In this fact-based drama, a rebellious farmer leads a group of Civil War deserters in a fight to establish a mixed-race free state in the deep South.
Photographer Chris Hondros put his life on the line to cover world conflicts. His best friend explores the stories behind his most impactful images.
The friendship between two fighter pilots is tested when they become entangled in a love triangle with a nurse amid the attack on Pearl Harbor.
In the film version of his harrowing memoir, director Rithy Panh uses ceramic figures to represent the Cambodian masses murdered in the 1970s.
When his father is assassinated, Alexander of Macedonia inherits his throne and sets out to build a world-conquering army that will make him immortal.
Two young brothers encounter a singing bird who treats them to a musical reinterpretation of one of India's most epic ancient tales.
After losing everything, an indolent sad sack impulsively joins the U.S. Army and cajoles his best friend into enlisting, too.
Narrated by actor and former Marine Gene Hackman, this documentary showcases the experience of becoming a member of the US Marine Corps.
In the thick of World War I, Allied forces attempt the daring feat of planting over a million pounds of explosives beneath enemy lines.
Ken Burns presents an epic 10-part, 18-hour chronicle of the Vietnam War, featuring the soldiers, protesters, politicians and families that lived it.
Months into the Korean War, U.S. troops at North Korea's Chosin Reservoir engaged in a bloody winter battle that would change the conflict's course.
Starting with the Trojan Horse attack, this modest re-telling of Homer's epic covers well-known highlights of Odysseus' long journey home.
Mothers, nurses, soldiers and deportees these women fought against persecution for freedom and survival amid the turbulence of World War II.
Guy Martin assists in preparing the last airworthy Vulcan bomber for a farewell tour while revealing the stories behind the iconic aircraft.
Trace the overlapping journeys of exceptional women swept up in World War I and hear their tales of bravery on history's front lines.
This documentary reenacts the experiences of late activist Tsutomu Yamaguchi, a survivor of both atomic bombings on Japan in 1945.
This documentary explores a bold World War II operation in which an MI5 agent infiltrated a fascist network to intercept stolen documents.
This documentary series goes to the front lines in Afghanistan, where the U.S. Army is working together with Afghan soldiers to defeat the Taliban.
This documentary pays tribute to the young cadets who gave their lives to defend Mexico against U.S. forces during the battle of Chapultepec Castle.
Hundreds of thousands of women were forced into sexual slavery in Japanese-occupied China during World War II. Here, 22 survivors share their stories.
This documentary explores the human legacy of the Holocaust through the post-liberation experiences of six Auschwitz survivors.
A 93-year-old Holocaust survivor recounts escaping Vienna as a teen, fighting in the French Resistance and being captured and sent to Auschwitz.
In this groundbreaking series, ex-SAS soldiers reveal the truth about life in one of the world's most secretive and feared military units.
Trace the history of Hitler's armored private train, a 15-car mobile headquarters boasting state-of-the-art communications and anti-aircraft cannons.
This film documents the story of minister Waitstill Sharp and his wife, Martha, who risked everything to save thousands of refugees fleeing the Nazis.
The devastating Syrian civil war is brought to life through the eyes of a group of volunteer rescue workers in Aleppo known as the White Helmets.
This documentary reveals the truth about an NSA cryptologist whose innovative surveillance program was eliminated just weeks before the 9/11 attacks.
Aiming to seize control of coveted rubber trees, British colonial forces move into West Africa's Benin Empire to depose its powerful ruler.
A suicidal war veteran finds like-minded souls in a surf therapy program that helps traumatized soldiers heal while riding the waves.
This documentary examines Britain's royal family phenomenon, showcasing its role in English life through interviews with those in the know.
Footage of the most dramatic moments from World War II is restored in color and high definition for this historical documentary series.
This film chronicles the journey of Fannie Haughton, an Oakland activist who fled to Grenada with her family just prior to the U.S. invasion in 1983.
This documentary follows former Palestinian and Israeli soldiers, tired of endless war, who form a group advocating peace through nonviolent action.
Waiting for news of her prisoner-of-war husband, a French woman in Nazi-occupied France reluctantly falls for a German officer quartering in her home.
While Spain relinquishes its last colonies, a battle-fatigued outpost engages in a long, brutal and sometimes bizarre clash with Filipino insurgents.
Explore how Caesar, Napoleon, Mussolini, Hitler and modern-day dictators consolidated their considerable power through bold and brazen coups.