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Van Gogh’s Ear

The Sunflowers and Paul Gauguin

The walls of the yellow house were soon covered with paintings inspired by Vincent’s Arles experience including the iconic sunflowers. Paul Gauguin was something of a celebrity in the modern art world. He was lured by the sunflowers, and moved to Arles and took up residence at the Yellow House on October 23rd, 1888. Secrets […]

Van Gogh’s Ear

Why did Vincent van Gogh cut his ear on December 23, 1888?

During his 15-month stay in the city of Arles, in the south of France, an aspiring artist Vincent van Gogh would paint more than two hundred paintings that captured the people and places he encountered. But during his time here, he would also suffer a cataclysmic breakdown, culminating in an act of bloody self-mutilation. What led to the tragic downfall of this tortured genius? Did he cut off his whole ear? Or, as some believe, just a small piece of it?

Churchill’s Deadly Decision

Production Biographies

Read biographies of survivors of the attack at Mers el Kebir, expert historians, and the producers that contributed to Churchill’s Deadly Decision

Churchill’s Deadly Decision

Behind the Scenes Gallery

See archival photos pf Sir Winston Churchill of England and Vice Admiral Francois Darlan, two of the major historical figures in Churchill’s Deadly Decision

Churchill’s Deadly Decision

Preview

July 3, 1940. After only 54 days into office, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered his Navy to take control of French ships, or destroy them if the French refused to relinquish control. What led to this unprecedented and controversial attack was a dramatic series of events that saw France being overrun by the Nazis […]