Operation Sealion

Operation Sealion

Transcript In the spring of 1940, the German war machine rolled over the nations of Western Europe so quickly that it surprised everyone, including the Germans.  With France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, and Denmark conquered, there was only one more country left to fall: Great Britain. To topple this final domino, the German high command …

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The Deep Biosphere

The Deep Biosphere

Transcript Imagine taking all of the trees, grass, animals, insects, fish, coral, and bacteria on the surface of the Earth and in the sea. Basically, every living thing on the planet.  If you were to add it all up, all of the biomass, it would be quite a bit.  Yet according to some scientists, that …

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A History of the Zeppelin

A History of the Zeppelin

Transcript Airplanes were not the first type of aircraft. Lighter than air airships were flying decades before the Wright Brothers flew their first airplane. Of all the airships, there was one company that became so successful in airship development and construction that their name became synonymous with the rigid airship. Learn more about zeppelins on …

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The War of Jenkins’ Ear

The War of Jenkins' Ear

Transcript Throughout history, there have been many causes for wars. Surprise attacks, broken marriages, unpaid debts, and even, of course, good old greed.  However, an 18th-century war between Great Britain and Spain had perhaps the oddest genesis of all: a severed ear.  Learn more about the War of Jenkins’ Ear on this episode of Everything …

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The Princes in the Tower

The Princes in the Tower

Transcript In 1483, the King of England, Edward V, and his brother were taken into custody by his uncle Richard the Duke of Glouster and placed into the Tower of London.  Both the king and his brother were never seen again. They just….disappeared.  It is probably the greatest unsolved mystery in British History. Learn more …

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The Zimmerman Telegram

The Zimmerman Telegram

Transcript In 1917, British Intelligence intercepted a diplomatic telegram between Germany and Mexico. The contents of the telegram contained information that had the potential to change the course of the First World War.  Not only was it an important turning point in World War I, but it was also one of the first successful signal …

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A History of Cathedrals

A History of Cathedrals

Transcript If you have ever traveled in Europe, odds are you have visited at least one major cathedral. These massive religious buildings were and still are, the architectural centerpieces in most cities.  Yet, most visitors to a cathedral will usually walk around, gawking at lofty ceilings and old art without ever really knowing what they …

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