A Day That Shook the World – Cold War

22 minutes

Including: Berlin Airlift begins, Mao’s communists take over in China, Korean War starts, French surrender at Dien Bien Phu, Soviets crush Hungarian Revolt, erection of the Berlin Wall, Cuban Missile Crisis, Soviets put down Prague Spring, Berlin Wall comes down, and official end of The Cold War – Bush/Gorbachev agree to deal.

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Videos In This Series

10 videos, total 5 hours 8 minutes
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These are the days on which political revolutions, technological breakthroughs, and sporting triumphs took place. From the funeral of Queen Victoria to iconic events like the Hindenburg airship disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Asian Tsunami and the 2012 Olympic bid. Narrated by John Humphrys.

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Videos In This Series

A Day That Shook the World – Atrocity

18 minutes
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Including: Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland, IRA bombs British Cabinet at Brighton, Bosnian Crisis, 150 die in Ok
18 minutes

A Day That Shook the World – Civil Unrest & Protest

30 minutes
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Including: Emily Davison throws herself under the King’s Derby Horse, start of UK general strike, Martin Lut
30 minutes

A Day That Shook the World – Cold War

22 minutes
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Including: Berlin Airlift begins, Mao’s communists take over in China, Korean War starts, French surrender a
22 minutes

A Day That Shook the World – Cultural Milestones

26 minutes
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Including: Suzanne Lenglen breaks Wimbledon record, American golfer Bobby Jones wins grand slam, Roger Bannister b
26 minutes

A Day That Shook the World – Disasters

38 minutes
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Including: Hindenburg airship crash, Le Mans 24 race disaster, Manchester United players die in air crash, Aberfan
38 minutes

A Day That Shook the World – Middle East

32 minutes
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Including: Suez invasion, Six-Day War begins, Ayatollah Khomeini returns from exile, British SAS storm Iranian Emb
32 minutes

A Day That Shook the World – Political Shockwaves

48 minutes
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Including: Irish Free State treaty signed, Battle of the Somme, abdication of the Tsar Nikolas, Hitler becomes Ger
48 minutes

A Day That Shook the World – Royals

20 minutes
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Including: Queen Victoria’s funeral, Edward VIII abdicates, British Royal Family in crisis, Windsor Castle damag
20 minutes

A Day That Shook the World – Science & Innovation

40 minutes
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Including: The Wright Brothers’ first flight, Charles Lindbergh flies the Atlantic solo, first Atomic Bomb t
40 minutes

A Day That Shook the World – World War Two

32 minutes
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Including: Hitler annexes Austria, Germany invades Poland, evacuation of Dunkirk, London Blitz begins on civilian
32 minutes

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