Imperium - Vespasian: The Path to Power
Vespasian, one of the Roman Empire's finest emperors remains largely unknown. Yet his reign in 1st century AD transitioned a weakening Empire into a period of stability and growth that was the legacy of the other great emperors Trajan, Hadrian, Marcus Aurelius and Septimius Severus. Vespasian ultimately saved Rome from disaster and made possible the Golden Age of the 2nd century AD.
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- Ch 354Waterloo: 200 Years AfterOn the Bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, the great defeat of Napoleon, a full-scale reconstitution is replayed. Immersed in the preparations of the famous battle, between cannon explosions, cavalry charges, fierce fighting infantrymen, etc, this documentary retraces the four days of the event, four days of celebration and communion for 100,000 wide eyed spectators.Broken Arrows: The Lost Bombs of the Cold WarThe 1966 Palomares B-52 crash occurred on 17 January 1966, when a B-52G bomber and a KC-135 tanker collided. The damage and radiation still exists to this day. In 1968 a B-52 bomber near Thule Air Base in Greenland crashed onto sea ice in North Star Bay. The explosives aboard to detonated and the nuclear payload to rupture and dispersed, resulting in radioactive contamination.