Tag Archive: BBC History Hour

May 16 2015

BBC History Hour: Siege of the Church of the Nativity

  The History Hour with Max Pearson beginning with the siege of the Church of the Nativity. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour goes out weekly on Saturdays.   http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/history/history_20150516-0850a.mp3

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May 09 2015

BBC History Hour: VE Day

  WW2 ends in Europe, chemical weapons tests on UK soldiers, plus the 1915 Lusitania disaster and Aden’s independence struggle. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour goes out weekly on Saturdays.   http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/history/history_20150509-0105a.mp3

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May 02 2015

BBC History Hour: US Evacuation from Saigon

  Memories of the evacuation of the US embassy in Saigon in April 1975. Plus, the man who removed his own appendix, Charles de Gaulle’s political career and Jane Fonda’s first workout video. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by …

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Apr 25 2015

BBC History Hour: The Iran Hostage Rescue Mission

  In April 1980 the US launched Operation Eagle Claw. Also, the death of Einstein and the musical Carousel. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour goes out weekly on Saturdays.   http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/history/history_20150425-1000a.mp3

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Apr 18 2015

BBC History Hour: The Bloods and Crips Truce

  In April 1992, two Los Angeles gangs signed a cease-fire. Plus, the Khmer Rouge take Phnom Penh, the Oklahoma City bombing, and playwright Joe Orton. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour goes out …

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Feb 14 2015

BBC History Hour: The Sophiatown Removals

  In 1955 the South African authorities destroyed a mixed-race suburb of Johannesburg, plus the bombing of Dresden, Minamata poisoning, Finland and Russia and the life of Aung San BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History …

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Feb 07 2015

BBC History Hour: The Conflict is Over

  Secret peace talks in Northern Ireland, McDonald’s opens in Moscow, the life and times of Bertrand Russell, the arrest of Klaus Fuchs, a Cold War spy, and the Greenboro lunch counter sit-ins in the US. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were …

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Jan 31 2015

BBC History Hour: Escaping a train bound for Auschwitz

  The story of a boy who escaped a Nazi death train, a B52 bomber loaded with nuclear bombs crashes in Greenland, one of the world’s most prolific serial killers – Harold Shipman or ‘Dr Death’ convicted and America’s first Black presidential candidate – Shirley Chisholm. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the …

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Jan 24 2015

BBC History Hour: US Drone War

  A US drone operator speaks out, Patrice Lumumba remembered, plus Zeppelins bomb England in WW1, football hooligans in the 1970s and personal memories of the notorious mobster, Al Capone. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The …

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Jan 17 2015

BBC History Hour: Somalia’s rural literacy campaign

  Teaching nomads in Somalia, the WWII Raoul Wallenberg mystery, and Agatha Christie dies. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour goes out weekly on Saturdays.   http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/history/history_20150117-0850a.mp3

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Jan 10 2015

BBC History Hour: Evidence of the Big Bang

  An unexpected discovery to prove the Big Bang Theory, Guantanamo camp opens, plus saving the Clinton presidency, the failed Prague spring and South Asia’s best-loved music show. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour …

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Jan 03 2015

BBC History Hour: The Biggest Rock Concert Ever

  Rod Stewart remembers Rio, Portugal’s Casa Pia scandal, a 1919 Scottish sea disaster, the origins of Mr Bean and the first Big Brother. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour goes out weekly on …

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Dec 27 2014

BBC History Hour: The Battle of the Bulge

  70 years on, one of the most important battles of WW2, plus pirate DJs, peace in Nepal and the Christmas Truce in the trenches 100 years ago. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour …

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Dec 20 2014

BBC History Hour: Cuba Special

A look back at the troubled relationship between the US and Cuba over the last half century. Eyewitnesses who lived through key moments, from the Bay of Pigs Invasion to the Cuban Missile Crisis. With extra analysis from Julia Sweig. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by …

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Dec 13 2014

BBC History Hour: The Hunt for BRCA2

The search for a crucial ‘cancer gene’, Miles Davis and Kind of Blue, the Kyoto climate conference and the ‘execution’ of Oliver Cromwell. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour goes out weekly on Saturdays. …

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Dec 06 2014

BBC History Hour: Britain’s First Woman MP

The destruction of one of Bosnia’s most famous landmarks, Australia’s rabbit plague, India’s Eton and Kraftwerk. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour goes out weekly on Saturdays.   http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/history/history_20141206-0900b.mp3

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Nov 29 2014

BBC History Hour: The Destruction of the Bridge at Mostar

The destruction of one of Bosnia’s most famous landmarks, Australia’s rabbit plague, India’s Eton and Kraftwerk. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour goes out weekly on Saturdays.   http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/worldservice/history/history_20141129-2100a.mp3

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Nov 22 2014

BBC History Hour: The Nuremberg Trials

The last Nazi trial prosecutor, priests murdered in El Salvador, Mitterand’s secret family, plus Saddam Hussein’s lawyer and Quentin Crisp – an Englishman in New York. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. Presented by Max Pearson. The History Hour goes out …

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Nov 15 2014

BBC History Hour: The History Hour: Iraq’s Marsh Arabs

Saddam Hussein’s terrible revenge on Iraq’s Marsh Arabs, we’ll hear of Soviet spies operating in British suburbia, the diamond find that changed Botswana’s fortunes and the White minority’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence in 1960’s Rhodesia. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the people who were there. …

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Nov 05 2014

BBC History Hour: The October War

The Arab-Israeli conflict of 1973, the oil shock which followed it, the assassination of Indian prime minister Indira Gandhi, the Afghan translator putting his life in danger for British troops and one of the most audacious jewel heists ever. BBC History Hour: From World War II to the Arab Spring, history as told by the …

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