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.
It is not known when the first gunpowder charge exploded. But since that moment, firearm designers and manufacturers have been driven to make guns more accurate, improve reliability, ease of operation, portability, and finally, make guns more beautiful. No country has contributed more to the advancement of firearms than the United States
Wave your magic stick and say "Wallykazam!" In these 13 wild word adventures, help Wally bring his mom her favorite flower, save Stan's swampy home, care for a sick Bobgoblin, form a rock band to play for his dad, and more. It's letter-learning magic!
An enthralling overview of the Solar System, our Galaxy and the greater Universe. In a flow of superb CGI, glorious images from deep space and incisive writing, 26 beautifully crafted episodes deliver the compelling fundamentals of space, astronomy and cosmic exploration.
"Jesus: His Life explores the story of Jesus Christ through the people in his life who were closest to him. Each of the 8 chapters is told from the perspective of different biblical figures, all of whom played a pivotal role—Joseph, John the Baptist, Mary Mother of Jesus, Caiaphas, Judas Iscariot, Pontius Pilate, Mary Magdalene and Peter.
This series exposes the killer instincts of Earth's titanic forces and why they can be so devastating to lives and property. Using past natural disasters as an example, this series explores what would happen should a major catastrophe strike the United States. From tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions to hurricanes and even an astroid impact, see what disasters could be coming our way.
Exposing the world's most conniving, creative, and criminally adept con men, Serial Swindlers goes inside their minds. While their crimes and exploits are a ready-made Hollywood script, their escapades have left a trail of heartache, poverty and destruction. Ordinary criminal minds they are not.
Americans have faced adversity before—overcoming it is baked into the nation’s DNA. Over the course of a 3-part miniseries, “America: Our Defining Hours” draws upon 300+ years of US history, from the Mayflower, the American Civil War to September 11, to tell a relevant, emotional tale of how the US, as a nation, seized moments of crisis to create a better tomorrow.
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.
Host Regina Meredith conducts interviews with thought-provoking luminaries, cutting-edge visionaries and tireless researchers, providing crucial information to awaken viewers to new perspectives that spark awareness, understanding and ultimately, transformation.
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.