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June 4, 2010
The rationale behind WWII bombing attacks conducted by Allied forces on German cities that were not strategically important is examined.
May 31, 2010
Adolf Hitler's path from drifter to politician to dictator.
March 1, 2010
Whether the Black Death that swept through Europe in the Middle Ages, killing a third of the population, was---as is commonly believed---bubonic plague or, as some British researchers believe, a mutant strain of Ebola virus.
October 19, 2009
The story of Pharaoh Akhenaten's decision to build a new city in the Egyptian desert some 3000 years ago. Included: a cemetery where about 1000 people are buried.
June 21, 2009
Battlefields in France and Belgium are visited in this documentary examining the conclusion of the World War I.
May 15, 2009
The 1953 coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
May 8, 2009
Germany's use of zeppelins to bomb Britain in World War I.
Profiling Heinrich Himmler, a loyal Nazi, who was planning to take over the Third Reich after Hitler's death.
May 1, 2009
The Season 2 opener examines Hadrian's Wall, a 73-mile- long stone-and-turf fortification built in northern England by the Roman Empire in A.D. 122.
October 18, 2008
How Queen Victoria rose to power.
June 6, 2008
The storming of Omaha Beach by Allied forces in June 1944 during the Normandy Invasion is recalled.
July 9, 2007
Recalling the 1939 Battle of the River Plate, a World War II naval battle that saw the scuttling of the Admiral Graf Spee, a German battleship.
September 15, 2006
Examining Emperor Hirohito in post-World War II Japan, including his exemption from being tried as a war criminal.
September 13, 2006
Chronicling the identification of remains found in France as American soldier Pvt. Francis Lupo, who fought in World War I in the second Battle of the Marne.
August 28, 2006
Chronicling the search for two pilots who went missing during the Vietnam War's Operation Rolling Thunder.
August 18, 2006
Adolf Hitler is the subject.
March 7, 2005
Underwater archaeological investigation of Gallipoli and the bloody battle that took place in 1915.
November 5, 2002
A profile of “Typhoid Mary” Mallon, a cook accused of unknowingly spreading the disease.
Nazi leader Rudolf Hess, and his unauthorized, singlehanded attempt to broker peace between Germany and England during WWII.
“The Real Rasputin” chronicles the life of the Siberian peasant (1872?-1916) who greatly influenced the life of Russia's Nicholas II.
A look at the World War II Battle of Kursk on the eastern front. Fought in July of 1943, Kursk was the largest tank battle in history.
“The Forgotten Heroes” chronicles the efforts of merchant seamen during World War II. Included: reminiscences by seamen, who recall the horrors of the war.
The violent entertainment of the Roman games is recalled. Included: historical accounts from Roman commentators.
A report on the Shakers, from its establishment in the 18th century to its dwindling membership today. Also: scenes of a Shaker antique auction, where Oprah Winfrey makes a record bid for a bureau.
Truman's decision to use the atomic bomb.
Featured: the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk in 1940.
Communist leader Nikolai Bukharin, who became Stalin's nemesis and was eliminated.
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