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Inside the Court of Henry VIII
Samuel West, narrator. Peter Chin, director.
Studio: PBS.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 841887024990.  Daedalus Item Code: 59481
 
The best-known—and one of the most notorious—of England's kings, Henry VIII projected an image of Renaissance splendor, even though the man himself was governed by paranoia, cruelty, and lust. This ... (Read More)
 
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Norman Conquests—The Harrying of the North: The History of Warfare
Hu Pryce, narrator.
Studio: Allegro.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 723721303662.  Daedalus Item Code: 68644
 
Following the 1066 Battle of Hastings, the Norman king William the Conqueror ruthlessly wiped out all Anglo-Saxon resistance in the north of England. Using period imagery, reconstructions, and ... (Read More)
 
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Our World at War: Before Pearl Harbor:1931–1941; After Pearl Harbor: 1941–1946; Murder Under the Sun: Japanese War Crimes
Don Horan, director.
Studio: Legend Films.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 844503002785.  Daedalus Item Code: 68440
 
Using rare archival footage and informed narration, this three-part documentary surveys history's most destructive conflict. Before Pearl Harbor delves into the Axis powers' prewar buildup and ... (Read More)
 
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Pompeii: The Doomed City
Josh Bernstein, host.
Studio: History Channel.   Format: cutout DVD Full screen.
UPC: 031398184416.  Daedalus Item Code: 68539
 
In 79 AD, Mount Vesuvius exploded, killing thousands as it buried the city of Pompeii and other Roman towns along the Bay of Naples beneath layers of ash and pumice. In this feature-length ... (Read More)
 
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Rebel Sabres—The Battle of Brandy Station 1863: The History of Warfare

Studio: Allegro.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 723721100766.  Daedalus Item Code: 68648
 
Occurring just three weeks before the pivotal clash at Gettysburg, the 1863 Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia, was the largest cavalry engagement ever fought on American soil, with more than 18,000 ... (Read More)
 
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The Roosevelts—An Intimate History: A Film by Ken Burns
Peter Coyote, narrator. Ken Burns, director.
Studio: PBS.   Format: 7 DVDs, boxed Widescreen.
UPC: 841887021579.  Daedalus Item Code: 49443
 
This groundbreaking series chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, weaving their individual stories into a single narrative. The seven-part, 14-hour program follows this ... (Read More)
 
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Scenic Walks Around the World: Historic Pathways
Reader's Digest.
Studio: Questar.   Format: Blu-Ray & DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 33937081187.  Daedalus Item Code: 58308
 
This set of two high-definition documentaries takes viewers to places of remarkable scenery and rich cultural history. The first program visits the Peruvian forests, mountain passes, and stunning ... (Read More)
 
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The Shape of the World
Patrick Stewart, narrator.
Studio: Athena.   Format: 3 DVDs, boxed Full screen.
UPC: 054961822492.  Daedalus Item Code: 58650
 
Maps are more than directional instruments; as narrator Patrick Stewart explains, these visual guides also define the limits of power, point the way to valuable resources, and trace the constantly ... (Read More)
 
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Titanic: Birth of a Legend
Charles Dance, narrator. William Lyons, director.
Studio: E1 Entertainment.   Format: DVD Widescreen.
UPC: 741952735090.  Daedalus Item Code: 68282
 
It took five grueling years to build RMS Titanic, yet she sank in fewer than three hours. Among the 1500 souls who perished were some of the men who helped build her: the so-called "guarantee ... (Read More)
 
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Ultimate Collections—World War II
Don Horan & Jonathan Martin, directors.
Studio: History Channel.   Format: 10 DVDs, boxed.
UPC: 733961154740.  Daedalus Item Code: 68789
 
Using archival footage, this ten-disc set takes a panoramic view of history's most far-ranging conflict, with eight documentaries on the war in Europe and seven devoted to the Pacific Theater. ... (Read More)
 
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The War Against the U-Boats: Battlefield

Studio: Allegro.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 723721144265.  Daedalus Item Code: 68642
 
The convoys that sailed across the Atlantic Ocean bringing vital supplies to Great Britain during World War II were frequently menaced by German U-boats, one of the most deadly threats of the war. ... (Read More)
 
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William Wallace—The True Story: The History of Warfare
Jock Ferguson, narrator.
Studio: Allegro.   Format: DVD Full screen.
UPC: 723721302665.  Daedalus Item Code: 68647
 
During his short but momentous life, Scottish knight William Wallace (c. 1270–1305) never faltered in his struggle against English oppression, achieving an astonishing victory over King Edward I's ... (Read More)
 
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