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History

Contains 203 Videos

Prisoners of War

Prisoners of War

World War II: Australian Experience

During WWII, 30,000 Australian soldiers were imprisoned in Europe and the Pacific. Conditions were horrific and many didn’t survive. This programme explores confronting details about life as an Australian POW, told by Judy Monroe whose father,...Show More
Reg Saunders: Aboriginal War Hero

Reg Saunders: Aboriginal War Hero

World War II: Australian Experience

Australia was at war, yet although Indigenous Australians were considered unfit to fight, plenty enlisted, including Reg Saunders who fought in the Mediterranean and New Guinea, becoming the first commissioned Aboriginal officer. This frank...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
Mediterranean Theatre

Mediterranean Theatre

World War II: Australian Experience

With WWII raging in Europe, Australia’s military was thrust to the front line. This clip explores its foray into the Mediterranean – the Battles of Bardia, Crete, and El Alamein, the Seige of Tobruk, and the Syria-Lebanon campaign. Historical...Show More
Pacific Theatre

Pacific Theatre

World War II: Australian Experience

December 1941 – suddenly WWII arrives on Australia’s doorstep. This clip examines Japan’s entry to the war and its menacing impact on Australia’s strategic interests, advancing through Malaya, Singapore, Indonesia and New Guinea, where...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
Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

Wilberg Presents Medieval England

During the Medieval period, trial by ordeal was not uncommon. The accused was tied up and tossed in the water – if they floated they were guilty but if they drowned they were innocent. Justice was not exactly being served! However, it wasn’t...Show More
Influence of the Church

Influence of the Church

Wilberg Presents Medieval England

An alliance made in heaven! Did you know that William the Conqueror colluded with Pope Alexander II? Or that some of the first schools in England were started by churches? Or that monasteries brewed their own beer? This clip takes a fascinating...Show More
Troubles at Home and Abroad: Conflict with Spain

Troubles at Home and Abroad: Conflict with Spain

Elizabethan England

The ‘Enterprise of England’ was King Philip II’s papal-backed Catholic crusade against Queen Elizabeth and Protestant England. This programme explores how events in the Netherlands and the New World contributed to this invasion. It...Show More
Troubles at Home and Abroad: Mary, Queen of Scots

Troubles at Home and Abroad: Mary, Queen of Scots

Elizabethan England

Murder, conspiracy, double-dealing, plotting, secret messages, trial and execution. This programme uncovers the bloody drama surrounding Elizabeth’s cousin, and rival claimant to the throne, Mary, Queen of Scots. The action takes place in...Show More
Health in Modern Britain

Health in Modern Britain

Britain's Health through History

This programme explores developments in health and medicine during the 20th and 21st centuries. These include: diagnostics and x-rays, CT and MRI scans, the understanding of genetics and how it impacts individuals’ health, antibiotics, blood...Show More
Health in Medieval Britain

Health in Medieval Britain

Britain's Health through History

This programme examines health, medicine and surgery in Britain between 1250 and 1500, when knowledge and practices were largely based on superstition and untested theories such as the human body’s four humours. It also looks at the various...Show More
Health in Industrial Britain

Health in Industrial Britain

Britain's Health through History

The Industrial Revolution brought about some important advancements. These included the understanding of: human physiology, diseases and their treatment, medicine, and medical procedures. This programme, targeted at GCSE history students, covers...Show More
Health in Early Modern Britain

Health in Early Modern Britain

Britain's Health through History

Between 1500 and 1700, people’s understanding of disease and medicine progressed. New approaches, particularly the scientific method, led to significant changes, including identifying how blood flowed around the body and the classification of...Show More
Technology and Innovation in the 20th Century

Technology and Innovation in the 20th Century

Civilisations and Ideas

As the world entered the 20th century, technology was changing the way people lived. This programme examines some of the significant advancements in communication, infrastructure and transport, and medicine and public health. In the post-war...Show More
Conflict and Peace in the 20th Century

Conflict and Peace in the 20th Century

Civilisations and Ideas

Throughout the 20th century, countries have engaged in peaceful interactions and conflicts that have had global impact. This programme explores key global conflicts since the end of World War I, including World War II, the Cold War, other regions...Show More