History Channel.
S255E71 Prehistoric Megastorms- Hypercane 00/00/0000
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S255E75 Stealing The Superfortress 00/00/0000 The American B-29 Superfortress, a long-range strategic bomber, was envied by the Soviets during World War II. Stalin was desperate for one. On July 29, 1944, three China-based Superfortresses were crippled over Japan and made emergency landings at Vladivostok. The American pilots thought they were in friendly territory, but the Soviets had other ideas. After the pilots were interned, Stalin's military began an inspection and dissection of U.S. military secrets in order to construct the Tupolev-4 aircraft -- a mirror image of the B-29. Two of the B-29s were taken apart, over 100,000 parts and pieces, and by a process of reverse engineering, were copied exactly, including the engines. The third B-29 was used for pilot training. Russian engineers were given a two-year deadline, or else, to produce an exact Superfortress. This they were able to do, and ultimately, Russia produced over 900 B-29 copies. The "Cold War" had begun. A feature-length investigation that answers one of WWII's most intriguing questions: How did the Soviet Union copy the U.S. B-29 Superfortress, the war's most advanced aircraft? With the aid of Russian and American historians who gained access to previously unavailable Soviet archives, the complete story can finally be told.
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S255E118 Reagan 07/02/2011 As we approach what would have been President Ronald Reagan's 100th birthday in 2011, some say the totality of the man is still eclipsed by the myth. Some call him a hero, and others an empty suit, one thing is for certain - President Reagan made history. But what made him?
S255E215 Hitlers Plan to Atom Bomb New York 26/01/2008 In 1944, the Nazi top brass believed that a rudimentary nuclear weapon might soon be within their scientists' grasp. Hitler, desperate to turn the tide of the war, hatched a secret plan for an aircraft that would usher in the age of global terrorism – the 'Amerika Bomber'. This would deliver the hoped-for 'wonder weapon' directly on to the biggest target of them all: New York City. Hitler's Plan to Atom Bomb New York uncovers the astonishing competition that was held between Germany's top aviation designers to build a completely new aircraft capable of carrying and dropping the bomb on the towers of Manhattan. They included a giant V-rocket that would later provide the basis for the Apollo missions, and a high-altitude craft with fundamental similarities to the modern space shuttle. The winner of the competition – a huge V-winged jet plane capable of crossing the Atlantic and returning in a single flight – was rushed into production. The film tells the story of how close the 'Amerika Bomber' came into being before an Allied mission put an end to the project once and for all.
S255E217 Indiana Jones and the Ultimate Quest 23/05/2008 Throughout history there have been legendary artifacts that have captured the imagination of adventurers everywhere. While belief in their existence seems to fly in the face of reason and science, there have been those who have devoted their lives to their discovery. One man has looked for some of these remarkable treasures. He is Indiana Jones--professor of archeology and an adventurer who has uncovered some of the world's greatest mysteries. But Dr. Jones is just a fictitious character and it's widely assumed that the artifacts he searched for were also figments of a writer's imagination. But were they?
S255E226 Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight 16/07/2008 Batman Unmasked: The Psychology of the Dark Knight Delve into the world of Batman and the vigilante justice that he brought to the city of Gotham. Batman is a man who, after experiencing great tragedy, devotes his life to an ideal--but what happens when one man takes on the evil underworld alone? Examine why Batman is who he is--and explore how a boy scarred by tragedy becomes a symbol of hope to everyone else.
S255E246 Rome's Lost Legion 17/03/2011 For 1,900 years the secret of Rome’s missing Ninth legion has been shrouded in mystery, its ultimate fate argued over by generations of historians. We reveal how the loss of the Ninth legion was a truly catastrophic event: the devastating news was suppressed by Hadrian to safeguard his reign in a classic conspiracy cover up. It was the first in a chain reaction of disasters which forced Rome to halt expansion and to create the only two massive frontier walls ever built in the Roman Empire.
S255E251 Mount Vesuvius: The Fury Within 30/10/2006 Rising 4,000 feet above Italy's Campania region, Mount Vesuvius is one of the world's most active volcanoes, unleashing its lethal fire time and again. We examine the 79 A.D. eruption that destroyed the city of Pompeii, sealing the volcano's place in history; a 1631 eruption, at the height of the Black Plague, when the fiery mountain killed around 18,000; and a 1944 eruption that killed 26 as WWII raged across Southern Italy. Is Vesuvius in a resting period or gearing up for another explosion?
S255E252 Heroes Under Fire: Shadow Warriors 10/03/2006 Afghanistan, 1981. The Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, threatening to expand its huge hold of territory and edge closer to the rich oilfields of the Middle East. President Reagan decided to send CIA officers in to train Afghan rebels to fight against the Soviets. But he didn't want to tip America's hand, so he sent in a small team of undercover officers from the CIA's Islamabad station in Pakistan. Working in dark alleys and traveling on Pakistani military helicopters, Milt Bearden and his team of CIA officers gradually built a network to funnel arms and cash into Afghanistan and train the rebels to fight. Dodging bullets and risking their lives, the CIA officers became secret warriors fighting America's last battle of the Cold War.
S255E253 Inside The Volcano 01/12/2006 Travel around the globe, and below its surface, to plumb the mysteries of the always-fascinating volcano. From gorgeous, pyrotechnic lava floes on Hawaii to awe-inspiring mushroom-clouds, humans cannot help but be fascinated by the earth-shaking grandeur of volcanoes. For four billion years, volcanoes have impacted life on earth. Empires have been destroyed, civilizations decimated – not to mention the possible extinction of dinosaurs and spurring of Ice Ages. And, like tuning a car engine by measuring its emissions, we can learn how our planet works by measuring the elements emitted from its diabolical vents.
S255E254 Bloodlines: The Dracula Family Tree 29/10/2006 When a team of Dracula hunters, notably members of a family linked to the real-life Prince Vlad Dracul, tries to unearth the truth about the tyrant, they are haunted by mystifying events, misfortune, and tragedy 500 years after the 15th-century prince died.
S255E255 The Battle of Tripoli 00/00/0000 Filled with period documents, original artwork and dramatic re-enactments, The Battle of Tripoli relives the historic engagement of 1805 when a ragtag army of 1,000 men won a dramatic victory against one of the world's great powers. Led by diplomat turned general William Eaton, the force marched some 500 miles across the desert to free 307 American hostages held in Derna, Tripoli's second largest city. Eaton hoped not only to free the hostages, but to end the practice of paying tribute to the Mediterranean kingdom to protect American merchant ships from pillage by the Barbary pirates.
S00E01 Star Wars Tech 00/00/0000 Take a look at the technology shown throughout the six Star Wars films and examine their viability through the eyes of cold hard science. Could a Death Star really be built? Can you build an army of clones? What is 3-D imaging, and where the can you get a Light Saber? Travel to a galaxy far, far away to answer all of these questions and more.
S00E02 Underwater Universe 00/00/0000
S00E03 Einstein 00/00/0000
S00E04 Angels and Demons Decoded 10/05/2009 The Da Vinci Code was a smash hit novel and blockbuster movie, now experts investigate the fascinating truths, mysteries and secrets behind Dan Brown's preceding book, Angels and Demons.
S00E05 Chasing Warbirds 00/00/0000
S00E06 Day After Disaster 00/00/0000
S00E07 Hitler and Stalin: Roots of Evil 00/00/0000 Historically speaking, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise that Hitler and Stalin forged an alliance: the totalitarian demagogues stood on very similar footing as paragons of all that is base and evil when ruling their respective Germany and U.S.S.R. But the similarities run deeper than some might initially realize: both men grew up with abusive, domineering fathers and overprotective mothers; both shunned their backgrounds and expressed disdain over their physical appearances; and both rose to power with an iron fist at exactly the same moment in history. This documentary special from The History Channel draws these and other parallels between the two men in an attempt to ascertain what emotional, psychological, psychosocial and mental factors could prompt an individual to lead a nation to ruin and commit mass genocide - the Great Purge in Stalin's case, the Final Solution in Hitler's. In relaying its disturbing yet illuminating account, the program utilizes such elements as rare archival footage, incisive analysis from historians and psychologists, and much more.
S00E08 High Impact: M-16 00/00/0000
S00E09 Superhuman 17/04/2009 If you think that people with superhuman abilities are only found in comic books or in Hollywood movies--think again. In Superhuman, our superhuman host will travel around the world to meet the real life "X-Men" and "Heroes"--the people with truly remarkable powers. These include The Real Spiderman, The Real Aqua Man, The Strongest Girl In The World, Million Volt Man, and The Girl with X-ray Eyes, The Man Who Can See in the Future, The Real Bat Boy and The Human Magnet.
S00E10 Mysteries of the Freemasons 00/00/0000
S00E11 What Went Down: Pearl Harbour 00/00/0000
S00E12 Getting Out Alive - From Siberia to Suburbia 24/03/2009
S00E13 Beyond the Da Vinci Code 12/01/2005 The Da Vinci Code has raised questions about religion art and faith across the globe. Now take a 2000 year journey through time to examine the surprising truths and controversial ideas set forth in Dan Brown's worldwide bestseller.
S00E14 Bigfoot: The Definitive Guide 02/02/2011 A team of top scientists come together with one goal to create the definitive guide to Bigfoot. Does the creature exist? And if it does where is it? And how can it survive without being detected? Using a new interactive map the team has plotted more than 10,000 Bigfoot type sightings from around the world. These sightings are of an unidentified creature which walks on two legs and is covered in a thick layer of hair. Many of theses sightings date back over 100 years. With their expert knowledge of the natural world they are able to dismiss nearly 90% of the sightings, but what emerges is a series of global hotspots that cannot be explained which indicate that something is out there. The team examines these global hotspots and searches for explanations including new theories that suggest we may have been looking for the wrong creature all along?
S00E15 Great Disasters of World War 2 00/00/0000 History Channel DVD box set. "Tragic mistakes and fatal decisions that changed the course of the war"
S00E16 Scotland's Essential History 29/10/2007 Scotland's Essential History is a one-hour special filmed for the History Channel in which Scottish archaeologist and historian Neil Oliver takes a revealing journey through the history of one of the world’s oldest nations.
S00E17 Curse of the Axe 00/00/0000 Curse of the Axe tells the story of a recent archaeological discovery that will fundamentally change viewers' understanding of North American life before the arrival of the Europeans. A team of world-renowned archaeologists has unearthed the largest and most complex Huron First Nations village ever found. The village, which they dub 'Mantle', contains 90 longhouses surrounded by a high, defensive three-row wooden wall, or "palisade" that required the Hurons to cut down 60,000 trees - using only stone axes! Beyond the walls the Huron cultivated 80 square kilometers of cornfields (larger than present-day Metropolitan Toronto) - enough to feed its thousands of inhabitants. But the revelations – and the mysteries - do not end with the village itself. Compounding the mystery of this remarkable discovery is a second, shocking discovery. During the excavation, a mysterious metal object is found, buried with great care and respect. It is made of iron – a material totally alien to the Huron. The object is believed to be some kind of blade, perhaps once part of an axe. But the stunning discovery raised more questions than it answered. How did a piece of European iron get to Mantle almost 100 years before the arrival of the first Europeans in this part of the world? Where did it come from? And why did the people of Mantle bury it?

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