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Here is a curated collection of high quality full-length history documentaries that you can watch online for free.

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Genius of the Modern World: Karl Marx

Year2016
Run time00:58:54
Rated 100

The first episode in a three part documentary series Genius of the Modern World. This film investigates the revolutionary ideas of German Journalist, Sociologist, philosopher and economist Karl Marx (...

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K2: The Killer Summit

Year2014
Run time01:14:09
Rated 100

K2: The Killer Summit is a documentary film about the 2008 K2 disaster where 11 climbers were killed on the second largest peak in the world, the worst incident to ever to happen there. With dram...

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Easter Island: Mysteries of a Lost World

Year2014
Run time01:38:58
Rated 90

When one thinks about Easter Island the first thing that comes to mind is the ancient civilisation who lived there 1000’s of years ago and built the great monuments which turned Rapa Nui into th...

How Britain Won the Space Race: The Story of Bernard Lovell and Jodrell Bank documentary cover image

How Britain Won the Space Race: The Story of Bernard Lovell and Jodrell Bank

Year2015
Run time00:59:09
Rated 98

Jodrell Bank documentary. In this film we follow the story of Sir Bernard Lovell and how Britain won the space race. The story starts in the early 20th century when Lovell was inspired to get involved...

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Boxing at the Movies: Kings of the Ring

Year2013
Run time00:59:33
Rated 95

Boxing at the movies: Kings of the Ring, a documentary directed by Angus Mclntyre which looks through the history of boxing in the cinema from its early days right through to the present day. At first...

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Castle Ghosts of England

Year1995
Run time00:43:48
Rated Unrated

Castle Ghosts of England is a 1995 documentary hosted by Sir Robert Hardy who visits some of the most infamous castles in the country responsible for a number of hauntings because of their supposedly...

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Secrets of War: Spy Planes

Year2014
Run time00:51:58
Rated Unrated

Secrets of War, spy planes is the fifth episode in the series narrated by Charlton Heston. The key to winning a war is having intelligence but, more importantly intelligence that your enemy does not k...

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The Lost Treasure of the Library of Alexandria

Year1996
Run time00:46:34
Rated Unrated

Library of Alexandria documentary. The ancient library of Alexandria was the largest and most famous in all of ancient history. Within the patronage of the ptolemaic dynasty it flourished and was the...

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Treasures Of The Indus - The Other Side of the Taj Mahal

Year2016
Run time00:58:57
Rated 80

In this episode Sona Datta continues her journey through the Indian subcontinent to rediscover its rich and illustrious past. She looks closely at the Mughals who created the largest and most iconic I...

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Treasures of the Indus - Pakistan Unveiled

Year2016
Run time00:58:57
Rated Unrated

In the first episode of the 3 part series, Sona Datta travels to Pakistan to trace the ancient origins that have shaped the modern India we see today. India is a subcontinitent steeped in culture...

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Fidel Castro: The Untold Story

Year2001
Run time01:31:41
Rated Unrated

Documentary about Fidel Castro. How much should we pay for "free" speech? Does personal freedom equate to personal happiness? Is Democracy just another word for rampant, devisive capita...

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The Putin System

Year2007
Run time01:28:36
Rated 93

The Putin System: Vladimir Putin, former KGB officer is both the instrument and the architect of a new Russian political system.    Whether it be called a managed democracy, a mil...

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Waco: The Rules of Engagement

Year1997
Run time01:09:27
Rated Unrated

Nominated for Best Documentary at the 1997 Academy Awards. The true story of the events at Waco, Texas 1993.  A controversial documentary about the stand-off between an unorthodox Christian gr...

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Our Queen At 90

Year2016
Run time01:26:57
Rated 71

“Our Queen at Ninety” A documentary about Queen Elizabeth The Second of England in celebration of her 90th birthday. Since her accession in 1952 she has been head of the commonwealth...

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Penlee Lifeboat Disaster

Year2011
Run time00:58:29
Rated 86

This film documents the tragic events of Christmas 1981 when the RNLI lifeboat ‘Solomon Browne’ and her volunteer crew launched on service to assist a ship with failed engines.

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The Lost Pyramids of Caral

Year2002
Run time00:49:04
Rated Unrated

An investigative documentary about the lost pyramids of Caral. The amazing city of Caral is located in the Supe Valley in the Barranca province of Peru and is the most ancient of all the cities i...

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Area 51: I Was There

Year2011
Run time00:45:00
Rated 80

Area 51 is a place known to people around the world however very few people know anything about what actually happens there.  The work that takes place at area 51 is so secret projects from more...

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Titanic 100: Mystery Solved

Year2012
Run time01:27:52
Rated Unrated

Out of all of the wrecks on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, Titanic is probably the most mysterious and Iconic. The Documentary Titanic 100: Mystery Solved aims to reveal secrets about the ship usin...

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