History Documentaries

Coolies: How Britain Reinvented Slavery

The slave trade was officially abolished throughout the British Empire in 1807. This documentary reveals one of Britain’s darkest secrets: a form of slavery that continued well into the 20th century – the story of Indian indentured labour.

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Soul of the Samurai

Why has the samurai sword always been such a powerful symbol of Japanese culture? Dr. Inazo Nitobe, the man pictured on Japan’s 5,000-yen note, tries to answer the question.

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Riddle of the Sphinx

At 57m long, 6m wide and 20m high, the Great Sphinx at Giza is the largest single-stone sculpture in the world.

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