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Hartheim: The Nazi Castle of Horror

In 1939, as the world stood on the brink of World War II, Hartheim Castle, Austria, was at a turning point of history. It had been a centre for those with physical or mental disabilities. But from 1939 to 1944 it acted as a pilot scheme for the ‘final solution.’

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Buffalo Bill: Showtime!

Before the birth of cinema, it was traveling vaudeville performances that started the era of mass entertainment. And the most famous of them of all was Buffalo Bill’s Wild West!

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Arles, Treasure of the Rhône

The ancient city of Arles, once a major commercial hub in the Roman Empire, still holds many secrets. Some of them are buried in the bed of the Rhône.

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In the Name of our Heritage

Twenty years ago, the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan shocked the world. It was to be the start of a new trend: the deliberate destruction of historical artifacts.

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Ghosts of Afghanistan

The speed at which the Taliban have retaken Afghanistan has taken everyone by surprise. How could it happen? What went wrong with ‘the good war’? And what comes next? 

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The Longest Voyage

2022 marks the 500 year anniversary of Magellan and Elcano’s landmark circumnavigation of the globe. It was a turning point in history: an incredible three year voyage that opened the gateway to the modern age. In circumnavigating the globe and charting our world, Magellan and Elcano opened the door to man’s next challenge: the journey into space.

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Order! The Final Act

Four years on from the fateful referendum that marked the beginning of the end for Great Britain’s membership in the European Union, and the story is still unfolding. The debates that unfold here are emblematic of the ideological war underway between populism and liberal democracy, at play over Europe and in the rest of the world.

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The End of the War in Colour: Episode IV – Unconditional Surrender

When US troops conquered Nazi Germany from the West in March 1945, they were accompanied by camera teams, shooting in 16 mm colour. The result is a unique 4 x 45 min series documenting the victims of terror and the politics of annihilation.

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The End of the War in Colour: Episode III – Visions of Hell

When US troops conquered Nazi Germany from the West in March 1945, they were accompanied by camera teams, shooting in 16 mm colour. The result is a unique 4 x 45 min series documenting the victims of terror and the politics of annihilation.

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