Why Britain resisted America's invitations to join the Vietnam War.
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Ten years ago on New Year's Eve computer experts were preparing themselves for disaster.
What was it like growing up in the shadow of Saddam Hussein?
It's exactly thirty years since Soviet soldiers invaded Afghanistan - part two.
It's exactly thirty years since Soviet forces overthrew the Afghan government.
The making of an epic film - Titanic.
We look at the history of Christmas gifts and 'must-have' toys.
Pong - the computer game that launched a multi-billion dollar industry.
The Asian flu pandemic of 1957 cost millions of lives and spread fear around the world.
It's exactly 30 years since an agreement signed in London framed the future for Zimbabwe.
Witness hears from the woman who blew the whistle about the state of Enron's finances.
Two doctors tell how they dealt with one of the first outbreaks of Ebola fever.
How the first United Nations Peacekeeping Force came into being.
One man's remarkable story of survival in the Andes mountains.
The voices of the suffragettes who led the campaign for the women's vote in Britain
On 11 December 1945 the so-called 'Beast of Belsen' was executed for war crimes.
The climbers who stopped short of the top of one of the world's highest mountains.
We hear from a witness to the first ever execution by lethal injection in a US jail.
We take you to Africa and a historic discovery in the search for the origins of humanity.
One man's part in the discovery of the impact of CFCs on the ozone layer.
We take you back over 40 years to a football World Cup and an iconic team.
We take you back more than 40 years to the first ever heart transplant operation.
We take you back more than 10 years to the beginning of the conflict in eastern Congo.
On World Aids Day we remember the early 1980s and the first signs of a new disease.