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Contains over 150 Videos

The Aftermath of the Holocaust

The Holocaust

This programme considers the aftermath of the Holocaust immediately following the war, when the full extent of its evil finally came to light. The plight of European Jews continued into the post-war period, with most unable to return to their...Show More

The Significance of the Holocaust in WWII

The Holocaust

Exploring the rise of anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany and the spread of Nazi control across Europe, this programme looks at how and why the Jewish people went from being distrusted and blamed for Germany’s ills, to being violently vilified...Show More

The Significance of the Holocaust Today

The Holocaust

The Holocaust was carried out at such a scale that the world took time to come to grips with the enormity of it. But, incomprehensibly, the Holocaust was not the last atrocity of its nature to be committed. Concluding the series, this programme...Show More

The Allied Response to the Holocaust

The Holocaust

How much did the Allies know of the horrors being committed against European Jews at the hands of the German Nazis, and were they in a position to act against them as they were occurring? This programme considers this unsettling question before...Show More
Sustainability in Polynesia

Sustainability in Polynesia

Polynesian Expansion

The first settlers to Polynesia’s many islands were met with unique environments, flora and fauna that were unlike those they had migrated from. How they managed these natural resources over the centuries has not always been sustainable....Show More
Patterns of Polynesian Migration

Patterns of Polynesian Migration

Polynesian Expansion

Polynesia’s islands take the formation of a huge triangle in the Pacific Ocean, but how people came to call these islands home is a long-debated topic. In this video, students will learn about the unique geography of Polynesia and meet the...Show More
Moai on Rapa Nui

Moai on Rapa Nui

Polynesian Expansion

For the Polynesian island nation of Rapa Nui, the giant Moai statues possess a strong, spiritual power, called ‘mana’. This video explores the way that Rapanui spirituality is expressed both artistically and through the cultural tradition of...Show More
Hadrian's Wall: Empire Without End

Hadrian's Wall: Empire Without End

Classical Antiquity

With grand visions for a stable, peaceful empire, Emperor Hadrian ordered the construction of a wall in his name spanning the width of northern Britainnia, demarcating the north-west frontier of the Roman empire. As this video explores, Hadrian's...Show More
Theatre of Dionysus: Birthplace of Tragedy

Theatre of Dionysus: Birthplace of Tragedy

Classical Antiquity

The City Dionysia was a religious festival and celebration of Athenian culture and its pinnacle event, a competition of the dramatic arts, was held at the Theatre of Dionysus, birthplace of Greek tragedy. Seating 15,000, including dignitaries...Show More
The Parthenon: Everlasting Fame

The Parthenon: Everlasting Fame

Classical Antiquity

Athenian art and culture flourished under the leadership of Pericles, who wanted to create a society that history would remember. The Parthenon serves as one of the civilisation's most remarkable structures and evidence that Pericle's wish for a...Show More
Circus Maximus: Chariot Racing

Circus Maximus: Chariot Racing

Classical Antiquity

Built to seat over 250,000 spectators, Circus Maximus was referred to by one Greek historian as "one of the most beautiful and admirable structures in Rome." The chariot racing that took place there was the epitome of Roman entertainment but, as...Show More
The Great Leap Forward

The Great Leap Forward

Communist China

When Mao Zedong announced China’s second five-year plan, the Great Leap Forward, in 1958, it promised a Communist utopia based on collectivisation of agricultural property and production, and industrialisation where everyday citizens produced...Show More
Mao's Cult of Personality

Mao's Cult of Personality

Communist China

Like other dictators, Mao Zedong exploited his own personality cult. This video examines the grip he had on China’s population during the fear and hysteria of the Cultural Revolution. Citizens carried copies of his ‘Little Red Book’,...Show More
Mao's Red Guard

Mao's Red Guard

Communist China

China’s economy improved in the early 1960s, but Chairman Mao didn’t like what he saw – an emerging market economy and privileged ruling class. This video looks at the Red Guard – created when Mao mobilised China’s youth to lead a...Show More
Second Punic War

Second Punic War

Weapons and Warfare in Ancient Rome

During the third century BCE, two bastions of the civilised world - Carthage and Rome - fought for supremacy. This clip examines the Second Punic War - the roles played by significant figures including Hannibal, Publius, Fabius and Scipio,...Show More
Ancient Roman Military Across Time

Ancient Roman Military Across Time

Weapons and Warfare in Ancient Rome

Well-structured mobile fighting forces, along with widespread social reform, ensured Rome's domination as a centre of political and military might. This clip explores the post-Second Punic War period, changes instigated by Gaius Marius, Julius...Show More
The Rise of Hitler in Germany

The Rise of Hitler in Germany

The Rise of Dictators

Mussolini in Italy, Stalin in Russia, Franco in Spain, Tōjō in Japan and Hitler in Germany – all presided over harsh, brutal regimes. Ideologies differed, but their methods of enforcing and maintaining power were similar. This programme...Show More
The Rise of Tōjō in Japan

The Rise of Tōjō in Japan

The Rise of Dictators

Mussolini in Italy, Stalin in Russia, Franco in Spain, Tōjō in Japan and Hitler in Germany – all presided over harsh, brutal regimes. Ideologies differed, but their methods of enforcing and maintaining power were similar. This programme...Show More
The Rise of Mussolini in Italy

The Rise of Mussolini in Italy

The Rise of Dictators

Mussolini in Italy, Stalin in Russia, Franco in Spain, Tōjō in Japan and Hitler in Germany – all presided over harsh, brutal regimes. Ideologies differed, but their methods of enforcing and maintaining power were similar. This programme...Show More
The Rise of Franco in Spain

The Rise of Franco in Spain

The Rise of Dictators

Mussolini in Italy, Stalin in Russia, Franco in Spain, Tōjō in Japan and Hitler in Germany – all presided over harsh, brutal regimes. Ideologies differed, but their methods of enforcing and maintaining power were similar. This programme...Show More
The Rise of Stalin in the Soviet Union

The Rise of Stalin in the Soviet Union

The Rise of Dictators

Mussolini in Italy, Stalin in Russia, Franco in Spain, Tōjō in Japan and Hitler in Germany – all presided over harsh, brutal regimes. Ideologies differed, but their methods of enforcing and maintaining power were similar. This programme...Show More
The Establishment of Dictatorships

The Establishment of Dictatorships

The Rise of Dictators

Why were the years between the two world wars marked by some of the most brutal and politically radical dictatorships in European history? This programme examines the economic, political, and social climate in the aftermath of World War I, which...Show More
Daily Life

Daily Life

Wilberg Presents Medieval England

Imagine eating just bread, oat porridge and vegetable stew…or trying to impress your rich friends with a dinner of peacock. Daily life was very different for the poor peasants of medieval society, compared to their rich Lords. However, both the...Show More
Castles

Castles

Wilberg Presents Medieval England

After 1066, William the Conqueror, and subsequent Norman Kings, built thousands of castles to ensure their control. Learn about the castles’ Motte and Bailey design, as Wilburg and Norman explain key features such as moats, keeps and murder...Show More
The Feudal System

The Feudal System

Wilberg Presents Medieval England

After the death of Edward the Confessor, there was a bloody four-way battle for the throne. Discover how William the Conqueror defeated the last of the Viking kings, and one of the richest men in England, in order to seize the throne and all of...Show More