The quest for safe refuge led them across borders and oceans. They lost everything! - Everything but their intellect, their ideas and their desire to dismantle totalitarianism in Europe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Exlore teh War of 1812 in this historical documentary. After the loss of Lake Erie to the Americans, the British abandon Upper Canada’s Western Frontier, and the Moravian Delaware flee to Burlington Heights with thousands of other refugees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.