History's Turning Points

1997, History  -  175 min Leave a Comment
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History’s Turning Points is a thirteen part series (here we have only 7) on decisive moments in world history. Each turning point in history has behind it a story and a set of principal characters whose dilemmas and conflicts form its dramatic core, and whose unique personalities influenced the outcome of events. How would the development of one of the world’s greatest civilizations, would the British have won Quebec in the eighteenth century without the tenacity and devotion to duty of General John Wolfe?

New facts, often from indigenous sources, have emerged to add to our understanding of these crucial events and these, together with the latest historical research and documented first-hand accounts, bring each turning point vividly to life. Exclusive dramatizations carried out at the actual sites of the events, History’s Turning Points provides a fascinating and intriguing new perspective on the significant moments that have changed the world.

Episodes included: 1. The Battle of Actium, 2. The Battle of Salamis, 3. The Black Death, 4. The Siege of Constantinople, 5. Conquest of the Incas, 6. The Battle For Canada, and 7. The Zulus at War.