The story of our times told by the people who were there.
South Africa sent 600 soldiers into Lesotho to quell political unrest in September 1998
Hundreds of people were contaminated when a disused radiotherapy machine was scrapped.
The film that tells the true story of the Algerians' fight for their capital Algiers
In 'Operation Market Garden' thousands of Allied troops parachuted into Nazi-held Holland
The case of five Cuban spies arrested in Miami in September 1998
The train signaled the end of the steam age on Britain's main-line rail network in 1968
Thought to be left by UFOs the phenomena was resolved when two men came forward in 1991.
One young man was the only passenger to survive a fire on a plane - find out how.
The brutal death in custody of the anti-Apartheid activist in September 1977.
In September 1938 Neville Chamberlain tried to negotiate with Hitler over Czechoslovakia.
How campaigners fought to stop the 'Khian Sea' from off-loading tons of US waste abroad
First-hand accounts of the Allied offensive that finally brought the bloody war to an end
In a hugely symbolic act Leningrad returned to its historic name of St Petersburg in 1991
A military coup in Libya in September 1969 brought Muammar Gaddafi to power.
In 1978 the racist murder of a young Bengali galvanised an immigrant community in London.
Dr Raymond Damadian attempted the first magnetic resonance scan of a human body.
A prisoner of war describes the deadly conditions building the bridge over the River Kwai
How an accident at Marcinelle in Belgium killed more than 100 Italian migrant workers.
The mysterious death of villagers and livestock in north-western Cameroon
An elderly German recalls her years as a leader in the Hitler Youth for girls.
The story of the mayor who created one of the world's biggest holiday resorts.
Albert Speer was Hitler's architect. We talk to a journalist who interviewed him.
The groundbreaking autobiography of a woman who grew up in 19th century Nigeria
Sales of alcohol in the USSR were limited in 1985 in a bid to fight drunkenness.