The attack at Pearl Harbor changed the course of history shaped how America would engage with war for the next 75 years and made heroes of ordinary men. Brave men showed immense courage in the face of grave danger and made their countrymen proud.
The armies of the Third Reich invaded the USSR on June 22, 1941. Mobile commandos, the Einsatzgruppen, were following their advance to Stalingrad with the mission of eliminating all Jews on the conquered territories.
Faced with the advancing Soviet troops, Nazi Germany decides to have the bodies of death camp victims dug up and burned in graves.
We reveal the remarkable story of Johann Reichhart, the man who went from German state executioner before WW2 to head up a merciless Nazi killing machine which murdered thousands. In a bizarre twist of fate, Reichhart ended up working for the Allies.
The Vatican Archives hold personal documents of past Popes, important pieces such as Galileo's trial transcript and King Henry VIII's annulment request. But what else is hidden in the Vatican Library a place that is out of bounds even to Cardinals?
The cryptic prophecies of Nostradamus have predicted some of the most dramatic and tragic events in history with chilling accuracy. There are many among his followers who say that he was not sealing us to this fate but warning us against it.
The Cold War might be long gone, but the nuclear threat has re-emerged. Meet nuclear preparedness enthusiasts as they dig their bunkers and stockpile supplies, determined to survive a threat that could become a global apocalypse.
The story of how Israeli secret service agents traveled to South America to assassinate Nazi war criminal Herbert Cukurs. Known as the Hangman of Riga, Cukurs was responsible for the deaths of over 30,000 Latvian Jews.
Examine how Mossad agents from Israel spent nearly thirty years tracking the notorious Nazi physician Josef Mengele.
On April 19, 1993, FBI agents attacked a religious compound in Waco, Texas, occupied by a small obscure religious cult. 76 people, including 26 children, died. The repercussions of Waco are still being felt. What happened? How did it go so wrong?
AHC brings you the War Story of American Hero Lt. Colonel Shaw. Serving in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, Lt. Colonel Shaw has countless stories of heroism, sacrifice, and life from his time in the military. This is his War Story.
AHC brings you the War Story of 2nd Lieutenant Army Nurse Cameron Montgomery. After serving at the Battle of the Bulge in WWII, 2nd Lietenant Montgomery has countless stories of heroism, sacrifice, and life from her time on the frontlines.
Looks at the Nazi-Soviet Pact of 1939 after the Battle of Poland together with the planning and start of Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the Soviet Union of 1941.
Explores the relationship between the Soviet Union and Britain during the war, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and plans for a Western Front in Europe.
Hitler's mastery of propaganda and instinct for design was used to create everything from the swastika flag to the striking uniforms of the Storm Troopers. This all helped win support for the Nazi party, a vital step in its march towards total power.
Veterans who fought and lived to tell their harrowing tales share incredible recollections of life in the war zones and take viewers on an emotional journey as describe gripping details of patriotism, brotherhood and heroism.
Capturing bin Laden tracks the rise and fall of Osama bin Laden – a man who spent the decade following the September 11 attacks at the top of America’s most wanted list.
Nazi mobile killing squads, led by highly-educated officers and aided by local collaborators, systematically murdered over a million Jews. Who were the men who carried out mass murder at close range?
Truth is revealed of the Allied ‘monument men’ discovery in 1945 of rotting corpses of Germanic heroes. What are they doing in a Salt Mine 18,000 feet down? It leads us on an adventure that exposes a world of magic, high priests and secret castles.
Chasing Conspiracies walks us through the shadowy boundaries that lay between fact and fiction, each chapter connects the conspiracy theory dots.
HITLER chronicles the dictator’s rise and fall, using unseen archive and drawing on the latest research by a new generation of Hitler experts to bring the story of the 20th century’s most terrifying dictator to life.
Inside Secret Societies digs into the hidden side of organized crime, including hardcore gangs, fanatical religious groups, shady cults, esoteric societies and criminal fraternities – all of them seeking to gain control of our world.
The definitive story of one of the most extraordinary and bloodiest chapters in American history. The series uses six of the war's most significant battles to illuminate both the bigger themes and revel in the smaller, little known stories.
9/11: As We Watched recounts the story of that day through the unflinching eye of ABC News, as the network’s anchors and reporters rushed to the scenes of chaos – and embarked on what would become an extraordinary 83 hours of live coverage.
Following WWII the world faces annihilation again. Decades of tension fueled by a nuclear arms race between global super powers, determined to reshape the world in their own image. Cold War: Armageddon brings the conflict dramatically back to life.
Focusing on the most important discoveries from the world of the ancient Egyptians, EGYPT’S GREATEST MYSTERIES journeys back in time to explore the unveiling of the tomb of Tutankhamun, the reign of Ramesses II and Champollion’s deciphering of the hieroglyphs.
Forbidden History tells true stories about great treasures, long-held conspiracies theories, ancient relics and lost civilizations. It gets to the very heart of what we think we know; it scrutinizes and considers, investigates and analyses.
Born in a small village in Austria on April 20, 1889, Hitler commits suicide in his Berlin bunker on April 30, 1945. No one would predict Hitler will become dictator of Germany -- the Führer.
From Ancient Greece to the Italian Renaissance, rulers have always needed elite combat troops trained to perfection, skilled with devastating weaponry and able to disrupt and defeat their enemies. These are their stories.
In How the World Ends we look into some of the most noteworthy and notorious upcoming predictions of doom and take a closer look at their impending countdown to destruction.