In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, rests the island paradise of Hawaii. But hidden behind its beauty, is a lost land with thousands of acres of untamed jungle, home to wild beasts and the men who hunt them. For two months each year, when the rains stop, longtime hunting clans who live off the land fight for wild game. Survival depends on allegiance to family, and power belongs to those who can control the most hunting trails.
This collection of documentaries produced by A&E presents a broad overview of organized crime in America, beginning with immigrants who formed gangs soon after arriving in the late 19th century. The focus is on Italian-American gangsters, though there are mentions of Irish and Jewish gangs, which at various times cooperated with or competed against the Mafia, and one program in the collection presents skeins of conjecture while seeking to document links between the Mob and the Kennedy political dynasty. The documentaries use vintage newsreel footage as well as clips of Hollywood versions of gang life to illustrate the narration.
The History Channel presents documentaries profiling the decision makers and chronicling key events in the Vietnam War.
This is the definitive story of the Korean War, revealing the pain, glory and pathos of an often forgotten conflict fought at the mid-point of the 20th Century. It was the first conflict to fall under the newly-formed United Nations' watch; the first war where jet fighters became a common sight in the skies above the battlefield; the first major flashpoint of the Cold War and the nuclear age. As Eastern and Western powers circled each other like wary prize fighters, the Korean conflict soon became a proxy war as an intervention force led by the United States and its allies quickly found themselves pitted against a North Korean military assisted by the resources of newly-formed Communist China and the Soviet Union. The war raged for three years at a cost of over two millions lives before an armistice delivered an uneasy peace in 1953; a legacy that still hangs in balance to this day across a divided Korean nation.
Examines the key military and political decisions that have determined the course of the Iraq war, from President Bush's "Axis of Evil" declaration through negotiation, invasion, "Mission Accomplished" and beyond. Experts analyze the design of the war plan and the new technology used in combat such as the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter, B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, and Stryker combat vehicles. Frontline footage illuminates key events of the war, including the rescue of Private Jessica Lynch and the successful captures of the critical Karbala Gap and Baghdad Airport.
A series that exposes the secrets of the ancient world.
This television documentary in four episodes features interviews, archival footage, and scenery to trace the history of railroads from Victorian England to high-tech Japan.
Documentary special that chronicles the struggles of American settlers as they battled the British and Native Americans while pushing westward beyond the original colonies.
Tales of the Gun was a television series that broadcast on the History Channel for one season in 1998. It featured the history of firearms.
The usual episode format included interviews of historians and people who used the featured weapon, explanations of how the weapons were made, and demonstrations on a shooting range. The series narrator for the American version was Thom Pinto, a veteran voice actor.
The Lost Evidence is a television program on The History Channel which uses three-dimensional landscapes, reconnaissance photos, eyewitness testimony and documents to reevaluate and recreate key battles of World War II.
This documentary series shows stories of how the real West was created and separates fact from fiction.
They were hunters under the sea, living and operating in cramped, claustrophobic quarters. If they perished, they knew would meet a hideous death on the ocean floor. They were the men of the silent service. The incredible achievements of these heroes come alive in this extraordinary set. Drawing on declassified documents, interviews with submariners and their enemies, combat footage and visits to museums where the ships are preserved, we'll get a sense of what it was like to serve beneath the waves.
A documentary series about natural disasters and their effect on humans.
HISTORY is proud to present the definitive collection of documentary programs on World War One. Experience the world-changing events from the birth of what became known as The Great War to the tragic, final day where over 13,000 men died. From the first dogfighters and the Red Baron, to the battle of The Somme, John J. Pershing, The Iron General and the Last Day of WWI. In the four year period from 1914 - 1918, the war was responsible for over 40 million casualties and over 20 million deaths. Join the brave servicemen of land, sea, and air as they valiantly fought alongside their Allied brothers in this "war to end all wars."
This 6-hour documentary series recalls one of the most thrilling races in history, between three icons, super powers and ideologies that came together to overcome a greater evil and achieve VE Day. Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin find themselves in an uneasy alliance, fraught with power-struggles, false promises and deadly suspicions of each other. The series paints an in-depth picture of the race to power and victory during the war, to reach VE Day.