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Old December 10th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #1

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Seriously awesome list of full documentaries

I was going to post on another thread, but I think because of the number of documentaries I am going to post, this deserves it's own thread. Over the last few years I've watched documentaries like it's my job and I hope I can point other history lovers towards some great entertainment. I am going to post only full documentaries and documentary series. If you have any trouble figuring out the order of documentaries in a series, feel free to PM me. I will do my best to keep the documentaries categorized into ancient and modern time periods, but it could get messy. Lastly, the documentaries I post will all be in English and mostly US or UK. This is my seriously awesome list of seriously awesome full documentaries for history buffs to watch!


History channel 'the Dark Ages' single documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsHSbBxjAOk]THE DARK AGES - YouTube[/ame]

PBS Empires: the Roman Empire 3 part series

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOTjDpDay30]Order from Chaos - YouTube[/ame]

PBS 'Empires': the Greeks 3 part series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LmLfrm5y7M]PBS Empires The Greeks Crucible of Civilization 1 of 3 - YouTube[/ame]

PBS 'Empires' the Japanese 3 part series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmJwBV_iJRQ]The Way of the Samurai - YouTube[/ame]

PBS 'Empires' The Israelites series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVzl_eQjIAE]By the Rivers of Babylon - YouTube[/ame]

PBS 'Empires' Islam: Empire of Faith series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX3UHNhQ1Zk]Islam: Empire of Faith. Part 1: Prophet Muhammad and rise of Islam (full; PBS Documentary) - YouTube[/ame]

PBS Islamic Spain doumentary 'Cities of Light':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_cvHjrRxMo]PBS Documentary - Cities of Light, The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain - YouTube[/ame]

BBC Hannibal docudrama:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VPkHytuyKQ]HANNIBAL - THE RISE AND FALL - YouTube[/ame]

BBC Roman trial with Cicero docudrama:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZxo3lGnT7I]Murder in Rome - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel Birth of Rome single documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMRydOiDdP8]Birth of Rome - The First Metropolitan City - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel Julius Caesar documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5SzITk82Bs]HD - Julius Caesar - The Roman Empire - Full Documentary - 720p - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel the Colosseum documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OItOdBl2hzk]HD - The Coloseum of Rome - Engineering Marvel - YouTube[/ame]

BBC a Gladiator's life docudrama:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0fRqc_pChY]Colosseum - A Gladiator's Story - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel 'Alexander' 2 hour documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=524NsuNR-l0]Alexander the Great - "Documentary in HD" - YouTube[/ame]

The Crusades: Crescent and the Cross 2 part documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ9cjWVMhb0]The Crusades Crescent and the Cross. pt 1 of 2 [Full Documentary] - YouTube.flv - YouTube[/ame]

Byzantium the Lost Empire 4 part series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCVYF_XIfvk]Byzantium, The Lost Empire: 1. Building the Dream - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel: Rome the Rise and Fall of an Empire 13 part series
(this is different from the BBC docudrama series by the same or similar name):

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YtP46drL-g]The Rise and Fall of an Empire - 1 - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel 'Barbarians' the Franks:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA_SSpQDpl4]The Franks - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel 'Barbarians' the Saxons:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1acBKYsKs8]The Saxons - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel 'Barbarians' the Huns:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQYigCUcZjg]Barbarians - The Huns - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel 'Barbarians' the Mongols:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuWHaxpzKvE]The Lombards - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel 'Barbarians' the Vandals:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z2J8iAlZMw]The Vandals - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel 'Barbarians' the Goths:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcuVJUKZvx4]Barbarians - The Goths - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel 'Barbarians' the Vikings:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1yAxo94ClU]Barbarians - The Vikings - YouTube[/ame]

Francis Pryor's Britain BC series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkCRkWH_ISw]Britain BC Episode 1 ~ Francis Pryor - YouTube[/ame]

Francis Pryor's Britain AD series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLpgVEfy4mQ]Britain AD Episode 1 - YouTube[/ame]

Saladin and Richard the Lionheart documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiYNdexDwYw]The Third Crusade: Saladin & Richard the Lionheart Documentary - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's the Roman Empire: the Ancient Superpower:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05EtksaUNlA]The Roman Empire - Ancient Superpower - YouTube[/ame]

British War of the Roses documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWRQOyYEvaQ]Campaigns in History - Wars of the Roses (1994) - YouTube[/ame]

Discovery Channel the Black Death:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs5Uh0Fah_k]The Mystery of The Black Death - YouTube[/ame]

Neil Oliver 'The Vikings' series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wmPb0VaEo4]Vikings : Who Were The Vikings Ep 1 HD - YouTube[/ame]

Neil Oliver 'History of Scotland' series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYOnt2BbQHE]A history of scotland episode 1 " the last of the free" - YouTube[/ame]

Neil Oliver's Ancient Britain 4 part series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCKH8VQKeHI]A History of Ancient Britain- AGE OF ICE 1 - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel Christianity in the Roman Empire:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fdwyAprd6g]How Christianity Spread Throughout The Roman Empire (Europe) - YouTube[/ame]

Discovery channel's Rome: the Power and the Glory 2 part series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1fbAVWBn1g]Rome - Power & Glory 1/2 - YouTube[/ame]

National Geographic Spartacus documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIcm3MUZZak&list=PL0D879573738F1F84&index= 5]HD - Spartacus - Fighting The Roman Empire - YouTube[/ame]

BBC's Story of Ireland 5 part documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN0ndWAgA6o]BBC's: The Story of Ireland 1of5 Age of Invasions - YouTube[/ame]

1066 Battle for Middle Earth historical movie:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnC6l6_TaMA]1066 - The Battle For Middle Earth (1 of 2) - Die Schlacht von Hastings - YouTube[/ame]

BBC History of Wales 3 part series (the other two parts were on youtube I watched them but can't seem to find them at the moment):

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4RwFuL3V1k]WALES - Beginnings & early history - YouTube[/ame]

Bettany Hughes 'the Spartans':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auLhL-6dk4Q]Ancient Worlds: The Spartans - YouTube[/ame]

Bettany Hughes Atlantis:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7bVIq0jNfg]Atlantis : the evidence. - YouTube[/ame]

Bettany Hughes 'The Minoans' documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMjs3cuP_24]The Minoans: Ancient Civilization of Crete - YouTube[/ame]

Bettany Hughes' 'Helen of Troy':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBUO0Tut8Ds]In search of the real Helen of Troy - YouTube[/ame]

Bettny Hughes 'When the Moors Ruled Europe:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA6dm7CCSDA]When the Moors Ruled in Europe - Bettany Hughes (Full Video) - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel Hannibal documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQDuPf7IMjA]HANNIBAL, THE AFRICAN WARRIOR, History Channel Documentary YouTube - YouTube[/ame]

Professor Robert Bartlett's Inside the 'Medieval Mind' 4 part series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YC5h42-Y-HY&list=PL4C7828F42E26F93E&index=1]Medieval Mind - Belief 1 - YouTube[/ame]

Robert Bartlett's 'the Normans' 3 part series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzJT_O5-2UM&list=PLj56Ko1nCFLJ4u1gjOqcFe12vweWi0JIa&index= 2]The Normans Ep. 1 Of 3_ Men from the North (part 1_4) - YouTube[/ame]

Richard Miles 'Ancient Worlds' 6 part documentary (I can only find one episode for this series still on youtube, it appears you must download it somewhere now. Excellent series, so worth mentioning.):

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN3RzKGZdPU]Ancient Worlds: Alexander the Great - Return of the King - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel - the History of Russia 2 hour documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YOx5PDDkcE]Asia - Russia - documentary - Russian Imperial History - Land Of The Tsars 1-13 - YouTube[/ame]

Terry Jones 'The Crusades' 4 part series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8glhcgltux4]Terry Jones' Crusades Episode 1 Pilgrims In Arms - YouTube[/ame]

Thomas Asbridge 4 part documentary on the Crusades:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcm5LlP-d2A]Crusades: Victory and Defeat with Thomas Asbridge - YouTube[/ame]
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Old December 10th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #2

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Modern Times:

Battle of the Somme by BBC:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cK5xL6QBM0"]BBC The Somme From Defeat to Victory - YouTube[/ame]

World War 1 10 part series:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY3Sb8xiQ_c"]The First World War: Part 1: Race To Arms - YouTube[/ame]

The Crimean War 3 part series:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqik0WDMDco"]The Crimean War - Episode 1 - YouTube[/ame]

BBC War of the Century: 4 part series about the Eastern Front WWII:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1Fo2csE-SE"]War of the Century 1of 4 HD - YouTube[/ame]

Apocalypse 6 part French series on the Second World War

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj_La-VPAQg"]Apocalypse: The Second World War- Aggression (1933--1939) In HD Episode 1 - YouTube[/ame]

British documentary on the Russian German War (Eastern Front WWII):

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6hWcJzvTTM"]World War 2 "German - Russian War" of 1941-1945 Documentary - YouTube[/ame]

PBS the War of 1812:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyMFtn1mIs0"]The War of 1812 - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel D-Day documentary:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHtRr7O9C_A"]Surviving D-Day - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel the French Revolution documentary:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1E38JMP6nA"]The French Revolution - YouTube[/ame]

BBC Frederick the Great documentary:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7OEvNAsmGI"]Frederick the Great and the Enigma of Prussia[/ame]

PBS? Documentary on Battle of the Bulge:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vml-JaMPuD8"]The Battle of The Bulge - YouTube[/ame]

National Geographic The Rise of Hitler 2 part series:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hEG-5_9nK4"]National Geographic Apocalypse The Rise of Hitler 1of2 Becoming Hitler - YouTube[/ame]

Adolf Hitler in Color documentary:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEerqYY8N4U"]Hitler in Colour - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel the Mexican-American War:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nE3srC_3c4"]The Mexican-American War - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's First Invasion: War of 1812 documentary:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7Hh8W69cos&playnext=1&list=PLBC32A07CDAC7 6CBD&feature=results_main"]First Invasion War of 1812 Part 1 - YouTube[/ame]

The German Werhmacht part series:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lNiOf0SYKg"]The German Wehrmacht (part 1) - YouTube[/ame]

PBS' 'The War that Made America' 2 part series on the French and Indian War

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9x-dxmaEVw"]War that Made AmericaII - YouTube[/ame]

American Revolution 6 part documentary:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kmo9oBJJXr8"]Liberty: The American Revolution - Episode 1 of 6 - The Reluctant Revolutionaries - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 12 part series on the American Revolution:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diY7q6FikAA"]The Revolution- Rebelling To Revolution - YouTube[/ame]

'The True Story of Glory Continues' (black american soldiers of the Civil War):

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBFMh-bn6Ok&playnext=1&list=PLdi3NNHWA6gqAcyf6Ni_fUEMsTN Myu9QX&feature=results_main"]The True Story of Glory Continues (Part 3/3) - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's Reconstruction:The Second Civil War:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEHIZ6Og1_A"]Reconstruction: The Second Civil War {1 of 2} - YouTube[/ame]

PBS 'Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War 2 hour documentary

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YacDfVlDPY8"]Crucible of Empire: The Spanish-American War - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel History of Hawaii:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO4Q_nmtpis"]Conquest of Hawaii - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel the Korean War:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoOEMRKgi8Y"]Korean War- Retreat From Hell - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel 6 part Vietnam War documentary:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riNEBpt4r3Y"]Vietnam War (1/6) - The Beginning (1964-1965) - YouTube[/ame]

World War Two in Color 13 part documentary:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRcjvkilZjA"]WW II in Colour 2-13 [Lightning War] - YouTube[/ame]

3 part series on the Fall of the British Empire:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ks5dWgJZw28"]The Fall of the British Empire 1/3 - YouTube[/ame]

The Franco Prussian War documentary:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DhbgJJ_M1s"]Franco Prussian War - YouTube[/ame]

The French Indochina War:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XuML8p8P4OM"]Indochina war - YouTube[/ame]

3 part series on Stalingrad (told by the survivors):

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZpVN90BgK0"]Stalingrad -- A Trilogy Documentary Part 1 - The Attack - YouTube[/ame]

2 part Iwo Jima documentary:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXN8nRm7_nc"]Iwo Jima: 36 Days of Hell {1 of 2} - YouTube[/ame]

The English civil War series:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V97MLZag3kM"]The English Civil War- Blood On Our Hands - YouTube[/ame]

The Battle of Waterloo documentary:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od7912hcy8E"]The Battle of Waterloo Documentary - YouTube[/ame]

The Battle of Austerlitz documentary:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsVNBj0snS8"]Battle of Austerlitz (1993 BBC Documentary Brian Blessed narrates) - YouTube[/ame]

History of the French Foreign Legion documentary:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFV2GMJeP8w"]Legio Patria Nostra documentary(legacy of kepi blanc warriors) - YouTube[/ame]

Australian documentary on the colonization of the continent:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLE1Iye_3yM"]Australian History - YouTube[/ame]

Documentary detailing the Siege of Vienna:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_I0hNMBp9M"]The Siege of Vienna 1/5 - YouTube[/ame]

BBC Stalin and the Man of Steel (Churchill and Stalin):

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRlOt-wqFHY"]BBC- 1941, Stalin and the Man of Steel - YouTube[/ame]

BBC 'Horror in the East' WWII British efforts in the Pacific:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n99f4DgbBbo"]Horror in the east: 1/2. Turning against the west. - YouTube[/ame]

BBC D-Day to Berlin docudrama:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62KHQ8oJqpg"]D-Day 6.6.44 Part 1/5 - YouTube[/ame]

BBC Dunkirk docudrama:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u0Vsyt2PaM"]Dunkirk "Retreat" Part 1/6 - YouTube[/ame]

BBC 'Battlefields' 4 part docuemntary series on WWII British victories:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIy5pttFKvY"]BBC Battlefields 1of4 ElAlamein - YouTube[/ame]

BBC Nuremburg:Nazis on Trial 3 part docudrama:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6h_ZvKoHb4"]Nuremberg: Nazis on Trial - Hermann Goering (BBC Documentary) - YouTube[/ame]

Napoleon 4 part PBS series:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrbiSUgZEbg"]Napoleon PBS Documentary 1 Of 4 - YouTube[/ame]
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Thanks, Mike. Will be sure to check them out in the coming weeks.
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Old December 10th, 2012, 09:22 PM   #4

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Same here.

Excellent selection.
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Old December 11th, 2012, 12:48 PM   #5

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History Channel documentary covering ancient gods and goddesses:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN_tZKacw6o]The History Channel: Gods and Goddesses - YouTube[/ame]

BBC 'Delphi: Bellybutton of the Ancient World:


History Channel's 'Athen's: Ancient Supercity':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Da6DWvppeA]Athens: Ancient Greek Supercity - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel documentary on Sun Tzu's 'Art of War':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erZ2YidTZp4]The Art of War Sun Tsu Full Documentary. (Educational). - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Dynasties: The Franks':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0tLOQUq7T4]Dynasties: The Holy Roman Empire (part1/5) - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Dynasties: The Mongols'

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znKNqj0-jGg]Dynasties: The Mongol Empire- Part 1/5 - YouTube[/ame]

Documentary detailing the Roman archaelogical finds from Vindolanda in England:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vsch_AwUX8Y]Rome's Legionnaires. - YouTube[/ame]

BBC 'Pompeii: Life and Death in a Roman Town:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zyz0kM25uoc]Pompeii _ Life and Death in a Roman Town - YouTube[/ame]

BBC Genghis Khan documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgYYUZGNSO8]Genghis Khan BBC 1/5 - YouTube[/ame]

Documentary on the Battle of Hastings:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxQ8UrGebrw]Hastings 1066 - Tapestry of a Battle - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Last Stand of the 300' Spartans documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmLj_62lM4I]Last Stand of The 300 - YouTube[/ame]

Terry Jones' Barbarians: The Celts:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl96VLPCAqw]Barbarians - The Primitive Celts - YouTube[/ame]

Terry Jones' Barbarians: The Goths:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtxSeGkeyKk]Terry Jones' Barbarians - The Savage Goths - YouTube[/ame]

Terry Jones' Barbarians: The End of the World:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sI8W5zyTcc]Barbarians - The End of The World - YouTube[/ame]

Terry Jones' Barbarians: The Brainy Barbarians:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Twkax-1-46Q]BBC - Terry Jones' Barbarians: The Brainy Barbarians 2/4 - YouTube[/ame]

BBC 'How the Celts Saved Britain' 2 part documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxzM_Y0cYJA]How the Celts Saved Britain - HD - 1of2 (BBC) - A New Civilisation (2009) - YouTube[/ame]

I, Caesar 6 part series on Roman Emperors (I can only find on youtube this episode on Caesar)

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97MZ_1c6iLI]I Caesar, Julius Caesar - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Engineering an Empire: Rome':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZPTvvmk1jY]The History of Rome - Engineering the Roman Empire - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Engineering an Empire: Egypt':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5l-HZLRxHQ]Engineering an Empire - Egypt - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Engineering an Empire: China':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4m5kfhNzrg]Engineering an Empire - China - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Engineering an Empire: the Byzantines':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cORMo84olqc]Engineering an Empire - The Byzantines - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Engineering an Empire: the Persians':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQcEmiGCaCo]Engineering an Empire: The Persians (History Channel) - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Engineering an Empire: the Greeks':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOicwRXjecw]Engineering an Empire - Greece in the Age of Alexander - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Engineering an Empire: Carthage':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK9LbSxmiKY]Engineering an Empire - Carthage - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel documentary on Hadrian's Wall:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1E6duB_usI]Hadrian's Wall - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel Emperor Trajan's Conquest of Dacia:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uuIkPchi2c]Roman Empire - Trajan invades Dacia - YouTube[/ame]
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Modern Times:

Documentary on the Massachussetts 54th regiment (US Civil War):

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPiv2IPTDNk]American Experience: The Massachusetts 54th Colored Infantry - YouTube[/ame]

PBS documentary on President Andrew Jackson:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGfxyeuy8u8]Andrew Jackson - Good Evil & The Presidency - PBS Documentary - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel Gettysburg doscumentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jphIjXQ1A5s]Gettysburg - YouTube[/ame]

The Battle of Antietam (US Civil War) single documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hbHes7ksBw]The Battle of Antietam - YouTube[/ame]

Last Days of the Confederate States of America documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2sCOqhyEyw]Twilight of The Confederacy - YouTube[/ame]

history Channel's 'Lee and Grant' documentary on US Civil War commanders:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW0pVLlH_Fo]Lee and Grant - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel documentary on the Mughals:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WZQoWUDLSg]Warrior Empire-The Mughals 1/9 - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'The Conquerors: Cortez':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8niQ1ZAbwU]The Conquerors - Cortez - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'The Conquerors: Andrew Jackson':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsukWXCaXuY]The Conquerors - Andrew Jackson - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'The Conquerors: William the Conqueror':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoniyxdgY4I]The Conquerors - William the Conqueror - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'The Conquerors: General Howe':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuxMztXmVLk]The Conquerors - General Howe - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'The Conquerors: General Tecumseh Sherman':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF2uFVUXTzw]The Conquerors Sherman's March to the Sea - YouTube[/ame]

The Battle of Long Tan (Australians in Vietnam):

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gUSq7pxux4]Battle of Long Tan Full Documentary in HD narrated by Sam Worthington - Vietnam War - YouTube[/ame]

World War One in Color 5 part series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAm4IfdAS8Q]World War I in Color & HD Episode 1- Catastrophe - YouTube[/ame]

The Last Day of WWI:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvEi7QGiuy4]The Last Day of World War I - YouTube[/ame]

The WWI Christmas Truce documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AHZ767PzgM]The Christmas Truce - YouTube[/ame]'

Hitler's Children 5 part documentary on Germans becoming Nazis:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2O9WB8MRMc]Hitler's Children - Seduction Episode 1 of 5 - YouTube[/ame]

Hitler's holocaust 6 part series:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV-GkqpeUSs]Hitlers_Holocaust_-_1_of_6_-_Manhunt.avi - YouTube[/ame]

The Nazis a Warning from History series covering the rise and fall of Nazism:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPYoEGrFEkA]The.Nazis.A.Warning.From.History.1997.ep1.avi - YouTube[/ame]

Tony Robinson's 'Downunder' 6 part series on Australia:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W9eyxKDurI]Tony Robinson [Downunder 1/6] - Race to the end of the World - YouTube[/ame]

The Battle of Verdun documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oHE8jgR1cc&list=PL881A73699A7DDA43&index= 1]Verdun: France's Stalingrad (English subtitles) MUST SEE Part 1/5 - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Engineering an Empire: Napoleonic France':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG73hoPgXKc]Engineering an Empire - France (Napoleon Steel Monster) - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Engineering an Empire: Aztecs':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwNLUTmtg2k]Engineering an Empire - The Aztecs - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Engineering an Empire: The Renaissance':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33QoDvwm7xI]Engineering an Empire - Da Vinci's World - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Engineering an Empire: Russia':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw4Dtx7Gh7Q]Engineering an Empire - Russia - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Engineering an Empire: Imperial Britain':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SdQxCl3Z_k]Engineering an Empire - Britian: Blood and Steel - YouTube[/ame]

History Channel's 'Mountain Men' documentary on American frontiersmen:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_67RGYbfFw]The Mountain Men - YouTube[/ame]
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Excellent thread Mike, thank you. While I used to read a lot of books, I do love documentaries now in my older years (not too old). I guess you would call me "short attention span theater" material.
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Thank you Mike!

I wanted to add this to the list. This is amazing documentary as well as book.

If you ever wondered the origin of the English language, this is the series for you. I watched the series on History Channel and got the book after the second episode and kept up with the series each week.

Melvyn Bragg is a great narrator and author.

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Great documentary about Indigenous Australians and the complex and often bloody relations between them and the European invaders. (For the sake of your sanity, avoid the comments.)
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcslF8yQ1Tg"]The First Australians.Ep1/7.pt.1/7 - They came to stay. - YouTube[/ame]

Documentary about changing immigration to Australia. Haven't watched this one yet, but it got good reviews and sounds interesting.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptxlehKaBE4"]Immigration Nation Ep.1: White Australia Policy -Part 1/4 - YouTube[/ame]

1964 26 part documentary about the First World War. Have only watched the first episode, but apparently it contains a lot of interviews with eyewitnesses.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WhqVgXz1UE"]The Great War 01 On the idle hill of summer - YouTube[/ame]

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Modern Times:

Tony Robinson's 'Downunder' 6 part series about Australian history:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1W9eyxKDurI]Tony Robinson [Downunder 1/6] - Race to the end of the World - YouTube[/ame]

BBC 'The Boer War' documentary:

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i-hy_0VWZ8&list=PL20CFC8BE9A630F7D&index=1]BBC: The Boer War - Part 1 - YouTube[/ame]

'Days That Shook The World: The War To End All Wars'

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU35qsFnOz8]Days that shook the world :THE WAR to END all WARS - YouTube[/ame]

'Days That Shook The World: The Battle of Midway':

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js31XwYmeQg]Days that shook the world : THE BATTLE of MIDWAY - YouTube[/ame]
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