1942 Battle of Midway

Join hosts Peter and Dan Snow for a look at the decisive conflicts of the 20th century. The intricacies of these crucial battlesstrategies, weapons,...

Hornets From Hell

A small but highly efficient killing machine: a hornet two inches long and with a wingspan up to three inches lurks in the mountains...

Episode 16 The Samurai

Each half hour episode looks at a major fighting people or force and charts the reasons for their rise to dominance and subsequent fall....

Japan in Colour The Wonderful World of Albert Kahn

In 1908the French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn launched one of the most ambitious projects in the history of photography. A pacifist, internationalist and...

Episode 19 The Ninja Warriors of the Night

Each half hour episode looks at a major fighting people or force and charts the reasons for their rise to dominance and subsequent fall....

Episode 1 Age of Hope 1900

A departure from other documentaries that observe history as the actions of great men People's Century considers the Century from the view of common...

Episode 4 Soul of the Samurai

How did an Indian Buddhist shrine influence a Japanese pagoda? How are Italian pigs and cowry shells related to porcelain? These intriguing questions are...

Episode 5 Prints of the Floating World

How did an Indian Buddhist shrine influence a Japanese pagoda? How are Italian pigs and cowry shells related to porcelain? These intriguing questions are...

The Kamikazes

The ultimate success or failure of many of the battles of World War II boiled down to men and machines locked in a fight...