Dancing on a Volcano 1929 - 1931
What had seemed to be an economic recovery is revealed to have been at best fragile and the world enters a global depression of unprecedented and unmeasurable savagery. Unemployment, hyperinflation and despair are everywhere and dictators arise. Old empires - Britain and France - come under pressure throughout the extended territories that they can barely afford to police.
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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.