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The Danish Solution: The Rescue of the Jews of Denmark

The Danish Solution: The Rescue of the Jews of Denmark

Filmmakers Karen Cantor and Camilla Kjaerulff team to reveal how the Jews of Denmark managed to escape falling victim to Hitler's Third Reich. With World War II raging throughout Europe, Hitler announced his intentions to impose his Final Solution on Denmark. Incredibly, the...

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Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan

Of all the images the name Genghis Khan brings to mind, that of a visionary who brought literacy, law and culture to his people rarely springs to mind. His name is usually synonymous with evil, his image that of a brutal barbarian who...

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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, equality,...

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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 for...

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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 regular...

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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 the...

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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 live...

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Civilization: Is the West History?

Civilization: Is the West History?

Niall Ferguson asks why it was that Western civilization, from inauspicious roots in the 15th century, came to dominate the rest of the world; and if the West is about to be overtaken by the rest. Ferguson reveals the killer apps of the...

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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 finds,...

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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 of...

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