The original recordings of Japanese royal emperor Hirohito’s surrender speech on the 15th of August 1945 have been made public by the Imperial Royal Household. This unique radio speech, in which the Japanese people for the first time heard the voice of the divine emperor, can now be heard at… Read full history →
The Dutch SS had a relative large contribution to Germany’s armed forces: a total of 25,000 Dutchmen joined the Waffen SS and fought for Hitler, mainly on the Eastern Front. This documentary tells the story of six ‘Black soldiers’, as they tell their shocking story to the world. They are… Read full history →
The Cold War is the defining event of the 20th century and shaped our world. Many major crisis all over the globe find their roots in this struggle between the West and the Soviet Union. This documentary explains the origins and course of this conflict. Starting at the beginning of… Read full history →
In 1943 the Allies planned a massive attack on the small coastal town of Ortona in Central Italy. They are confident of a quick and easy victory. But the German troops were prepared. What follows is the bloodiest battle in Fascist Italy. This documentary explaines how the battle commences and… Read full history →
Churchill wanted to ‘set Europe ablaze’ with secret agents from the Special Operations Executive. This documentary shows how and where they were trained.
As the nazi’s attacked the Soviet Union in 1941 they at first didn’t meet much resistance. But as they tried to take Moskow the tables were turned and the Red Army launched a counteroffensive. During the winter of 1941-1942, the Wehrmacht was pushed back, leaving men and equipment behind, ordered… Read full history →