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Following the Russian Revolution, Georgi Zhukov rose to become Stalin's deputy in the war against Hitler. Tough and innovative, he was a single-minded soldier whose abilities helped turn the war around. The Battle of Berlin that finally destroyed the
Rising unemployment, economic turmoil, attacks on immigrants, mainstream politicians who don't listen to popular fears, voters turning to extremist parties it's the 21st century but it could be the 1930s. The election successes of the neo-Nazi partie
The romantic appearance of castles across Britain belies their turbulent history as their walls are littered with the secrets of battles, sieges, intrigue and murder. Hosted by Dan Jones, this brand new 6 part series, brings you behind the scenes of
This is a six-part series portraying the men who aided Adolf Hitler in his rise to power and serviced the infernal machinery of the Third Reich. Profile of Albert Speer, who masterminded Nazi propaganda and helped Hitler draw up plans for a new Berli
Imagine a book that is so toxic that rigorous hand washing is required after coming into contact with it. This book is a 1938 edition of Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler's political manifesto. Karen and Fred Mandell of Boston, filmmaker Hinda Mandell's paren
One of the most notorious killing fields of WWI - Passchendaele. We walk where the battalions fought and where the artillery sank in liquid mud. In the midst of the battle one of Australia's greatest soldiers, then Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Morshead,
World War I was a railway war. Michael Portillo finds out how the railways helped to precipitate a mechanised war, shaped how it was fought, conveyed millions to the trenches and bore witness to its end. He takes to historic tracks to rediscover the
Stealth aircraft are notorious in the world of aviation and it's the most expensive in the world. They are a modern part of warfare and one of the most technologically advanced weapons in the American arsenal. With invisibility at it's heart it is no
The Luftwaffe continued its attempts to bomb Britain into submission, while the German Afrika Korps strengthened its position as Rommel, Hitler's Desert Fox, took charge. At sea the naval forces battle each other and the elements, as the Japanese emb
From concept through to design and construction, this programme explores the stories behind the finest German Biplane fighters of WWI, plus the legendary Gotha, Halberstadt, Junkers, Siemen and Pfalz bombers.
On the 25th of October, 1854 the Russians moved in on British positions on the hills of Balaclava, a town in Ukraine, about 10 kilometres from Sevastapol. The Battle of Balaclava has become renowned as one of the most famous battles of all time.
This is a story of one man's magnificent obsession. It would cost him terrible personal tragedy and sixteen years of his life, but it would ultimately end in triumph. Mel Fisher was a chicken farmer from Indiana. From an early age he had fallen in lo
The deadly Bell Rock Reef had terrorised seamen for centuries. Eleven miles off the coast of Scotland, this treacherous rock lurked just a few feet below the water and stretched over a third of a mile long.
The German's launched the massive Operation Michael on an 80 kilometre front on March 21st 1918, the greatest offensive of the war. We hear stories of desperate defence and the crumbling of the Allied line, we meet great characters like New Zealand's
Michael Buerk tries his hand at 18th-century ice-cream making in a private tutorial, learns the 2000-year-old skill of scything, and visits the Lake District to go deer tracking.
We recreate one of the most pivotal and devastating military engagements of World War II, The Battle of the Bulge. In December of 1944, Hitler launched 200,000 soldiers and over 500 tanks against the allied lines in Belgium in a desperate attempt to
With Britain failing to fall at Hitler's feet, the Blitz drew to a close as the Fuhrer turned his attention eastwards. The sinking of the German battleship the Bismarck lifted the spirits of the British navy.
One of Germany's most potent tactics during the first two years of the war was the use of the infamous Stormtrooper, specially trained soldiers who were sent in advance of the main thrust of the attack.
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June 18 at 7.30pm
Mondays at 7.30pm
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