Sacrifice and Remembrance
The Battle of Waterloo

Vision Video

Related videos

Magna Carta Unlocked - The Politics of the Magna Carta
The Magna Carta is widely regarded as a foundational text of the British legal system and of the U.S. Constitution. As an essential guarantor of basic freedoms Magna Carta has inspired imitators across ages and across continents. To what extent is it right to see the Great Charter as a…
Law and Dissent - Wilkes and Liberty
Episode 4 of Magna Carta Unlocked
The fourth episode in this series looks at John Wilkes, a comparatively little-known figure today, but in mid- to late-18th century he was at the epicentre of events which shook the British Establishment and helped prepare the ground for modern civil liberties.
Freedom and Representation - The Politicis of Magna Carta
Episode 1 of Magna Carta Unlocked
On June 15, 1215 the signatories to a momentous document gathered in a field by the banks of the Thames. This first episode explores the politics of the Magna Carta. How did it survive and take on a force and reach that the original parties never intended or imagined?
Science and Progress - A Watershed In Understanding
Episode 2 of Magna Carta Unlocked
The second episode in this series explores one of the towering geniuses of science, Sir Isaac Newton.
Decadence and Revival - Transformation of a Society
Episode 3 of Magna Carta Unlocked
The third episode in this series looks at England in the early 18th century, and the transformation of a people and a nation through a religious revival begun by a preacher named John Wesley.
CIA vs KGB - Battleground Berlin
For 50 years, Berlin was the symbol of the Cold War. The city at the heart of the intelligence war between the US and the Soviet bloc. Thousands of KGB or CIA agents observed each other, cogs in the biggest information war in history. But the war between the secret…
A Tale of Two Thieves - The Great Train Robbery
August 1963. Sears Crossing, Buckinghamshire, England. Fifteen men pull off "The Great Train Robbery," netting today's equivalent of almost $70 million. THAT WE ALL KNOW. We've read the books, seen the TV specials. We've heard Ronnie Biggs and Bruce Reynolds reel off their usual spiel. We think we know the…
Sacco and Vanzetti - The Trial of Two Italian Immigrants in the 1920's
Sacco and Vanzetti brings to life the story of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists who were accused of a murder in 1920, and executed in Boston in 1927 after a notoriously prejudiced trial. The ordeal of Sacco and Vanzetti came to symbolize the bigotry and intolerance…
The Day the '60s Died - The Political Context of the Kent State Shooting
PBS
On April 30, 1970, President Richard Nixon shocked the nation when he announced that U.S. troops were invading Cambodia. At college campuses across the country, masses of students took to the streets in protest. Five days later, four Kent State students would be shot dead by National Guardsmen. The mayhem…
Switzerland’s Dark Past - Exiled Youth in Switzerland
For several decades up until the 1980s, thousands of young Swiss people were thrown into jail without trial, sent to live with foster families or forced into children's homes, or even sterilized. Their crime? Behavior that was judged to be threatening by a society obsessed with order and conformity. This…
Jonestown - The Life & Death of Peoples Temple
This New York Times Critic's Pick tells the story of the people who followed cult leader Jim Jones to the remote jungles of Guyana, South America, in a misbegotten quest to build an ideal society. The 1960s ushered in intense social and cultural tumult; it was the Age of Aquarius,…
Pittsburgh Police Short Films
Featuring John Marshall's hallmark intimate camerawork, these shorts offer a unique perspective on both sides of law enforcement, and on some of the social issues facing American cities during the late 1960s. This 2007 re-mastered/re-authored compilation contains additional information about the series.