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The Russian Revolution 1917

The Russian Revolution 1917

In 1894, Nicholas II became ruler of a Russian empire that stretched from the Baltic to the Pacific, inhabited by 126 million people, from 194 ethnic groups. It was a country in which workers and peasants lived in poverty and hardship – while Russia’s elite – its imperial family and aristocracy – lived lives of …

Battlestorm Stalingrad S3/E8 – Chaos Eve

Battlestorm Stalingrad S3/E8 – Chaos Eve

By the 17th of August 1942, Hoth’s 4th Panzer Army hadn’t moved for several days. “Here, they had to stop due to a fuel shortage.” A fuel shortage so severe that they decided to make the problem worse by giving Hoth two additional divisions to supply – the 297th Infantry and the 24th Panzer Divisions. …

Why the Last Tsar Was Thrown out of Russia

Why the Last Tsar Was Thrown out of Russia

The date is the 17th of July 1918, and as the clock strikes two am, Tsar Nicholas II and his family are woken from their beds. The Romanov family has held power for years across the Russian empire, but tonight that empire will fall and a new Soviet state will arise in its place. First …

Persons of Interest: Roger Milliss – The Serpent’s Tooth | Free Documentary

Persons of Interest: Roger Milliss – The Serpent’s Tooth | Free Documentary

(adventurous music) (typewriter typing) – [Male Narrator] There are two kinds of history: official history, the kind which is taught in schools. Then there’s secret history, a scandalous kind of history which explains how things really happened. This is the story of Australia’s secret history. ASIO is Australia’s leading intelligence agency set up to identify …