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History's Turning Points II

This series looks at the principal characters whose dilemmas and conflicts form the dramatic core of historical turning points from the Spanish Armada's invasion of England to the 20th century's Vietnam War.
  • Title ID 50-TP2
  • History, World History
  • 13 Programs
  • 1 Supplemental File
  • 10th Grade through Post Secondary
  • Released in 2002 by Transatlantic
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History's Turning Points II: Volume 1: THE PLOT TO KILL HITLERRunning time is 25 minutes

This program presents the story of Nazi Germany, Adolph Hitler, Third Reich, and the plot to kill Hitler led by Klaus von Stauffenberg,

History's Turning Points II: Volume 2: REVOLUTION IN PARISRunning time is 25 minutes

This program presents the story of the French Revolution, which overthrew the French King, Louis XVI, and is signified by the French Prison, the Bastille.

History's Turning Points II: Volume 3: SEARCH FOR TROYRunning time is 25 minutes

This program presents the story of Heinrich Schliemann's search and discovery of the ancient city of Troy whose destruction was described in the Iliad and the Odyssey.

History's Turning Points II: Volume 4: THE TELEVISION EXPLOSIONRunning time is 25 minutes

This program presents the story of Electronic communication, including Television, TV, Titanic, David Sarnoff, radio, Vladimir Zworykin, RCA Television and advertizing.

History's Turning Points II: Volume 5: THE RISE OF THE MOBRunning time is 25 minutes

This program presents the rise of the Chicago Mob from the beginning of Prohibition with the 18th Amendment through the roaring Twenties, the creation of Speakeasies and the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre, featuring J. Edgar Hoover, Bugs Moran and Al Capone.

History's Turning Points II: Volume 6: THE SHOT THAT STARTED THE GREAT WARRunning time is 25 minutes

This program presents the start of WWI, when the Arch Duke Duke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated by Gabriel Princip bringing the Austro-Hungarian Empire under Emperor Franz Joseph and German led by Kaiser Wilhelm to declare war.

History's Turning Points II: Volume 7: THE SPANISH ARMADARunning time is 25 minutes

This program presents the story of the attempted invasion of England by the Spanish Armada, and the important figures in the battle, including Phillip II, Queen Elizabeth, and Sir Francis Drake.

History's Turning Points II: Volume 8: THE INCREDIBLE MARCHRunning time is 25 minutes

This program presents the rise of Communist China under Mao Tse Tung from its beginnings when Mao was a student of Sun Yat-Sen and opposed by Sun Yat Sen's other student Chiang Kai Shek, who led the Chinese Nationalists, to the Long March that would form the core of the Communist Party.

History's Turning Points II: Volume 9: THE BATTLE OF BRITAINRunning time is 25 minutes

This program presents the story of the Battle of Britain at start of WWII, when RAF pilots protected Britain from Nazi Germany's pilots; and the show also features Winston Churchill and Adolph Hitler.

History's Turning Points II: Volume 10: THE FIRST FLIGHTRunning time is 25 minutes

This program presents the story of Orville and Wilbur Wright and the first flight at Kitty Hawk.

History's Turning Points II: Volume 11: NAPOLEON INVADES RUSSIARunning time is 25 minutes

This program presents the story of Napoleon's march on Moscow, Russia in 1812 with his Grand Armee of the Republic.

History's Turning Points II: Volume 12: CRISIS IN KOREARunning time is 25 minutes

This program presents the story of Korean War between North Korea, South Korea, and it features Harry Truman, General Douglas MacArthur, the 38th Parallel, and the battle of Inchon.

History's Turning Points II: Volume 13: THE BATTLE FOR VIETNAMRunning time is 25 minutes

This program presents the story of the War in Vietnam, and features Lyndon Johnson, the Tet Offensive, and the Viet Cong.

Supplemental Files

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