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Read more about the article World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 4
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World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 4

World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 4 - The story of the first meeting of the 'Big Three', Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin, at Tehran. Plus, the secret history of the Soviet attempt to cover up the mass murders at Katyn.     Joseph Stalin was a tyrant responsible for the death of millions, yet he was also a vital ally of Britain and America during the Second World War. How was it possible for Churchill and Roosevelt to deal…

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Read more about the article Storm Over Europe episode 4 – The Heirs of Rome
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Storm Over Europe episode 4 – The Heirs of Rome

Storm Over Europe episode 4 - The Heirs of Rome: Starting in the 5th century AD, the Franks migrated to France, the Anglo-Saxons to Britain, and the Goths to Spain and Italy. Europe and the Christian west grew out of their empires.     This documentary deals with the mass migration of Germanic tribes at the very beginning of European history, while Ancient Rome raced towards inevitable collapse and a new political centre developed in Northwest Europe. This period, from…

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Read more about the article Storm Over Europe episode 3 – The Fall of Rome
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Storm Over Europe episode 3 – The Fall of Rome

Storm Over Europe episode 3 - The Fall of Rome: For the people of the ancient world, the Huns were "the most feared of all warriors". Never before had people experienced such brutal fighting. The power of the mounted nomads became a threat to Rome, but other tribes were also on the move and headed to the center of a weakened empire.     This documentary deals with the mass migration of Germanic tribes at the very beginning of European…

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Read more about the article Storm Over Europe episode 2 – The Saga of the Goths
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Storm Over Europe episode 2 – The Saga of the Goths

Storm Over Europe episode 2 - The Saga of the Goths: The Romans knew virtually nothing about Germanic tribes, but this was to change. "They found skulls nailed to trees and altars. Here the Cherusci had sacrificed the most high-ranking Roman prisoners to their gods." When Roman power was at its peak, in the year 9 AD, Arminius chief of the Cherusci defeated the troops of Rome at what was known for centuries as the Battle of Teutoburg Forest.  …

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Read more about the article Storm Over Europe episode 1 – Cimbrians and Teutons
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Storm Over Europe episode 1 – Cimbrians and Teutons

Storm Over Europe episode 1 - Cimbrians and Teutons: This documentary deals with the mass migration of Germanic tribes at the very beginning of European history, while Ancient Rome raced towards inevitable collapse and a new political centre developed in Northwest Europe. This period, from the invasion of the Huns in 375 to the conquest of Italy by the Lombards in 568, is one of the most fascinating, significant and complex epochs in history.     "An incredible mass of…

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