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The French Revolution [electronic resource]

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"Liberty, equality and fraternity" skidded into a Reign of Terror followed by Napoleonic dictatorship. French military power reached its peak under Bonaparte, conquering most of continental Europe and ushering in a new mass conscription style of warfare accompanied with revolutionary rhetoric.
Online
1989
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People Power [electronic resource]

Today, much of the planet's population lives in a British-shaped world. How did this clutch of islands off the coast of Europe come to dominate the globe? The British presents the history of the British Isles from Stonehenge to World War Two using gripping drama reconstruction, the latest CG, time-lapse and aerial footage. People Power covers the Norman Conquest, feudal system, Crusades, Black Plague, Peasant's Revolt, and the Battle of Agincourt.
Online
2012
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Revolution [electronic resource]

Today, much of the planet's population lives in a British-shaped world. How did this clutch of islands off the coast of Europe come to dominate the globe? The British presents the history of the British Isles from Stonehenge to World War Two using gripping drama reconstruction, the latest CG, time-lapse and aerial footage. Revolution covers Henry VIII's appropriation of the Catholic Church, empire expansion from New World wealth, the printing press, Shakespeare, the Puritan Movement, and the English Civil War.
Online
2012
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Background to China's Communist Revolution

This program traces the rise of nationalism in China under the Kuomintang leadership of Sun Yat-Sen and Chiang Kai-Shek, and the emergence of the Communist Chinese Party under Mao Zedong. The causes of China's political stability are explored from the declining years of the Qing dynasty through to the Wuchang Uprising, the White Terror and the infamous Long March.
Online
2017; 2015
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This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1967)

American casualties mount as they face deadly North Vietnamese ambushes and artillery. Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive, and the Johnson administration reassures the American public that victory is in sight.
Online
2018; 2017
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Defence in Depth

Historian Peter Barton concentrates on the second phase of the battle, from the middle of July to the middle of September 1916. Barton reveals how an Allied advance on objectives which should have lasted days and weeks took months and resulted in yet more carnage on the Somme battlefield.Whilst British tactics were unvarying, that of their German enemy evolved using the changing landscape of the battlefield. The slowness of the Allied advance during this period Barton explains by the emergence of new German tactics—defense in depth.
Online
2017; 2016
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The Korean War

In June 1950, North Korean troops invaded South Korea, igniting the Korean War. This documentary feature remarkable battlefield and combat footage of offensives at Pork Chop Hill, the Choisin Reservoir, Heartbreak Ridge and more.
Online
2017; 2003
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The Big Picture: The New First Team

In this classic episode of the U.S. Army’s The Big Picture series, the history of the First Cavalry Division is chronicled in World War II and Korea. Subsequent scenes highlight the need—and eventual development—of a different kind of fighting force: the First Cavalry Division Airmobile. Featuring footage provided by the National Archives and Records Administration, this historical recording examines how one airmobile division provided four times the airlift of an infantry division and had the ability to put 1/3 of its 16,000 fighting men into the air at a time with their equipment.
Online
2012; 2008
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Terrorism

The very nature of terrorism has changed. Suicide bombings, hijacking, violent attacks, and the taking of hostages have become standard.
Online
2017; 2003
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A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1973)

U.S. airpower makes the difference in halting a North Vietnamese offensive. After being re-elected, Nixon announces Hanoi has agreed to a peace deal. American prisoners of war will finally come home—to a bitterly divided country.
Online
2018; 2017
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Persian Gulf War: Part 1

Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait resulted in more than one million troops facing off against each other in the desert of the Persian Gulf. The Allied Coalition's air war, known as Operation Desert Storm, involved the most sophisticated technological weaponry available.
Online
2017; 2003
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Sekigahara: The Battle of the Samurai

Japan, 17th century. For several decades, the country has been torn by civil war. Ever since the death of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, the five regents appointed to ensure the education and safety of his only son, Hideyori, age 5, have been wrestling for power. One of them, Ieyasu, gains the advantage, but only to see Mitsunari, who remains loyal to Hideyori, rise against him. Their armies meet at Sekigahara. But, Ieyasu has an ace up his sleeve. General Hideaki has assured him that in the midst of battle he will betray Mitsunari and join forces with him. The battle begins, but the outcome remains uncertain. Hideaki hesitates to betray Mitsunari and remains in the rear with his troops. Ieyasu then takes a daring and capital decision: he orders his men to fire upon Hideaki’s forces. Hideaki re [...]
Online
2017; 2016
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The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)

Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and moral choices. After police battle with demonstrators in the streets of Chicago, Richard Nixon wins the presidency. In Vietnam the war goes on.
Online
2018; 2017
14.

Alexander Becomes Great

4th century BC. Alexander III of Macedonia has just unified all the cities of Greece. He then embarks on a punitive expedition against Persia. With Egypt conquered and Alexandria founded, Alexander invades the vast Persian Empire of Darius III. Although greatly outnumbered, his troops win victory after victory. After Babylon, Alexander seizes the capital, Persepolis, and Darius is assassinated as he tries to flee. The victory by Alexander, henceforth known as the Great, is total. He steps into history and is now master of the entire known world. Alexander’s generals plead with him to pause before undertaking a fresh campaign: the troops are exhausted. Against all advice, Alexander decides to go on and launches his troops towards India. But the conquest of India is a conquest too far. [...]
Online
2017; 2016
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The River Styx (January 1964-December 1965)

With South Vietnam in chaos, hardliners in Hanoi seize the initiative and send combat troops to the South. President Johnson escalates America’s military commitment, authorizing bombing of the North and deploying ground troops in the South.
Online
2018; 2017
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Déjà Vu (1958-1961)

Vietnamese revolutionaries led by Ho Chi Minh end nearly a century of French colonial occupation. Vietnam is divided in two. Communists in the North aim to reunify the country, while America supports Diem’s untested regime in the South.
Online
2018; 2017
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The Desert War

Britain was at its lowest end in 1940 after the war in Africa. Diluted of armor, Britain could not give them support to combat future German aggression. In a theater of war, this was the battle of the Desert Rats, Mussolini turned his sights on an empire in Africa, an easy victory seemingly assured. Commonwealth truths and Britain began a bitter struggle to tear apart the Third Reich.
Online
2017; 2014
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The Fall of Quebec

1756—the beginning of the Seven Years’ War, which amongst others sets France against England. The conflict spreads throughout Europe, India, and North America. On the American continent, the war is considerable, weakening the French effort as the British strive to eliminate all French presence there. In 1759 the British launch their offensive and besiege the city of Quebec. After several months of siege, the besieged are beginning to run out of supplies. The French general Montcalm organizes several convoys. Wolfe, the English general, seizes the chance: he sends several of his ships to Quebec, which the French guards allow to pass, believing them to be the relief. By the time the ploy is discovered by the French, it is already too late. After their successful landing, the British, s [...]
Online
2017
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Riding the Tiger (1961-1963)

Kennedy inspires idealistic Americans to serve their country and wrestles with how deeply to get involved in South Vietnam. As the autocratic Diem regime faces a communist insurgency and Buddhist protests, a political crisis unfolds.
Online
2018; 2017
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The Fall of France

When Hitler claimed restitution of Sudetenland, France and Britain abandoned their ally. Ignoring offers to help defend the Czechs, French leaders met with Hitler in Munich in Sep. 1938. Hitler performed like a statesmen, and French leaders signed a treaty that was in fact a death warrant for their own countries. Hitler felt that the floodgates were open and the wave became unstoppable.
Online
2017; 2014