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Hidden Killers of the Edwardian Home

Hidden Killers of the Edwardian Home

This installation of the BBC's Hidden Killers series catalogs the innovations and discoveries of the Edwardian period (1901-1914) and the resultant dangers that were inadvertently introduced into the homes of that time. Host Suzannah Lipscomb meets with several historical experts to learn more...

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The Origin of Democracy

The Origin of Democracy

The Origin of Democracy contrasts three ancient civilizations - Roman, Greek, and Persian - primarily focusing on their approaches to ruling the citizens that comprised them. In 392 B.C., in Athens, Socrates was found guilty by jury for corrupting the minds of young...

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World War I: American Legacy

World War I: American Legacy

Narrated by David Carradine, this poignant film reveals the true cost of World War I. The forgotten soldiers whose graves were never marked, the expense of human life and the immense suffering of those who did survive (for every man who was killed,...

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Blood and Oil

Blood and Oil

How did the Western world become so engaged in the Middle East? Why did the Ottoman Empire - now known as the Middle East become involved with World War I which was a European affair? Anyone interested in learning and understanding the timeline...

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Glorious Triumphs and Great Tragedies

Glorious Triumphs and Great Tragedies

This series of thirteen mini-documentaries, each clocking in at less than ten minutes, presents a plethora of information on topics ranging from archaeological discoveries to historical battles. "The Treasures of Tutankhamen" takes viewers into the tomb of Egyptian royalty in what is considered...

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Silent Wings

Silent Wings

World War II, was the most brutal and devastating conflict in the history of the humankind. It is said that about 62 million people or 2.5% of the world's population died in the war. Its consequences brought a new era of weapons of...

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The Coach that made History

The Coach that made History

In November 1918, in a railcar at Compiegne, French humiliated Germans as they demanded peace. It was a humiliation that was to rankle in the mind of a young German soldier, laying wounded at the time, in an infirmary 700 miles away. Twenty...

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The Trial of Saddam Hussein

The Trial of Saddam Hussein

To see Saddam on a trial was something that Iraqi people couldn't even imagine. A former dictator standing in the well of the courtroom and being tried on evidence publicly presented for the Iraqi people and for the world to see... and to...

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The Heirs of Genghis Khan

The Heirs of Genghis Khan

Eight hundred years ago the man called Temujin, better known as Genghis Khan, the king of the universe, managed to create the largest empire ever known in the history of humanity. It all began in the year 1190 when Genghis Khan managed to...

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