D-Day at Pointe-Du-Hoc tells the remarkable story of the U.S. Army's 2nd Ranger battalion and their June 6, 1944 mission to destroy six German cannons situated halfway between Omaha and Utah Beaches in Normandy. The film weaves together first-hand accounts, striking drone footage of the English Channel approach and Pointe cliffs, and archival footage of the Rangers preparing for action.
Discover the real Harriet Tubman in this compelling documentary narrated by Alfrelynn Roberts and featuring expert interviews with leading scholars, Dr. Eric Lewis Williams of the Smithsonian Institute and Carl Westmoreland of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. It also features remarkable early 20th century audio recordings of African-American spirituals sung by former slaves.
Most people think that World War II started on September 1st, 1939, when the Germans invaded Poland, and then spread to Asia on September 7th 1941, after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. However, World War II actually started ten years earlier, when Manchuria was invaded by a now-forgotten Japanese general: Kanji Ishiwara. This is the little known truth about the most famous war in history.
Discover the ingenious engineering of Beijing's Forbidden City, the power center of imperial China for nearly 500 years. Discover how the design of this vast complex of palaces and temples enabled it to survive centuries of earthquakes.
NOVA reopens one of the most confounding crime mysteries as a team of expert investigators employs forensic and behavioral science techniques in an effort to determine what really happened to Charles Lindbergh's baby… and why.
For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China’s battlefields–dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, a series of archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China’s first super-weapon.
Over 60,000 years ago, the first modern humans left their African homeland and entered Europe, where the Neanderthals had already been living for hundreds of thousands of years. What happened when these humans encountered the Neanderthals?
In the shadow of Vesuvius, a lesser-known volcano rumbles: Campi Flegrei. If it erupts, millions of lives could be at risk. Scientists explore its geology and develop a warning system that could prevent Naples becoming the next Pompeii.
Archaeologists at the site of an early American colony discovered the remains of a young woman, dating back to 1609, buried in the trash layer of a cellar. Forensic anthropologists help the frightening story of this woman come to life.
Leonardo da Vinci is well known for his inventions as well as his art. But new evidence shows that many of his ideas were realized long before he sketched them out in his notebooks — some even 1700 years before him.