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  • How to Build the Perfect Castle

    This is Epic History TV's guide to building the perfect castle, based on the development of European medieval castles over 400 years of history. We trace the origins of the castle in the feudal system that emerged in France c.900 CE, and look at the early motte-and-bailey castle, used by the Norm...

  • True Gaelic - Searching for Ireland's Lost History

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    This film takes you on an archaeological search for a lost history of Ireland. Powerful medieval Irish kings and lords defied English armies, fiercely defending their independence. The Gaelic Irish lived strong and free in a culture all their own.

  • 5 Great Viking Deaths

  • HMS Victory: Total Guide

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    Meet the HMS Victory, one of the most famous warships in history, and flagship of Vice Admiral Nelson at his decisive victory over the Franco-Spanish Combined Fleet at Trafalgar in 1805. We look at the crucial role played by Britain's Royal Navy in the Napoleonic Wars, before beginning a deck-by-...

  • House of Thunder: The Forgotten Battle that Saved the West

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    Even if you live in St. Louis, you’ve probably never heard of the Battle of St. Louis. And yet, some historians believe it was a critical inflection point in the American Revolutionary War, and helped save the American West. In this new documentary from HEC Films, the battle is brought to life, a...

  • RMS Queen Mary: A Modern Day Tour

    A floating city awash in elegance, the RMS QUEEN MARY in Long Beach California, remains one of the most famous ships in history. Join us as we take you back to the beginning with historic film footage and photographs. Watch this incredible ship being built and launched for service. At the time o...

  • Blackbeard: The True Story

  • What About Auburn?

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    “What About Auburn?” examines a small town in West Virginia that has experienced economic decline, population loss, drug issues and environmental impacts from the fracking and pipeline boom. By telling the stories of the folks who grew up in and around Auburn, West Virginia and those who still li...

  • The Gemini Project

    Take your study of science, engineering and history to the pioneers of America’s space race. Learn from engineers who designed and built the Gemini capsule and the space systems that made it work. Hear how the Gemini program made the successes of the Apollo program possible.

  • The Bach Bible

    A book so valuable it's personal location can't be shown. See the family bible owned by composer Johan Sebastian Bach, now part of the rare book collection at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis

  • Civil Warriors

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    CIVIL WARRIORS tells the true story of two black families from upstate New York -- fathers and sons who enlisted in the US Colored Troops and fought in the Civil War. Their compelling story unfolds in a film and curriculum through a unique interweaving of historical images and the rhythm and ener...

  • Apollo Program

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  • Iwo Jima

    Countless photos, archive footage, historic facts and 5 IWO JIMA veterans have all come together in this authentic account of the Battle of IWO JIMA.

    Operation Detachment was to last 5 days and secure the island of IWO JIMA with its airfields. IWO JIMA veterans vividly describe their experience...

  • The River

    Depression-era documentary which chronicles the exploration and exploitation of the Mississippi River from the Civil War through the 1920s. From soil erosion - logging - floods this important film

  • Path of the Daff

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    Amidst the darkness of the 2013 bombings, Boston rises like a phoenix from the ashes, as the city unites in hope and healing through the unlikely symbol of the Boston Marathon Daffodils. This emotional tale follows the journey of one small daffodil bulb, as it travels from the Netherlands, across...

  • History of Jefferson Barracks

    Learn the history of Jefferson Barracks and its role training cavalry for America’s movement west in the 19th century and its importance as a National Cemetery for those who have served in the armed forces.

  • Trailblazer Melba Pattillo Beals

    Civil Rights pioneer, Melba Pattillo Beals, Ph.D, one of the Little Rock Nine who turned her trials into triumphs. She is a best selling author of “Warrior’s Don’t Cry”, “March Forward Girl” and “I Will Not Fear.” Her writing healed past pains: Jim Crow Era of separate drinking fountains, bathroo...

  • Connect 3
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    Connect 3

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  • Hans Christian Heg - Union soldier

    Biographies often get made about people who seem almost larger than life in history. There are many others whose stories are equally as compelling that deserve to be told and remembered. In this episode one of those stories is told - that of Hans Christian Heg. There are many words that could de...

  • The Greatest Speech in History? Alexander the Great & the Opis Mutiny

  • Floating Horses
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    Floating Horses

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    American cowboy Casey Tibbs, a nine-time world champion who left home at the age of 13 in 1942 due to his father's disdain of rodeo, had a rags-to-riches life after his groundbreaking spurring lick was developed and he was launched to stardom. Akin to riding a wild bronc in competition, his unpre...

  • A Story of Devotion

    This is the story of F4U Corsair pilots Jesse Brown and Medal of Honor winner Thomas Hudner in the Korean War - the tragic tale from the movie "Devotion".

  • Hex Hollow

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    A documentary film investigating the 1928 murder of a Pennsylvania farmer and the allegations of witchcraft that shocked the nation.

  • Maine at Gettysburg