Before Leonid Brezhnev signed nuclear arms reduction agreements with the West, he led the Soviets into one conflict after another. From Soviet involvement in Vietnam and its role in Arab-Israeli conflicts to the untold stories of the invasion of Afghanistan.
The two hour film traces the story of the building of the colossal brick structure which everyone recognises as the Wall - from the terror of apocalyptic Mongol attacks in 1550 (the Ming dynasty’s own 9/11) through the founding of the nation’s first professional army to the building of the wall itself and its testing in battle.
A stirring cinematic journey into the dramatic and heroic lives of the convict rebels exiled to the prison without walls. Revered in their homelands their convict lives are an amazing untold story -
A Harvard professor's study discovers the worst year to be alive.
It may take 20 years uncover all the secrets
As you'll know Britain kept fighting after the Fall of France but given that the odds seemed to be stacked against them the question is: why did they keep fighting? Why didn't Britain sue for peace?
The sweeping bill following World War II promised prosperity to veterans. So why didnât Black Americans benefit?
Another inauguration, another opportunity to learn more about the men whose presence shocked the country
Nobody made it out of Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition alive. But now we know just how far one sailor got.
From choreographed violence to gardening and table manners, the samurai code was built on maintaining a good reputation
Letter is from passenger on US Navy ship that moored in Jaffa in 1834; when told he couldn't visit J'lem: 'Like Moses, we are only permitted to see Promised Land but not enter it'
There's sometimes talk online of when France left NATO in 1966 and what that meant for the Cold War and the alliance as a whole. One thing you should know is that France never actually left NATO but instead left its unified Command Structure but still this move made waves.
A history of the ‘dangerous nonsense’ of phrenology shows how facile solutions often gain traction over rigorous empiricism
The oldest story in the world, the ‘Epic of Gilgamesh’, shows us that the pain of grief is a fundamental part of being human
In 1960, she walked past hateful protesters to become the first Black child at a Louisiana school – and was then taught alone for a year. She discusses fear, forbearance and her fight for a better future
‘Quite spectacular’ discovery shows three-year-old child was carefully laid to rest nearly 80,000 years ago
Quinn looks into why the US flag looks the way it does.
They worked as pilots, translators, guerrilla fighters and more.
German officials announced they have reached an agreement with Nigeria to return artifacts looted from the ancient Kingdom of Benin and now housed in German museums; other nations also hold bronzes.