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  • Mao Zedong: China's Peasant Emperor (2/4) - Duration: 9 minutes, 54 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 24,307 views
    This American-produced documentary looks at the life, times and leadership of Mao Zedong - from his peasant origins to his grip over the People's Republic of China. Part 2 of 4.

    For more informati...
  • Lenin's Secret Files - Duration: 42 minutes.

    • 3 years ago
    • 56,903 views
    This Discovery Channel documentary from 1997 discusses information located in Soviet vaults by historian Robert Service. It looks at the life and career of Vladimir Lenin, his relationship with his...
  • The fall of the Bastille - French Revolution - Duration: 23 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 12,656 views
    This excerpt from La Révolution française (1989) depicts events leading to the fall of the Bastille on July 14th 1789. Among the historical figures shown are Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Jacques Ne...
  • The causes of revolution - The French Revolution - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 5,983 views
    This excerpt from La Révolution française (1989) depicts some of the conditions in 1788 that led to the convocation of the Estates General. Among the historical figures shown are Louis XVI, Marie A...
  • The Estates General - French Revolution - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 9,445 views
    This excerpt from La Révolution française (1989) depicts events at the Estates General of 1789, including the formation of the National Assembly and the Tennis Court Oath. Among the historical figu...
  • The king returns to Paris - French Revolution - Duration: 5 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 2,945 views
    This excerpt from La Révolution française (1989) depicts events following the fall of the Bastille. On July 17th the king returned to Paris and met with city officials, including Jean-Sylvain Baill...
  • The August 4th Decrees - French Revolution - Duration: 3 minutes, 35 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 1,922 views
    This excerpt from La Révolution française (1989) depicts the peasant uprisings of July-August 1789 and the National Constituent Assembly's August 4th decrees that wound back seigneurial feudalism i...
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen - French Revolution - Duration: 4 minutes, 7 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 10,833 views
    This excerpt from La Révolution française (1989) depicts the ideas of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, and its passage through the National Constituent Assembly on August 26th 1789...
  • The October March on Versailles - French Revolution - Duration: 21 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 13,419 views
    This excerpt from La Révolution française (1989) depicts the October March on Versailles in 1789 and the king's subsequent return to Paris. Among the historical figures shown are Louis XVI, Marie A...
  • A demonstration of the guillotine - French Revolution - Duration: 85 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 98,542 views
    This excerpt from La Révolution française (1989) shows Louis XVI receiving a demonstration of the guillotine from its creator. The story of the king suggesting an angled blade is apocryphal. For mo...
  • Le Fête de la Fédération - French Revolution - Duration: 4 minutes, 14 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 845 views
    This excerpt from La Révolution française (1989) depicts the Marquis de Lafayette leading the Fête de la Fédération, the July 1790 celebration of the first anniversary of the revolution. For more i...
  • The flight to Varennes - French Revolution - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 7,224 views
    This excerpt from La Révolution française (1989) depicts the flight to Varennes, the royal family's ill fated attempt to escape the revolution in June 1791. For more information on the flight to Va...
  • The Champ de Mars massacre - French Revolution - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 35,425 views
    This excerpt from La Révolution française (1989) depicts response to the king's flight to Varennes and the massacre in the Champ de Mars in July 1791. For more information on the Champ de Mars mass...
  • Footage of Roland Friesler (1944) - Duration: 62 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 2,775 views
    Some brief footage of Nazi judge 'Raving' Roland Friesler. Filmed during the 1944 trial of men accused of plotting Hitler's assassination.

    For more information about Nazi law, judges and courts, p...
  • Mao Zedong: China's Peasant Emperor (4/4) - Duration: 8 minutes, 22 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 29,045 views
    This American-produced documentary looks at the life, times and leadership of Mao Zedong - from his peasant origins to his grip over the People's Republic of China. Part 4 of 4.

    For more informati...
  • Mao Zedong: China's Peasant Emperor (3/4) - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 38,328 views
    This American-produced documentary looks at the life, times and leadership of Mao Zedong - from his peasant origins to his grip over the People's Republic of China. Part 3 of 4.

    For more informati...
  • Mao Zedong: China's Peasant Emperor (1/4) - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 93,272 views
    This American-produced documentary looks at the life, times and leadership of Mao Zedong - from his peasant origins to his grip over the People's Republic of China. Part 1 of 4.

    For more informati...
  • America before 1917 - Duration: 9 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 1,174 views
    This 10-minute documentary excerpt looks at American isolationism, leading up to America's declaration of war on Germany in April 1917.

    For more information about America's entry into the war, ple...
  • The February Revolution - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 1,104 views
    This 13-minute excerpt is from the documentary series Russian Revolution in Color. It depicts the events of February-March 1917 in Petrograd that led to the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II.

    For mor...
  • The League of Nations - Duration: 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 7,295 views
    A brief excerpt from the People's Century documentary series. This excerpt looks at the push for a League of Nations, as well as for disarmament and national self determination.

    For more informati...
  • Kaiser Wilhelm II - Duration: 7 minutes, 56 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 13,946 views
    This eight documentary excerpt, from the BBC/PBS series 1914-18: Great War, focuses on Kaiser Wilhelm II. It looks at his role as the head of imperial Germany, his personal insecurities and his pol...
  • The Ottoman Empire - Duration: 6 minutes, 57 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 131 views
    This seven minute documentary excerpt looks at the final century and the political and economic decline of the Ottoman Empire.

    For more information about the Ottoman Empire and World War I, please...
  • World War I - the arms race - Duration: 117 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 4,846 views
    A short documentary excerpt, summarising the build up of arms and naval fleets in the years before World War I.

    For more information about World War I and the arms race, please visit http://alphah...
  • A depiction of trench warfare - Duration: 3 minutes, 50 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 42,145 views
    A cinematic depiction of trench warfare and going 'over the top'. From the opening scenes of the 1979 film version of All Quiet on the Western Front.

    For more information about World War I and tre...
  • Women in World War I - Duration: 9 minutes, 34 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 1,836 views
    A short documentary excerpt looking at the changing role of women in Britain during World War I.

    For more information about World War I, please visit http://alphahistory.com/worldwar1/
  • World War I soldiers with shell shock - Duration: 2 minutes, 53 seconds.

    • 4 years ago
    • 47,412 views
    British Pathe archival footage showing World War I veterans with war neuroses, better known as 'shell shock'.

    For more information about the human costs of World War I, please visit http://alphahi...
  • Russian Civil War (5/5) - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 54,029 views
    A lengthy but detailed documentary about the Russian Civil War (1918-21), charting the political causes, military progress and social effects of the conflict. Part 5 of 5.

    For more information abo...
  • Russian Civil War (4/5) - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 57,355 views
    A lengthy but detailed documentary about the Russian Civil War (1918-21), charting the political causes, military progress and social effects of the conflict. Part 4 of 5.

    For more information abo...
  • Russian Civil War (3/5) - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 65,914 views
    A lengthy but detailed documentary about the Russian Civil War (1918-21), charting the political causes, military progress and social effects of the conflict. Part 3 of 5.

    For more information abo...
  • Russian Civil War (2/5) - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 84,213 views
    A lengthy but detailed documentary about the Russian Civil War (1918-21), charting the political causes, military progress and social effects of the conflict. Part 2 of 5.

    For more information abo...
  • Russian Civil War (1/5) - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 4 years ago
    • 163,783 views
    A lengthy but detailed documentary about the Russian Civil War (1918-21), charting the political causes, military progress and social effects of the conflict. Part 1 of 5.

    For more information abo...
  • What is historiography? - Duration: 2 minutes, 10 seconds.

    • 5 years ago
    • 1,746 views
    A short video summarising the difference between history and historiography. Video created by Kyle Stedman.

    For more information about historiography, please visit http://alphahistory.com/what-is-...
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