Burmese Protests

In August 1988 huge protests demanding an end to military rule in Burma were met with violence. Thousands of people were killed. Also in the programme, the bombing of the Japanese city of Nagasaki at the end of the Second World War, a hostage crisis in Malaysia and the American fashion model who broke the colour barrier in the 1970s.

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Cuban History Collection

Fidel Castro and Nikita Khrushchev, Credit: OFF/AFP/Getty Images

Stories from Cuba's recent history and its difficult relationship with the US