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Secrets of the Dead

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/ppEiwiAb-sRf4wkKBmw5Xg==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The slave ship Meermin set sail from Madagascar for South Africa in 1766, but the ship would never make it to Cape Town, the slaves mutinied and managed to overpower the Dutch crew, ordering the ship be sailed back to Madagascar and freedom. /episodes/get/16541 /episode/16541 Slave Ship Mutiny /episode-player/16541

Watch the full episode and discover the fate of the slave ship Meermin

Air date:
Tue, 11/09/2010 - 12:00
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/Unnu73YHCLiAaWIAjSQLYQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I is one of the most spectacular of all the ancient Egyptian treasures - even more remarkable than that of Tutankhamun. So why hasn't the world heard about it? What mysteries does it contain? And what does it reveal about ancient Egypt? /episodes/get/16540 /episode/16540 The Silver Pharaoh /episode-player/16540

Watch the full episode and discover the royal tomb of Pharaoh Psusennes I

Air date:
Tue, 11/02/2010 - 12:00
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/025N-ejKj7rhwOTiA78k0Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false The Battle of Stalingrad is known as one of the most pivotal actions of World War II. For decades after the war, the battle was seen as a victory for Stalin, whose carefully executed withdrawal baited Hitler's army into a battle that slowly decimated the German forces. But now, newly-released... /episodes/get/14356 /episode/14356 Deadliest Battle /episode-player/14356

Uncover new evidence that described a forced retreat during the Battle of Stalingrad

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Tue, 05/18/2010 - 12:00
//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/cm2sxDuIrGbzRdJANzqRkQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false 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. What led to this unprecedented and controversial attack was a series of events that saw France being overrun by the Nazis in a matter of weeks,... /episodes/get/14355 /episode/14355 Churchill's Deadly Decision /episode-player/14355

Explore the dark side of Britain's fight against the Nazis

Air date:
Tue, 05/11/2010 - 12:00

Uncover new archaeological evidence at Tintagel that suggests the legend of King Arthur started in a prosperous and sophisticated trading village in 5th-century Britain following the departure of the Romans.

Discover how social media became a silent witness and transformed news as it happened in the November 2008 Mumbai bombings. Hear from the victims in their own words, voicemail messages, texts and improvised user-group postings made during the ordeal.

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