History Channel - Documentaries

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A documentary on the iconic Nissan/Datsun Fairlady Z which kicked off with the sale of the 240Z (S30) in 1969.
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Documentary looking at the rivalry between the two largest 1%er outlaw motorcycle clubs in the world.
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At its height in the second century A.D., the Roman Empire was the beacon of learning, trade, power and prosperity in the western world. But the once-powerful Rome,rotten to the core by the fifth century,lay open to barbarian warriors who came in wave after wave of invasion, slaughtering, stealing, and ultimately, settling. As chaos replaced...
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In the War of 1812, the United States took on the greatest naval power in the world, Great Britain, in a conflict that would have an immense impact on the young country's future. Causes of the war included British attempts to restrict U.S. trade, the Royal Navy's impressment of American seamen and America's desire to expand its territory. The...
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This documentary recounts the desperate measures taken by Axis forces to stave off defeat in WWII and the mythical origins of the Japanese kamikaze and their Nazi counterparts. Many in leadership were opposed to suicide tactics--the driving forces were often young junior officers who had grown up in a culture of militarism and extreme nationalism...
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Experience five future combat scenarios featuring modern 4.5 and 5th generation designs. First 4 F-22 Raptors engage Mikoyan MiG-29s, Sukhoi Su-30s and Dassault Rafales with the B-1R missile truck. The next scenario involves a group of F-35 Lightning IIs led by Raptors facing SA-23 surface to air missiles and MiG-35s. Next, Dassault Rafales and F-...
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Comic Book Superheros Unmasked is a special on The History Channel about the history of the comic book industry from its origins in the 1930's to the present day, and how comic books have mirrored and affected the society around them. It featured traditional historians, people from inside the industry such as Stan Lee, and people who grew up...
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Explores the history of drugs. From the early cave dwellers who first stumbled upon psychedelic mushrooms to the over 6000-year-old tradition of opium cultivation in the East to a modern pharmaceutical industry with over 24,000 drugs on the market, drugs have played a role in our lives since well before recorded human history. THE STONED AGES...
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“The art of war is of vital importance to the state. It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected.” So begins The Art of War, a meditation on the rules of war that was first published in China. Historians don’t know the exact date of the book’s...
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History Channel Ancient Drugs: The 60's weren't the first time people tried to turn on and tune out. Since the beginning of mankind, civilizations have searched for two ways to reach a higher plane of existence. The program examines ancient rituals that demonstrate some of the frigtening - and often lethal - means humans have employed in search of...
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Set the sedan's safety brake and hop on your "hog" for a 2-hour high-speed history of the motorcycle--from the 1868 "steam velocipede" to the early 20th century, when they were a low-cost alternative to automobiles; from Harley-Davidsons preferred by Hell's Angels and police to motocross riders who take bikes into the air and onto the dirt. We...
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Track the very modern history of digital technology from the first high-speed electronic computer of the 1940s, used to calculate cannon trajectories, to today's alphabet soup of personal tech: DVD, CD, PDA, HDTV, PVR. We can't imagine our current lives without these devices, yet just thirty years ago personal computing, much less pocket computing...
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Perhaps no field has experienced the revolution in velocity more acutely than transportation. We look at five blazingly fast technological marvels that have pushed the speed limits to the very edge, each with its own unique and dramatic history: the world's fastest production car (Sweden's Koenigsegg CCR); the world's fastest train (the Maglev in...
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For more than 3,000 years, emperors and generals, dictators and police, criminals, clerics, and even medical doctors have created and used a vast array of torture devices--everything from the ancient Greeks' Brazen Bull, which slowly barbecued the victim, to the elaborate mechanical apparatuses of the Spanish Inquisition. A medical doctor who...
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take a look at the history of early executions. These methods included hangings, stoning, decapitation, crucifixion, burning, death by animals, and breaking on the wheel.