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Vlad The Impaler

Vlad The Impaler
This documentary examines the bloody career of Vlad the Impaler, the 15th-century prince of Wallachia who took no prisoners in his resistance to the spread of the Ottoman Empire. Known as Dracula, he learned the arts of war as a hostage of the Turks, but asserted his independence by working his own disloyal nobles to death and repelling a Turkish invasion by filling the battlefield with 23,000 impaled... 
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Stealing a Nation

Stealing a Nation
Hidden from Parliament and the U.S. Congress, the deal was this: the Americans wanted the island, in their words, “swept and sanitized.” An entire population was declared expendable; all of them were to be deported. Stealing a Nation (John Pilger, 2004) is an extraordinary film about the plight of people of the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean – secretly and brutally expelled from their homeland... 
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The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition

The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition
In 1914, explorer Ernest Shackleton set out to become the first man to cross the frozen wastes of the Antarctic continent on foot; however, a combination of treacherous conditions, unexpected changes in weather, and simple bad luck left Shackleton and his crew of 28 men stranded in one of the world’s most unforgiving environments for nearly two years. Miraculously, Shackleton and his men not only... 
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How the States Got Their Shapes

How the States Got Their Shapes
Every line on the U.S. map tells a story. Every border reflects their history – their struggles for independence, their internal conflicts over states rights and slavery, their westward expansion, and the mastery of their natural resources. They are so familiar with the map of United States, but do they know why their states look the way they do? Every shape on the map tells a great story about their... 
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The Nazis, A Warning From History

The Nazis, A Warning From History
The Nazis would later try to rewrite history to say that Hitler became Chancellor simply because it was his destiny, but in reality, Hitler had been helped by economic circumstance and the support and miscalculation of others. As the new century approaches, one historical question more than any other demands an answer. How could a cultured nation at the heart of Europe be responsible for acts so heinous... 
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Auschwitz: The Nazi Final Solution

Auschwitz: The Nazi Final Solution
Auschwitz was the site of the largest mass murder the world has ever seen. This landmark, 5-part series charts the evolution of the camp and the mentality of the perpetrators, and shows how the place related to the Nazis overall campaign of extermination. Written and produced by award-winning filmmaker Laurence Rees, and using new research, the series offers a unique perspective on the camp in which... 

The Moment in Time: The Manhattan Project

The Moment in Time: The Manhattan Project
In a race against the Nazis to develop an atomic bomb, the USA assigned leading scientists like Albert Einstein from all over the world to The Manhattan Project, an incredible scientific, engineering and manufacturing feat which would have everlasting global consequences. The Moment in Time documents the uncertain days of the beginning of World War II when it was feared the Nazis were developing... 
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The Secret Life of Adolf Hitler

The Secret Life of Adolf Hitler
The Secret Life of Adolf  Hitler is a 1958 TV documentary, narrated by Westbrook Van Voorhis , that includes interviews with Hitler’s sister Paula Wolf and a fellow prisoner who was incarcerated with Hitler, actual footage shot by the Nazi’s and Eva Braun‘s rare home movies. The documentary is a sensational piece, which is clearly illustrated by the opening line: “The swastika... 
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