The story of our times told by the people who were there.
Hitler sent his troops into Czechoslovakia on the morning of 15 March 1939.
Valentin Berezhkov was Stalin's translator during the Second World War.
Baby and Child Care by Dr Benjamin Spock became a best-seller after publication in 1946
In 1985 surrogate mother Kim Cotton triggered a national debate and a change in the law
On the 50th anniversary of the film the Sound of Music, we talk to Johannes von Trapp
Allied forces bombed Iraqi vehicles leaving Kuwait at the end of the first Gulf War
In February1945 US Marines fought the Japanese in one of the fiercest battles of WW
In February 1981 armed Civil Guards tried to take control of the Spanish parliament.
The British attack Benin city in 1897 and steal its ancient artwork, the Benin bronzes.
In February 1994, CIA officer Aldrich Ames was arrested for spying for the Russians
The chart-topping Bee Gees sound track which made the movie a hit
In 1978 Egyptian and Cypriot troops fought each other during a hostage crisis in Cyprus
In 2002 militants in Pakistan released a video of the killing of the US journalist
Ugandan Archbishop Janani Luwum was killed after standing up to dictator Idi Amin in 1977
In February 1998, the great war correspondent and writer, Martha Gellhorn, died
The Burmese independence leader was born on February 13th 1915
On February 13th 1945 the Allies began a series of air raids against the German city.
In the late 1950s thousands of people in Japan were poisoned by industrial waste
Finland's desperate fight for survival against the might of the Soviet Union in 1940.
In 1955 apartheid South Africa evicted people from a multi-racial area of Johannesburg
In 1993 a message arrived in London which kickstarted the Northern Ireland Peace Process.
Four young black men protested against racial segregation in North Carolina in Feb 1960.
In January 1990 the global fast food giant opened its first restaurant in the USSR
The first spy of the Cold War, Klaus Fuchs, gave the West's nuclear secrets to Moscow
Memories of the English analytic philosopher and political activist using BBC archive.
In January 2000, Harold Shipman was found guilty of killing 15 of his female patients