For the first time, Britain's most popular historic attraction, Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress, The Tower of London has allowed access to television cameras creating a documentary series that goes to the heart of The Tower's history and inhabitants. Within The Tower's walls almost a thousand years of the nation's history has been played out.
The greatest conflict the world has known to date lasted from 1 September 1939 to 2 September 1945 when Japan signed the surrender. Six years, 2,190 days, in which the world lived through a terrible war which completely changed the system of alliances of the different countries and the way of life of millions of their inhabitants.
Tracking the main events of World War II is a truly fascinating experience, and with the help of remarkable archive footage, you can literally see for yourself exactly what happened, and when. From the early battles right through to the complexities of the endgame, this extensive 24 episode series will help shine a spotlight on a period of history that should never be forgotten.
Designed in partnership with HISTORY and using a distinctly European perspective, this series offers a fresh lens through which to study the European Theater's major battles, larger-than-life personalities, twists of fate, and tales of intrigue. You'll uncover the strategic decisions behind Operation Barbarossa, D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the invasion of Italy, the fall of Berlin, and more.
Blending history with cultural studies, Understanding Russia: A Cultural History brings you closer than ever to the Russian people through the poetry of Pushkin, the comfort of early folk tales, the faith of medieval iconography, the avant-garde films of Eisenstein, and more. These 24 lectures will help you finally understand the complex, thrilling, and undeniably fascinating Russian spirit.
A fascinating series of documentaries that chart the events of the Second World War year-by-year, using rare archival footage to discover what really happened when the whole world went to war. 7 episodes span from the year 1939 to 1945.
In the most devastating decade in mankind's history, Imperial greed, Russia's Communist Revolution & WWII created a cauldron of conflict that changed Jewish & World history forever.
The last days of the Empire saw Christianity become the official religion of Rome, and increasingly more Germans pressed in upon the poorly defended frontiers. Rather than "fall," the Empire in the west simply disintegrated.
The 20th century was a breeding ground of musical innovation and transformation unlike any other era in history. Within this course, you’ll discover the genius of composers such as Debussy, Stravinsky, Schoenberg, Webern, Bartók, Ligeti, Adès, and many others. Experience the superlative musical art that so vividly and unforgettably speaks to the life of our times.
Berel Wein's groundbreaking documentary "Faith and Fate" captures the two most monumental events in recent Jewish history - the Holocaust and the birth of the State of Israel. With original footage, the depth and detail in "Faith & Fate: The Miracle of Israel" is sure to inform and move you! Some of the topics covered include: Nuremberg Trials, fate of Sephardic Jewry and the Exodus.
This films follows the granddaughter of a Bergen-Belsen survivor on her journey to the place of her family's destruction. It examines how the Holocaust is being taught and represented now that the survivor generation is all but gone. The film investigates the changes occurring within and the many dimensions of Holocaust memory through the generations.
Lecture 5 of 6. Conquest and Immigration. As Rome grew into a polyglot megalopolis, she became home to a myriad of races, none of whom had any allegiance to Rome or Rome's democratic ideals.
Few stories in the Bible are as deeply ingrained in our collective memory as the description of the Ten Plagues. But are these Ten Plagues merely legend, or historical fact? Using the Scriptures as a historical source, scientists, historians and theologians can now prove that the account of the Plagues was based on actual events.
Sharecrop showcases the experience of ten individuals who were involved in sharecropping during the segregation era. Featuring oral history and period images, the film conveys stories from cotton sharecroppers in the Mississippi Delta, tobacco sharecroppers in the Carolinas, and others. It explores their lives, the way they worked and celebrates the resilience of the South's forgotten farmers.
Augustus' reforms put an end to the violence of the last days of the Republic, but had within them the seeds that would eventually undo the Empire.
This was filmed at Take On The World Conference 2017 in Ohio by NYSTV. A wide variety of presentations on everything from occultism, flat earth, Christianity, and ancient Egypt are presented by world class speakers.
Egypt's legendary city, Alexandria, has had an unparalleled history, from its creation by Alexander the Great, until its collapse during the reign of Cleopatra when it fell to the hands of the Romans. Greek historian Harry Tzalas explores the bottom of the Bay of Alexandria in tandem with the team of French archaeologist Jean-Yves Empereur.
Lecture 6 of 6. Why the Democracy Failed. Once Romans separated the rights and privileges of democracy from the duties incumbent upon every citizen, Roman politics degenerated into nothing more than a feeding frenzy on the public purse.
The Cowmen documentary reveals the American rancher's past and current role and influence in the United States development of land, resources, communities, and the cattle industry. Told by historians and Texas ranchers, discover the truth of men and women who believed the American Dream of new beginnings, spiritual freedom and what hard work can accomplish.