Explorer Paul Hoefler leads a safari into central Africa and what was then called the Belgian Congo, in the regions inhabited by the Wassara and the famous Ubangi tribes.
In 1793, a police officer tries to save the ex-Queen from the guillotine.
Shows James' joining of the Quantrill's raiders, a guerrilla force which fought against union sympathizers during the Civil War. James takes allegiance to the Black Flag, the raiders' banner. After the war he recieves kind treatment from a judge concerning his acts of crime and later meets and falls in love with Zee, with whom he wishes to live a peaceful life.
The X-15 was the last in a line of manned rocket-powered research airplanes built during the 1950s to explore ever-faster and higher flight regimes. Nineteen years before Space Shuttle, the X-15 showed it was possible to fly into, and out of, space. Launched from the wing of a modified B-52 bomber, the ship rocketed higher and faster than any manned aircraft of the time. There had never been anything like the X-15; it had a million-horsepower engine and could fly twice as fast as a rifle bullet. In the joint X-15 hypersonic research program that NASA conducted with the Air Force, the Navy, and North American Aviation the aircraft flew over a period of nearly 10 years and set unofficial speed and altitude records, in a program to investigate all aspects of piloted hypersonic flight. Information gained from the highly successful X-15 program contributed to the development of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo piloted spaceflight programs as well as the Space Shuttle program.
An aged ambassador's wife loves an admiral but is rejected by society after his death.
Part of Halas and Bachelor's unfinished "Know your Europeans" series by the late John Halas. The film takes an irreverent, funny and - at times downright bizarre look at German history.
Episodic story of the resistance to the German invasion of the Ukraine in 1918 during World War 1, and made as an example of the guerrilla warfare and fierce spirit in which Ukrainian peasants were again resisting Teuton onslaughts in 1939. Highlights a small band of guerrillas and their battles using scythes, shotguns and, often, just clubs against the Kaiser's army in the Ukrainian forests.
Williams BMW employed the youngest ever British driver, twenty-year-old Jenson Button, big cats Jaguar opened their first F1 season, hoping to follow on from previous success in sports car racing and the US hosted its first F1 race for nine years, attracting the biggest spectator crowd the sport has witnessed in recent times. The season saw a wave of emerging talent such as Pedro de la Rosa (Arrows), and notably Jarno Trulli (Jordan), who ran strong at the Nurburgring and Monaco respectively. But no one looked close to challenging the sport’s contemporary stars Michael Schumacher (Ferrari) and Mika Hakkinen (McLaren). With the aid of Ferrari’s master strategist Ross Brawn, Michael Schumacher’s persistence and determination clinched the championship title for the third time. This video captures the season’s most awesome moments, including unique footage previously only seen on the pay-per-view channels which are produced by Formula One Administration Limited.
From November 1793 to April 1794, in order to reinforce the power of the Revolution, Robespierre strikes right and left. He successively sends the Hébertists to the guillotine, followed by Danton, the chief of the Indulgents, and Camille Desmoulins, who asked the new regime for clemency in his journal, Le Vieux Cordelier. Robespierre triumphs, but he is alone...
After his brother is killed in battle before his coronation, young king Henry V is coronated in the late 1300s. The reluctant ruler wears the crown at a time when England was near a war with France, and the empire is teetering.
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The story of Amy Johnson who disappeared while piloting a RAF Wellington Bomber
The 2003 Formula One season promised to be great; it turned out one of the best for years! Classic on-track battles combined with off-track mind games, delivering an intensely competitive year of action and drama. And it all went down to the last race for a thrilling climax.