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  • Blackbeard: The True Story

  • Maine at Gettysburg

  • In Their Words: 12th New Hampshire Infantry

    "In Their Words" chronicles the lives of various soldiers in the 12th New Hampshire Infantry during their service in the American Civil war using first person accounts.

  • Forlorn Hope

    Movie

    On a warm summer afternoon, late in the Civil War, more than 850 Maine Soldiers accepted orders to charge an entrenched Confederate position on the outskirts of Petersburg, Virginia. Within 10 minutes of their charge, more than 630 of those soldiers were struck down. It was the largest number of ...

  • 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...

  • Civil Warriors

    Movie

    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...

  • The Mind Blowing Escape of WW2

    This is the story of legendary German fighter ace Franz Von Werra and how he would become the only Axis pilot in World War II to escape being a prisoner and return to the skies.

  • Hex Hollow

    Movie

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

  • 5 Great Viking Deaths

  • Apollo Program

    1 season

  • Floating Horses
    Movie + 1 extra

    Floating Horses

    Movie + 1 extra

    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...

  • Ace in a Day - The True Story of Chuck Yeager

    Chuck Yeager, the famous pilot broke the sound barrier, also was a hero in the second World War. Flying his P-51 Mustang, Glamorous Glenn, he downed an astounding five German Bf-109s in a single mission in October of 1944, making him an ace in a single day.

  • Henry Erwin's Medal of Honor

    This is the story of Henry E. Erwin, an American airmen on board a B-29 Superfortress when a phosphorous bomb detonated inside the aircraft. He would be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor when he would save his entire crew from certain death.

  • WW1: Battle of the Somme

    This is the story of the first day of the Somme Offensive, 1 July 1916 - the single bloodiest day in British military history. 57,000 British soldiers became casualties, most within a few hours of the initial attack. The offensive was part of a doomed attempt to break the deadlock of trench warfa...

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

    Movie

    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...

  • The Compact

    The Compact is the story of 12 Union Soldiers from the American Civil War. Raised across the country, they met in a hospital in Pennsylvania. They are drawn to make a compact to better their lives and meet 20 years later at Niagara Falls, NY. Meet the men and hear their stories.

  • Battle of Waterloo, 1815

  • 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...

  • The Legless Ace - Douglas Bader - RAF Fighter Pilot

    Douglas Bader was one of the most famous pilots of World War II, and what makes him even more incredible is that he lost both legs in a flying accident. Yet, after he was fitted with prosthetics, he flew Hawker Hurricanes and Spitfires and was one of the top RAF aces in the conflict.

  • How a Luftwaffe Ace Actually Tricks the Allies

    This is the story of Erich Hartmann's battle against American and Soviet fighters in World War II, where he tricked American P-51 Mustangs and Yak Fighters into turning on each other.

  • Between the Lines

    1 season

  • Lost Battalion

    Movie

    The legendary World War I story of American soldiers who rush to war and are swept up by crushing forces beyond their control. An enduring tale of war, heroes, and the scars left behind.

  • The Kamikaze Killer - Jeremiah O'Keefe

    This is the story of Jeremiah O'Keefe, the United States Corsair pilot in WWII who took down five Japanese Kamikaze bombers in a single day at the Battle of Okinawa.