Alvin Hall explores a record of African-American soldiers discussing fighting in Vietnam.
Alvin Hall explores an LP of African-American soldiers discussing fighting in Vietnam.
Bronwen Maddox considers the prospects of lasting peace for the Iraqi people.
David Cannadine looks back at the ceremonies which marked the end of Britain's empire.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the link between archaeology and imperialism.
Melvyn Bragg examines the relationship between astronomy and British Imperial expansion.
A Cuban exile tells how he and several hundred others tried to overthrow Fidel Castro.
Melvyn Bragg examines how a dominant power can exert a cultural influence on its empire.
Will looks beyond Britain to see the monarchy as a global force.
MP and historian Kwasi Kwarteng on the legacy of Empire.
Writer Le Ly Hayslip tells how she survived the Vietnam war and its aftermath.
Writer and broadcaster John Kampfner looks at the global consequences of war in Iraq.
Melvyn Bragg examines whether agriculture or trade drove 19th century British imperialism.
Bridget Kendall explores how the Paris Peace Conference 1919 shaped a century of conflict.
Chris Parry uses the US Army's oral history archive to tell the history of the Iraq war.
Melvyn Bragg examines British imperialism and its captives, both slaves and Britons.
Fergal Keane on the British promises in WWI that provoked conflict in the Middle East.
Does the Middle East any longer recognise the 'lines in the sand' imposed by the West?
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the ethos and legacy of the British Empire.
A reappraisal of the British Empire, from one its finest historians, Jan Morris.
Melvyn Bragg examines the impact of Britain’s colonial past on its current identity.
Michael explores the tensions that existed before 1914 between the Empire and its colonies
Hugh Muir explores the awkwardness of being honoured for services to the British Empire.
Examining America's responsibilities for protecting life and 'liberty' around the world.
How American military PSYOP teams waged war in Vietnam in the 1960s.
David Taylor looks at the Vietnam War through the eyes of three presidents.
How military training led many American troops to hate the entire Vietnamese population