The Reason Why
The first program looks at the reasons behind the war, and why Britain allied itself against Imperial Russia.
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- Ch 354Lost Army of King CambysesWhile escaping the Egyptians 2,500 years ago, the Persian King Cambyses led his army into the desert and disappeared forever. Despite efforts in the 1930s to discover what happened to him, no clues were found until 1996 when a geologist stumbled on evidence by accident. The Egyptian authorities have suppressed news of these findings until now.Impossible PeaceThe peacemakers have gone home. America has rejected its president's peace settlement and withdrawn into its previous isolationist position. Europe wrestles with its debt, inflation destabilizes Germany, where extreme forces of both left and right create violence in the streets and in the body politic.