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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

A highlight of the nationwide Lincoln Bicentennial celebration is this unprecedented documentary on the life and legacy of the man widely considered one of the best - and most enigmatic - presidents. It addresses many of the controversies surrounding Lincoln about race,...

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Engineering an Empire

Engineering an Empire

Engineering an Empire is a program on The History Channel that explores the engineering and/or architectural feats that were characteristic of some of the greatest societies on this planet. Engineering an Empire has received critical acclaim. The premiere Rome received an Emmy...

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Ancient Discoveries

Ancient Discoveries

Ancient Discoveries is a documentary television series that focuses on ancient technologies. The show's theme is that many inventions which are thought to be modern have ancient roots or in some cases may have been lost and then reinvented. Episodes of the...

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Victorian Pharmacy

Victorian Pharmacy

Historical observational documentary series which recreates a Victorian pharmacy. The programme follows historian Ruth Goodman, Professor Nick Barber and PhD student Tom Quick as they recreate an authentic 19th Century pharmacy. This programme is interesting and well worth watching. It shows that...

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History of World War II: Hiroshima

History of World War II: Hiroshima

It was the defining moment of the 20th Century - the scientific, technological, military, and political gamble of the first atomic attack. This drama-documentary attempts to do what no other film has done before - to show what it is like to...

7.75

Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer

Cleopatra: Portrait of a Killer

Cleopatra - the most famous woman in history. We know her as a great queen, a beautiful lover and a political schemer. For 2,000 years almost all evidence of her has disappeared - until now. In one of the world's most exciting...

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Queen of Sheba: Behind the Myth

Queen of Sheba: Behind the Myth

Queen Of Sheba: Behind The Myth follows the work of archaeologists as they piece together newly discovered evidence in the remote desert of Yemen to recreate the dramatic life of one of the most powerful woman of the Biblical era - consort...

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The Hunt for Hitler's Scientists

The Hunt for Hitler's Scientists

The British, American, and Russian governments were not content to sit idly by, waiting to be slammed by the advanced technology. Covert teams of commandos and agents were sent ahead of the front lines and deep into Germany, hunting for both the...

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The Russian Revolution

The Russian Revolution

The 1905 Russian Revolution was a wave of mass political and social unrest that spread through vast areas of the Russian Empire. Some of it was directed against the government, while some was undirected. It included terrorism, worker strikes, peasant unrest, and...

6.24

The Samurai

The Samurai

They were the knights of medieval Japan, an elite warrior class that held the reins of power and the fascination of the people for more than 700 years. Masters of sword and bow, driven by an unforgiving code of ethics, they proved...

6.75

Pompeii: The Last Day

Pompeii: The Last Day

Pompeii: The Last Day is a dramatized documentary that tells of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius on 24 August 79 AD. This eruption covered the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum in ash and pumice, killing all those trapped between the volcano...

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