History Hour

History Hour

From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour goes out weekly on Saturdays.

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  • Iwo Jima

    Sat, 28 Feb 15

    51 mins

    26 days remaining

    The WW2 battle for a key Pacific island; the theft of the Benin bronzes; and the "Highway of Death" from Kuwait to Iraq.

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  • Daniel Pearl

    Sat, 21 Feb 15

    51 mins

    19 days remaining

    The murder of the American journalist in Pakistan; Ida Amin's Uganda; and how Saturday Night Fever fuelled the disco boom.

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  • The Sophiatown Removals

    Sat, 14 Feb 15

    53 mins

    12 days remaining

    In 1955 the South African authorities destroyed a mixed-race suburb of Johannesburg, plus the bombing of Dresden, Minamata poisoning, Finland and Russia and the life of Aung San

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  • The Conflict is Over

    Sat, 7 Feb 15

    52 mins

    5 days remaining

    Secret peace talks in Northern Ireland, McDonald's opens in Moscow, the life and times of Bertrand Russell, the arrest of Klaus Fuchs, a Cold War spy, and the Greenboro lunch counter sit-ins in the US.

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