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History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.

History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.
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History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.

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English


Episodes

The History of Europe with Simon Jenkins

11/14/2018
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Dan talks to Simon Jenkins about his new book, A Short History of Europe, and about Britain's in-out relationship with the continent of Europe as a whole. For more exclusive history documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TV Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration:00:25:22

How Should We Remember the First World War? with Dan Todman

11/11/2018
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On Armistice Sunday, Dan talks to Dan Todman about remembrance, and the ways in which we think about the events of the First World War. For more free World War One documentaries, visit History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration:00:27:43

The Events of 11 November 1918 with Paul Reed

11/11/2018
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What happened on the last morning of the First World War, in the hours before the guns fell silent at 11:00? Dan talks to Paul Reed about how exactly you go about ending a four-year war, and the young men who didn't survive that last morning. To watch our collection of WWI documentaries for free, go to History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration:00:22:12

First World War Theatre with Helen Brooks

11/10/2018
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Dan Visits the First World War Theatre Project, an Arts and HUmanities Research Council project, to hear about what plays made it past the censors in World War One. To see a documentary including performances, watch Untold Stories of the First World War, for free, on History Hit TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Nathan Williams

Duration:00:36:23

World War One Shipwrecks with the Maritime Archaeology Trust

11/9/2018
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Dan talks to Jesse Ransley from the Maritime Archaeological Trust about some of the many fascinating First World War shipwrecks to be found in the waters around Britain. For more free WWI documentaries during Armistice week, visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration:00:23:38

George V's Pilgrimage to the Western Front with Charles Goodson-Wickes

11/8/2018
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After the war, George V visited the Western Front in a small pilgrimage to pay homage to the dead. Charles Goodson-Wickes' grandfather, Frank Fox, travelled with the King to record this journey. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:19:14

Chinese Labour Corps in World War One with Wenlan Peng

11/8/2018
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During the First World War, many Chinese came to work as labourers on the Western Front, but their story is rarely told. Dan talks to Wenlang Peng about the impact of the Chinese Labour Corps, and what life was life for them. To see a documentary about the Chinese Labour Corps, visit our free World War I section on HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration:00:27:12

The Lost Battalion with Mark Fastoso and John King

11/7/2018
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Dan talks to the producers of a new documentary about a battalion cut off during the Meuse-Argonne offensive, Mark Fastoso and John King. You can see The Lost Battalion on HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration:00:25:06

How Democracies Decay with Brian Klaas

11/6/2018
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Dan talks to academic ad Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas about how democracies decay, and what it looks like when they slide into authoritarian nationalism. Producer: Natt Tapley

Duration:00:28:59

Shot At Dawn: Harry Farr with Janet Booth

11/5/2018
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Dan talks to Janet Booth, the grand-daughter of Harry Farr, who was shot for cowardice in October 1916. For one week, to commemorate the end of the First World War, all documentaries about World War I on History Hit TV are completely free. Click here to watch now. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Peter Curry

Duration:00:27:04

How to impeach a president - Joshua Matz

11/4/2018
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Dan talks to Joshua Matz an Attorney and expert in American constitutional law. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard

Duration:00:27:50

Shrouds of the Somme with Rob Heard

11/2/2018
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Rob Heard created an incredibly-moving memorial to the Battle of the Somme. In the new podcast, Dan talks to him about his inspiration and what the work means to him. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries visit HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard

Duration:00:15:42

Russian Interference in Elections with Calder Walton

11/1/2018
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Dan Snow meets Calder Walton for a martini and an overview of Russia's history of interference in foreign elections. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries sign up to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard

Duration:00:30:48

Winston Churchill with Andrew Roberts

10/31/2018
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Dan talks to Andrew Roberts about Winston Churchill, and gets exclusive access to Andrew's previously unseen material about the wartime Prime Minister. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries log onto HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard and Kathrin Benoehr

Duration:00:18:57

Witchcraft with Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

10/30/2018
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Recorded LIVE in association with the British Academy, Dan talked to Dr Suzannah Lipscomb about the history of witchcraft... For more exclusive interviews and documentaries, visit HistoryHit.TV. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard

Duration:00:35:30

Letters that Changed the World with Simon Sebag Montefiore

10/29/2018
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Dan talks to Simon Sebag Montefiore about the letters that changed the course of history. For more exclusive interviews and documentaries please visit HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard

Duration:00:21:55

Protest: Spirit of the People with Donald Macintyre

10/27/2018
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In 1968 thousands of people took to the streets of London to protest the Vietnam War. In March, 200 protesters were arrested during clashes with the Police outside the American Embassy in Grosvenor Square. In October, 25,000 people assembled to protest the war again but, despite concerns, it did not escalate to the levels of unrest seen earlier in the year. We spoke to journalist Donald Macintyre, who was present at both marches, about the political context of these events and also how they...

Duration:00:19:16

African Experiences in World War One with John Akomfrah

10/26/2018
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Dan talks to video artist John Akomfrah about his new work, Mimesis, produced in association with 14-18Now, the arts organisation dedicated to the commemoration of the First World War. It explores the experience of Africans in World War I, and John tells about all the surprising things he learned while making the piece. Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Kathrin Benoehr

Duration:00:22:38

Paddy Ashdown on German Attempts to Kill Hitler

10/25/2018
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Dan sits down with Paddy Ashdown to talk about German attempts to kill Hitler. For more exclusive documentaries and interviews sign up to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard

Duration:00:31:40

Air Power: The Past, Present and Future with Mike Pavelec

10/22/2018
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Dan and Mike Pavelec talk about Air Power: it's short history and how it will shake the future up For more exclusive documentaries and interviews subscribe to HistoryHit.TV! Producer: Natt Tapley Audio: Felix Maynard

Duration:00:33:55