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  1. Morning

  2. 6:30AM

    Gallipoli

    By award-winning Turkish director Tolga Ornek, narrated by Jeremy Irons and Sam Neill, and produced over six years and in seven different countries, this programme uses newly uncovered diaries, letters, dramatic re-enactments and interviews to reveal

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  3. 8:30AM

    The Memorial: Beyond The Anzac Legend

    Neil Oliver goes behind the scenes at the Australian War Memorial as its dedicated staff prepare for the commemoration of Remembrance Day. In the lead up to the ceremony, Neil interviews former Prime Minister Paul Keating on the 20th anniversary of h

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  4. 9:30AM

    Charles Bean's Great War

    Charles Bean: war correspondent, obsessive historian and reluctant mythmaker. He was largely responsible for starting the Australian War Memorial, and he was instrumental in the creation of the ANZAC legend. See World War I through his eyes.

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  5. 10:30AM

    The First World War

    Attrition, lions led by donkeys, the slaughter only ceasing for a brief truce one Christmas, old, mistaken views of the war on the Western Front. In fact there were constant tactical evolutions, hundreds of generals died in action, some men adopted a

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  6. 11:30AM

    The Genius of Palaces

    This revelatory series unlocks the secrets behind some of Britain's most magnificent palaces, from construction to an extraordinary portrait of changing society. Whilst fortresses and castles were strongholds built primarily for defence, palaces have

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  7. Daytime

  8. 12:30PM

    Frederick the Great: Enigma of Prussia

    The rise and fall of the Prussian kingdom In 1947 the state of Prussia was officially abolished to ensure the future peace of Europe. Nazi propaganda had portrayed a highly selective image of Prussia and its great leader Frederick, celebrating his ma

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  9. 1:30PM

    Doomsday: World War 1

    Montgomery and Hitler: two WWII leaders who participated in the start of the conflict that would define the first half of the 20th century - WWI. Like so many others, they go into the battles of the "Great War" in high spirits - still oblivious to th

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  10. 2:30PM

    Last Voices of the Great War

    On Air

    The aftermath of every battle was human carnage on an unimaginable scale. One of the most demanding and heartbreaking jobs was that of the nurses, doctors and medical orderlies who tended to the wounded and the dying. Their stories are set alongside

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  11. 3:30PM

    Battleplan

    Behind the lines, usually unseen, undertaken by small numbers of elite personnel, they cover everything from intelligence gathering or raiding to the achievement of major strategic objectives.

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  12. 4:30PM

    The Memorial: Beyond The Anzac Legend

    Using the War Memorials weapons, artefacts and letters, Neil retraces the story of soldier Private Thomas Anderson Whyte - a champion rower who was among the first wave of soldiers during the historic Landing of Gallipoli, on April 25, 1915. Neil att

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  13. 5:30PM

    The Roar of the Kittyhawk

    To commemorate the Battle for Australia Day, this exclusive local production celebrates the Australian Kittyhawk heroes. In never-before-seen footage, watch the 75 and 76 Squadrons break the "invincibility of the Japanese army" on the shores of Papua

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  14. Evening

  15. 6:30PM

    The First World War

    The British expected a second Trafalgar but within days German submarines turned the North Sea into a no go area for Britain's great battleships. The British responded with a blockade of Europe to starve the enemy out. Germany launched submarine atta

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  16. 7:30PM

    Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty

    Tony travels to the charming South Australian town of Hahndorf, nestled amongst the Adelaide Hills. It's the country's oldest German settlement, but this quaint town's war history is sure to surprise. VC winners and tank inventors sit side by side wi

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  17. 8:30PM

    Gallipoli: Last Anzacs Tell All

    Narrated by Jack Thompson and featuring the last Gallipoli Anzacs this brand new special challenges the widely held perspective of the Gallipoli Campaign and the birth of the Anzac legend. Featuring never before seen interviews, Gallipoli - Last Anza

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  18. 9:30PM

    The Memorial: Beyond The Anzac Legend

    Using the War Memorials weapons, artefacts and letters, Neil retraces the story of soldier Private Thomas Anderson Whyte - a champion rower who was among the first wave of soldiers during the historic Landing of Gallipoli, on April 25, 1915. Neil att

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  19. 10:30PM

    Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty

    Tony travels to the charming South Australian town of Hahndorf, nestled amongst the Adelaide Hills. It's the country's oldest German settlement, but this quaint town's war history is sure to surprise. VC winners and tank inventors sit side by side wi

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  20. 11:30PM

    Heroes of World War II

    Completed in 1944, the Bismarck was widely regarded as the most powerful warship in the world.

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  21. Late Night

  22. 12:00AM

    Weapons of World War II

    By 1944, the Allied fronts in Europe had become faster moving and a new form of aircraft was needed to deliver swift, powerful attacks against German lines.

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  23. 12:30AM

    Tony Robinson's Tour of Duty

    Tony travels to the charming South Australian town of Hahndorf, nestled amongst the Adelaide Hills. It's the country's oldest German settlement, but this quaint town's war history is sure to surprise. VC winners and tank inventors sit side by side wi

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  24. 1:30AM

    History of Warfare

    This is the story of a soldier's life in the trenches of the Western Front during the Great War. For the millions of volunteer troops, the war which started as a great adventure - an opportunity to do your bit for King and country - ended in the nigh

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  25. 2:30AM

    Secrets of World War II

    One of the most fear weapons of WWII was the mine. Some were laid by ship and submarine, others by aircraft. Of all of these the most lethal was the magnetic mine, and the race to counter it was one of the most crucial of the war.

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  26. 3:30AM

    The Ancient Life

    Cities of the Underworld meets Digging for the Truth, as our host Brit Eaton immerses himself in foreign lands in search of lost worlds and great mysteries, all while revealing an ancient marvel. For the first time ever viewers will experience what i

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  27. 4:30AM

    Gallipoli: Last Anzacs Tell All

    Narrated by Jack Thompson and featuring the last Gallipoli Anzacs this brand new special challenges the widely held perspective of the Gallipoli Campaign and the birth of the Anzac legend. Featuring never before seen interviews, Gallipoli - Last Anza

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  28. 5:30AM

    WWI: The First Modern War

    The Germans, ignoring international treaties they signed, were first to weaponise a chemical. In this case it was chlorine - a highly toxic ingredient used in the manufacture of chemical dyes of which they had a huge supply. Their action unleashed an

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