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World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 3

World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 3: 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 with one tyrant - Stalin - in order to help beat another - Adolf Hitler? That's one of the key questions at the heart of this series.     Using dramatic reconstructions, based on…

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Kew: The Garden That Changed the World

Kew: The Garden That Changed the World - Dan Cruickshank unearths some of the surprising stories that shaped the famous gardens. His travels take him from the royal gardens to the corridors of power and the outposts of Empire as he pieces together Kew's story, uncovering tales of bravery, high adventure, passion and drama.     Kew Gardens is a botanic garden in southwest London that houses the "largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world".  …

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Read more about the article World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 2
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World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 2

World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 2: This second episode focuses on the secret history of Stalin's dealings with Churchill and the West in the wake of the German invasion of the Soviet Union.     Alternative Stream   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 with one…

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Read more about the article World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 1
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World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 1

World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 1:Documentary series revealing the 'behind-closed-doors' politics of World War II. This episode focuses on the secret history of the non-aggression pact between Hitler and Stalin.     Alternative Stream   Documentary series using dramatic reconstructions and testimony from witnesses to reveal the 'behind-closed-doors' politics of the Second World War   World War II: Behind Closed Doors episode 1   Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact was a non-aggression pact between Nazi Germany and the…

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Read more about the article Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession episode 3
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Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession episode 3

Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession episode 3: In the last of a three-part series about the extraordinary stories behind maps, Professor Jerry Brotton uncovers how maps are snapshots of a moment in history and offer visions of distant lands, tempting explorers to plunder and conquer.     However, adventurers first had to tackle the great challenge of mapping the globe onto a flat surface. There is no perfect solution, but the father of geography, Claudius Ptolemy, had some clever ideas.…

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