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Slave Ship Mutiny

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When the Meermin set sail from Madagascar for South Africa on a hot summer’s day in 1766, the Dutch crew had no idea they were about to make history. The ship was filled to capacity with human cargo, slaves bound for hard labor building the Dutch East India Company’s colony at Cape Town. But the […]

Deadliest Battle

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Secrets of The Dead: Deadliest Battle Narrator: The battle of Stalingrad is known as one of the pivotal actions of World War II. It was also the deadliest battle in the history of warfare. Kevin Farrell: If you had to pick the most important battle of the Second World War, Stalingrad stands at the top. […]

Deadliest Battle

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Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941 was the largest troop offensive in military history. And the Battle of Stalingrad is arguably the deadliest single battle the world has ever seen. The eventual Russian victory has long been lauded as a shining example of Stalin’s military genius. He is said to have baited a […]

Deadliest Battle

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Browse an the online image gallery for Deadliest Battle, which contains archival images of battle and individuals featured in the episode during their time of duty.

Churchill’s Deadly Decision

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In the summer of 1940 Winston Churchill faced a terrible dilemma. France had just surrendered and only the English Channel stood between the Nazi’s and Britain. Germany was poised to seize the entire French fleet, one of the biggest in the world. With these ships in his hands, Hitler’s threat to invade Britain could become […]

Churchill’s Deadly Decision

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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

Japanese SuperSub

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Spring, 1946. Ten months after the end of World War II, an explosion rocks the Pacific off the coast of Hawaii. America has just destroyed one of Japan’s most advanced weapons systems – the I-401 aircraft carrier submarine. But this was no belated attack against the defeated Japanese. Bound by an agreement to share any […]

Japanese SuperSub

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Learn more about the historians, experts, producers, and eye-witnesses featured in Secrets of the Dead: Japanese SuperSub

Deadliest Battle

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The Battle of Stalingrad is known as one of the most pivotal actions of World War II. More than a million lives were lost in seven months of unrelenting fighting, and the eventual German defeat destroyed Hitler’s dream of commanding a global empire. For decades after the war, the battle was seen as a defining […]