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Your ringside seat to history - from the Ancient World to the present. History through the eyes of those who lived it, presented by Ibis Communications, Inc. a digital publisher of educational programming.

  Spotlight On:

Decisive Battles. . .
The Battle of Marathon, 490 BC..Battle of Marathon
"With you it rests, Callimachus." An Athenian army, out numbered by two to one, faces the invading Persians in one of history's most famous battles.

The Battle of Britain, 1940,.Battle of Britain
"The sky seemed full of them, packed in layers thousands of feet deep. They came on steadily, wavering up and down along the horizon. 'Oh, golly,' I thought,'golly, golly . . .' " An RAF pilot describes the air combat over London.

  Photo of the Week:

The price for collaberation Retribution, 1944.
A French girl pays the price for collaborating with the enemy during World War II.

U-Boat Attack, 1917
Captured German footage of one of its submarines in action during World War I.

The Hindenburg Explodes, 1937
The great German airship bursts into flames as it attempts to land at Lakehurst, NJ.

The Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor, 1941
Captured Japanese footage taken from their aircraft during the attack.

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  It Happened This Month:
Battle of New OrleansThe Battle of New Orleans, 1815.
"Well, in eighteen and fourteen we took a little trip along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Missip." A rag-tag force of Americans rout the world's mightiest military power in the last battle of the War of 1812.

Queen VictoriaThe Death of Queen Victoria, 1901.
"His signature was attached to one the greatest and most beneficent military decrees of history in the presence of less than a dozen people."

  Notable Quote:
"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing." George Bernard Shaw. (1856-1950)

Iwo Jima, 1945
The first wave attacks the beach in one of WWII's costliest battles.

Theodore Roosevelt 1912
The "Bull Moose" candidate speaks during his unsuccessful campaign for President.

Charles Lindbergh, 1927
The "Lone Eagle" speaks after his historic flight

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