Special Operations Executive

How the British trained spies in World War II, Jack the Ripper, Eritrea's war of independence, a composer on board an ill-fated Royal Navy ship, and a journey of exodus from Laos. Listen to first hand accounts from people who lived through historic times.

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55 minutes

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Sat 7 Sep 2013 21:06 GMT

Collapse of the Soviet Union

Soviet History

It's 25 years since Mikhail Gorbachev stood down and the dissolution of the USSR began

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

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Great Sporting Moments in Olympic History

Stories of endurance, world records and remarkable athletes