A portrait of evil.
These three remarkable programmes, produced by Russian Television, reveal three of the most fascinating stories from Nazi Germany and the man who ruled it: Adolf Hitler.
Failed Experiment: Hitler s Live Broadcasts
For the Third Reich, the newly invented television had every potential to be a powerful propaganda tool, but it also had unexpected consequences. During World War II, Germany gave birth to entertainment television, which did not align with the plans of Nazi leaders. Uncover hidden records of the secret meetings, directives and correspondences that attempted to control the burgeoning industry.
Plot to Kill Hitler
Theory of probability supposes that if you toss a coin 100 times, chances for heads and tails are equal. However, none of about 50 attempts on Adolf Hitler's life were successful. The attempts began as early as 1922. Long before he took power, assassins fired on his car and planted a bomb where he was to make a speech. This programme delves into the archives to reveal the truth behind the many failed attempts to kill Hitler and examines how one of the world s deadliest men survived until he took his own life in 1945.
Loving Hitler: The Fatal Flight of Hess
The history of World War II is rife with unsolved mysteries. One of them was Rudolf Hess s flight to England in May of 1941. As a close associate of Hitler, there are no explanations for why Hess flew to the enemy nation. An even greater secret surrounds Hess s death, which for years was considered a suicide. Modern-day experts now offer shocking revelations and a radically different version of his sudden death.
Learn the details behind the one hundred most significant breakthroughs in the history of mankind! Take a journey through history and examine the discoveries, breakthroughs and eureka moments that have transformed all of our lives for the better. Host Bill Nye travels the world, meeting eminent scientists in various fields, to explore and explain the principles behind the most significant developments in the history of mankind. Each of the 100 Greatest Discoveries, in eight different fields of knowledge, is examined both in terms of the principles and personalities involved. Over 500 years of scientific advances are distilled and presented in this accessible, entertaining series to give you a good understanding of HOW many of science s toughest riddles were solved, WHO it was that solved them, and WHY these solutions are so significant.
The boys mission is straightforward: to get off lifes humdrum path for a more exciting, daring and off-the-beaten one. In just four days, the guys trek approximately one hundred miles across life-threatening landscapes including steep mountains, insufferably hot deserts, freezing-cold canyons and snake-infested jungles on foot, raft, skis and even skateboard, in search of the most extreme places on earth.
This is the epic story of how World War I changed the face of battle forever. This war was a war of firsts , a transitional war from old style hand-to-hand combat with small guns and fixed bayonets and cavalry charges to high-tech weaponry that are still features of present-day armed conflicts. Firsts include aerial bombardment of cities, epic tank battles, fight for control of the skies, development of submarines, chemical and bunker warfare. Troops who were bunkered down in vast trenches became overwhelmed by powerful, new weapons including tanks, WMDs, submarines and the first blitz. World War I had horrible consequences 15 million died and 20 million were injured. Through experts, eyewitness testimony, riveting archive and special recreations seamlessly blended into an archival background, each episode features the story of one of these weapons. This mini-series event will bring the legendary, unrecorded events of World War I to life to create a seamless account of how people born into a simpler age learned to deal with the future shock of rapid technological advances driven by the engine of total war.
Take a whirlwind journey to more than thirteen countries as we stop everywhere from Australia and Italy to Mexico and Cambodia. If its worth seeing, well take you there! The show, hosted by Albin and Melanie Ulle, travels around the world showcasing some of the Earths vast beauty. The programme also explores the diverse cultures of several amazing countries and approximately one hundred of the one thousand places from the book, with an eye towards unearthing local charms and traditions.