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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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......

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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...

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The Real Dr. Evil

The Real Dr. Evil: Kim Jong Il

In April, 1992, something extraordinary was about to happen in one dark and uncommunicative state. It was the 80th birthday of the absolute ruler Kim Il-sung. But on that day he was not the centerpiece.... everyone was looking at his anonymous...

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America's Great Indian Leaders

America's Great Indian Leaders

The great herds that covered the prairies are no more. Along with their guns and disease the Europeans brought hearts formed on conquest and fortunes built on ownership of the Earth. They could not understand the Indian who lived upon the...

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America's Great Indian Nations

America's Great Indian Nations

When Christopher Columbus first encountered the peoples of the new world he was deeply moved. For their part the Taino Indians of the Caribbean thought that Columbus and his sailors were gods who had come from heaven. But within a single...

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