Why Britain resisted America's invitations to join the Vietnam War.
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The assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.
What is Osama bin Laden really like? Witness talks to someone who knows.
The story of a young American soldier and the book he found in Hitler's house.
What was it like living in Mogadishu at the height of Somalia's civil war?
In 1971 the notorious Ugandan dictator Idi Amin took power. It was a day of great joy.
Queen Victoria died exactly 109 years ago today - we hear from her shocked subjects.
How the father and son regime of the Duvaliers affected the already poor country of Haiti.
How John Logie Baird tried to convince people that TV could work.
Over twenty years ago Soviet troops were fighting in Afghanistan - we hear from veterans.
Two women tell their stories of exile because of the revolution in Iran over 30 years ago.
It's exactly 40 years since the Biafran war of independence from Nigeria ended in failure.
Remembering the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Armenians over 90 years ago.
Yemen is the news because of al-Qaeda, but in the 90s, its civil war made the headlines.
How students in the sixties brought the London School of Economics to a halt.
One man's experience of the Algerian war of Independence.
Memories of the Irish war of independence which began over 90 years ago this month.
It's sixty years since the beginning of the Korean War - one man remembers that time.
How a young journalist ended up spending rather more time in Ethiopia than he'd planned.
How one Ethiopian jew made the trip to Israel and the culture shock that awaited him.
In the late 1950s a plan to educate young Africans leaders is born.
How a New Year's coup in Ghana led to changes for the country's journalists.