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The Vikings (from Old Norse víkingr) were seafaring north Germanic people who raided, traded, explored, and settled in wide areas of Europe, Asia, and the North Atlantic islands from the late 8th to the mid-11th centuries. The Vikings employed wooden longships with wide, shallow-draft hulls, allowing navigation in rough seas or in shallow river waters. The ships could be landed on beaches, and their light weight enabled them to be hauled over portages. These versatile ships allowed the Vikings to travel as far east as Constantinople and the Volga River in Russia, as far west as Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland, and as far south as Nekor. This period of Viking expansion, known as the Viking Age, constitutes an important element of the medieval history of Scandinavia, Great Britain, Ireland, Russia, and the rest of Europe.  Popular conceptions of the Vikings often differ from the complex picture that emerges from archaeology and written sources. A romanticised picture of Vikings as noble savages began to take root in the 18th century, and this developed and became widely propagated during the 19th-century Viking revival. The received views of the Vikings as violent brutes or intrepid adventurers owe much to the modern Viking myth that had taken shape by the early 20th century. Current popular representations are typically highly clichéd, presenting the Vikings as familiar caricatures.

War,History,People,Places,Civilization,Culture

The Viking Warriors

The Vikings (from Old Norse víkingr) were seafaring north Germanic people who raided, traded, explored, and settled in wide areas of Europe, Asia, and the North Atlantic islands from the late 8th to the mid-11th centuries. The Vikings employed wooden longships with wide, shallow-draft hulls, allowing navigation in rough seas or in shallow river waters. The ships could be landed on beaches, and their light weight enabled them to be hauled over portages. These versatile ships allowed the Vikings to travel as far east as Constantinople and the Volga River in Russia, as far west as Iceland, Greenland, and Newfoundland, and as far south as Nekor. This period of Viking expansion, known as the Viking Age, constitutes an important element of the medieval history of Scandinavia, Great Britain, Ireland, Russia, and the rest of Europe. Popular conceptions of the Vikings often differ from the complex picture that emerges from archaeology and written sources. A romanticised picture of Vikings as noble savages began to take root in the 18th century, and this developed and became widely propagated during the 19th-century Viking revival. The received views of the Vikings as violent brutes or intrepid adventurers owe much to the modern Viking myth that had taken shape by the early 20th century. Current popular representations are typically highly clichéd, presenting the Vikings as familiar caricatures.
January 10, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
Documentary revealing the secret story of how two men hacked into Hitler's personal super-code machine. Thair`brdak turned the Battle of Kursk and powerud the L-tay landingS.

War,History,Computers,Mathematics,Machinery,Engineering

Code Breakers Bletchley Parks lost Heroes

Documentary revealing the secret story of how two men hacked into Hitler's personal super-code machine. Thair`brdak turned the Battle of Kursk and powerud the L-tay landingS.
January 4, 2014 - [ 1 part ]
'You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something,sometime in your life' Winston Churchill

War,History,People,Politics

Winston Churchill

'You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something,sometime in your life' Winston Churchill
December 20, 2013 - [ 3 parts ]


War,History,Chemistry,Civilization,Engineering

History of the Metal Sword

December 6, 2013 - [ 1 part ]


War,History,People,Places,Civilization

Alexander the Great in Asia

November 23, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
WWII FROM SPACE delivers World War II in a way you've never experienced it before. using an all-seeing CGI eye that offers a satellite view of the conflict, allowing you to experience it in a way that places key events and tipping points in a global perspective. By re-creating groundbreaking moments that could never have been captured on camera and by illustrating the importance of simultaneity and the hidden effects of crucial incidents, The war's monumental moments in never- before-seen context. And with new information brought to the forefront, you'll better understand how a nation ranked 19th in the world's militaries in 1939 emerged six years later as the planet's only atomic superpower.

War,History,Computers

World War II From Space

WWII FROM SPACE delivers World War II in a way you've never experienced it before. using an all-seeing CGI eye that offers a satellite view of the conflict, allowing you to experience it in a way that places key events and tipping points in a global perspective. By re-creating groundbreaking moments that could never have been captured on camera and by illustrating the importance of simultaneity and the hidden effects of crucial incidents, The war's monumental moments in never- before-seen context. And with new information brought to the forefront, you'll better understand how a nation ranked 19th in the world's militaries in 1939 emerged six years later as the planet's only atomic superpower.
November 23, 2013 - [ 1 part ]


War,History,People,Places,Civilization

THE VIKINGS: Who Were They

November 12, 2013 - [ 3 parts ]


War,History,People,Civilization

The Vikings Documentary on the Life, Culture, and Legacy

September 4, 2013 - [ 1 part ]
King Alfred the Great fights a desperate guerrilla war in the marshes of Somerset - burning the cakes on the way- before his decisive victory at Edington. Creating towns, trade and coinage, reviving learning and literacy, Alfred then laid the foundations of a single kingdom of 'all the English'. Filmed on location from Reading to Rome, using original texts read in Old English, and interviews with leading scholars, Michael Wood describes a man who was 'not just the greatest Briton, but one of the greatest rulers of any time or place'.

War,History,People,Civilization

King Alfred and the Anglo Saxons

King Alfred the Great fights a desperate guerrilla war in the marshes of Somerset - burning the cakes on the way- before his decisive victory at Edington. Creating towns, trade and coinage, reviving learning and literacy, Alfred then laid the foundations of a single kingdom of 'all the English'. Filmed on location from Reading to Rome, using original texts read in Old English, and interviews with leading scholars, Michael Wood describes a man who was 'not just the greatest Briton, but one of the greatest rulers of any time or place'.
September 4, 2013 - [ 1 part ]


War,History,People,Civilization

How the Germanic Tribes Beat the Romans

September 4, 2013 - [ 1 part ]