WAR HISTORY

Historic

Spitfire Voices

51m 40s

If you ever wanted to know more about the amazing feat of engineering that potentially changed the course of World War II, this is the programme for plane enthusiasts everywhere.

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Afghanistan, the price of revenge

1h 26m

In October 2001 the United States launched the war against Afghanistan, with the whole world by its side, in an act of self-defence after the attacks of 9/11. Today, the troops of the coalition are gradually packing up. They lost over 3000 soldiers and leave behind a country on the brink of civil war and bloodshed… The official rhetoric has not stood up to the stark reality on the ground. Bin Laden? Found and killed…elsewhere, in Pakistan.

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Lest We Forget What?

57m 03s

Lest we forget what on Anzac Day? Mythology? Or history? Kate Aubusson goes on a quest asking is it just sepia-tinted anecdotes of ANZAC spirit and derring-do or the real stories of ANZACS and WW1 based on fact and evidence?

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First World War and graphic novels

52m 30s

Where do the soul-searching images of the First World War come from? Not merely telling the war, but seeing it, showing it in flesh and blood: this is what graphic novels offer us today. Exploring archives and history, the authors in this program converse with the depth of Time. They make First World War live again in our imagination: their drawings are more than strokes. These major artists have made the War the main subject of their graphic tales.

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Sarajevo – The Assassination

1h 18m

In 2014 Europe remembered the outbreak of the First World War. The fateful war, which raged for four years and cost 12 million lives, began a century ago in 1914. The catalyst of the disaster was the murder of the Austrian successor to the throne, Franz Ferdinand, and his wife Sophie on 28 June 1914 in Sarajevo. This astonishing documentary conveys the dramatic events on the eve of the First World War.

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Changed Forever Episode 1

1h 17m

It is 1914 and the world is at peace; Australia, a federal commonwealth for little more than a decade and with a population of less than five million, is blissfully unaware of the tensions in Europe that will soon tear the peace to shreds and change the world.

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Changed Forever Episode 2

1h 18m

When the war ends in November 1918 those people whose lives we’ve followed for the four war years return home and we begin to understand the incredible influence they will have on the shape of Australia’s future.

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ANZACS, in the face of war

51m 58s

ANZACS In the Face of War' presents a cultural snapshot of of Australia and New Zealand at the outbreak of war. The legacy of WWI the shared experiences and expectations of WWII. Including ANZAC history/background; portrait of a Nation; mobilisation and defence, under attack, relief in sight and presents Heroes in focus.

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A Desert Between Us and Them | Episode 2 | The Traitors

48m 11s

Explore the war of 1812 in this historical documentary. The majority of settlers on Upper Canada’s Western Frontier were born in the United States. While most residents try to avoid the conflict, some will choose to aid the Americans and die for their disloyalty at the hands of the British.

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A Desert Between Us and Them | Episode 3 | The Raiders

49m 31s

Explore the war of 1812 in this historical documentary. In the fall of 1814, Governor Cass and General McArthur plan a total militarized destruction of Upper Canada’s Western Frontier. Peace comes as the refugee camps at Burlington Heights become increasingly desperate and the British government is flooded with War Claims.

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The Second of May: The forgotten heroes

51m 00s

On the 2nd of May, 1808, the people of Madrid took up arms against Napoleon’s army. The events of that day represented the beginning of the Peninsular War, known in Spain as the War of Independence, and led the whole nation to become conscious of its identity. Two centuries later, with the aid of the most prestigious experts on that period, we will travel back to the Madrid of the early 19th Century to relive the day that changed the history of Spain.

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Afghanistan 1979, the war that changed the world

57m 49s

40 years ago, in December 1979, Soviet troops entered Afghanistan. This was a pivotal event in the history of the 20th century; it launched Bin Laden and Al Qaeda… It was the war that changed the world. ... Despite its “limits”, the war lasted ten years and played a key role in the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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Spring 1941

1h 36m

Successful doctor Artur Planck, his wife Clara and their two daughters are seeking shelter from Germans storming Poland. They find a safe house in the farm of Emilia, their local grocer who is all alone after her husband fought for his country and never returned.

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Teutonic Knights

52m 49s

In 19th century Germany, the Order of the Teutonic Knights had a romantic image and Prussia, their territory, had the allure of the land of heroes. So much so, that Hitler had been tempted to use their “image” as the symbol of national identity; their discipline and fighting spirit as the model for a conquerors’ mentality. But who really were the Teutonic Knights? This docu-drama sheds a new light on the fate of the order in the 13th and 14th century.

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